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 - Cancer Statistics and Reports 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. Demographic
Minnesota County Health Tables The Minnesota County Health Tables are a compilation of public health data for Minnesota and its 87 counties. Demographic
Minnesota Crash Facts Minnesota Motor Vehicle Crash Facts are produced annually and contain a summary of a variety of crash related information. Demographic
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. Sub-County
Minnesota Department of Health - Immunization Statistics This resource includes data on childhood, adolescent, school, and child care immunzations as well as statistics and reports from the state immunization registry. Sub-County
Minnesota Department of Health - Infectious Diseases The Infectious Disease Division monitors infectious diseases, develops strategies for preventing and controlling disease, and works to put those strategies into action. Infectious disease data can be found in the Biennial Reports and IDEPC Newsletters. Demographic
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. Demographic
Minnesota Environmental Public Health Tracking - Minnesota Public Health Data Access portal 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. Demographic
Minnesota Injury Data Access System Hospital Data This data set represents approximately 95% of all patient discharge data for injuries in Minnesota. Sub-County Demographic
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. Demographic
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. Demographic

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