Health Equity Data

Health Outcomes by SDOH

An essential step (Difference Step) in a health equity analysis is describing health outcomes by social determinants of health (e.g. diabetes by income). Below is a list of Minnesota reports and websites that include health outcomes by a social determinant of health. The majority of these outcomes are reported at the state level. Health outcome data by SDOH by county or other geographical areas can be obtained through special requests by contacting the Minnesota Center for Health Statistics:

MDH Sources - Statewide Data Only

White Paper on Paid Leave and Health

This report underscores how a lack of access to paid sick and family leave contributes to health disparities.

White Paper on Income and Health

This report documents the relationship between income and health using Minnesota specific data.

Advancing Health Equity in Minnesota: Report to the Legislature

This 2014 report assesses Minnesota’s health disparities and recommends best practices, policies, processes, data strategies, and other steps that will promote health equity for all Minnesotans.

2007-2011 Minnesota Infant Mortality by Race/Ethnicity Data Book

This report provides statewide data in infant mortality including infant mortality rates by age of mother, race of mother and birth weight of infant by race/ethnicity of mother.

Reports on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) in Minnesota

An adverse childhood experience (ACE) describes a traumatic experience in a person’s life occurring before the age of 18.  The following ACE report includes information SDOH and health outcomes for adults living in Minnesota.

Adverse Childhood Experiences in Minnesota - Executive Summary

Minnesota ACEs data release and community forum PowerPoint presentation

Adverse Childhood Experiences in Minnesota data appendix

The Health of Minnesota: Statewide Health Assessment

This report presents a wide array of indicators and information about statewide influences on health such as poverty, education, employment, social connectedness and environment.

MDH Sources - County Data

External Sources - County Data

2013 Health is More than Health Care: St. Louis County Health Status Report (St. Louis County, Public Health and Human Services) - reports on the health of St. Louis County focusing on geographical variations of life expectancy and mortality.

Health Inequities in the Twin Cities 2012 (Wilder Foundation) - reports on life expectancy by various social determinants of health including income and geography.

Survey of the Health of All the Population and the Environment (SHAPE) Reports 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010 (Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department) - provide health data by neighborhood or county region and race/ethnicity.

Community Health Needs Assessment 2016 - (Olmsted County Public Health Services) - describes the health of the county by topic area. 



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Updated Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 11:11AM