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Community Needs Assessment

Description of a Community Health Needs Assessment

A community needs assessment is a thorough review and analysis of various factors within a specific community.
Our assessment of the residents in Madelia, will help us serve our patients better and encourage them to make healthy decisions that will positively impact their lives.


In this community health needs assessment, MCHC solicited input from the community in a variety of ways. In 2015, MCHC distributed a survey throughout the community. We received 164 responses, including 83 from low-income individuals and 77 from elderly individuals. To solicit input from medical professionals, minorities and the government, interviews were conducted in March 2016. Individuals from the following organizations participated in this community health needs assessment through interviews.

  • Watonwan County Public Health Department 

  • Watonwan County Human Services Department

  • Madelia Public Schools, Independent School District 837

  • Madelia Community Hospital & Clinic

    Assessment Cover

Finally, in this community health needs assessment, MCHC considered the results of two local health needs assessments published in 2015.

  • Faribault, Martin & Watonwan Counties Community Needs Assessment
  • Minnesota Department of Health’s Economic Impact of Madelia Community Hospital & Clinic and Related Health Sectors of Watonwan County

For more details on the methodology used, please refer to the Community Health Needs Assessment Report in the link below.


Madelia Community Health Assessment, May 2016 

Madelia Community Health Assessment, May 2013