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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

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

View list of reports

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

View list of reports

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

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
  • 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

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

View list of reports

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 cyberbullying
  • Adult alcohol use and abuse
  • Lack of mental health providers

View list of reports

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

View list of reports

Cooperstown

Cooperstown Medical Center

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

View list of reports

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

View list of reports

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/cyberbullying
  • Recruiting and retaining medical staff – availability of specialists

View list of reports

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

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

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

View list of reports

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

View list of reports

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

View list of reports

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

View list of reports

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

View list of reports

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

View list of reports

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

View list of reports

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

View list of reports

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

View list of reports

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

View list of reports

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

View list of reports

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

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

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

View list of reports

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

View list of reports

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

View list of reports

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

View list of reports

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

View list of reports

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

View list of reports

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

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

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

View list of reports

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

View list of reports

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

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 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

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

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

View list of reports

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

View list of reports

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/cyberbullying

View list of reports

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

View list of reports