2020 Community Health Needs Assessment

The Gallatin City-County Health Department is proud to partner with Bozeman Health and Community Health Partners to provide the 2020 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) for Gallatin, Madison, and Park counties.

What is the CHNA?

This assessment identifies key health needs and issues in our community through systematic, comprehensive data collection and analysis. This survey is an examination of the health status indicators for our population that is used to identify key problems and assets in Gallatin, Madison, and Park counties.

Our 2020 CHNA is complete!

In September 2020, we presented our key findings to community members who helped us prioritize the needs of our communities. If you were unable to attend one of these sessions, please visit Bozeman Health’s Community Benefit webpage to watch the recording and/or access the slides from the presentation. If you have any questions about the 2020 Community Health Needs Assessment, please contact us at communitybenefit@bozemanhealth.org.


Bozeman Health, Community Health Partners, and Gallatin City-County Health Department collaborated to complete this quantitative survey of residents in Gallatin, Madison, and Park Counties. The survey includes questions on health screenings, health access, and health behaviors.

How Healthy Is Our Community?

The Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan involved a collaborative process to identify and address issues related to health and wellbeing in Gallatin County. The Community Health Assessment is a systematic, data-driven approach to determining health status, behaviors, and needs of residents in Gallatin, Madison, and Park Counties. Information from this assessment is used to inform decisions and guide efforts to improve community health and wellness. We looked at key questions such as:

  • What are the strengths of our communities?
  • What health concerns do county residents have?
  • What are the emerging health issues in the county?
  • What other resources are needed to address these concerns?

Community Health Improvement Plan

This report, based on the findings of the Community Health Assessment, highlights strategic issues that Gallatin County communities are addressing. Check out the following document, which outlines the strategies that community groups and stakeholders are working on together in order to improve health and wellbeing in Gallatin County.

State Health Improvement Plan

Montana’s State Health Improvement Coalition spearheads the completion of a State Health Improvement Plan every five years, following the completion of a State Health Assessment. Similar to the Community Health Improvement Plan, the State Health Improvement Plan outlines strategies to improve the health of all Montanans. Priority areas for the State Health Improvement Plan include:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Chronic Disease Prevention and Self-Management
  • Motor Vehicle Crashes
  • Healthy Mothers, Babies, and Youth
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences

Information on the State Health Improvement Coalition, State Health Assessment, and State Health Improvement Plan can be found here: Healthier Montana


Bozeman Health has created a Community Health Resource Guide – Connecting the Dots – with the goal of providing the public with access to reliable consumer health information and resources. Check it out below:

The Bozeman School District has many resources for community engagement and outreach.