Data Access wins Governor's Award

Award recognizes efficiency in government services

On December 10th, 2013, the Minnesota Public Health Data Access portal team won a Governor's Award for Continuous Improvement, which recognizes outstanding achievement in reforming state government and saving taxpayers' dollars. Recently honored at a reception at the State Capitol, this team from the Minnesota Department of Health was one of just six throughout Minnesota's state government agencies to receive this award. At the reception, Governor Mark Dayton acknowledged the "tremendous efforts to improve the quality of services provided to Minnesotans."

The award recognizes work that increases the productivity and efficiency of state government services, and the portal team is honored that their work to make public health data available and accessible to Minnesotans was recognized with this award to make "Better Government for a Better Minnesota."

The Data Access portal provides access to a variety of health and environment information in one place, with graphs and charts, interactive maps, and custom data queries.  By relying on best practices in usability, plain language, and web design, the portal provides public health information that is user-friendly and widely accessible, and that uses cost-effective strategies to communicate health information that is actionable.

To browse topics and data on the Minnesota Public Health Data Access portal, visit the Data Access portal home page.This data portal is a product of the MN Environmental Public Health Tracking Program under a cooperative agreement with the CDC's National Tracking Network.

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Data Access portal team wins Governor's Award

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