Looking for new and notable information to help you dig deeper into an issue? Start with these featured reports and web sites, and then browse through our full selection by topic.
Cancer Facts & Figures 2013
American Cancer Society, November 2013, 61 pp.
Provides basic cancer facts and figures, as well as state-by-state statistics. Includes special sections on pancreatic cancer and cancer disparities. more info >
National Survey on Drug Use and Health
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, September 2013
Annual survey of people in the United States age 12 years and older. It presents data on rates of use and other measures related to illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco products. Some of the reports include state-level data. more info >
Collaboration to Build Healthier Communities
Wilder Research and Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, June 2013, 24 pp.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America focuses on collaboration between the health sector and other sectors. These reports are based on a nationwide survey to identify cross sector work and learn about collaborative action to improve the health of communities. more info >
Findings and recommendations of the rapid health impact assessment of school integration strategies in Minnesota
Human Impact Partners, ISAIAH, April 2013, 67 pp.
An evaluation of the projected health effects of a Minnesota Bill that addresses racial integration in Minnesota schools. Includes a review of the history of school integration and segregation in Minnesota, the impact of school integration on educational achievement, health, equity, and cross-racial connection. more info >
Blind Spot: The Impact of Missed Early Warning Signs on Children's Mental Health
Center for Children's Advocacy, March 2013, 24 pp.
This study analyzed school records in an effort to identify patterns that could be helpful in designing or strengthening identification and intervention strategies to reduce or prevent serious mental health issues in early adolescence. more info >
Health and Health Care in Minnesota Public Opinion Poll
Wilder Research, February 2013, 6 pp.
Statewide survey conducted for the Bush Foundation as part of the Citizen Solutions project. The survey asked about health, the health care system, and policy. more info >
County Health Rankings and Roadmap
Ranking the health of nearly every county in the nation, this website focuses on specific factors that affect health, such as education and income. The County Health Rankings address what is making people sick or healthy, while the roadmaps show what can be done to create healthier places to live. more info >
State estimates of substance use and mental health
Data on drug, alcohol, and cigarette use, and mental health for people age 12-17, 18-25, and 26 and older for Minnesota, other states, and the United States. more info >
National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices
Searchable database of interventions designed to promote mental health or prevent or treat mental illness, substance use disorders, or co-occurring disorders. more info >
Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health
Presents state and national data on children's health. Indicators include: overall health status, asthma, socio-emotional difficulties, preventive health and dental care, early childhood experience, repetition of grade, reading, and attending religious services. more info >