This SCHSAC workgroup is no longer active.
This SCHSAC workgroup will identify and recommend a new set of statewide local public health objectives to meet the requirements of the Local Public Health Act funding. The workgroup will develop guiding principles and clear criteria for selecting these objectives, and will also take into account:
- The statewide objectives for 2009 established by a SCHSAC workgroup in 2004.
- Progress toward and uses of the 2009 statewide objectives.
- Local issues and priorities recently submitted by local health departments as part of the CHAAP process.
- Priority needs and measures identified by the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Advisory Task Force.
- Priorities identified by other public health partners.
- Information reported to PPMRS by local health departments.
- Strategic planning by the Minnesota Department of Health.
- Additional developments and documents as desired.
The Commissioner of Health, in consultation with SCHSAC and the MCH Advisory Task Force, is directed by MN Statutes 145A.12, subdivision 7 (e), to develop a set of statewide public health measures for the local public health system every five years. These statewide LPH objectives are to be based on state and local assessment data regarding the health of Minnesota residents, the essential local public health activities, and Minnesota public health goals. The last set of such measures was developed in 2004 by a SCHSAC workgroup.
A number of initiatives that have taken place since 2004 will inform the current effort. These include: the establishment of a new local public health measurement reporting system (PPMRS) for Minnesota; the development of national voluntary accreditation standards; and the release of County Health Rankings from the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute measurement project. The MCH Advisory Task Force is identifying priority needs and measures for 2010-2014 based on the Title V Needs Assessment conducted by MDH. Additionally, the MDH is undertaking a strategic planning process to identify goals and key indicators for the Department. The statewide LPH objectives need to fit with and complement these other important projects.
This workgroup will be comprised of representatives from SCHSAC, the MCH Advisory Task Force, local health departments, and MDH. Meetings will be via WebEx and in person.
Local Health Department Membership
- Chair: Nancy Schouweiler, Dakota County CHB
- Jennifer Deschaine, Scott County CHB
- Diane Winter, Meeker County Public Health
- Karen Adamson, Hennepin County Public Health Department
- Julie Jagim, Saint Louis County Public Health
- Ann Stehn, Kandiyohi County CHB
- Carmen Reckard, Human Services of Faribault-Martin Counties
- Bev Wangerin, McLeod County Commissioner
Minnesota Department of Health Membership
- Debra Burns, Community & Family Health
- Chris Everson, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention & Control
- Don Bishop, Health Promotion & Chronic Disease
- April Bogard, Environmental Health
The Community and Family Health Division, the Office of Public Health Practice and the Maternal and Child Health sections, will provide staff support to the workgroup.