GF Public Health, Altru Team for Community Health Assessment

Altru Health System and Grand Forks Public Health are excited to announce that the community survey to inform the 2022 Community Health Assessment is now open. Conducted every three years, the Community Health Assessment is a comprehensive process to identify areas that impact the health and well-being of our communities and are most in need of improvement. The assessment is facilitated by Altru and Grand Forks Public Health and guided by an advisory committee including many community stakeholders. The community survey gives the advisory committee an opportunity to hear from residents and is an important part of this process.

The community survey assesses residents’ health, identifies health service gaps and skills, and provides information about residents’ opinions, attitudes, and beliefs about health issues that affect them and their community.

Anyone 18 years of age and older, living in Grand Forks County, North Dakota and Polk County, Minnesota, is invited to complete the survey to help the advisory committee better understand current health disparities. In the region. The survey is being conducted in partnership with the University of North Dakota’s Master of Public Health program.

The survey is confidential and can be viewed at or a hard copy can be obtained from Grand Forks Public Health, 151 S. 4th St. Ste. N301 or the Altru Hospital Information Desk, 1200 S. Columbia Rd. Hard copies can also be obtained at many locations in Grand Forks and Polk counties, including schools, senior centers and health clinics. For questions regarding the survey, please contact Ashley Bayne at 701.777.6079.

Community health assessment is used by health care providers, public health officials, policy makers, local organizations, community groups and individuals to strategically establish areas of focus, develop interventions and Commit resources to improve the health status of the community.

(GF Public Health Statement)

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