Leadership Council: 21st century public health in Minnesota - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Leadership Council: 21st century public health in Minnesota

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The 21st Century Public Health System Leadership Council, convened by the Commissioner of Health, will lead efforts to strengthen and transform Minnesota’s system of state, local and tribal public health departments so together they can fulfill their responsibility to protect the public’s health and move the needle on health outcomes. Council duties will include:

  • Adopting a vision and set of foundational public health responsibilities
  • Identifying and prioritizing public health delivery models to test and adapt/adopt
  • Articulating the gap between the current and desired future state
  • Developing a strategy to obtain needed resources
  • Identifying and prioritizing desired/needed statutory changes

 

Meeting materials

Upcoming meetings

  • September 30, 2020: Location TBA

Past meetings

 

Membership

Community and cross-sector partners

  • Maryann Allen, Racial Equity and Community Health Solutions, Consultant
  • Odette Breton, Sibley County, Community Member
  • Rick Breuer, Cloquet Hospital, Chief Executive Officer
  • Jan Lucke, Washington County Public Works, Planning Division Director
  • Gene Nichols, Hennepin County, Community Member
  • Joan Pennington, Center for Community Health, Co-Chair
  • Joo Hee Pomplun, The Alliance, Executive Director
  • Erin Stoltman, Essentia Health-Ada, Administrator

State Community Health Services Advisory Committee (SCHSAC)

  • Sheila Kiscaden, SCHSAC, Olmsted County Commissioner
  • Joan Lee, SCHSAC, Polk County Commissioner
  • Harlan Madsen, SCHSAC, Kandiyohi County Commissioner
  • Jim McDonough, SCHSAC, Ramsey County Commissioner

Local public health

  • Graham Briggs, Local Public Health Association (LPHA), Olmsted Community Health Board, Community Health Services Administrator
  • Susan Palchick, LPHA, Hennepin Community Health Board, Community Health Services Administrator
  • Sarah Reese, LPHA, Polk-Norman-Mahnomen Community Health Board, Community Health Services Administrator
  • Chera Sevcik, LPHA, Faribault-Martin Community Health Board, Community Health Services Administrator
  • Ann Stehn, LPHA, Horizon Community Health Board, Community Health Services Administrator

Tribal health

  • Dan Milbridge, Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Health and Human Services, Director
  • Cyndy Rastedt, White Earth Nation Public Health, Director
  • Nate Sandman, Human Services, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Human Services, Associate Director

State associations

  • Nina Arneson, Minnesota Association of County Social Service Administrators, Goodhue County Health and Human Services, Director
  • Emily Babcock, Association of Minnesota Counties, Health and Human Services Policy Analyst
  • Kari Oldfield, Local Public Health Association, Executive Director
  • Todd Patzer, Association of Minnesota Counties, Lac qui Parle County Commissioner
  • Michael Williams, Minnesota Association of County Administrators, Stearns County Administrator

State government

  • Roberta Downing, Minnesota Dept. of Human Services, Assistant Commissioner
  • Courtney Jordan Baechler, Minnesota Dept. of Health, Assistant Commissioner
  • Jan Malcolm, Minnesota Dept. of Health, Commissioner of Health

 

Staff to the council

  • Chelsie Huntley, Minnesota Dept. of Health Center for Public Health Practice
  • Phyllis Brashler, Minnesota Dept. of Health Center for Public Health Practice

If you'd like to connect with the work happening in Minnesota, please contact the MDH Center for Public Health Practice by phone (651-201-3880) or email (health.ophp@state.mn.us).