Community Involvement

Hennepin Healthcare is recognized for providing healthcare services to patients in our neighborhood clinics and medical center in downtown Minneapolis. But our connections to the community take us well beyond the walls of the hospital or clinics.

Community Health Needs Assessment

As part of the Affordable Care Act, all non-profit hospitals conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) every three years to identify current and emerging top priority health needs in the communities they serve.  Hennepin Healthcare’s most recent CHNA was conducted in 2016 and involved analysis of existing MN and Hennepin County data as well as input from a broad range of community stakeholders. Top identified priority health needs were: mental health, social determinants of health, and maternal child health.

If you have comments or questions about the CHNA report, or if you would like to request a hard copy of the report, please contact Pat Schaffner at [email protected] or 612-873-8558.

At the completion of the CHNA, hospitals create a 3-year implementation plan to address the identified needs. Download the 2017 - 2019 implementation plan.

Health Services Plan

The Health Services Plan is a unique requirement to Hennepin Healthcare System. The 2017 plan is aligned around the three priority health needs identified in the 2016 CHNA: mental health, social determinants of health, and maternal child health.   The plan features new or expanded efforts to impact Hennepin Healthcare patients and families.

To request a hard copy of the report, please contact Pat Schaffner at [email protected] or 612-873-8558.

Closing the loop

The Hennepin Health Foundation exists to guide and encourage those in the community who wish to support the mission of Hennepin Healthcare System to provide the best possible care to every patient, search for new ways to improve care, educate health care providers, and ensure access to healthcare for all. Generosity from the community removes barriers to healthcare access, offers aid and comfort to our patient population, ensures a stable, competent workforce and launches community health innovations. We look forward to helping you create an impact that is meaningful to you.

Board of Directors

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