Minnesota Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Steering Committee

The function of the Minnesota Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Steering Committee is to guide, promote and participate in the Minnesota Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention strategic planning process, and champion the Minnesota Heart Disease and Stroke 2011-2020 Prevention Plan implementation.

Responsibilities of the Minnesota Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Steering Committee:

  • Promote the mission of the Plan.
  • Create solid action plans consistent with identified strategies under the Plan's goals.
  • Monitor and guide the Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Plan's programmatic implementation and provide “mid course” corrections.
  • Attend regular Steering Committee meetings or send a representative.
  • Serve as a liaison to own organization/field/industry/community, to encourage implementation of Plan's goals and strategies.
  • Commit to championing the statewide Plan and communicate its focus to stakeholders.
  • Help build future collaborative activities in cardiovascular health and disease prevention guided by the Plan.
  • Continually assess the needs and assets of communities of color and American Indians, and advocate for reducing health disparities.
  • Continue to identify barriers and issues relative to cardiovascular health and propose resolutions.
  • Promote the possibility of health policy recommendations central to Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention at the local level.

2013-2014 Meetings

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The October, January and July meetings will be held at Ramsey County Plato Conference Room. The address is:

Ramsey County (Next to HealthPartners)
90 W. Plato
St. Paul, MN 55107

The conference room is located on the ground floor to the right. Parking is free, you can park in their lot.

The April meeting will be held at:

HealthPartners
8170 33rd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55425

St Croix Room

Meeting Minutes

2013 Meeting Minutes
January 16, 2013 pdf: 255 KB/4 pages
April 16, 2013 pdf: 177 KB/3 pages
October 15, 2013 pdf: 252 KB/7pages

2012 Meeting Minutes
November 14, 2012 pdf: 133 KB/4 pages
April 24, 2012 pdf: 195 KB/4 pages
July 24, 2012 pdf: 195 KB/4 pages

Handouts

January Agenda pdf: 171 KB
Minutes from October pdf: 255 KB/4 pages
Blood Pressure & Cholesterol Summary pdf: 79 KB
2014 High Blood Pressure Guildeline Summary pdf: 94 KB
Group Activity Roster pdf: 386 KB
High Blood Pressure Article pdf: 26 KB
Lipids Guidelines pdf: 554 KB

 

Committee Members

  • Teresa Ambroz, MPH, RD, LD, Health & Wellness Manager, Mpls Heart Institute Foundation
  • Courtney Jordan Baechler, MD, MS,VP and Medical Director- HP3, Allina Health
  • Justin Bell, JD, Government Relations Director, American Heart Association
  • Kenneth Bence, MHA, MBA, Director of Public Health, Medica
  • Jill Birnbaum, JD, Vice President State Advocacy & Public Health National Advocacy Department, American Heart Association
  • Donald Bishop, PhD, Section Manager, Center for Health Promotion, Minnesota Department of Health, Center for Health Promotion, Minnesota Department of Health
  • Jim Bluhm, MPH, Assistant Section Manager,
  • Mary Braddock, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Gillette Children's Hospital
  • Janny Brust, MPH, (Vice Chair), Director, Med. Policy/Comm. Health - MN Council of Health Plans
  • Jay Cohn, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota
  • Jeannine Conway, PharmD, BCPS, University of Minnesota
  • Khatidja Dawood, MS, Program Manager, Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health
  • Daniel Duprez, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Dept of Medicine - University of Minnesota
  • Mustapha Ezzeddine, MD, Associate Professor & Director, Neurocritical Care Program, University of Minnesota
  • Gary Hanovich, MD, Director, Clinical Research
  • Benjamin Heinz, RD, LD, Sr. Manager, Program Development, StayWell Health Management
  • Jerri Hinker, RN, BSN, Program Manager, Stratis Health
  • Alan T. Hirsch, MD, Professor of Medicine, Epi. and Comm. Health Director, Vascular Medicine Program, Lillehei Heart Institute, Cardiovascular Division
  • Neal Holtan, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Ramsey Co. Public Health
  • Stephen L. Kopecky, MD, Preventive Cardiologist, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic
  • Jane E. Korn, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Health Promotion & Chronic Disease Div. & Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, Minnesota Department of Health
  • Thomas Kottke, MD, MSPH, Medical Director for Population Health, HealthPartners
  • Shirlynn LaChappelle, President, Black Nurse Association, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
  • Kamakshi Lakshminarayan, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept of Neurology, University of Minnesota
  • Catherine Lexau, PhD, MPH, RN, Research Scientist, Health Services Research Unit, Minnesota Department of Health
  • William J. Litchy, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Mayo- MMSI
  • Deb Loy, BSN, BSE, School Health Specialist, Department of Education
  • Russell Luepker, MD, MS, Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
  • Keith Lurie, MD, Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Advanced Circulatory Systems Inc, St Cloud
  • Mary Manning, RD, MBA, Director, Health Promotion & Chronic Disease Division, Minnesota Department of Health
  • Joan Mellor, Program Manager, Heart Rescue, Medtronic Foundation
  • Kathleen Miller, BSN, CCRC, NETT Research Coordinator, University of Minnesota, Dept. of Emergency Medicine
  • Julie Myhre, RN, PHN, MS, OSHII Division Director
  • Karen Rau, BSN, MBA, Director, Care & Quality Management, PrimeWest Health
  • Nelson L. Rhodus, DMD, MPH, FACD, FICD, Professor & Director, Divison of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota
  • Martha Roberts, MPH, Supervisor, Communications & Evaluating Team, Minnesota Department of Health Minnesota Department of Health
  • Mark Schoenbaum, MSW, Director, Office of Rural Health & Primary Care, Minnesota Department of Health
  • James Sebesta, PE, BME, Director, Higher Education Srvs, Principal in Charge,Midwest Regional Offices, AKF Group LLC
  • Pat Stieg, MA, CHES, Prevention MN, Community Initiatives Manager, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN Center for Prevention
  • Gretchen Taylor, MPH, RD, Supervisor, Diabetes Unit, Minnesota Department of Health
  • Bill Tendle, MS, Executive Director, Southside Comm. Health Services
  • Paula Thompson, RD, LD, CDE, Director of Hospital Nutrition Services, Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center
  • Pam Van Zyl York, PhD, MPH, RD, LN, Supervisor, Aging & Arthritis Office, Minnesota Department of Health
  • Cindy Winters, Community Programs & Public Policy Specialist, Heart Beats Back, The Heart of New Ulm Project
  • Noya Woodrich, President, Minneapolis Council of Churches
  • Demetris Yannopoulos, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, MN Resuscitation Consortium

    CLINICAL ADVISORS
  • Beth Baker, MD, Director, Occupational Medicine Residency, Regions Hospital
  • Jay Cohn, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota
  • Daniel Duprez, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine Cardiovascular Division Dept. of Medicine, University of Minnesota
  • Mustapha Ezzeddine, MD, Associate Professor & Director Neurocritical Care Program, University of Minnesota
  • Gary Hanovich, MD, Director, Clinical Research
  • Thomas Kottke, MD, MSPH, Medical Director for Population Health, HealthPartners
  • Kamakshi Lakshminarayan, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neurology, University of Minnesota
  • William Litchy, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Mayo- MMSI
  • Russell Luepker, MD, MSPH, Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
  • Keith Lurie, MD, Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Advanced Circulatory Systems Inc, St Cloud
  • Alejandro Rabinstein, MD, Staff Neurologist, Mayo Clinic

    COMMUNITY ADVISORS
  • David Abelson, MD, President & CEO, Park Nicollet Health Services
  • Glenn Andis, Senior Vice President, Government Programs, Medica
  • Tom Arneson, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Industry Research, Chronic Disease Research Group
  • Jeanne Bailey, MA, CEO, United Family Medicine
  • Ellen Benavides, MHA, Assistant Commissioner, Policy Quality & Compliance Bureau, Orville Freeman Building, Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Department of Health
  • Carol Berg, RN, MPH, Public Health Manager, UCare Minnesota
  • Claudia Fercello, Supervisor, Tobacco Prevention & Control Office, Minnesota Department of Health
  • LuAnn Heinen, MPP, Vice President & Director, Institute on Innovation in Workforce Wellbeing, National Business Group on Health
  • Don Klassen, Klassen Performance Group Inc., The Presidents Network
  • Mary Kruse, MS, President/Partner, HealthSource Solutions
  • Gretchen Musicant, RN, MPH, Commissioner, Minneapolis Department of Health
  • Nico Pronk, PhD, Vice President, Health & Disease Management, HealthPartners
  • Chris Reif, MD, MPH, Director, Clinical Services Comm., Univ. Health Care Clinic
  • Cally Vinz, RN, V. P. Clinical Products and Initiatives, Evidence Based Health Care, ICSI

    For more information, please contact Stanton Shanedling PhD, MPH, Unit Supervisor stanton.shanedling@state.mn.us phone: (651) 201-5408.

Updated Tuesday, 01-Apr-2014 14:18:42 CDT