Wright County Public Health utilizes data from many different sources. Looking at a variety of data helps us to understand the health of our communities, track important outcomes over time or emerging issues. Plans and reports are generated from all the data gathered and helps guide all our work. Local public health has reporting requirements in which we use data.
We value data and we value your input. We hope you find the data, reports, and plans helpful and informative.
Community Health Assessment (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
All Public Health Departments in Minnesota are required to conduct an assessment to determine local health priorities and develop an improvement plan to explain what we plan on doing to address key health issues. We must submit a CHA/CHIP every five years to the Minnesota Department of Health.
Since 2017 we have been working with Buffalo Hospital, part of Allina Health, CentraCare – Monticello and Wright County Community Action to complete our CHA and CHIP. By working together we can leverage all our resources to make a greater impact while actively working to ensure we are not duplicating efforts.
This internal plan allows our staff the opportunity to contribute to our departments vision and goals.
Deeper Understanding of Community Needs Through Developing Strong Community Partnerships
Strengthen Public Health Infrastructure
Incorporate Health Equity into Public Health Division Culture
Priorities, goals, and objectives are identified through a planning process. We look to this plan as our guide to improve our ability to carry out the core functions of public health.