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Other Sites Maintained by OPI

The Office of Performance Improvement (OPI) maintains a variety of web sites relating to local public health, public health careers and professional development, as well as information on Minnesota's public health goals and strategies:

Community Engagement

The Community Engagement site provides background, tips, and tools for effective community engagement, which helps engage community members in problem-solving activities and solutions.

Emerging Leaders Network

From 2003 to 2011, the Emerging Leaders Network (ELN) identified potential leaders in public health and provided them with information and experiential learning opportunities to enhance leadership skills and build confidence in leadership roles. The ELN pages are online for archival purposes.

Essential Local Public Health Activities Framework

The Essential Local Public Health Activities Framework explains and lists the essential local activities, a set of activities that all local public health departments in Minnesota are expected to be able to perform.

Healthy Minnesota Partnership

The Healthy Minnesota Partnership brings community partners and the Minnesota Department of Health together to improve the health and quality of life for individuals, families, and communities in Minnesota.

Healthy Minnesotans: Strategies for Public Health, Volume 2

Healthy Minnesotan Strategies: Strategies for Public Health, Volume 2 is a compilation of strategies based on the ideas, experiences and research from Minnesota's public health professionals. It includes descriptions of key strategies available to address important public health issues, shares current evidence on the effectiveness of the strategies, and to the extent possible, identifies key partners that can play a collaborative role in implementing them.

Local Public Health Act (Minn. Stat. ยง 145A)

The Local Public Health Act site contains information on the current statute, history of the act, funding information, and information on community assessment, planning, reporting and other legal requirements.

Pathways to a Public Health Career

Pathways to a Public Health Career provides introductory information about the field of public health, including information on education, job opportunities, and stories from practicing professionals.

PPMRS: Local Public Health Planning and Performance Measurement Reporting System

The Local Public Health Planning and Performance Measurement Reporting System (PPMRS) is allows local public health departments and Community Health Boards to submit their required Local Public Health Act reports online.

Preventive Block Grant

The Preventive Block Grant site describes how Minnesota uses its portion of the federal Preventive Health and Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant.

Trailhead for Local Public Health

The Local Public Health Trailhead helps local public health professionals and local elected officials quickly and easily find the information they need on the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) web site.