Learning how to better serve our communities
Community Health Needs Assessments are detailed reports that shed light on the evolving health needs of the communities we serve and help us meet those needs going forward. It’s a process Fairview has undergone voluntarily every three years since 1995 - such assessments are now required by law under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Fairview's Community Health Needs Assessment process is valuable work aligned with our core mission to improve the health of the communities we serve.
“Our true goal is to identify two or three priority areas across each community and locate evidence-based programs that address those needs,” says Ann Ellison, director of community and church relations. “For example, if we see a need for work around obesity prevention, we’ll find an organization that addresses that need and partner with them, or create our own solution.”
2012 Community Health Needs Assessments
Overview document (PDF)
Fairview Lakes Medical Center (PDF)
Fairview Northland Medical Center (PDF)
Fairview Range (PDF)
Fairview Ridges Hospital (PDF)
Fairview Southdale Hospital (PDF)
University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital and University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview (PDF)