Local Public Health Staff, Operations, Capacity, and Support
Need Technical Assistance?
The MDH Center for Public Health Practice can help: Help and Technical Assistance Available to Local and Tribal Public Health.
Public Health Nurse Consultants
Public Health Nurse Consultants are members of the MDH Public Health Practice Section who offer consultation and technical assistance in their specific region of Minnesota, while building supportive relationships with local public health.
Learn More: Public Health Nurse Consultants
Education and Networking
Community Health Conference
The Community Health Conference is held each autumn in Northern Minnesota, allowing 400+ local elected officials; local, state and tribal public health staff; and community partners to meet and discuss emerging and established topics in public health practice.
Learn More: Community Health Conference
Webinars, Events, and Training Sessions
The MDH Public Health Practice Section hosts a number of online and in-person training and technical assistance sessions throughout the year, on topics like assessment and planning, QI and performance management, reporting, and more.
Learn More: Training & Webinars
The Minnesota Department of Health is accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). A number of local public health departments are also in the process of applying for accreditation, or have achieved accreditation. What does this mean for local public health, tribal public health, and the State of Minnesota?
Learn More: Accreditation
Community Health Awards
The annual Community Health Awards recognize and acknowledge individuals or groups who make significant contributions to public health in Minnesota.
Learn More: Community Health Awards
Resources, Handbooks, and Communications
The MDH Public Health Practice Section maintains a number of resources online. If you're looking for a handbook, fact sheet, presentation slides, or more, the section Publication Database is a good place to start.
Other Key Resources
- Community Health Services Mailbag and Calendar
- CHS Administration Handbook
- SCHSAC Member Handbook and Resources
- Considerations for Shared Governance Structures
- Community Engagement
- Public Health Leader Orientation and Resource Guide
- Public Health Nurse Orientation and Resource Guide
- Medical Consultant Handbook