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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.

North Dakota map identifiying CHNA locations Morton Co. Sioux Co. Kidder Co. Burleigh Co. 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

2019-2021
  • Attracting and retaining young families
  • Having enough child daycare services
  • Assisted living options
  • Not enough jobs with livable wage

View list of reports

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

Bismarck

CHI St. Alexius Medical Center

2019-2021
  • Opioids
  • Food insecurity
  • Domestic violence

View list of reports

2016-2018
  • Chronic diseases/mental health/diabetes with a focus on diabetics
  • Violence prevention/violence against women
  • Obesity/childhood obesity

Sanford Bismarck Medical Center

2019-2021
  • Health care access
  • Behavioral health and substance abuse

View list of reports

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

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

View list of reports

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

View list of reports

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
  • Concerns about availability of emergency services
  • Cost of healthcare services
  • Availability of resources to help elderly stay in their homes

View list of reports

Cando

Towner County Medical Center

2019-2021
  • Cost of health insurance
  • Having enough child daycare services
  • Adult drug use and abuse (including prescription drugs)
  • Bullying/cyberbullying
  • Attracting and retaining young families

View list of reports

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

Carrington

CHI St. Alexius Health Carrington & Foster County Medical Center

2019-2021
  • Ability to retain primary care providers (MD, DO, NP, PA)
  • Attracting and retaining young families
  • Not enough affordable housing
  • Availability of resources to help elderly stay in their homes

View list of reports

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

Cavalier

Pembina County Memorial Hospital and CliniCare

2017-2019
  • Adult and youth drug use and abuse and availability of substance abuse treatment and services
  • Attracting and retaining young families
  • Assisted living options
  • Mental health services

View list of reports

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

Cooperstown

Cooperstown Medical Center

2019-2021
  • Availability of mental health services
  • Depression/anxiety – Youth
  • Having enough child daycare services
  • Bullying/cyberbullying

View list of reports

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

Crosby

St. Luke’s Hospital

2019-2021
  • Availability of mental health resources
  • Availability of resources to help the elderly stay in their homes
  • Alcohol use and abuse by adults
  • Drug use and abuse by youth

View list of reports

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

Devils Lake

CHI St. Alexius Health Devils Lake

2019-2021
  • Substance use and abuse – all ages
  • Extra hours for appointments, such as evenings and weekends
  • Availability of mental health services
  • Having enough child daycare services

View list of reports

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

Dickinson

CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson

2019-2021
  • Availability of mental health services
  • Depression and anxiety among the youth population

View list of reports

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

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

View list of reports

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

Fargo

Essentia Health

2020-2022
  • Mental health
  • Youth and young adult substance use

View list of reports

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

Sanford Health

2019-2021
  • Heath Care Access
  • Mental health/behavioral health and substance abuse

View list of reports

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

Garrison

CHI St. Alexius Health Garrison

2019-2021
  • Ability to recruit and retain primary care providers (MD, DO, PA, NP)
  • Youth drug use and abuse
  • Adult drug use and abuse
  • Having enough child day care services

View list of reports

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

Grafton

Unity Medical Center and Grafton Family Clinic

2019-2021
  • Attracting and retaining young families
  • Availability of mental health services
  • Alcohol use and abuse
  • Drug use and abuse
  • Depression/anxiety

View list of reports

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

Grand Forks

Altru Health System

2016-2018
  • Improve access to behavioral health services, including addiction treatment and counseling
  • Reduce incidence of prescription and illegal drug abuse
  • Reduce the rate of obesity
  • Reduce the incidence of binge drinking and alcohol abuse
  • Improve care coordination and access to health care

View list of reports

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

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

View list of reports

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

Hazen

Sakakawea Medical Center

2019-2021
  • Availability of mental health services
  • Youth drug use and abuse (including prescription drugs)
  • Availability of resources to help elderly stay in their homes
  • Youth depression/anxiety
  • Attracting and retaining young families

View list of reports

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

Hettinger

West River Health Services

2017-2019
  • Obesity/overweight
  • Availability of substance abuse/treatment services
  • Cancer
  • Attracting and retaining young families
  • Adult alcohol use and abuse (including binge drinking)

View list of reports

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

Hillsboro

Hillsboro Medical Center

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

View list of reports

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

Jamestown

Jamestown Regional Medical Center

2018-2020
  • Substance use
  • Family and social support
  • Obesity and physical activity

View list of reports

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

Kenmare

Trinity Kenmare Community Hospital

2019-2021
  • Access to healthcare services
  • Mental health
  • Substance abuse
  • Obesity

View list of reports

2016-2018
  • Access to care
  • Substance abuse

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

View list of reports

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

Langdon

Cavalier County Memorial Hospital

2019-2021
  • Ability to retain primary care providers (MD, DO, NP, PA)
  • Depression/anxiety
  • Alcohol use and abuse

View list of reports

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

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

View list of reports

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

Lisbon

CHI Lisbon Health

2019-2021
  • Availability of mental health services
  • Attracting and retaining young families
  • Depression and anxiety (all ages)
  • Drug use and abuse in youth

View list of reports

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

Mayville

Sanford Mayville Medical Center

2019-2021
  • Mental health
  • Transportation

View list of reports

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

View list of reports

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

Minot

Trinity Hospital

2019-2021
  • Access to care
  • Substance abuse
  • Mental health
  • Obesity

View list of reports

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

Morton County

Morton County - Custer Health

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

View list of reports

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

View list of reports

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

Oakes

CHI Oakes Hospital

2019-2021
  • Availability of mental health/ substance abuse treatment services
  • Attracting and retaining young families
  • Not enough jobs with livable wages
  • Having enough child daycare services

View list of reports

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

Park River

First Care Health Center

2019-2021
  • Availability of mental health services
  • Cost of health insurance
  • Having enough child daycare services
  • Drug use and abuse (including prescription drugs) – all ages

View list of reports

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

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

View list of reports

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 America 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

View list of reports

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

View list of reports

Stanley

Mountrail County Medical Center

2019-2021
  • Availability of mental health services
  • Adult alcohol use and abuse
  • Youth drug use and abuse (including prescription drugs)
  • Having enough daycare services

View list of reports

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

Tioga

Tioga Medical Center

2019-2021
  • Attracting and retaining young families
  • Depression/anxiety among the youth
  • Having enough child daycare services
  • Not enough affordable housing

View list of reports

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

Turtle Lake

CHI St. Alexius Health Turtle Lake

2019-2021
  • Ability to retain primary care providers (MD, DO, NP, PA) and nurses
  • Availability of resources to help the elderly stay in their homes
  • Not having jobs with livable wages
  • Not having enough places for exercise/wellness activities

View list of reports

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

Valley City

CHI Mercy Health Valley City

2019-2021
  • Substance use and abuse (alcohol and drugs)
  • Attracting and retaining young families
  • Availability of substance abuse/treatment services
  • Depression and anxiety

View list of reports

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

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

2019-2021
  • Ability to get appointments for health services within 48 hours
  • Availability of mental health services
  • Availability of primary care providers
  • Extra hours for appointments, such as evenings and weekends
  • Having enough child daycare services

View list of reports

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

Wishek

Wishek Hospital Clinic Association

2017-2019
  • Availability of resources to help the elderly stay in their homes
  • Availability of primary care providers
  • Ability to recruit and retain primary care providers

View list of reports

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