Health Department

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250 S. 4th. Street, Room 510
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 673-2301

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The following reports are available by contacting (612) 673-2301. Some reports are available now in PDF format.



Balancing Worlds - Voices of Adolescence and Executive Summary Reports
Findings from Focus Groups with Teenagers in Communities of Color and the American Indian Community

February 2005

Benefits Associated with Participation in School Sports and Other Extracurricular Activities in Adolescence - a research brief

August 2002

Birth Outcomes Report  - Infant Mortality and Birth Outcomes Report

October 2013

Birth Trend Data
Statistics on live births and infant deaths in Minneapolis, 1994 - 2011.


Blue Ribbon Final and Executive Summary Reports
In the summer of 2003, the Minneapolis City Council and the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners established the Blue Ribbon Panel to help answer the question "Would the merger of Minneapolis' Department of Health and Hennepin County's Community Health Department result in greater efficiency and better service to Minneapolis residents?".

Recommendations and Conclusions are found in Recommendations from the Blue Ribbon Panel on Public Health in Minneapolis and the Executive Summary.

Summer 2003

Building a Children's Oral Health Safety Net

March 2003

Community Health Improvement Plan - 2012-2015
The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) was initiated by and has the support of the five Community Health Boards serving Hennepin County which include the cities of Minneapolis, Bloomington, Edina, and Richfield, and Hennepin County. These health departments convened the CHIP to foster and strengthen successful partnerships to improve health in our shared community. The report includes the Community Health Assessment, vision and guiding principles of the partnership, strategic health issues and goals, stakeholder engagement and planning, and additional resources and tools.


Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke Declines in Minneapolis
This Research Brief highlights the decline of tobacco smoke in Minneapolis homes with children under the age of six.

September 2003

Family Planning Needs Assessment and Service Inventory

September 2003
April 2007

Falling through the cracks:
This report describes the perinatal care coordination system for low-income women in Hennepin and Ramsey Counties, and identifies gaps.

June 2002

Food Safety and Cultural Norms Reports
The Minneapolis Health Department recently released the results of a focus group research study about food safety and cultural norms among the Latino and Somali residents of the metropolitan area.  The study focused on the cultural aspects of meat consumption from live animal markets and other meat suppliers; food safety practices related to purchasing, transporting, storing, and preparation of meat; and residents' responses to food poisoning and food-borne illness incidents.

 June 2014


Somali Women

Somali Men

Achieving Health Equity
This index is a composite of measures that include preventative health behaviors, levels of chronic disease conditions, and community resources and policies that support physical activity.

October 2014

Health and well-being of gay and bisexual men in Minneapolis
Research has indicated that gay and bisexual men have different health needs than other men, and different experiences with the health care system. This Research Brief focuses on the health and well-being of gay and bisexual men between the ages of 25 and 64 in Minneapolis.

November 2003

Health of lesbian and bisexual women in Minneapolis
Awareness of lesbian health issues has grown in the past several years as health concerns specific to this community are identified. This Research Brief focuses on the health and well-being of lesbian and bisexual women in Minneapolis between the ages of 25 and 64 years of age, based on data from the SHAPE 2002 survey.

April 2004

Health Disparities Report 2006 (PDF)
While populations of color and American Indians continue to experience inequities in health status, the disparities in many measures of health have improved in recent years. The elimination of health disparities is a core component of the mission of the Department of Health.


Health Disparities in Minneapolis: Racial and Ethnic Groups

March 2003

Healthy Corner Stores - City of Minneapolis

February 2012

Homegrown Minneapolis - City of Minneapolis

July 2012

Lead Poisoning Prevention - City of Minneapolis and Hennepin County have formed a Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Work Group and have developed a Draft Resolution of the Window Replacement Program and a draft program description Draft of the Window Replacement Program Description for a Lead Prevention Window Replacement Revolving Loan program. The Work Group invites interested organizations to pass the resolution in support of this initiative.


Lead Poisoning, Behavior Problems and Violence

August 2008

Male Health Brief - Report on male health needs assessment.

April 2014

Minneapolis Birth Data - An assessment of six indicators of maternal and child health (marital status, age of mother, education level, gestational age, birth weight, and prenatal care) in the City of Minneapolis at the Community and Neighborhood levels.

Minneapolis Residents' Health Data


Minor's Consent Costs
Since 1971, Minnesota law has allowed minors access to confidential health services related to pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases. This brief explores a number of issues relevant to proposed changes to current law, including teen pregnancy trends in Minnesota, experiences of other jurisdictions, and potential costs resulting from predicted increases in teen pregnancy, births, and abortions that would be expected from reducing access to reproductive health services to minors

April 2005

Monitoring Infant Mortality in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Sept 2006

Perspectives on health and community
This report offers analysis of SHAPE 2002 data for just a few of the many communities in Minneapolis: families with young children; seniors; new arrivals; lesbians, gays, and bisexuals; communities of color; and residents of the Longfellow community. These brief profiles are just examples designed to spur interest among diverse audiences in partnering with our department to use this survey data.


Perinatal Periods of Risk Model: An Examination of Infant Mortality Disparities in the Twin Cities 1990 - 1998
This report examines infant and fetal deaths in Minneapolis and St. Paul, and identifies opportunity gaps where public health efforts may have the greatest potential to decrease racial disparities in infant mortality. This report is a joint effort of the Minneapolis Department of Health and the St. Paul - Ramsey County Department of Public Health.

June 2003

Ranking public health issues in Minneapolis
Public health priority issues as identified by community groups and internal staff.

July 2003

Results Minneapolis
Environmental Health

April 2013

Risks of Being Overweight for Women of Reproductive Age Fact Sheet

January 2008

Minneapolis Safe Routes to School; Helping Minneapolis Youth be Lean and Green


School Based Clinic Parent Survey
Research brief on Parents' Perceptions of Minneapolis School Based Clinics

March 2007

Secondhand smoke in Minneapolis work sites
Secondhand smoke is a serious public health hazard. This Policy/Research Brief highlights key findings focusing on secondhand smoke in work sites.

May 2004

Seen on da Streets
Seen on da Streets is a community effort to reduce sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and teen pregnancies in Minneapolis. The project began in October 2003, and this report summarizes the results of the first year.

February 2005


Sexual Health Education: Grades 6-8
This pamphlet presents a spectrum of opportunities for supporting healthy youth development and sexual health education in Minneapolis middle schools. This resource is not intended to be a comprehensive guide, but rather a primer for schools interested in learning more about the programming choices and assistance currently available.

December 2012

STDs -
HIV Surveillance
Research brief on HIV trends in Minneapolis from 2000 to 2010.

Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance
Research brief on chlamydia and gonorrhea trends in Minneapolis from 2000 to 2010.

Trend data for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea cases
Statistics on the number of cases of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea in Minneapolis from 1998 to 2012.

September 2013

Shape Project
(Survey of the Health of Adults, the Population, and the Environment). Comprehensive look at factors affecting the health of Minneapolis and suburban Hennepin County Residents.


Smoking Ordinance by Minneapolis Businesses with On-Sale Liquor Licenses (PDF)
A new report published by MHD and Regulatory Services comparing revenues for the 6-month periods from April through September in 2003, 2004, and 2005.

March 2006

Teen Parent Report Card - This report card is intended to demonstrate trends in Minneapolis teen birth statistics, provide a profile of Minneapolis teen births, and document selected services that teen parents receive.


Teenage pregnancy in Minneapolis A Research/Policy Brief

March 2003

Teen Pregnancy Prevention in Minneapolis: Decreasing Barriers to Contraceptives in School Based Clinics
This report evaluated the effectiveness of direct distribution of contraceptives in Minneapolis School Based Clinics compared to a prior voucher system. Results indicate the change from vouchers to direct distribution resulted in an increase in receipt of contraceptive when requested by sexually active adolescents and no increase in the amount of demand for contraceptives.

January 2002

Teen Pregnancy Report
Report on teen pregnancy trends in Minneapolis from 2000 to 2010.

October 2012

Urban health: A framework for Minneapolis

October 2003


Last updated Dec 8, 2014