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2017 Health and Human Services Annual Report

2016 Health and Human Services Annual Report
2016 Public Health Annual Report Summary

2015 Health and Human Services Annual Report
2015 Public Health Annual Report Summary

2014 Health and Human Services Annual Report
2014 Public Health Annual Report Summary

To view previous annual reports, see Archival Kandiyohi County Local Health Data.

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  by Mid Minnesota Economic Development 

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

Kandiyohi County 2016 Refugee Health Report (Minnesota Depatment of Health)
Kandiyohi County 2015 Refugee Health Report (Minnesota Department of Health)
Kandiyohi County 2014 Refugee Health Report (Minnesota Department of Health)

2012 Demographic and Education Profile: Kandiyohi County (Wilder Research 10/2012
2011 Kandiyohi County Demographic & Economic Profile prepared by the Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED).

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: 

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

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:

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.

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Leading Health Indicators

Healthy People 2020 provides a comprehensive set of 10-year, national goals and objectives for improving the health of all Americans. Healthy People 2020 contains 42 topic areas with nearly 600 objectives (with others still evolving), which encompass 1,200 measures. A smaller set of Healthy People 2020 objectives, called Leading Health Indicators, has been selected to communicate high-priority health issues and actions that can be taken to address them. 

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Mapping Minnesota's Future to Shared opportunities 2012
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: