Local Public Health Assessment and Planning - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Local Public Health Assessment and Planning: 2015-2019 Cycle

All Minnesota community health boards must participate in Assessment and Planning to determine local public health priorities and focus local resources.

The phases and deliverables below were developed through a state-local partnership process, and are based on recommendations from the State Community Health Services Advisory Committee (SCHSAC). The assessment and planning process allows community health boards to meet state statutory requirements, and aligns with Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) national public health standards.

Agency Assessment and Planning

Assess: Organizational Assessment
Prioritize: Standards Most in Need of Improvement
Plan: Strategic Plan (deliverable)
Implement: Monitor, Revise Strategic Plan (deliverable)

Community Assessment and Planning

Assess: Community Health Assessment
Prioritize: Priority Health Issues (deliverable)
Plan: Community Health Improvement Plan (deliverable)
Implement: Monitor, Revise Community Health Improvement Plan (deliverable)

Diagram: Local Public Health Assessment and Planning Cycle

Staff from the MDH Center for Public Health Practice can help you with assessment and planning. MDH will continue to provide technical assistance, such as training, tools, and one-on-one help in meeting deliverable requirements. MDH will also provide targeted support for monitoring and revising the strategic plan and community health improvement plan.