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Essential Service #3 - Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues


Key = Optimal Activity = Significant Activity = Moderate Activity = Minimal Activity = No Activity

ES #1 ES #2 ES #3 ES #4 ES #5 ES #6 ES #7 ES #8 ES #9 ES #10

Indicator 3.1 Outreach & Communication with Partners 67%
- The SPH Laboratory System has an identified system of outreach and communication to inform about relevant health issues
Indicator 3.2 Information & Social Marketing 67%
- SPH Laboratory System creates and delivers targeted laboratory information to appropriate health partners
- SPH Laboratory System creates and delivers targeted laboratory information to appropriate non-health partners
Indicator 3.3 Education 33%
- Education and relationship building opportunities are employed to mobilize community partners

    Next Steps for Action, Essential Service #3:
  1. Develop a system for outreach to the general public and include community interactions (e.g. MDH fair booth, speaker forums). Need to develop a mechanism to inform passive people about the information available to them (high)
  2. Develop guidelines, standard operating procedures for the environmental lab system needs and provide to stakeholders (e.g. sample field collectors, handling and submittal)(high)
  3. Define day-to-day operations and procedures for all aspects of the sample collection and submittal. Provide the information to all stakeholders with the information in a usable fashion (accurate and in both electronic and paper formats) Model: The emergency response and preparedness program
  4. Increase and formalize education/outreach of the general public in non-emergency situations and the role the public health system (e.g. in science, health issues, emergency preparedness and legislative interests)
  5. Market the public health laboratory and its services (high)
  6. Host a media day and tour of the public health laboratory
  7. Collaborate with stakeholders (environmental, agriculture and MPCA) to develop and implement environmental (day-to-day) training sessions (e.g. data review, sample collection)
  8. Build and formalize the educational outreach programs and identify contact personnel (e.g. speakers list).


Updated Tuesday, 22-Nov-2011 08:27:03 CST