Community Engagement Plan - Minnesota Dept. of Heath

Community Engagement Plan

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Strategic Plan: 2015-2019 (PDF) states that the central challenge facing state, local, and tribal health departments in Minnesota is health equity.

One of the primary strategies outlined in the MDH Strategic Plan to advance health equity is to listen authentically to and partner with communities. To advance this strategy, the MDH Strategic Plan calls for MDH to develop and implement a departmental community engagement plan.

The MDH Community Engagement Plan is posted below. The process for developing the Community Engagement Plan included activities to identify vision statements, strategies and actions to support MDH in its efforts to listen authentically to and partner with communities. This planning process included multiple touch points with community partners and MDH staff, which are described in the plan.

MDH Community Engagement Plan: 2016-2019 (PDF)


MDH has developed an annual work plan that includes specific activities to advance all the Community Engagement Plan strategies.

Please send question about the plan and the department's activities to the Center for Public Health Practice: