Learning stations - Community Health Conference - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Learning stations

Learning stations (Thursday, October 3, 8:30-9:45 AM) are a great opportunity to dive deeper into new-to-you topics, and to network with your peers.

For a full description of each learning station, review this year's conference program (PDF).

Handouts are available for each session below as provided by station speakers. If you need an accessible version of a handout, please contact the speaker directly.

1 Reaching children through reading: Public health stories
  Presented by Susan Metoxen, Jillian Tobbari, and Carlene Lange (Minnesota Oral Health Project).
  How to write a children's book (PDF)
2 Youth tobacco crisis
  Presented by Cassandra Stepan, Laura Oliven, and Sharrilyn Helgertz (Minnesota Department of Health)
3 Too many Minnesotans can’t get dental care
  Presented by Deborah Jacobi (Apple Tree Dental) and Crystal Yang (Community Dental Care).
  Dental Access Partners (PDF)
  Did you know? (PDF)
4 Introducing health considerations in a local policy conversation
  Presented by Kirsten Kennedy (Chisago County) and Dorothy Bliss and Jeannette Raymond (Minnesota Department of Health).
  Worksheet: Bringing a health lens to local policy discussions (PDF)
5 Healthy environments for children
  Presented by Kathleen Norlien, Anna Schliep, Frieda VonQualen, and Liz Robertson (Minnesota Department of Health).
  Tobacco, e-cigarettes, and asthma (PDF)
  Asthma-friendly schools mini grant program (PDF)
  Well water and your baby (PDF)
6 Minnesota’s uninsured: Community data
  Presented by Kathleen Call (University of Minnesota), Meghan Kimmel (Portico Healthnet), and Rolanda Mason (Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid).
  Minnesota's uninsured and the communities in which they live (PDF)
7 Improving preparation of public health preceptors
  Presented by Kathryn Frie (Winona State University) and Tammy Fiedler (Wabasha County Public Health).
8 Food, pools, and lodging program evaluations: Moving forward in partnership
  Presented by Kim Carlton (Minnesota Department of Health), Jason Kloss (Southwest Health and Human Services), and Mike Melius (Olmsted County Public Health).
  Food, pools, and lodging program evaluations: Moving forward in partnership (PDF)
  Food, Pools, and Lodging Program Evaluation Workgroup charter (PDF)
  Statement of support for Minnesota's state-local environmental health partnership (PDF)
9 Establishing a youth advisory board
  Presented by Kirsten Fagerlund and Sarah Reese (Polk County Public Health), and Caidyn Johnson (Youth Advisory Board member).
  Polk County Public Health Youth Advisory Board 2018-2020 timeline (PDF)
10 A deeper dive into partnership: The MDH Health Regulation Division
  Presented by Michelle Larson and Martha Burton-Santibanez (Minnesota Department of Health).
  Health Regulation Division (HRD) (PDF)
  Assisted living licensure in Minnesota (PDF)
11 Supporting families of children with special health care needs: A win-win partnership
  Presented by Renae Allen (Dakota County Public Health) and Heather Pint and
Nicole Brown (Minnesota Department of Health).
  Long-term follow-up with families who have a child with critical congenital heart disease (CCHD): Findings from local public health (LPH) nursing assessments (PDF)
12 Engaging businesses in breastfeeding initiatives
  Presented by Megan Hruby (University of Minnesota Extension), Terri Heggie (Crookston Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau), and Tammy Conn (Polk County Public Health).
  Polk County Breastfeeding Coalition (PDF)
  Breastfeeding welcome here (PDF)
  Frequently asked questions (PDF)
13 Yellow Zone: Promoting a flourishing community
  Presented by Brittany Pfannenstein and Danielle Protivinsky (Stearns County Public Health).
  Stearns County Public Health Yellow Zone: A place where you can flourish (PDF)
  Yellow Zone: A guide to promote flourishing (PDF)
14 Local coalitions in action to reduce opioids, alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs
  Presented by Sue Thompson (Polk County), and Kimberly Myers and Sarah Kjono (Norman-Mahnomen Public Health).
15 Connecting families to prenatal/early childhood resources
  Presented by Katy Schalla and Shawn Holmes (Minnesota Department of Health).
  Early childhood and prenatal services: Help me connect (PDF)
  What does it look like when children and families thrive? (PDF)
16 Taking rideshare! Expanding transportation options (one person at a time)
  Presented by Jess Luce and Robyn Bernardy (Dakota County).
  Taking rideshare! Expanding transportation options (one person at a time) (PDF)
17 Nontraditional partnerships in community gardens
  Presented by Anna Oldenburg and Pa Houa Moua (Olmsted County Public Health).
  Nontraditional partnerships in community gardens (PDF)
18 Suicide prevention lifeline and mental health in rural areas
  Presented by Maggie Wick, Soniya Coutihn, and Leah Guy (Minnesota Department of Health).
19 Building authentic partnerships in strategic planning: Maternal and child health populations
  Presented by Amanda Larson (Sherburne County Health and Human Services) and Joan Brandt and Sarah Dunne (Minnesota Department of Health).
20 Planning SHIP 2021-2026: Sharing updates and gathering input
  Presented by Susan Michels (Minnesota Department of Health)