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Top five reasons we need to be asthma aware
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.
- What are the top five reasons we all need to be asthma aware?
- Asthma resources
- Want to learn more about asthma? Take the asthma quiz.
- May senior health tip: Care for your feet to maintain your ability to walk and to prevent falls. Find out how to care for your feet.
- May Family health tip: Be aware of the signs, symptoms and triggers of asthma in children so your child can get proper care if needed. Asthma varies from child to child.
- New Year, New You health tip #5: Gather supplies to keep you well in emergency situations.
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
- Minnesota Department of Health
- Centers for Disease Control
- American Public Health Association
- Public Health Law Center
- National Institutes of Health
- To report an emergency: Call 911.
- If you are ill: Contact your health care provider.
- If you are a physician reporting an infectious disease: Call 651-201-5414 or 1-877-676-5414.
- Minnesota Department of Health Emergency Operations contact information