Community health needs assessments (CHNA)

80% of what impacts the health of children happens outside the clinic walls.

That’s why Children’s Minnesota continues to leverage community health needs assessments (CHNAs) to actively engage our partners across various social sectors to improve the health of the children and families we serve.

To be every family’s essential partner in raising healthier children, we’re committed to hearing from families and collaborating with community leaders and organizations. As extensive as our expertise is, it will never equal the insight children, families and communities have about their own health and well-being.


The 2022 CHNA builds on the 2019 assessment and implementation strategy by engaging partners in conversations about our 2019 CHNA priorities, while also considering the impact of recent local and global events.