Environmental Health Continuous Improvement Board (EHCIB) - EH: Minnesota Department of Health

Environmental Health
Continuous Improvement Board

The Environmental Health Continuous Improvement Board (Board) was chartered by the Local Public Health Association (LPHA) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to fundamentally advance Minnesota’s state-local partnership in Environmental Health (EH). The Board will initially work on current Food, Pools and Lodging Services (FPLS) challenges and then work more broadly to monitor and advance state-local work in EH.

FPLS Annual Performance Measures Feedback Period Now Open
See FPLS Annual Performance Measures below.

 *Elements of the EHCIB’s vision

Board Membership

Dawn Beck, Olmsted County*
Jeff Brown, City of Edina
Allie Freidrichs, Meeker-McLeod-Sibley Counties
Bill Groskreutz, Faribault County Commissioner
Tom Hogan, Minnesota Department of Health*
Daniel Huff, City of Minneapolis
Jeff Luedeman, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Carol Schefers, Wright County
John Weidner, Lake County
John Weinand, City of Minnetonka



FPLS Annual Performance Measures

The FPLS Annual Performance Measures were developed to provide a picture of FPLS across MN. They were developed in collaboration – local programs, MDH, and MDA all worked together to develop these annual performance measures. They will be used to assess statewide performance and identify opportunities for statewide improvement.

Currently, the FPLS Annual Performance Measures are open for feedback from all constituents. To provide feedback, please review the Draft FPLS Annual Performance Measures and complete this survey. Additional feedback can be shared with your EHCIB representative.

FPLS Program Re-evaluation Process and Feedback

In response to wide-spread concern and frustration, the Environmental Health Continuous Improvement Board developed and adopted the following re-evaluation process document:

Programs that participated in the FPLS program re-evaluation process provided feedback about the process through interviews conducted by MDH Public Health Practice Section staff. The following is a summary of their feedback:

FPLS Program Evaluation Workgroup

The EHCIB is committed to improving the FPLS program evaluation process. The following is the approved charter for and membership of the workgroup charged with developing the metrics and tools to support the new FPLS program evaluation process.

FPLS Program Evaluation Workgroup Meeting Information

Statement of Support

The Environmental Continuous Improvement Board issued the following Statement of Support outlining their commitment to Minnesota’s state-local environmental health partnership.

Work Plan

Meeting Materials

Upcoming Meetings:

These meetings will occur from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust in St. Paul. All are welcome to attend:

  • November 9, 2016

September 14, 2016

July 13, 2016

May 11, 2016

March 9, 2016

January 27, 2016

November 16, 2015

September 9, 2015

July 8, 2015

May 13, 2015

March 11, 2015

January 28, 2015

2014 Archived Meeting Materials


Updated Monday, October 24, 2016 at 12:15PM