Bismarck and Burleigh County Community Health Assessment
Results from a survey conducted in April 2015 through a partnership between the Community Health Collaborative were announced at a meeting of community stakeholders in June 2015 . The Community Health Collaborative includes Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health, Sanford Health, CHI St. Alexius Health, and the Center for Social Research at North Dakota State University.
The purpose of the survey of residents was to learn about the perceptions of area residents regarding their personal health, the prevalence of disease, and other health issues in their community. The survey was conducted of residents in Burleigh and Morton County both on-line and with a mail survey. The results of the study may be reviewed below:
A summary of the feedback provided by the community stakeholders will be placed in a survey tool that will be distributed to the stakeholders to determine a prioritization of needs for the communities.
An additional survey is planned to reach out to vulnerable populations in the Burleigh-Morton County area. The data collected from the vulnerable populations will be utilized and considered by the stakeholder group when determining the prioritization of needs. Vulnerable populations include the economically disadvantaged, racial and ethnic minorities, the uninsured, low-income children, the elderly, the homeless, those with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and those with other chronic health conditions, including severe mental illness identified as at-risk for health disparities.