Local Public Health Assessment & Planning

  1. Community Health Survey
  2. Community Health Needs Assessment (CHA)
  3. Strategic Plan
  4. Quality Improvement Plan

Community Health Survey

At least every five years, the Benton County Public Health Unit conducts a Community Health Survey. The purpose of this survey is to collect data about the current health status of the people living in Benton County. This allows Public Health to track progress and identify potential areas for improvement throughout the assessment process.

The Central Minnesota Alliance (CMA), a partnership between Benton County, Sherburne County, Stearns County and CentraCare, conducted the Community Health Survey of adults between March and June 2021 in Benton, Sherburne and Stearns Counties. This survey was a mailed survey and was sent to a random sample of households in the three counties. Since then, we have been working to synthesize the data into a document that is easily shareable for our partners to view. We have curated data books for these areas:

  • Benton County  
  • Sherburne County 
  • Stearns County  
  • St. Cloud Metro 
  • Region (Benton, Sherburne and Stearns Counties together) 

We also distributed an electronic survey in 2021 to capture information from groups that we felt were underrepresented. The data collected from this survey is included in a separate data book.

2021 Community Health Survey Data Books & Highlights

We extend our sincere gratitude to all the participants who took part in the Community Health Survey. Should you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at Benton County Public Health, or any of our partnering organizations within the Central MN Alliance. We are here to support you and assist in navigating the data effectively.

  • Benton: publichealth@co.benton.mn.us 
  • Sherburne: public.health@co.sherburne.mn.us 
  • Stearns: healthforall@co.stearns.mn.us 
  • CentraCare: communityhealthimprovement@centracare.com

Former Community Health Survey Documents

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