A key part of WeARE’s mission is to create and maintain collaborative partnerships in our community to help foster and advance reproductive health services and education. WeARE seeks to engage supporters in the most current evidence-based research, create awareness of best practices in reproductive health care and education, and encouragement to take action with community and government officials to make positive changes in our community.
Crow Wing County Stats
Statistics are from the MN Dept of Health, the Census Bureau, and UofM Healthy Young Development Prevention Research Center.
The teen birth rate for 18-19 year olds in Crow Wing County is more than twice the Minnesota state average: 51/1000 females compared to 23/1000 females.
Crow Wing County pregnancy rate ranks number 11 of 87 counties in the State of Minnesota for 18-19 year olds.
Gonorrhea rates are rising quickly in Crow Wing County. In 2000, there were 3 cases, in 2016 there were 12, and in 2017 there were 24 cases.
The MN Family Investment Program (MFIP) provides food and cash assistance to families living in poverty. In 2015, adolescent births accounted for 48% of MFIP dollars spent in Crow Wing County.
Crow Wing County residents are more likely to live in poverty, more likely to be uninsured and have access to fewer reproductive health services than those in most of Minnesota.
In Crow Wing County more than 29% of adults live at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.