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

Posted OnOctober 07, 2019

Altru Health System and Grand Forks Public Health are excited to announce a community-driven process to determine the health concerns of residents throughout the region. The 2019 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 October 16, 2019. 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 Ashley Evenson, MPH at 701.777.6368.

About Grand Forks Public Health

Grand Forks Public Health provides services to the city and county of Grand Forks, ND. Grand Forks Public Health believes 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

Based in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Altru Health System is a regional, integrated healthcare delivery system serving northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. Altru is a physician-led, multispecialty group practice with an acute care hospital, Level II trauma center, specialty hospital, more than two dozen Grand Forks and regional practice locations, and a large home care network. Altru employs over 300 physicians and advanced practice providers and 3,800 staff. With a focus on advanced technology, Altru deployed the first Mako® Robotic Arm system in North Dakota and enhanced Altru’s Robotics with the recent addition of the DaVinci Xi Robotic Surgical System. In 2018, Altru was awarded fourth Most Wired® in the nation, a recognition for systems at the forefront of using healthcare information technology to improve the delivery of care. Altru Health System has received accreditation from the Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation, and has achieved 50 years of CARF accreditation at Altru’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital. Altru Health System was the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, extending Mayo Clinic knowledge and expertise to the patients we serve. For more information, visit