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Top five reasons we need to be asthma aware

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May is Asthma Awareness Month to raise awareness that asthma is a serious, sometimes life-threatening chronic disease that can be controlled. Asthma affects the airways in the lungs. During an asthma attack, airways become inflamed, making it hard to breathe. Asthma attacks can be mild, moderate, or serious — and even life threatening. In most cases, we don’t know what causes asthma, and we don’t know how to cure it. We know that if someone in your family has asthma you are more likely to have it.

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Local public health reports

These reports keep track of our community's health and help us make plans for promoting, protecting and improving the health of people in our community.

City of Bloomington, Division of Public Health annual report
Information, highlights and outcomes for our programs and services

VEAP Food Program Survey

Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) 2012-2015

  • The Community Health Improvement Plan was developed through a joint effort of the cities of Bloomington, Edina, Minneapolis and Richfield and Hennepin County. The Plan includes a joint Community Health Assessment, vision and guiding principles, strategic health issues and goals, stakeholder engagement and planning, and additional resources and tools. Read the Community Health Improvement Plan.

Community Food Assessment for the Cities of Bloomington, Edina and Richfield

Community Health Assessment

2012 Population Profiles

2013-2014 Youth Health Updates
Minnesota Student Survey data for Bloomington, Edina and Richfield

2010-2011 Community Readiness Survey results

2006-2010 Maternal and Child Health Reports

Laws related to public health

State and national public health websites

National public health observances

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