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About Community Health Data and the Community Health Survey

The impact of reliable, local data

Local community health data helps communities celebrate their successes and address their challenges. Here are some examples of why data is important to Larimer County:

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Local health departments, hospitals, and other health service organizations use data to determine their health service priorities.

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Funding agencies are increasingly interested in data when determining how to grant funds.

Community organizations can assess community needs and secure funding to meet those needs.


Local data allows us to monitor and evaluate progress from programs and policies.

Disproportionately affected groups can be identified so programs can ensure everyone benefits.

The Community Health Survey is one part of a Community Health Assessment (CHA). This includes the Community Health Survey and Community Discussion Groups. We use this information to plan our programs and services. We also share the data with other organizations working to improve the health of local residents.

Beginning in 1995, the Health District has collected information every three years about the healthcare needs of our community through the Community Health Survey. The survey asks about access to care, physical health, mental health, and other health-related topics.

The Health District Research & Evaluation team is committed to adhering to the American Association for Public Opinion Research Code of Professional Ethics and Practices in our survey research.


How does the survey work?

green house icon The survey invitation is mailed to randomly selected addresses in Larimer County (11,000+ households).
navy wireless mouse icon One adult from each household completes the survey online or on a paper form.
lime green lock icon Individual responses to the survey are completely confidential and secure. No personally identifing information on survey-takers is kept.
navy and green bar graph icon The Health District uses statistical methods to analyze the responses as a whole or large groups.
tan box with forward arrow icon The data is shared with the community!


Fun facts


10 Community Health Surveys have been conducted—every three years from 1995 to 2022

25,200+ survey responses

2,700 responses in 2022


2022 Funding partners

We welcome questions and comments. Please contact the Research & Evaluation team for more information about the Community Health Assessment.
Phone: 970-224-5209