Local Health Data and Plans

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 2014-2015, 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 Boards use National, State, and Local data to assess the community's health status and identify ongoing and emerging health issues.

The Le Sueur-Waseca Community Health Board has prepared the following Community Health Assessment for 2014. The purpose of this community health assessment of both Le Sueur and Waseca 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.  Also below is the statewide community health assessment conducted by the Minnesota Department of Health Completed in April of 2012.

2014 Community Health Assessment

The Health of Minnesota: Part One
The Health of Minnesota: Part Two

Strategic Plan is an internal working document of the Le Sueur-Waseca Community Health Board.  The strategic plan outlines the vision, goals and values of the Public Health departments.

Strategic Plan Executive Summary 2014

Quality Improvement Plan (QI)
outlines the goals and strategies the Le Sueur-Waseca Community Health Board will undertake to conduct quality improvement measures in the Public Health departments.

Quality Improvement Plan 2014

Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) 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.

2017 Revision - Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)



2018 Le Sueur County Demographic and Economic Profile  

2010 Southwest/South Central Adult Health
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.  

2010 Le Sueur County Adult Health Survey

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 available on the Minnesota Department of Health web site include: Trend reports, 1992-2010 Statewide tables for 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013  County tables for 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013 Regional tables for 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013 Special reports on selected topics.

Minnesota Student Survey report links can be found on the Minnesota Department of Health website: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/chs/mss/ MSS 2001 Minnesota Dept. of Education Attention: Non-MDH link. For further information, contact: E-mail: healthstats@state.mn.us

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.