Information and Resources for
Local Public Health
MEDSS Training Materials
Local Public Health workers must complete the MEDSS self–study training to gain access to MEDSS. Please contact Nicole Brys (email@example.com) to obtain a copy of this training.
- Basic Overview of MEDSS (PDF: 5 pages/306KB)
- Quick Reference of General Tasks in MEDSS (PDF: 7 pages / 829KB)
Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) and Birth Defects Training
- Birth Defects Follow-up Manual for Local Public Health (PDF: 37 pages/1.32MB)
- EHDI Follow–Up Manual for Local Public Health (PDF: 60 pages 1.5MB)
Minnesota Parent Roadmap
- Minnesota Parent Roadmap
(PDF: 2 pages/117KB)
Learning about Hearing Loss – A Roadmap for Minnesota Families (From Diagnosis of Permanent Hearing Loss through the First Year).
Also available in:
Spanish (PDF: 4.2MB/2pages)
Hmong (PDF: 4.2MB/2pages)
Somali (PDF: 4.2MB/2pages)
- EHDI Follow-up and HIPAA - Legal analysis to show providers (PDF: 2 pages/48KB)
- Birth Defects Information System and HIPAA (PDF: 2 pages/36KB)
Information from the March 2015 Local Public Health Conference
If you attended all of the conference sessions you earned 9 CEUs.
A copy of the EHDI "What you Need to Know" Parent Resource Organizer that is sent to families by MDH after Diagnosis of hearing loss.
MDH Quality Improvement website (from breakout on Quality Improvement)
EHDI Checklist for LPH EHDI Key Contacts: Promising practices for follow-up of Screening/Rescreening Notifications developed by the LPH EHDI Quality improvement Collaborative.
Your Baby's Hearing: It's Important to Test again: Parent education material for screening notifications developed by the LPH EHDI Quality Improvement Collaborative.
Materials from March 2014 Local Public Health Conference
Information about National Certification of Healthcare Interpreters and to Learn if a Particular Interpreter is Nationally Certified Information on Deaf Community Health Workers can be found on the Deaf Community Healthcare Worker website. On that site, there’s a document that talks about reimbursement for Community Healthcare Worker services (PDF). See section on Funding and Policy.
The Lucille Packard Foundation for Children’s Health has issued a report, “Achieving a Shared Plan of Care with Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs”, on what a care plan should include. Jeanne McAllister, a 2014 LPH Conference presenter, was the lead author on the toolkit and the report includes templates that she helped to develop.
- Handout 1 Ten Underlying Principles (PDF: 1 page/56KB)
- Handout 2 Shared Care Planning Index (PDF: 1 page/90KB)
- Handout 3 Workflow Example (PDF: 1 page/54KB)
|Date Work/Training Completed||Invoice Due Date|
|January 1 to March 31||April 30|
|April 1 to June 30||July 30|
|July 1 to September 30||October 30|
|October 1 to December 31||January 30|