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Local Public Health Act Performance Measures

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Each year, Minnesota community health boards (CHBs) report on a set of performance measures for each of the six areas of public health responsibility, per the Local Public Health Act (Minn. Stat. § 145A):

  1. Assure an Adequate Local Public Health Infrastructure
    -- Capacity Measures from National Standards
    -- Minnesota-Specific Measures
  2. Promote Healthy Communities and Healthy Behaviors
  3. Prevent the Spread of Infectious Disease
  4. Protect Against Environmental Health Hazards
  5. Prepare for and Respond to Disasters, and Assist Communities in Recovery
  6. Assure the Quality and Accessibility of Health Services

Instructions for Reporting

We encourage you to consult with your colleagues (especially in multi-county CHBs) to ensure that you are able to provide valid, reliable information. Be honest and thoughtful about what your CHB is doing in each area of responsibility.

To help you to gather that information in preparation for completing PPRMS reporting, MDH has posted instructions for this year's reporting cycle. We encourage you to print these documents and use them as a reference while reporting into PPMRS. You can start compiling information for reporting prior to reporting.

You do not need to wait until the reporting period opens to start working.

Word Document Instructions: Capacity Measures from National Standards
You will be asked to share your name and organization prior to downloading the instructions.
Word Document Instructions: Other Areas of Responsibility
You will be asked to share your name and organization prior to downloading the instructions.
PDF What's Changed for 2015? (346KB / 16 pages)
A summary of new and revised questions and response options
New Window LPHAP Deliverable Guidance
Learn more about how to record your 3 Standards and 10 Issues, in addition to community, strategic, and quality improvement plans

Help: PPMRS Training and Webinars

Webinar 2015 Reporting: LPH Act Performance Measures (Mini-Webinar)
What's new, what's changed, and how to make reporting work for you
Img Using Data to Tell Your Story
Capture and share meaningful data with CHB-specific reports
Img More: Reporting Training and Technical Assistance

Share Information with your Peers

Do you have a tool you use to collect and organize reporting data? Share it!

Img Washington County PPMRS Reporting Tool (63KB)
  Questions: Alex Eichman, Washington Co. (651-430-6686)
  Please Note: This tool was developed by Washington County for its own internal use, and is intended as an example only. It may not reflect recent changes to performance measures, and does not provide instructions on how to report data.

Archive: Data from Past Years

View data and reports from 2005 to the present on Finance, Staffing, and Performance Measures. Learn more.


  1. For more information on the SCHSAC decision to align with the national standards, read the SCHSAC Performance Improvement and Accreditation Workgroup's final report: National Public Health Standards and Voluntary Accreditation (PDF: 725KB / 56 pages). [return]