The resources below were created by SHADAC with essential guidance from the advisory board of MNsure navigators and policymakers. These tools can be used for community-level equity-focused work and advocacy by informing strategic plans, partnership development, assessment of community needs, and grant-writing. Additionally, the tools support targeted outreach and enrollment activities of health insurance navigators and provide information about the uninsured to Minnesota policymakers as they develop strategies to reach the remaining uninsured in Minnesota.
This resource was originally developed as part of “Minnesota’s Uninsured and the Communities in Which They Live,” a project funded by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation that supports targeted outreach and enrollment activities of health insurance navigators and provides information about the uninsured to Minnesota policymakers as they develop strategies to reach the remaining uninsured in Minnesota.
Community and Uninsured Profile (2017-2021) *UPDATED DATA & NEW SVI DATA*
This updated profile provides rates and counts of Minnesotans at the ZIP code (i.e., Census-defined ZIP code), county, economic development region, MNSure rating area, legislative district (senate and house), and state level using the latest estimates (2021) from the United States Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS). The profile features characteristics of the total population and uninsured population within a select community. The profile assists in identifying the different social factors that can influence the health of the population and factors that influence access to health insurance.
The profile has been updated to include information about community-level Social Vulnerability at the ZIP code level using a Minnesota-specific version of the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) Social Vulnerability Index (SVI).
The Excel workbook includes four supplemental tabs and the “Profile” tab:
Community and Uninsured Profile Video Tutorial
This video was produced with a previous iteration of this resource and provides a tour of the Community and Uninsured Profile. The profile contains information about different geographic areas in Minnesota, the demographics and characteristics of the community within that geographic area, as well as the uninsured who live in those areas. The geographic areas included are zip codes, counties, regions, legislative districts, MNsure rating areas, and the state. The profile can be used in two ways: (1) to support other equity-focused work, advocacy work, strategic planning, community needs assessments and grand-writing, and (2) to target health insurance coverage outreach and enrollment efforts.
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