In early 2021, Olmsted County Public Health Services partnered with Mayo Clinic and the Community Health Assessment and Planning (CHAP) process to distribute COVID-19 Impact Surveys. The survey assesses the impacts of COVID-19, focusing on the three formerly detected Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) areas of concern. These include financial stress, mental health, and substance use.
The Olmsted County COVID-19 Impact survey indicates threats from the pandemic in the public. Like much of the nation, many adults report poor financial and mental health. Here in Olmsted County, we see these changes connected to increased substance use. In addition, the survey data provides insight that health gaps have worsened through the pandemic. Olmsted County will use the surveys to complement local health events and data to establish steps in recovery.
The following report provides an overview of the results from the COVID-19 Impact Survey. When possible, data is provided from the 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment to explain the survey findings.
If you have questions about the survey, please contact:
Olmsted County Public Health Services
Performance Management, Quality Improvement, and Accreditation Team
Derrick Fritz, Community Health Assessment and Planning (CHAP) Coordinator