Local Public Health Assessment and Planning
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Local Public Health Assessment and Planning Process
The Local Public Health Assessment and Planning process aims to help local health departments assess and prioritize the health needs of their communities, assess and prioritize their own internal capacity to meet those health needs, and develop action plans to meet those needs.
Public Health Core Competencies
Public Health Practice Section staff will offer the Core Competencies Assessment in October and May each year. Staff will work with interested community health boards to administer the assessment, analyze the results, facilitate a prioritization process with community health board leadership, and consult on incorporating findings into a workforce development plan or training plan.
Learn More: Public Health Core Competencies
County Health Rankings and Roadmaps
The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The County Health Rankings are not produced or published by the Minnesota Department of Health.
Learn More: County Health Rankings
Health Plan Collaboration Plans
Minnesota's licensed health plans must submit a plan to the Commissioner of Health describing how they will collaborate with community health boards and other community health-related organizations to achieve high-priority public health goals in the communities they serve. Collaboration plans promote an exchange of information that allows the public and private sectors to begin to identify areas of mutual interest and work together on high priority health problems in a community.
Learn More: Health Plan Collaboration Plans