Local Health Data


Kandiyohi-Renville Community Health Board (CHB) is the "governance structure" for many public health activities. The CHB functions to assess the community health needs and assets, and set local priorities. The members of the Kandiyohi-Renville CHB include from each county: appointed County Commissioners; one community member as well as an additional community member at large for both counties; County Administrators; and the Public Health Directors and Community Health Services Administrator serving both counties. Kandiyohi-Renville CHB Meeting Minutes

All Community Health Boards (CHBs) in Minnesota are required to engage in assessment and planning to yield local public health priorities and focus local resources.  These plans, adopted in 2013-2014, will guide the work of the CHB and can be used to advocate for resources, work toward visible results, and demonstrate accountability and efficiency: Public Health Assessment and Planning Overview

Community Assessment is one of the core functions of public health. Local Community Health Board use National, State, and Local data to assess the community's health status and identify ongoing and emerging health issues.Brainstorming

The Kandiyohi-Renville Community Health Board has prepared the following Community Health Assessment for 2019. The purpose of this community health assessment of both Kandiyohi and Renville Counties is to collect and analyze data in a way that educates the community of important health priorities and mobilizes them to leverage resources, and create a plan of action to improve the community's health.  

Community Health Assessment -2019
Community Health Assessment Summary -2019

Linked here is the statewide community health assessment conducted by the Minnesota Department of Health Completed in April of 2012: 2017 Minnesota Statewide Health Assessment

Strategic Plan
 is an internal working document of the Kandiyohi-Renville Community Health Board.  The strategic plan outlines the vision, goals and values of the Public Health departments as well as action plans for the next five years: Kandiyohi-Renville Strategic Plan

Quality Improvement Plan outlines the goals and strategies the Kandiyohi-Renville Community Health Board will undertake to conduct quality improvement measures in the Public Health departments: Kandiyohi-Renville Quality Improvement Plan

Community Health Improvement Plan 
is a plan completed and implemented in conjunction with others in the community.  Public Health acknowledges that to improve the health of the public, we cannot do it alone.  Community partners, from health organizations, service clubs, schools, government agencies, etc. will work together to address the identified top three health issues:

* Obesity and Nutrition
* Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs
* Mental Health

Kandiyohi-Renville Community Health Improvement Plan

2010 Southwest/South Central Adult Health Survey was conducted to learn about the health and health habits - - nutrition, physical activity, and tobacco use -- of residents living in 19 counties in southwest and southcentral Minnesota (Big Stone, Blue Earth, Brown, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nicollet, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Swift, Waseca, and Yellow Medicine Counties. Wilder Research conducted the survey between April and July 2010. It was sponsored by eight public health agencies, and funded by the Minnesota Department of Health as part of the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP), which aims to help Minnesotans live longer, healthier lives by reducing the burden of chronic disease. The following reports were prepared: 

Minnesota Student Survey (Minnesota Department of Health link) The Minnesota Student Survey is conducted every three years among three populations of students in Minnesota public schools: students in regular public schools, including charter schools and tribal schools (grades 6, 9, and 12 only) students in alternative schools and Area Learning Centers (all grades) students in juvenile correctional facilities (all grades).

The survey asks questions about activities, experiences, and behaviors. Topics covered include tobacco, alcohol and drug use, school climate, physical activity, violence and safety, connections with school and family, health, and other topics. Questions about sexual activity are asked only of high school students. The survey is administered jointly by the Minnesota Departments of Education, Health, Human Services, and Public Safety.

Reports are available on the Minnesota Department of Health web site. For further information, contact: E-mail: healthstats@state.mn.us

Southwest, South Central Minnesota, and Kandiyohi County Regional Health Status Report This report was commissioned by Region 6 Local Public Health Association, coalition of the 27 county members of the Southwest and Southcentral Regions of Minnesota for the purpose of identifying health status indicators that could aid in the evaluation of the population’s wellbeing.  In the pages that follow, 65 indicators are presented for regional and state levels. The report is divided into 13 subsections: Demographics, Economic Status, Education, Natality, Mortality, Health Behaviors, Chronic Conditions, Infectious Disease, Unintentional Injury, Mental Health, Violence, Healthcare Access, and Environmental Health. The following counties make up the Southwest/Southcentral (SW/SC) Regions: Big Stone, Blue Earth, Brown, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Martin, Meeker, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Sibley, Swift, Waseca, Watonwan, and Yellow Medicine.

Leading Health Indicators

Healthy People 2020 provides a comprehensive set of 10-year, national goals and objectives for improving the health of all Americans. Healthy People 2020 contains 42 topic areas with nearly 600 objectives (with others still evolving), which encompass 1,200 measures. A smaller set of Healthy People 2020 objectives, called Leading Health Indicators, has been selected to communicate high-priority health issues and actions that can be taken to address them. 

Great strides have been made over the past decade: life expectancy at birth increased; rates of death from coronary heart disease and stroke decreased. Nonetheless, public health challenges remain, and significant health disparities persist. The Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators place renewed emphasis on overcoming these challenges as we track progress over the course of the decade.

The indicators will be used to assess the health of the Nation, facilitate collaboration across sectors, and motivate action at the national, State, and community levels to improve the health of the U.S. population.

PACT for Families Collaborative:    The Collaborative is a unique organization developed by its many partners to fill gaps in services and reduce duplication. Members include: county social service, public health, and corrections agencies; school districts; mental health providers; and other child serving agencies. PACT for Families and its partners are dedicated to changing systems to be more prevention focused and family friendly.