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.
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.