Data & Measures
Data and measures developed by MN EPHT are made available through:
MNPH Data Access is a web-based query and information system designed to provide public access to Minnesota data about health, the environment, and other risk factors that may impact public health.
These data may be used to:
- Help people and communities make healthy choices
- Protect children, the environment, and future generations
- Evaluate and measure the effectiveness of public health actions and policy
See Tracking in Action for examples of how MN EPHT data may be used.
Ultimately, the goal of MNPH Data Access is to support the Minnesota Department of Health's mission -- to protect, maintain, and improve the health of all Minnesotans.
Background: Data & Measures
Nationally Consistent Data and Measures (NCDMs) are developed by MN EPHT in colaboration with the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (National Tracking Network).
The following are core content areas of the National Network:
- Air quality
- Birth defects
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Childhood lead poisoning
- Drinking water quality
- Heart attacks
- Heat-related illness
- Reproductive outcomes
MN EPHT has developed additional state-specific data and measures for:
- Chemicals in People: Biomonitoring
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Environmental tobacco smoke
In addition, MN EPHT is developing and evaluating data for:
- Population characteristics (income/poverty, health insurance)
- Pesticide poisonings
- Private wells (arsenic, nitrate)
- Developmental disabilities
Data and measures are aggregated to protect data privacy.
For more information about data and measures, see the links below or Contact MN EPHT.