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Resource: Minnesota’s Uninsured Profile and Interactive Map

Minnesota's Uninsured and the Communities in Which They Live

Historically, Minnesota has consistently experienced low rates of uninsurance. However, there are areas within the state where uninsured rates vary greatly by ZIP code, county, and economic development region (EDR). 

A resource, created by SHADAC with essential guidance from the advisory board of MNsure navigators and policymakers and supported by a grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation, was developed as part of “Minnesota’s Uninsured and the Communities in Which They Live,” a project designed to both 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 profile and interactive map provide rates and counts of the uninsured in Minnesota at the ZIP code level (i.e., Census-defined ZIP code) county, economic development region, and state. It compares characteristics of the total population to the uninsured population within a select community. The profile can be used to support targeted outreach and enrollment activities of health insurance navigators and provide information about the uninsured to policymakers as they develop strategies to reach the remaining uninsured in Minnesota.

The map also shows the location of each ZIP code in relationship to schools, hospitals, native reservations, and other important or distinctive landmarks.

Uninsured Community Profile  

The Excel workbook includes five supplemental tabs and the “Profile” tab:

  1. Purpose: Describes the purpose of the project.
  2. How to Use: Describes how to identify the Census-defined ZIP Codes of interest, locate them on the map and then view each profile.
  3. ZIP Code Uninsured Rates: Sortable spreadsheet of all the reported Census-defined ZIP Codes, counties and regions and the number and percent of uninsured within those communities.
  4. Profile: Profile of the characteristics of the uninsured and the community in which they live at the ZIP code, county, economic development region, or state level.
  5. Data, Definitions, and Notes: Provides all the definitions for the profile tab as well as the data source and notes.
  6. ZIP Code with No Available Data: Data for some Census-defined ZIP codes were suppressed if the relative standard error (SE/estimate) was greater than 30% or the number of uninsured was less than 50. These ZIP Codes are shown in this tab.

Click the profile image to the right to download the file.


Interactive Map

The map is designed to be used alongside the Profile and is included in Step 2 of the “How to Use” tab in the Excel workbook linked above. If used independently “Enter a ZIP Code” in the search box at the bottom of the map and then click on the magnifying glass. See below for additional features of the map:



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Click the image above to explore the interactive map. 

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