Community Health Needs Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan

Community Health Needs Assessment

Pursuant to Local Public Health Act section 145A, Winona County Health and Human Services (H&HS) conducts a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) to identify community health needs and seek public input on community health issues. Winona County H&HS partners with local healthcare provider Winona Health to complete the CHNA. Though state statute dictates this assessment be done every 5 years, Winona Health is required to submit a Community Health Assessment every three years, so Winona County also completes this assessment every three years. As a result, Winona County H&HS consistently engages with the community at large to ensure the work we do is in line with community needs in a fast-changing world. The assessment is used to identify health priorities within Winona County. The most recent CHNA, as well as past CHNAs, can be downloaded below:




Community Health Improvement Plan

Winona County H&HS completes a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) utilizing data from the CHNA in addition to engaging local and national partners. This plan identifies actionable steps to improve community health based on the priorities identified in the CHNA. Winona County is in the process of creating the CHIP based off of the 2022 CHNA. Prior CHIP reports can be found below: