Local Health Data
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:
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).
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: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/chs/mss/ MSS 2001 Minnesota Dept. of Education Attention: Non-MDH link. For further information, contact: E-mail: email@example.com
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.
Kandiyohi County Health and Human Service
Mapping Minnesota's Future to Shared opportunities 2012
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:
PACT for Families Collaborative: The Collaborative is a unique organization developed by its many partners to fill gaps in services and reduce duplication. Members include: county social service, public health, and corrections agencies; school districts; mental health providers; and other child serving agencies. PACT for Families and its partners are dedicated to changing systems to be more prevention focused and family friendly.
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.
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.