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We are helping Minnesota lead by reversing obesity rates

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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.

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City of Bloomington, Division of Public Health annual report
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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

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