Data Sources

These data sources provide information for communities looking for more local data. These sources provide either unique, local data; more information on demographic breakdowns (e.g., age, sex, race/ethnicity); or data for sub-county geographic units (e.g., cities, zipcodes or school districts).

Minnesota Data Sources

Name Description Breakdown
Minnesota Cancer Surveillance System

The Minnesota Cancer Surveillance System is Minnesota’s statewide, population-based cancer registry which systematically collects demographic, diagnostic, and treatment information on all Minnesota residents with newly diagnosed cancers.

Minnesota County Health Tables

The Minnesota County Health Tables provide county-level demographic, natality, mortality, and morbidity information, and have additional data on health system utilization, sexually transmitted infections, health behaviors, alcohol-related fatalities and injuries, and environmental health.

Minnesota Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System

The Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System provides motor vehicle crash data on: place of crash, alcohol involvement, seatbelt use, among other features.

Minnesota Department of Education - Data Center

The Data Center provides a variety of education data, including: accountability and assessment, district information, early learning, finance reports, and more.

Minnesota Department of Health - Infectious Diseases

The Infectious Disease Division monitors the occurrence of infectious diseases, develops strategies for preventing and controlling disease, and works to put those strategies into action.

Minnesota Department of Public Safety Criminal Justice Data Reporting

Minnesota criminal justice agencies provide incident and arrest data to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to meet state and federal reporting requirements.

Minnesota Environmental Public Health Tracking

Minnesota is part of the National Tracking Network, created in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to make data on environmental hazards, exposures, and health effects easier to find and use.

Minnesota Injury Data Access System Hospital Data

This data set represents approximately 95% of all patient discharge data for injuries in Minnesota.

Minnesota Prescription Monitoring Program

The Minnesota Prescription Monitoring Program is a tool to be used by prescribers and pharmacists to assist in managing their patient’s care. It contains information provided by Minnesota licensed pharmacies and prescriber dispensers.

Minnesota Student Survey

This survey is conducted every three years among students in Minnesota public schools and covers: tobacco, alcohol and drug use, school climate, physical activity, violence and safety, connections with school and family, health, and other topics.

Minnesota Vital Statistics Interactive Queries

The Minnesota Vital Statistics Interactive Queries allows the user to customize online queries of birth, death and population data. It produces data tables, charts, and maps at a county, regional, and statewide level.


Community Health Improvement Resources

These resources include public health agencies (including local public health offices, state agencies, and public health institutes) and other partners in improving community health including United Ways, counties associations, hospital associations, and extension offices.

Minnesota Community Resources


Minnesota Business Coalitions on Health