2021 Central Minnesota Community Health Survey

Please help us assess the health of our community by completing the Central Minnesota Community Health Survey. Please click here to complete the survey.

  • This survey is legitimate. The survey sponsors are the local public health agencies of Benton, Sherburne, and Stearns counties and CentraCare.
  • This survey is for adults age 18 and over and 100% voluntary.
  • The information you provide is valuable.
  • Your information will be kept confidential.
  • Your information will be used to improve the health of the community.

We need your help!

The 2021 Central Minnesota Community Health Survey is a collaborative project between local public health agencies and CentraCare to gather information that will create an accurate picture of health and wellness across Central Minnesota. For the first time ever, the survey is being offered in an electronic format that can be completed on a computer, smart phone, or tablet. The survey is available in three languages: English, Spanish and Somali. This electronic format is a parallel project with a mailed survey that was delivered to over 7000 households across Benton, Sherburne, and Stearns Counties. If you received the mailed copy, we would encourage you to submit the mailed copy. You are welcome to complete both, but they include the same questions. Thank you. 

Who should complete the survey and why?

If you are an adult age 18 and older living, working, or volunteering in Benton, Sherburne, or Stearns counties, you are encouraged to complete the survey. Your answers provide vital information to public health departments, area hospitals and others who will use the data to identify and prioritize community health needs and areas of concern, and then develop strategies and action plans to address those needs and create healthier communities. Your responses will remain anonymous, and you will not be contacted for additional information or feedback upon completion. Results and data from this survey will be available in fall 2021.

What should you expect on the survey? 

The survey asks important questions about health and wellness in your community. Questions will cover many topics including access to health care, nutrition, physical activity, financial stress, and other social, physical, and mental health-related concerns. 

Still have questions?

If you have any questions or concerns about the survey, please contact Peggy Sammons at 320-656-6017 or 1-800-450-3663 or by email at: peggy.sammons@co.stearns.mn.us.