Community Health Needs Assessment & Statistics Print


Community Health Needs Assessment

and Health Improvement Plan


Click here to preview a collection of data on various

health topics for the 2022 - 2024 needs assessment


Click here to preview Strategic Issues identified for

2022 - 2024


Coming Soon....Health Improvement Plan 2022 - 2024

that will include goals and objectives to address our

strategic issues. 




Community Health Needs Assessment

Siouxland District Health Department, along with Dunes Surgical Hospital, Mercy Medical Center and UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's complete a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and Health Improvement Plan (HIP) every three years. 

The purpose of community health needs assessments is to learn about the community: the health of the population, factors that lead to higher health risks or poorer health outcomes of certain groups, and community resources available to improve the health of the community.  The purpose of the health improvement plan is to describe how the community will work together to improve the health of the population.  The community health improvement plan sets priorities, directs the use of resources, and is a roadmap for the development and implementation of projects, programs, and policies.

The joint CHNA looks at data from the following six counties in the tri-state Siouxland area, as each hospital serves a larger territory outside of Woodbury County:

  •        Union, SD
  •        Dakota, Dixon and Thurston, NE
  •        Plymouth and Woodbury, IA


The top health issues identified for 2019 – 2021 are:

  • Mental Health
  • Homelessness/Housing
  • Obesity/Chronic Disease
  • Sexual Health
  • Substance Abuse
  • Access to Healthcare Services


 2019 - 2021 Community Health Needs Assessment

2019-2021 Health Improvement Plan


For additional information on our CHNA/HIP please e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


2016 Community Health Needs Assessment Final report 




Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Local MMSA data on a variety of health, nutrition and physical activity data.

CDC Iowa Diabetes Statistics and trends

County Health Rankings

Iowa Data Center

Iowa Department of Education.  School enrollment, graduation rates, free and reduce meal rates, etc.

Iowa Vital Statistics by county and state.  Overall births, teen births, death by cause, marriages, divorces, etc. 

Kids Count Data Center.  Kids demographics, economic well-being, education, health, etc. 

For more information on public health statistics please contact Michelle Lewis at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it