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Published on April 14, 2016

Altru Health System Joins Grand Forks Public Health to Conduct Community Health Assessment

Grand Forks, N.D. – Altru Health System and Grand Forks Public Health are excited to announce a community driven process to determine health concerns of residents throughout the region. The 2016 Community Health Survey, a comprehensive collection of data regarding health issues, available services and opportunities for action in our communities is open now and available until May 15, 2016. 

This survey, part of the Community Health Assessment, will identify health issues of concern and provide critical information to those in a position to make an impact on the health of our region including governments, social and human service agencies, businesses, healthcare providers, and other entities as well as consumers. 

This community health survey, with the purpose of gathering information that will be used to make our community healthier, is being made possible by a unique collaboration between Altru Health System, Grand Forks Public Health and the University Of North Dakota Masters Of Public Health Program. The survey is open to anyone over 18 years old in Grand Forks and Polk Counties. The survey is confidential and can be accessed on the Altru Health System website and Grand Forks Public Health’s website, or a paper copy can be obtained at Grand Forks Public Health, 151 S. 4th St. Ste. N301 or the information desk at Altru Hospital, 1200 S. Columbia Rd. With questions about the survey, please contact Dr. Raymond Goldsteen at 701.777.2375. 

About Grand Forks Public Health

Grand Forks Public Health provides services to the city and county of Grand Forks, ND.  Grand Forks Public Health believe in creating a culture in which all people have the means and the opportunity to make choices that lead to the healthiest lives possible. We facilitate policy, systems and environmental changes that are supported by businesses, government, individuals, and organizations, all working together to foster healthy communities and lifestyles.

About Altru Health System

Altru Health System is a community-owned, integrated system with an acute care hospital, a specialty hospital, more than a dozen clinics in Grand Forks and the region, and a large home care network. It employs more than 200 physicians and 4,000 staff and has an annual net operating revenue of more than $524 million. As the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Altru’s providers have access to clinically integrated tools extending Mayo Clinic’s knowledge and expertise to patients.