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February is American Heart Month

People over 50 years old getting exercise

Getting active is one of Life’s Simple 7® steps the American Heart Association recommends to protect yourself from or control heart disease. The good news is 80 percent of heart disease and stroke can be prevented. Find out more about preventing a heart attack and Life’s Simple 7® steps to prevent heart disease.


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

Whom to contact

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