LPH Staff, Operations, Capacity, Support - Public Health Practice Section - Minnesota Dept. of Heath

Local Public Health Staff, Operations, Capacity, and Support

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Public Health Nurse Consultants
Education and Networking (incl. Community Health Conference)
Accreditation
Community Health Awards
Resources, Handbooks, and Communications

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Local Public Health Assessment and Planning
Quality Improvement and Performance Management
Public Health Core Competencies
Considerations for Shared Governance Structures
Local Public Health Act
Annual Reporting (PPMRS)

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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.

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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.

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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

Accreditation

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?

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Community Health Awards

The annual Community Health Awards recognize and acknowledge individuals or groups who make significant contributions to public health in Minnesota.

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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.

Learn More: Public Health Practice Section Publications Database

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