The Minnesota Cancer Surveillance System (MCSS) is Minnesota’s statewide, population-based cancer registry. The MCSS systematically collects demographic, diagnostic and treatment information on all Minnesota residents with newly diagnosed cancers.
To assess the oral health needs of this growing population, the Minnesota Department of Health Oral Health Program carried out the Older Adult Basic Screening Survey (OABSS) in 2016 with funding from Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dental hygienists conducted an open-mouth assessment on residents at 30 randomly-selected Medical Assistance (MA) eligible long-term care facilities in Minnesota.
In 2013, MDH began working with the Minnesota Department of Education and the Institute for Athletic Medicine to have athletic trainers report sports-related concussions in 36 public high schools in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The results of that pilot were published in Minnesota Medicine in September 2014. The project was repeated in 2014 adding three more schools to the roster.
This stroke quality improvement program offers a free web-based data collection tool, regional educational workshops, learning collaboratives and assistance to help hospitals become acute stroke-ready.