Local Partner Resources
Resources for Local Government Agencies

MDH Resources

  • Compliance Enforcement
    One of the the primary goals of MDH is compliance with its regulations. Education usually accomplishes this goal, but there are times when it does not. When enforcement is necessary, MDH follows the "Plan for the Use of Administrative Penalty, Cease and Desist Authority, and Other Division-wide Enforcement Tools". By using this document, MDH ensures that enforcement is handed out consistently and fairly.

  • Controlling Public Health Nuisances: A Guide for Community Health Boards (PDF: 3.96MB/84 pages), 1992

  • Delegation Agreements
    The Delegation Agreement is a formal agreement between the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and local boards of health that gives responsibility for regulating various types of activities to our local partners.

  • EH Continuous Improvement Board (2014)
    This board was chartered in 2014 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.

  • Rapid Report Inspection Support Center
    The Support Center is intended to serve local agencies with software license agreements for the MDH Environmental Health laptop inspection software.

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Other Resources

  • Environmental Health Competency Project (PDF: 313KB/48 pages)
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health
    In 2000, an expert panel and several federal agency representatives met and identified 14 core competencies local environmental health practitioners needed to be effective in their work.
  • Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health (PACE EH)
    National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
    NACCHO developed the Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health (PACE EH) methodology to guide local communities in identifying and addressing environmental health priorities. It provides technical assistance to local health departments and their constituents in conducting community-based environmental health assessments.

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Updated Wednesday, September 03, 2014 at 08:04AM