Local Public Health Act
The Local Public Health Act outlines the shared public health responsibilities of the state and local governments in Minnesota and
- establishes accountability for funding on statewide initiatives
- provides guidelines for assessment and planning
- requires documented progress toward the achievement of statewide goals
- assigns oversight of the statewide system to the commissioner of health
The community health board is the legally recognized governing body for local public health in Minnesota, and the only governmental entity eligible for funding under the LPH Act grant. Community health boards have statutory responsibility under the LPH Act, and work in partnership with MDH to address the areas of public health responsibility.
Summary of the Local Public Health Act (PDF): What are the "musts" and "mays" of a community health board under this statute? This document summarizes the Minnesota Local Public Health Act (Minn. Stat. § 145A).
Required Local Public Health Activities: This document clarifies the mandated activities that community health boards must undertake in order to meet statutory obligations under the Local Public Health Act (Minn. Stat. § 145A).
Statute Requirements: What is required under this statute?
Related Statutes: What other statutes are related to this one?
Authorities & Mandates: Learn more about selected state and federal statutes and rules that pertain to community health boards with regard to public health in Minnesota, organized by the six areas of public health responsibility.
Funding: How is funding allocated under this statute?
Invoice Instructions: How are community health boards reimbursed under this statute?
Areas of Public Health Responsibility: What is funding expected to address?
Full Text of Minn. Stat. § 145A [non-MDH site]: Where can I find the full text of this statute?
- Minnesota's Public Health System (from the CHS Admin Handbook)
- Annual Reporting (via PPMRS and REDCap)
- Local Public Health Assessment and Planning (LPHAP) Process & Deliverables
- Medical Consultant Handbook
- Community Health Services Administration Handbook
- SCHSAC: State Community Health Services Advisory Committee
Need Technical Assistance? The MDH Center for Public Health Practice can help!