At least every five years, Carver County Public Health completes a Community Health Assessment (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). The purpose of the CHA is to learn about the health of our community and identify areas for improvement, which in turn informs the CHIP. The assessment is done in collaboration with residents, community organizations, businesses, faith organizations, health care providers, and policy makers.
The full report will be available January 2020.
One way we learn more about our community is through a survey. In October 2018, a random sample of residents received a paper survey in the mail asking a wide range of questions about physical and mental health, diet, lifestyle, and ability to get health care. The survey was anonymous (we did not ask for names) and responses were combined with others that completed the survey. The survey is one important way we are able to hear directly from residents about health needs and the needs they see in the community. The results of this survey informs our Community Health Assessment and ongoing programmatic work.