The following data is taken from the 2019 Community Health Profile, which is a comprehensive compilation of data about health and well-being in Winona County. This profile was produced as part of Winona Health’s Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) process. The CHNA was required by Minnesota law and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, focusing on Winona County using the zip code 55987.
Diverse populations were reached by working with Project FINE to translate the survey and share with their clients.
For a full copy of the CHNA report click here.
Key Findings: Health & Wellness
Key Findings: Healthcare Access and Resources
Key Findings: Healthcare Screening
Key Findings: Food Needs
Top 3 Priorities based on 2019 CHNA
Priority #1: Obesity and Overweight
Priority #2: Health Equity
Health equity means that every person in the community has the opportunity to attain their highest level of health. A simple analogy to explain the definition of health equity is “health equity is not giving everyone a pair of shoes; it is giving everyone a pair of shoes that fit.” When discussing health equity, it becomes essential to discuss social determinants of health (SDOH). This can include health outcome disparities and differential experiences based on race, gender, income, education, family structure, housing, or geographic region. The 2019 CHNA incorporated more questions related to
social determinants of health to better gauge the needs of the community and underlying root causes to poor health.
Nearly 30% of all community members expressed some type of housing problem. Knowing the interconnectedness of SDOH and the importance of meeting basic needs (e.g., housing, food), one can assume these community members are experiencing other barriers to well-being.
Priority #3: Mental Health