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Mental health rises to the top of area health needs

The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) for 2021 is complete. CHI St. Alexius Health Carrington and Foster County Public Health (FCPH) partnered on the semi-annual study.

The 2021 CHNA process identified the top health needs of people in Foster and Eddy County:

1. Mental health for all ages (includes depression/anxiety/suicide/stress)

2. Ability to retain primary care providers and nurses...