SCHSAC: State Community Health Services Advisory Committee
The State Community Health Services Advisory Committee (SCHSAC) advises, consults with, and makes recommendations to the Commissioner of Health on matters relating to the development, funding, and evaluation of community health services in Minnesota.
SCHSAC Web Updates: What's New?
- Upcoming SCHSAC Meetings: SCHSAC Meetings & Materials
- Recent SCHSAC Products: SCHSAC Reports
The newest SCHSAC products are indexed below.
|2013 SCHSAC Chair
The State Community Health Services Advisory Committee (SCHSAC, pronounced "shack") was created by the Minnesota Legislature in 1976 as a component of the Local Public Health Act.
The purpose of SCHSAC, as described in the Local Public Health Act, is to advise, consult with, and make recommendations to the Commissioner of Health on matters relating to the development, funding, and evaluation of community health services in Minnesota.
- SCHSAC has voting members representing the 50 community health boards (CHBs) in the state. Each CHB selects one member and one alternate to represent its board within SCHSAC.
- SCHSAC meets four times per year (typically February, May, September and December); three meetings take place in the Twin Cities Metro Area, and the fall meeting is typically held in northern Minnesota in conjunction with the Community Health Conference
- The Commissioner of Health and other Executive Office staff attend meetings whenever possible
- An eleven-member Executive Committee, representing all regions of the state, meets more frequently to conduct interim business
- The SCHSAC develops an annual work plan to focus its activities; much of the work plan is accomplished through smaller work groups which may include SCHSAC members, alternates, or others
Staff support is provided by the Office of Performance Improvement (OPI). Additional support is provided by staff of other divisions and other state agencies. If you have questions or requests related to SCHSAC meetings, please contact Becky Buhler by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (651-201-5795).