Horizon Public Health conducts assessments about the health of the people living in the counties we serve along with environmental conditions. These assessments are done in collaboration with community partners, community organizations, citizens, and policy makers. The process includes the following steps:
- Collect and analyze data about conditions of public health and/ or environmental importance including community input
- Identify important public health and environmental concerns impacting the counties Horizon Public Health serves
- Recommend what should be done to address the concerns
- Share the findings with the public
Horizon Public Health Assessment & Plans
Horizon Public Health Community Health Assessment (CHA)
Every five years, Horizon Public Health conducts a Community Health Assessment (CHA). The purpose of this assessment is to learn about the health status of the people living in Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens, and Traverse counties and identify areas for improvement. The CHA is used to develop a shared Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), which outlines actions to address priority health issues.
- Community Health Assessment 2017-2021 Click here to view
Horizon Public Health Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
The Horizon Public Health Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is a long-term plan that identifies health priorities, goals, objectives, and action steps aimed at improving the health of Horizon Community residents. The CHIP will be used by Horizon Public Health along with our community partners to set priorities, coordinate resources, develop policies to target efforts that protect, and promote health.
- Community Health Improvement Plan 2019-2022 Click here to view
Horizon Public Health Strategic Plan
The Horizon Public Health Strategic Plan will serve as a guide as to how the organization can function better to serve its population through two identified priority areas. Each focus area and associated goal creates a broad statement of deliberate intent to elevate the health department’s performance and ultimately to positively impact the health of the residents of the five counties served by Horizon Public Health.
Horizon Public Health Annual Report
The Horizon Public Health Annual Reports are provided to inform the public of the important work that our staff perform. This report can help you learn more about our health department and see current trends.
- Annual Report 2021 Click here to view
- Annual Report 2020 Click here to view
- Annual Report 2019 Click here to view
- Annual Report 2018 Click here to view
Health Data Resources
Horizon Public Health LiveStories Profile
LiveStories puts local and state data at your fingertips. This is an interactive website to find public data. These data sets are pulled from sources such as the Census Bureau, including the American Community Survey, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and they are organized by subject. Click here to view
Horizon Public Health Substance Use and Overdose Profile
The purpose of this profile is to gain a better understanding of what the overdose epidemic looks like in the counties that Horizon Public Health serves and to make data-driven prevention decisions to improve health. This data is created and maintained by Minnesota Public Health. Click here to view