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Minnesota Resources

Advancing Health Equity in Minnesota: Report to the Legislature
Summarizes methods and findings used to identify sources of long-standing health disparities in Minnesota. Discusses populations experiencing health inequities and provides data on health disparities and inequities. Covers policy recommendations to address health disparities and inequities in Minnesota.
Date: 02/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health
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Obstetric Services in Rural Minnesota
Discusses data from a 2011 environmental scan of rural health issues in Minnesota completed by the Rural Health Advisory Committee (RHAC). Identifies rural obstetrics as a concern for rural consumers and health providers. Describes the rural obstetric workforce and obstetric support services.
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Economic Viability of Dental Therapists
Describes procedures that dental health aide therapists (DHAT), dental therapists (DT), and advanced dental therapists (ADT) can perform and their economic viability within the dental team. Results are based on mid-level dental health providers in rural and urban Alaska and Minnesota.
Author(s): Frances Kim
Date: 05/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Community Catalyst
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Midwest Retention Toolkit
Provides tools to assist National Health Service Corps (NHSC) sites with the retention of healthcare providers. Includes worksheets, sample surveys, and model retention plans for use with all healthcare providers, although targeted for physicians.
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: 3RNET
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Impacts of COVID on Rural Minnesota
Provides visual information about COVID-19 impacts on rural Minnesota in terms of total cases, access to healthcare, and impacts on the economy. Allows user to choose date range and geographic area such as entirely rural, town/rural mix, urban/town/rural mix, or entirely urban.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health
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Minnesota Hospital-Treated Suicidal and Self-Harm Injury
Presents 2016-2019 suicidal injury and ideation rates in Minnesota according to age, county, sex, mechanism, and survival.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health
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Minnesota Health Care Workforce Data Portal
Interactive tool presenting data on Minnesota's licensed healthcare workforce. Includes information on the supply of healthcare providers by provider type and by county. Also presents statewide data on provider demographics, education, career plans, and practice characteristics.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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The American Dream Prosperity Index
Assesses the economic, institutional, and social aspects of prosperity across the United States over the past decade. Features state-by-state breakdowns of prosperity increases and decreases. Examines 11 pillars of prosperity, made up of 48 different elements, measured by over 200 state-level indicators. Includes a county-level index for 12 selected states.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Legatum Institute
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Rural Firefighters Delivering Agricultural Safety and Health (RF-DASH)
Provides farm safety resources for rural firefighters in 7 states. Provides access to free online tools with registration: SaferFarm.org, which analyzes hazardous elements on farms that could lead to injury, and NFMCFarmMapper.com, which helps fire departments preplan their response to fires on farms.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Upper Midwest Agriculture Safety and Health Center
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UMASH - COVID-19 Resources
Presents resources and information pertaining to COVID-19 for farmers and farmworkers in the Midwest. Features national and state-level information for Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and North and South Dakota. Includes resources for Spanish speakers.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Upper Midwest Agriculture Safety and Health Center
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Additional resources are available. See a full list of Minnesota Resources.


Last Updated: 6/9/2022