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We are helping Minnesota lead by reversing obesity rates
June 2015 - When it comes to obesity rates, going in reverse is an important health indicator. Division of Public Health's expertise in population health strategies and community-based approaches is helping Minnesota lead the pack by going in reverse. Minnesota was the only state in the region, including North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Iowa, to succeed at bringing its obesity rate below 26 percent. Minnesota’s rates have stayed below 26 percent since 2010, while according to the most recent CDC data, neighboring states have seen their rates climb to the range of 29 to 31 percent. City-specific data isn’t available at this time. However, Hennepin County’s obesity rate is 22 percent and, like Minnesota, is holding steady rather than rising.
- Have fun biking and walking to community events: Get a map and listing of some the summer’s most bike- and walk-friendly events taking place in Bloomington, Edina and Richfield.
- July senior health tip: Prevent heat-related illnesses with these tips.
- July family health tip: Use these tips to keep your family safe while enjoying outdoor summer activities.
- Do "The Drive" at Civic Plaza-City Hall and be a life saver: Feel good knowing you helped save three lives with just one hour of your time to donate blood on Wednesday, August 19.
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