Top Health Needs by Community

Click on a community below to see a list of the most significant health needs identified by its Community Health Needs Assessment.

morton sioux kidder burleigh langdon cavalier grafton park-river hillsboro mayville northwood grand-forks mcville devils-lake cando rugby harvey cooperstown carrington jamestown valley-city fargo lisbon oakes ashley wishek linton bowman hettinger elgin bismarck hazen turtle-lake garrison dickinson watford-city minot stanley tioga williston rolla bottineau kenmare crosby

Compare Most Significant Health Needs by Community

Select up to three communities to compare the most current significant health needs.

  Ashley - CAH
  Bismarck - Non-CAH
  Bottineau - CAH
  Bowman - CAH
  Burleigh Co. - Public Health
  Cando - CAH
  Carrington - CAH
  Cavalier - Collaborative
  Cooperstown - CAH
  Crosby - CAH
  Devils Lake - CAH
  Dickinson - CAH
  Elgin - Collaborative
  Fargo - Non-CAH
  Garrison - CAH
Grafton - CAH
Grand Forks - Non-CAH
Harvey - CAH
Hazen - CAH
Hettinger - CAH
Hillsboro - CAH
Jamestown - CAH
Kenmare - CAH
Kidder County - Public Health
Langdon - CAH
Linton - Collaborative
Lisbon - CAH
Mayville - CAH
McVille - CAH
Minot - Non-CAH
Morton County - Public Health
Northwood - CAH
Oakes - CAH
Park River - CAH
Rolla - CAH
Rugby - CAH
Sioux County - Public Health
Stanley - CAH
Tioga - CAH
Turtle Lake - CAH
Valley City - CAH
Watford City - CAH
Williston - CAH
Wishek - CAH

Ashley

Ashley Medical Center

2016-2018
  • Attracting and retaining young families
  • Assisted living options
  • Jobs with livable wages
  • Availability of resources to help the elderly stay in their homes

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2011-2013
  • Access to needed equipment/facility update
  • Aging population services
  • Financial viability of hospital
  • Healthcare workforce shortage

Bismarck

St. Alexius Medical Center

2010-2012
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Cancer
  • Respiratory disease
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity

View list of reports

Sanford Bismarck Medical Center

2016-2018
  • Access to affordable healthcare – cost of care services, insurance, and medications
  • Addiction management – prevention, education, intervention, and recovery services
  • Aging services – cost and availability of long term care, availability of memory care and access to affordable home-based services; homelessness and access to affordable housing
  • Mental health – depression, stress, substance abuse
  • Physical health – chronic disease, obesity, poor nutrition, and inactivity
  • Underage drinking and substance abuse

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2011-2013
  • Chronic disease management
  • Obesity & physical inactivity

Bottineau

St. Andrew's Health Center

2016-2018
  • Availability of mental health services
  • Availability of resources to help the elderly stay in their homes
  • Attracting and retaining young families
  • Adequate childcare services

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2011-2013
  • Financial viability of hospital
  • Healthcare workforce shortage
  • Higher costs of healthcare for consumers

Bowman

Southwest Healthcare Services

2016-2018
  • Ability to recruit and retain primary care providers
  • Mental/behavioral health
  • Drug and alcohol use and abuse
  • Attracting and retaining young families

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2011-2013
  • Access to needed equipment/facility update
  • Emphasis on wellness/education & prevention
  • Healthcare workforce shortage
  • Marketing & promotion of hospital services
  • Mental health
  • Obesity & physical inactivity

Burleigh County (Rural)

Burleigh County Board of Health

2014
  • Elevated rate of excessive drinking
  • Cost/adequacy of health insurance
  • Availability of emergency services
  • Cost of healthcare services
  • Availability of resources to help elderly stay in their homes

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Cando

Towner County Medical Center

2016-2018
  • Cost of health insurance
  • Attracting and retaining young families
  • Ability to meet needs of older population
  • Ability to retain doctors and nurses in the area
  • Adequate childcare services

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2011-2013
  • Access to needed equipment/facility update
  • Chronic disease management
  • Financial viability of hospital
  • Healthcare workforce shortage
  • Uninsured adults

Carrington

CHI St. Alexius Health Carrington & Foster County Medical Center

2016-2018
  • Obesity/overweight
  • Adequate childcare services
  • Youth alcohol use and abuse
  • Adult cyber bullying
  • Adult alcohol use and abuse
  • Lack of mental health providers

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2011-2013
  • Cancer
  • Chronic disease management
  • Higher costs of healthcare for consumers
  • Maintaining EMS
  • Obesity & physical inactivity

Cavalier

Pembina County Memorial Hospital and CliniCare

2014-2016
  • Cost and adequacy of health insurance
  • Mental health – including alcohol use and abuse
  • Elevated rate of adult obesity
  • Not enough jobs with livable wages
  • Lack of resources for elderly to stay in their homes

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Cooperstown

Cooperstown Medical Center

2016-2018
  • Ability to recruit and retain primary care providers
  • Jobs with livable wages
  • Adequate childcare services
  • Obesity

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2011-2013
  • Aging population services
  • Cancer
  • Excessive drinking
  • Financial viability of hospital
  • Higher costs of healthcare for consumers
  • Maintaining EMS

Crosby

St. Luke’s Hospital

2016-2018
  • Attracting and retaining young families
  • Adult alcohol use and abuse
  • Adequate childcare services
  • Depression
  • Youth alcohol use and abuse

View list of reports

2011-2013
  • Access to needed equipment/facility update
  • Emphasis on wellness/education & prevention
  • Healthcare workforce shortage
  • Higher costs of healthcare for consumers

Devils Lake

CHI St. Alexius Health Devils Lake

2016-2018
  • Drug use and abuse, including prescription drugs in adults and youth
  • Alcohol use and abuse, including binge drinking in adults and youth
  • Unemployment/underemployment

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2011-2013
  • Chronic disease management
  • Healthcare workforce shortage
  • Mental health
  • Obesity & physical inactivity
  • Uninsured adults

Dickinson

CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson

2016-2018
  • Mental health service shortage
  • Substance abuse (alcohol and drugs) – elevated rate of excessive drinking
  • Licensed child care capacity
  • Bullying/cyber-bullying
  • Recruiting and retaining medical staff – availability of specialists

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2011-2013
  • Healthcare workforce shortage
  • Lack of affordable housing
  • Mental health

Elgin

Jacobson Memorial Hospital Care Center and Clinic

2017-2019
  • Access to exercise and wellness activities
  • Attracting and retaining young families
  • Availability of specialists
  • Youth alcohol use and abuse

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2014-2016
  • Attracting and retaining young families
  • Emphasis on wellness/education & prevention
  • Healthcare workforce shortage
  • Lack of collaboration & engagement with community

Fargo

Essentia Health

2017-2019
  • Physical health with a focus on fitness and diet
  • Mental health services to include both mental health and addiction services
  • Aging services

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2011-2013
  • Access to healthcare
  • Mental health
  • Obesity & physical inactivity

Sanford Health

2016-2018
  • Affordable housing and hunger
  • Cost and availability of long term care and memory care
  • Cost and availability of quality child care and quality infant care
  • Bullying
  • Presence of drug dealers in the community and presence of street drugs and alcohol in the community
  • Access to affordable healthcare and affordable insurance
  • Cancer
  • Chronic disease
  • Obesity
  • Poor nutrition/inactivity
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Substance abuse and use
  • flu vaccines

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2011-2013
  • Aging population services
  • Mental health
  • Obesity & physical inactivity

Garrison

CHI St. Alexius Health Garrison

2016-2018
  • Ability to recruit and retain primary care providers (MD, PA, NP)
  • Adult drug use and abuse
  • Cost of health insurance
  • Youth drug use and abuse

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2011-2013
  • Aging population services
  • Chronic disease management
  • Healthcare workforce shortage
  • Marketing & promotion of hospital services

Grafton

Unity Medical Center and Grafton Family Clinic

2016-2018
  • Cost of health insurance
  • Poverty
  • Attracting and retaining young families
  • Adequate childcare services
  • Youth drug use and abuse

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2011-2013
  • Emphasis on wellness/education & prevention
  • Financial viability of hospital
  • Healthcare workforce shortage
  • Higher costs of healthcare for consumers
  • Obesity & physical inactivity

Grand Forks

Altru Health System

2013-2015
  • Rate of obesity
  • Access to mental health services
  • Binge drinking/excessive drinking
  • Impact of poverty on health
  • Financial barriers to healthcare access

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2011-2013
  • Excessive drinking
  • Higher costs of healthcare for consumers
  • Mental health
  • Obesity & physical inactivity
  • Violence

Harvey

St. Aloisius Medical Center

2016-2018
  • Physician retention and recruitment
  • Access to specialists
  • Access to fitness equipment
  • healthy eating
  • Substance abuse education
  • Support groups
  • Collaboration with local EMS and the school system

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2011-2013
  • Healthcare workforce shortage
  • Marketing & promotion of hospital services
  • Obesity & physical inactivity

Hazen

Sakakawea Medical Center

2016-2018
  • Adequate childcare services
  • Availability of mental health and substance abuse treatment services
  • Lack of employees to fill positions
  • Obesity/overweight
  • Public transportation

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2011-2013
  • Elevated rate of adult smoking
  • Excessive drinking
  • Healthcare workforce shortage
  • Mental health
  • Obesity & physical inactivity

Hettinger

West River Health Services

2015-2017
  • Mental health services
  • Healthy lifestyles for the community
  • Access to healthcare providers

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2011-2013
  • Healthcare workforce shortage
  • Mental health
  • Prepare for "oil patch"

Hillsboro

Hillsboro Medical Center

2016-2018
  • Cancer
  • Substance abuse
  • Heart disease
  • Services for seniors
  • Mental health

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2011-2013
  • Aging population services
  • Lack of daycare
  • Mental health

Jamestown

Jamestown Regional Medical Center

2015-2017
  • Obesity and physical activity
  • Access to care – cost and adequacy of health insurance
  • Employment – workforce
  • Physical environment – not enough affordable housing

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2011-2013
  • Education and employment
  • Elevated rate of adult smoking
  • Excessive drinking
  • Healthcare workforce shortage
  • Obesity & physical inactivity

Kenmare

Trinity Kenmare Community Hospital

2016-2018
  • Access to care
  • Substance abuse

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2011-2013
  • Access to needed equipment/facility update
  • Aging population services
  • Healthcare workforce shortage

Kidder County

Kidder County District Health Unit

2014-2019
  • Elevated rate of excessive drinking
  • Elevated rates of children in poverty/single-parent households
  • Meeting needs of older population/resources for home living and caregivers

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2014
  • Aging population services
  • Elevated rates of children in poverty and in single-parent households
  • Excessive drinking

Langdon

Cavalier County Memorial Hospital

2016
  • Availability of our providers
  • Availability of dental care
  • Ability to recruit physicians to the area
  • Lack of knowledge of services offered locally
  • Loss of patients to competing health systems
  • Obesity/Diabetes/Poor Nutrition
  • Depression/Mental Health

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2011-2013
  • Chronic disease management
  • Marketing & promotion of hospital services
  • Obesity & physical inactivity

Linton

Linton Hospital and Emmons County Public Health

2017-2019
  • Jobs with livable wages
  • Having enough child daycare services
  • Cancer
  • Ability to recruit and retain primary care providers
  • Youth drug use and abuse

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2014-2016
  • Aging population resources
  • Healthcare workforce shortage
  • Lack of affordable housing
  • Lack of daycare

Lisbon

CHI Lisbon Health

2016-2018
  • Obesity, poor nutrition, and inactivity
  • Mental health services
  • Violence prevention
  • Cost of healthcare
  • Access and cost of childcare and infant care
  • Bullying

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2011-2013
  • Chronic disease management
  • Healthcare workforce shortage
  • Higher costs of healthcare for consumers
  • Mental health

Mayville

Sanford Mayville Medical Center

2016-2018
  • Aging
  • Children and youth
  • Safety
  • Healthcare access
  • Physical health
  • Mental health

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2011-2013
  • Aging population services
  • Lack of daycare
  • Mental health

McVille

Nelson County Health System - McVille

2016-2018
  • Emergency services (ambulance and 911)
  • Adequate childcare services
  • Availability of mental health services
  • Attracting and retaining young families

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2011-2013
  • Emphasis on wellness/education & prevention
  • Maintaining EMS
  • Mental health
  • Obesity & physical inactivity

Minot

Trinity Hospital

2016-2018
  • Access to care
  • Substance abuse
  • Mental health
  • Obesity

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2011-2013
  • Chronic disease management
  • Healthcare workforce shortage
  • Mental health
  • Obesity & physical inactivity

Morton County

Morton County - Custer Health

2015-2020
  • Mental health needs in adults and youth
  • Limited daycare capacity
  • Cost of healthcare services
  • Physical inactivity

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2014-2015
  • Cost and adequacy of health insurance
  • Higher cost of healthcare for consumers
  • Lack of daycare
  • Mental health needs
  • Obesity & physical inactivity

Northwood

Northwood Deaconess Health Center

2016-2017
  • Ability to recruit and retain primary care providers
  • Youth drug use and abuse
  • Attracting and retaining young families
  • Obesity/overweight

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2011-2013
  • Emphasis on wellness/education & prevention
  • Healthcare workforce shortage
  • Maintaining EMS
  • Obesity & physical inactivity

Oakes

CHI Oakes Hospital

2016-2018
  • High cost of healthcare
  • Mental health in adults and children
  • Maintaining enough healthcare and EMS workers
  • Obesity
  • Focus on wellness/prevention of disease – availability of exercise facilities

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2011-2013
  • Chronic disease management
  • Healthcare workforce shortage
  • Higher costs of healthcare for consumers
  • Obesity & physical inactivity
  • Uninsured adults
  • Violence

Park River

First Care Health Center

2016-2018
  • Alcohol use and abuse
  • Traffic safety
  • Assisted living options
  • Jobs with livable wages
  • Obesity/overweight

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2011-2013
  • Excessive drinking
  • Healthcare workforce shortage
  • Mental health
  • Obesity & physical inactivity
  • Uninsured adults

Rolla

Presentation Medical Center

2016-2018
  • Availability of resources for family, friends caring for elderly
  • Help elderly stay in their homes
  • Not enough jobs with livable wages
  • Ability to retain doctors and nurses in the community
  • Youth drug use and abuse (including prescription drug abuse)
  • Diabetes

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2011-2013
  • Chronic disease management
  • Concerns of low customer service & quality of care
  • Healthcare workforce shortage
  • Lack of collaboration and engagement with community

Rugby

Heart of American Medical Center

2016-2018
  • Psych, Dunseith Radiology
  • Community Care Expansion
  • Cancer Care Suite
  • Hospice Program
  • Diabetes education
  • Internal Medicine Specialists
  • Shortage of Providers
  • ER Abuse

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2011-2013
  • Aging population services
  • Emphasis on wellness/education & prevention
  • Healthcare workforce shortage
  • Maintaining EMS

Sioux County

Custer Health

2014-2019
  • Elevated level of sexually transmitted infections/spreadable diseases
  • Elevated rate of severe housing problems
  • Dissatisfaction with HIS/long waits for healthcare/access to provider
  • Promotion of healthy lifestyle choices

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Stanley

Mountrail County Medical Center

2016-2018
  • Ability to recruit and retain primary care providers
  • Adult alcohol use and abuse
  • Cost of health insurance
  • Adequate childcare services
  • Obesity/overweight

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2011-2013
  • Access to needed equipment/facility update
  • Financial viability of hospital
  • Healthcare workforce shortage
  • Marketing & promotion of hospital services
  • Uninsured adults

Tioga

Tioga Medical Center

2016-2018
  • Youth drug use and abuse
  • Youth alcohol use and abuse
  • Cost of health insurance
  • Availability of resources to help the elderly stay in their homes
  • Teen pregnancy

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2011-2013
  • Elevated rate of adult smoking
  • Excessive drinking
  • Healthcare workforce shortage
  • Traffic safety
  • Uninsured adults

Turtle Lake

CHI St. Alexius Health Turtle Lake

2016-2018
  • Cost of health insurance
  • Ability to recruit and retain primary care providers (MD, NP, PA)
  • Availability of resources to help elderly stay in their home
  • Access to exercise and wellness activities

View list of reports

2011-2013
  • Healthcare workforce shortage
  • Lack of collaboration and engagement with community
  • Marketing & promotion of hospital services

Valley City

CHI Mercy Health Valley City

2016-2018
  • Mental health service shortage
  • Substance abuse (alcohol and drugs)
  • Licensed child care capacity
  • Bullying/cyber-bullying

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2011-2013
  • Chronic disease management
  • Mental health
  • Violence

Watford City

McKenzie County Healthcare System

2016-2018
  • Affordable housing
  • Availability of specialists
  • Adult drug use and abuse (including prescription drugs)
  • Ability to retain physicians in the area

View list of reports

2011-2013
  • Financial viability of hospital
  • Healthcare workforce shortage
  • Maintaining EMS
  • Traffic safety

Williston

CHI St. Alexius Health Williston

2016-2018
  • Availability of mental health services
  • Availability of substance abuse/treatment services
  • Adult drug use and abuse
  • Youth mental health

View list of reports

2011-2013
  • Excessive drinking
  • Healthcare workforce shortage
  • Lack of affordable housing
  • Mental health
  • Traffic safety

Wishek

Wishek Hospital Clinic Association

2014-2016
  • Cost of health insurance
  • Lack of mental health services
  • Inability to see same provider over time
  • Cost of healthcare
  • Cost of prescription drugs

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