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Assessments & Priorities

Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and Community Health Implementation Plan (CHIP)

Every three years, Bridging Health Duluth conducts a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) to systematically identify, analyze and prioritize community health needs. Bridging Heath Duluth seeks out and brings together individuals and organizations who are interested in positively impacting the priority areas identified in the CHNA. Strategies developed to address the priority areas are documented in a Community Health Implementation Plan (CHIP). We believe through collaboration and complementary initiatives, we will have the greatest positive impact on the health of Duluthians.

Identification of Priority Areas and Strategies

Shaping a Healthier Community
October 2019

For the 2020-2022 plan, analysis of local data indicators and input from community organizations and individuals gathered during the assessment drove the prioritization process. After identifying priorities, broad feedback was solicited from the community through focus groups, key informant interviews, and online surveys.

After reviewing feedback from the community, subject matter experts gathered to develop key strategies to address the 2020-2022 priority areas using the Results Based Accountability approach. The resulting Community Health Implementation Plan (CHIP) will guide the coalition’s activities for the next three years.

Infographics for Current CHNA

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Summary
Mental Health
Youth Substance Use
Food Insecurity