Environmental Health
Knowledge Management Project (EHKMP)
2005 - 2010

The Environmental Health Knowledge Management Project (EHKMP) is an initiative to improve the collection and sharing of environmental health information on a statewide basis.

Roadmap for Action

Goal

Improve the environmental health services that Minnesotans receive through strategic application and management of environmental health information on a statewide basis.
Strategies INTEGRATE
information to support and improve environmental health practice in all state and local agencies providing environmental health services.
INTERCONNECT
local, tribal, state, federal and other key partners to support electronic exchange of environmental health information.
INFORM
Consumers and the regulated community by making environmental health information and knowledge available to them.
Action Steps
  • Engage stakeholders.
  • Describe the benefits of sharing environmental health information.
  • Define performance measures.
  • Determine what information needs to be shared.
  • Determine how information will be shared.
  • Address impacts or constraints along the way.
Deliverables

The EHKMP Steering Committee will approve and endorse “Action Plans” that will provide a framework for improving the collection and sharing of environmental health information on a statewide basis.

  • The EHKMP Steering Committee will select specific environmental health subject areas that will be addressed in the “Action Plans”, and Working Groups for subject areas will be formed.
  • Under the guidance of the EHKMP Steering Committee, Working Groups will:
    • identify and define common data elements that should be collected throughout the state,
    • explore options for sharing information on a statewide basis; and,
    • develop “Action Plans”, including recommendations for follow-up implementation strategies, for presentation to the EHKMP Steering Committee.
Project Manager: Minnesota Department of Health, Environmental Health Division (EHD)
Project Sponsor: Minnesota Public Health Information Network (MN-PHIN) 2005-2008
Updated Wednesday, 16-Nov-2011 09:56:27 CST