The Health of Minnesota

Statewide Health Assessment

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The Health of Minnesota, Minnesota's Statewide Health Assessment, was prepared under the auspices of the Healthy Minnesota Partnership, and is an overview of population characteristics, social and economic factors, and health outcomes for the people of Minnesota. This document presents a wide array of indicators and information about statewide influences on health as well as individual indicators of health behaviors and health status.

Note: The documents below were updated in December 2012 to account for errata in previous editions.

Part One: Physical, Social, and Behavioral Factors (PDF)

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Healthy Minnseota Partnership

Part One provides information about physical, social, and behavioral factors that influence health in Minnesota:

People and Place

  • Urban and rural population trends
  • Immigration and growin diversity
  • Aging and retirement
  • Water, weather, and the air
  • Roads, highways, and bridges

The Opportunity for Health

  • Education and employment
  • Income and poverty
  • Housing and home ownership
  • Outdoor and indoor environments
  • Social connectedness
  • Community and personal safety
  • Access to health care
  • Public health infrastructure

Healthy Living

  • A healthy start for children
  • Eating habits and physical activity
  • Use of alcohol, tobacco, and prescription drugs
  • Preventing and managing chronic conditions
  • Preventing disease and injury
  • Promoting mental health

Part Two: Health Outcomes Related to Disease and Injury (PDF)

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Healthy Minnesota Partnership

Part Two provides data and analysis of health outcomes related to disease and injury.

Chronic Diseases and Injury

  • Alzheimer's disdease
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Heart disease and stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Mental illness
  • Obesity

Infectious Disease

  • Antibiotic-resistant infections
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Tick-transmitted disease
  • Foodborne illness

Injury and Violence

  • Falls-related injury
  • Firarm injury
  • Motor vehicle injury
  • Work-related injury and illness
  • Prescription drug poisoning
  • Suicide
  • Vulnerable adult abuse
  • Youth violence

Figures from The Health of Minnesota (PDF)

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Healthy Minnesota Partnership

The figures from both Parts One and Two are isolated in this document, for easy access.

Sources Used for The Health of Minnesota (PDF)

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Healthy Minnesota Partnership

The sources used to inform both parts of the assessment are isolated in this document, for easy access.

The Health of Minnesota: Statewide Health Assessment was produced in collaboration by the Minnesota Department of Health and the Healthy Minnesota Partnership. Partial funding for this project was provided by the following: PHHS Preventive Block Grant No. 2B01DP009029-10; the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through John Snow, Inc. (JSI), July 2011-June 2012; and Cooperative Agreement Number CD10-1011 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of any of the above funding organizations.

Upon request, this material will be made available in an alternative format such as large print, Braille or cassette tape.