“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 distribution and collection is now complete.   Thank you to all the Northlanders who contributed!!  Next steps include processing and analyzing the data and preparation for the conference in March 2016.  Databooks will be posted for free download on this website in the spring of 2016 and printed copies will be available for purchase.

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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