Local Public Health Governance and Administration

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Local Public Health Act (incl. Invoicing)
Find a Community Health Board or Local Health Department
Considerations for Shared Governance Structures
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 (CHB) is the legally recognized governing body for local public health in Minnesota. To contact a CHB or a local health department, visit:

Find a Local Health Department or Community Health Board

Considerations for Shared Governance Structures

This toolkit provides a set of planning and communication tools to assist community health boards (CHBs) 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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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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