Hello Health Advocates and Community Members,
CAPM has set up an meeting with Asst. Commissioner Jeanne Ayers from the MN Department of Health concerning the Community-Benefit Collaboration plan.
Final details on the meeting are as follows:
- Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, 3 pm
- Hamline-Midway Library
- 1558 W. Minnehaha Avenue, St. Paul, MN
Ensure community voices are heard!
The Community Benefit Collaboration Plan a mandated portion of the Minnesota Department of Health’s Statewide Health Improvement Program. The plan will be used to provide guidance and common goals for all stakeholders in public health, including:
- State, county, and local public health
- Health plans
The solicitation for input has been presented as “a great opportunity for diverse communities to advocate for addressing health disparities and other challenges”. MDH plans to draft their plan by end of Jan., ’12, to present the plan to the MN legislature by Feb., ’12, and to implement the plan by July, ’12.
The intention of such a meeting is to allow community members to provide their voices and to ask questions about the Community Benefit – Collaboration (CBC) Plan. (For more information, see https://capmn.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/town-hall-meeting-on-community-benefit.docx).
Specifically, the meeting’s aim is to:
- Provide direct feedback from the community to MDH,
- Seek clarification on the specifics of the CBC plan, and
- Hear about other feedback received from other stakeholder groups concerning the CBC plan.
If you are interested in attending the meeting, please RSVP to Brian Kao at firstname.lastname@example.org or Makeda Norris at email@example.com. You may also call Brian at 651 757-1742 to RSVP or to ask questions.
Also, please feel free to pass this news to others. This meeting is open to community members and community advocates from all communities concerned about health.
Brian J. Kao | Research Analyst, Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans
Makeda Norris | Consultant, African and African American Health Alliance
The Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans also submitted a letter concerning the CBC plan to MDH. A copy may be found online at: http://www.capm.state.mn.us/pdf/CBCplanletter.pdf