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Local data show success for at-risk families

Baby with playthings
Infant with good mental, verbal and physical development

Recently compiled Bloomington Public Health data from 2015 show significant success at promoting healthy childhood development for children enrolled in the Healthy Families America (HFA) evidence based home visiting program. HFA is designed for parents facing challenges, such as single parenthood, low income, childhood history of abuse and other adverse child experiences. Their challenges could also be current or previous issues related to substance abuse, mental health, and domestic violence. Read more about Healthy Families America service outcomes and how they help families and our community.


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.

Division of Public Health annual reports

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

2015 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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  • Civic Plaza Blood Drive City employees dressed as superheros giving blood
    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 9:00am
    Do "The Drive" and be a life saver! City of Bloomington employees AND community members are invited to "Do The Drive....