Public health data
The Community Health Assessment is a tool to monitor the health of children and adults who live in Hennepin County. It provides a resource for an ongoing conversation about policies and programs to enhance that health.
To improve the health of all the residents of Hennepin County, county health agencies partner with other key organizations, such as hospital and medical clinics and schools.
The indicators are important because they track measures of health over time, allow one to compare the local results with state and national goals and show where there are gaps in health status between groups within the general population.