Local Public Health Act
Minnesota Statute § 145A
The Local Public Health Act outlines the shared public health responsibilities of the state and local governments in Minnesota and establishes accountability for funding on statewide initiatives, provides guidelines for assessment and planning, requires documented progress toward the achievement of statewide goals, and assigns oversight of the statewide system to the commissioner of health.
The community health board (CHB) is the legally recognized governing body for local public health in Minnesota. It is the only governmental entity eligible for funding under the Local Public Health Act grant. CHBs work in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to prevent disease, protect against environmental hazards, promote healthy behaviors and healthy communities, respond to disasters, ensure access to health services, and assure an adequate local public health infrastructure. CHBs have statutory responsibility under the Local Public Health Act and must address and implement the essential local public health activities.
At a Glance
|Fact Sheet: Local Public Health Act (PDF: 88KB / 1 page)|
- How are CHBs reimbursed under this statute? See: Invoice Instructions
- What is required under this statute? See: Statute Requirements
- How is funding allocated under this statute? See: Funding
- What other statutes are related to this one? See: Related Statutes
- Where can I find the full text of this statute? Go to: Minnesota Revisor: Minn. Stat. § 145A [Attn: Non-MDH site]
- Frequently Asked Questions about the Local Public Health Act
- Limits for allowable grantee travel expenses: Commissioner's Travel Plan (PDF: 206KB / 1 page)