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Online Access to Minnesota Public Environmental Health Data and Trends
The Minnesota Public Health Data Access portal provides information on 25 health and environment topics for data discovery, hypothesis generation, grant writing, and student projects. Data is presented as charts, interactive maps, or as part of county profiles. Also included are downloadable analyses of trends and disparities.
The newest data includes:
- New Lyme disease data showing that the range of Lyme disease is expanding, indicating a growing public health threat.
- New statewide data on diabetes disparities showing the connections between diabetes, income and employment. Diabetes prevalence in Minnesota is at an all-time high.
- New childhood immunization maps showing coverage rates across Minnesota counties and school districts. While vaccination rates remain high, we still have not met the Healthy People 2020 goal of 95% coverage for kindergartners.
- Drinking water quality data that is now available for individual water systems. New maps and an interactive query tool provide quick and customized information on multiple contaminants in surface and ground water.
- New traffic data and maps provide traffic exposure estimates for every Minnesota census tract, zip code and county. Data can be used to understand and address areas that have higher levels of traffic that can lead to more health concerns.
Minnesota is part of the National Tracking Network which includes data available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25 states, and New York City. Nationally consistent data and measures may be used to compare trends over time and geographic patterns at the county, state, and national level.
For questions or additional information contact the MDH data portal coordinator, Lynn Treadwell, Minnesota Department of Health, firstname.lastname@example.org or
The data portal is a product of the Minnesota Environmental Public Health Tracking Program funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.