Stakeholder Input Process with Minnesota's American Indian Community
In early 2013, the Office of Statewide Health Improvement Initiatives committed to a year-long community engagement process with Minnesota's tribal nations to gather information and rebuild the Tribal SHIP and the Tribal Tobacco Grant Program.
Representatives from the tribes and MDH selected a culturally competent contractor to plan, convene and facilitate a culturally appropriate stakeholder input process with the state’s American Indian communities. Tribal members/grantees served on a steering committee for this process, which included selection of the contractor, providing input and feedback throughout the process, and serving as liaisons between their communities and the engagement process.
- Determine culturally based, promising practices to address obesity, commercial tobacco use/exposure and other chronic diseases
- Assist MDH in improving its grant making model for American Indian communities
The stakeholder input process resulted in a set of key recommendations, covering these broad areas:
- American Indian community and MDH relationships
- Grant making
- Work plan development
- Strategies and activities
- Grant management
An executive summary for the Stakeholder Input Process American Indian Community Project is available here (PDF).
For a full report, email Health.OSHII@state.mn.us.