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Local Health Data

Local Health Data and Reports

Health and Human Services Annual Reports
Local Public Health Assessment and Planning
Community Assessment is one of the core functions of public health. Local Community Health Board use National, State, and Local data to assess the community's health status and identify ongoing and emerging health issues. Please view the Local Public Health Assessment And Planning webpage. 
2016 Regional Demographic/Economic Profile: Kandiyohi County
2016 Regional Demographic/Economic Profile: Kandiyohi County  by Mid Minnesota Economic Development 
Southwest And South Central Minnesota Adult Health Surveys
The Southwest And South Central Minnesota 2015 Adult Health Survey is a  series of data books that provide survey results about the health and health habits - nutrition, physical activity and tobacco use - of adult residents living in southwest and southcentral Minnesota. Wilder Research assisted in the collection and analysis of data and preparation of the data books, which were completed in October of 2015.  Southwest and South Central Minnesota 2015 Adult Health Survey (link to Wilder Research).  

Kandiyohi - Renville Counties 2015 Data Book (Combined)
Kandiyohi County 2015 Data Book
Renville County 2015 Data Book

2010 Southwest/South Central Adult Health Survey was conducted to learn about the health and health habits - - nutrition, physical activity, and tobacco use -- of residents living in 19 counties in southwest and southcentral Minnesota (Big Stone, Blue Earth, Brown, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nicollet, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Swift, Waseca, and Yellow Medicine Counties. Wilder Research conducted the survey between April and July 2010. It was sponsored by eight public health agencies, and funded by the Minnesota Department of Health as part of the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP), which aims to help Minnesotans live longer, healthier lives by reducing the burden of chronic disease. The following reports were prepared: 

2010 Kandiyohi County Adult Heath in Kandiyohi County (4 pages)
2010 Adult Health in Kandiyohi County (10 pages)
2010 Adult Nutrition in Kandiyohi County

Kandiyohi County Refugee Health Report (Minnesota Department of Health)
Demographic and Education Profile: Kandiyohi County (DEED)
Minnesota Student Surveys

Minnesota Student Survey webpage (1992 through current report)

2010 Minnesota Student Survey 
(Minnesota Department of Health link) The Minnesota Student Survey is conducted every three years among three populations of students in Minnesota public schools: students in regular public schools, including charter schools and tribal schools (grades 6, 9, and 12 only) students in alternative schools and Area Learning Centers (all grades) students in juvenile correctional facilities (all grades).

Student Survey

The survey asks questions about activities, experiences, and behaviors. Topics covered include tobacco, alcohol and drug use, school climate, physical activity, violence and safety, connections with school and family, health, and other topics. Questions about sexual activity are asked only of high school students. The survey is administered jointly by the Minnesota Departments of Education, Health, Human Services, and Public Safety.

Reports available on the Minnesota Department of Health web site include: Trend reports, 1992-2010 Statewide tables for 2004, 2007 and 2010 County tables for 2004, 2007 and 2010 Regional tables for 2004, 2007 and 2010 Special reports on selected topics.

2001 Minnesota Student Survey report links can be found on the Minnesota Department of Health website: MSS 2001 Minnesota Dept. of Education Attention: Non-MDH link. For further information, contact: E-mail:

HealthyPeople 2020 and HealthyPeople 2030

Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For 3 decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time in order to:

  • Encourage collaborations across communities and sectors.
  • Empower individuals toward making informed health decisions.
  • Measure the impact of prevention activities.

Introducing Healthy People 2020

Healthy People 2020 continues in this tradition with the launch on December 2, 2010 of its ambitious, yet achievable, 10-year agenda for improving the Nation’s health. Healthy People 2020 is the result of a multiyear process that reflects input from a diverse group of individuals and organizations. Read the press release for the Healthy People 2020 launch. [PDF - 149 KB]

Vision: A society in which all people live long, healthy lives.

Mission: Healthy People 2020 strives to:

  • Identify nationwide health improvement priorities.
  • Increase public awareness and understanding of the determinants of health, disease, and disability and the opportunities for progress.
  • Provide measurable objectives and goals that are applicable at the national, State, and local levels.
  • Engage multiple sectors to take actions to strengthen policies and improve practices that are driven by the best available evidence and knowledge.
  • Identify critical research, evaluation, and data collection needs.

Overarching Goals

  • Attain high-quality, longer lives free of preventable disease, disability, injury, and premature death.
  • Achieve health equity, eliminate disparities, and improve the health of all groups.
  • Create social and physical environments that promote good health for all.
  • Promote quality of life, healthy development, and healthy behaviors across all life stages.

Download the Healthy People 2020 Framework [PDF - 254 KB]
Download the Healthy People 2020 Brochure: Updated with the Leading Health Indicators [PDF – 880 KB]

Mapping Minnesota's Future to Shared Opportunties

Minnesota enjoys one of the strongest economies in the nation. However, too many of our neighbors are not sharing in the state's economic success. Minnesota’s economic future depends on all of Minnesota’s workforce reaching their full potential and be being able to make ends meet.  Catholic Charities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and the Minnesota Budget Project have worked together to create this portfolio of maps to answer questions such as “Where is our fight against poverty most needed?” and “Where do Minnesotans have less education, higher unemployment, or lower incomes?” These are important questions to discuss in our communities so that we can build a strong economic future for all of us. 

In this portfolio there are 10 maps. These maps are titled:

  1. Many Minnesotans Have High Housing Costs
  2. Not All Minnesotans are Prepared for Good Jobs
  3. Poverty in Minnesota: Where is the Greatest Need?
  4. Children Living in Poverty
  5. Young Adults Living in Poverty
  6. Elder Insecurity: Appearances are Deceiving
  7. Persons of Color More Likely to Live in Poverty
  8. Many Minnesotans are Out of Work
  9. Income Inequality Across Minnesota
  10. Lower Incomes in Much of Greater Minnesota

Explore these issues further in our Mapping Minnesota blogs.

Archival Kandiyohi County Reports
2008 UCAN: United Community Assessment of Needs Partnership Assessment of Needs Report   This assessment was conducted to help Kandiyohi County prioritize health and human service needs and eliminate gaps in service. It was coordinated by the United Way of Kandiyohi County and analyzed by Wilder Research. Kandiyohi County residents, service providers, businesses, community leaders, and area associations participated in the study.

Southwest, South Central Minnesota, and Kandiyohi County Regional Health Status Report This report was commissioned by Region 6 Local Public Health Association, coalition of the 27 county members of the Southwest and Southcentral Regions of Minnesota for the purpose of identifying health status indicators that could aid in the evaluation of the population’s wellbeing.  In the pages that follow, 65 indicators are presented for regional and state levels. The report is divided into 13 subsections: Demographics, Economic Status, Education, Natality, Mortality, Health Behaviors, Chronic Conditions, Infectious Disease, Unintentional Injury, Mental Health, Violence, Healthcare Access, and Environmental Health. The following counties make up the Southwest/Southcentral (SW/SC) Regions: Big Stone, Blue Earth, Brown, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Martin, Meeker, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Sibley, Swift, Waseca, Watonwan, and Yellow Medicine.

2002-2003 Community Health Service Plan Update (2 Year)

2003 Kandiyohi County Eliminating Health Disparities Survey 2003

2002 Regional Health Profile Summary
2002 Regional Health Profile: Kandiyohi County
2002 Regional Health Profile: 27 Counties

2000-2003 Community Health Services Plan
2000-2003 Community Health Services Plan Executive Summary

1998-1999 Community Health Service Plan: 2 Year Update

1998 Regional Health Profile Summary 
1998 Regional Health Profile: 27 County Report
1998 Regional Health Profile: Kandiyohi County Report
1998 Regional Health Profile : Southwest District Report
1998 Regional Health Profile: South Central District Report

1996-1999 Community Health Services Plan

1992-1995 Community Health Services Plan