Minnesota County-level Indicators for Community Health Assessment

The Minnesota County-level Indicators for Community Health Assessment is a listing of indicators across multiple public health categories and from various data sources. This list of indicators has been gathered together to assist Minnesota’s local health departments (LHD) and community health boards (CHB) in their community health assessment and community health improvement planning processes. LHD/CHBs are not required to use these specific indicators, nor are these indicators intended to represent the only measures that LHD/CHB might want or need to examine to do a thorough community health assessment and plan.

The indicator lists are available in two documents: one sorted by the Minnesota Statewide Health Assessment themes and one sorted by the main data source. These documents list the indicator, provide the link to the main data source, and indicate where in the data source the data for the indicator can be found.

List of Indicators, Sorted Two Ways

Sorted By Minnesota Statewide Health Assessment Themes (22 pages): available in MS Word: 77 KB or PDF 258 KB

This document provides the list of the county-level indicators sorted by the Minnesota Statewide Health Assessment themes: People and Place, Opportunity for Health, Healthy Living, Chronic Diseases and Conditions, Infectious Disease, and Injury and Violence

Sorted By Link to Data (18 pages): available in: MS Word: 166 KB or PDF 253 KB

This document provides the list of the county-level indicators sorted by the main data source in which they can be found.

Main Data Sources for County-level Indicators

Data Training Series for Counties

A series of three webinars introduces Minnesota local health departments to the county-level indicators on the and provides training on how to access the data for community health assessments.

Other Data Sources

Minnesota Vital Statistics Interactive Queries

Minnesota Health Statistics Annual Summary

Minnesota Student Survey

Selected Public Health Data Web sites


For more information, please contact:
Center for Health Statistics
Minnesota Department of Health
Golden Rule Building, 3rd Floor
85 East Seventh Place
PO Box 64882
St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A. 55164-0882
E-mail: healthstats@state.mn.us

Updated 11.15.2005Tuesday, 19-Nov-2013 13:58:00 CST