“The Bridge to Health Survey is an important resource for local healthcare organizations and our community partners,” says Essentia Health CEO David C. Herman, MD. “By providing thoughtful answers to survey questions, you will guide  our actions to ensure the changes we make in the future will have a substantial and positive impact on the community.”

The 2015 Bridge to Health Survey will be mailed to randomly selected residents in Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin beginning September 1, 2015. Please check your mailboxes and return your completed surveys using the postage-paid envelope.  

This  is your opportunity to help improve the health of people in your community!

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2015 Survey Results

  • Results of the 2015 survey will be publicly available and posted on this website early 2016
  • Data will be available for the entire survey area and by county 
  • Highlights of the survey will be presented at a conference in early 2016 (details will be posted the fall of 2015)


Survey Topics

  • Current health conditions
  • Lifestyle factors that impact health
    • Nutrition
    • Physical activity
    • Smoking
    • Alcohol use
  • Access to health and dental care
  • Health insurance coverage


Geographic Area of the Survey

Minnesota Counties
  • Aitkin
  • Cook
  • Carlton
  • Itasca
  • Koochiching
  • Lake
  • Pine
  • St. Louis

Wisconsin Counties

  • Douglas