Altru has engaged multiple partners to conduct our Community Health Assessments, which provide information on health issues, status, and needs and identify areas for improvement. The purpose of the assessments has been to “Improve the overall health of the community by focusing on factors that promote health and wellness (versus treating disease).” The 2016 Community Health Assessment was a joint effort led by Altru Health System and the Grand Forks Public Health Department. Our two organizations have a history of collaboration to improve community health.
The reports included here will be used by health care providers, public health officials, policy makers, area organizations, community groups and individuals who are interested in improving the health status of the community. The results of our data analysis, focus groups and surveys enable organizations to strategically establish areas of focus, develop intervention, and commit resources.