LPH Governance and Administration - Public Health Practice Section - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Local Public Health Governance and Administration

Local Public Health Act (incl. Invoicing)
Find a Community Health Board or Local Health Department
Handbook: Considerations for Shared Governance Structures
Handbook: CHS Administration
Handbook: Medical Consultants
Minnesota's Public Health System, History, and Context
Maps and Administrative Boundaries

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Local Public Health Act

The Local Public Health Act (Minn. Stat. ยง 145A) outlines the shared public health responsibilities of the state and local governments in Minnesota. Find information on statute requirements, areas of public health responsibility, reimbursement and invoicing, and more.

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Find a Community Health Board or Local Health Department

The community health board is the legally recognized governing body for local public health in Minnesota. To contact a community health board or a local health department, visit:

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Considerations for Shared Governance Structures (Handbook)

This toolkit provides a set of planning and communication tools to assist community health boards who are exploring or planning changes to governance or administration. Many tools will also be useful for the exploration of cross-jurisdictional arrangements more generally.

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CHS Administration Handbook

The CHS Administration Handbook provide context for issues frequently encountered by CHS administrators in Minnesota.

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Medical Consultant Handbook

This handbook provides community health board medical consultants with an overview of the history of public health in Minnesota, information about state and local public health, and descriptions of the roles that medical consultants play in Minnesota.

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Minnesota's Public Health System, History, and Context

Minnesota's public health system and partnership make it unique among states in the United States.

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Maps and Administrative Boundaries

As community health boards and local health departments join or split, some administrative boundaries may change in Minnesota.

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