Assessment and Planning

Local Health Needs & Priorities
In collaboration with community partners, the Public Health Division is responsible for determining and addressing local public health needs as well as community health priorities.

Community Health Boards in Minnesota were required to submit 3 plans for the 2010 to 2014 assessment and planning cycle by March 31, 2015.

  • Community Health Improvement Plan
  • Strategic Plan
  • Quality Improvement Plan

The community health improvement plan is based on a community health assessment.  Both the assessment and plan involve external partners and are defined by the Minnesota Department of Health as "community processes".  The strategic plan and quality improvement plan are internal "organization processes."