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National attention strengthens community health times two
July 2015 - National representatives paid a visit recently to observe Public Health’s emergency preparedness exercise, Operation: Groundhog Day. About the same time, Public Health and partners in the Metro Alliance for Health Families received national accreditation by Healthy Families America. While they may seem unrelated, both are among the many ways that Public Health works to create a healthy community.
- September is National Preparedness Month: Make emergency plans with your family and know what to do in different emergencies.
- September senior health tip: Protect yourself and others from getting the flu with these tips.
- August family health tip: Take your family biking for an activity that everyone can enjoy together. Follow these safety tips to have a safe and enjoyable ride.
- Healthy communities news: City group spins its wheels for better biking in Bloomington
- 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.
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