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Altru Health System and Grand Forks Public Health Partner for 2022 Community Health Assessment

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Grand Forks, N.D. - Altru Health System and Grand Forks Public Health are excited to announce the community survey to inform the 2022 Community Health Assessment is now open. Completed every three years, the Community Health Assessment is a comprehensive process to identify the areas that impact our communities’ health and well-being that are in greatest need of improvement. The assessment is facilitated by Altru and Grand Forks Public Health and guided by an Advisory Committee including numerous community stakeholders. The community survey provides the Advisory Committee with the opportunity to hear from residents and is an important part of this process.

The community survey assesses the health of residents, identifies health service deficiencies and proficiencies, and provides insights about residents' opinions, attitudes and beliefs on health issues that affect them and their community

Everyone 18 years and older, living in Grand Forks County in North Dakota and Polk County in Minnesota, is invited to complete the survey to help the Advisory Committee gain a better understanding of the area’s current health disparities. The survey will be available until Monday, May 9, and is being conducted in partnership with the University of North Dakota Master of Public Health program.

The survey is confidential and can be accessed on Altru Health System’s 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. Paper copies can also be obtained at many locations in Grand Forks and Polk Counties including at schools, senior centers and health clinics. For questions about the survey, please contact Ashley Bayne at 701.777.6079.

The Community Health Assessment is used by healthcare providers, public health officials, policymakers, area organizations, community groups and individuals to strategically establish areas of focus, develop interventions and commit resources for improving the health status of the community.

About Grand Forks Public Health
Grand Forks Public Health is committed to promoting healthy environments and lifestyles, preventing disease, building community resilience through preparedness, and assuring access to health services. For more information, visit

About Altru Health System
Based in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Altru Health System 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 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