Draft 2023-2027 Community Health Assessment Released, Meeting Set for Community Discussion on June 14Jun 08, 2023 09:20AM ● By Editor
From Cook County Public Health and Human Services - June 7, 2023
Every five years Cook County Public Health staff is tasked with facilitating a process to assess the health and well-being of the Cook County community, and to engage the community in prioritizing areas of health to improve during the next five years. A planning group continues to chart a course toward accomplishing the shared goals associated with improving each priority health area. The Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Planning processes are required of local public health agencies under Minnesota State Statute.
Cook County has completed a draft of its 2023-2027 Community Health Assessment (CHA) and is hosting an interactive, hybrid meeting on Wednesday, June 14 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Cook County Community Center to discuss the draft CHA and to give members of the public opportunities to engage with local health data more deeply. There is also a virtual option to attend the session on June 14. Pre-registration for the event is preferred to ensure adequate facilitation of both the online and in-person.
You can access a virtual copy of the draft CHA and register for the June 14 event on the Cook County Public Health and Human Services website at: https://co.cook.mn.us/government/departments/public_health_and_human_services/public_health/community_health_assessment_and_improvement_plan.php or by emailing [email protected] for assistance in accessing the link.
There will be a second follow-up hybrid meeting on July 13 with an in-person component at the Community Center from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., with a focus on moving from the community health data to developing shared goals and priority health areas for the next five years. These priority health areas will guide the work of our local public health department for the next five years.
We would love to have broad representation and participation in this process. If you are not able to make the community meetings but would still like to offer feedback, please reach out directly to Grace Grinager, Public Health Supervisor at [email protected] or by calling 218-387-3605.
About Cook County, MN
Cook County encompasses the sovereign nation of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa; the City of Grand Marais; the Townships of Lutsen, Tofte and Schroeder; and unincorporated areas in the easternmost part of Minnesota’s North Shore. Cook County Government values transparency and strives to deliver superior services and programs in a fiscally responsible way. We value the dignity of all County residents and seek to create a community that provides opportunity for all. Many of our offices are in the Cook County Courthouse at 411 W 2nd St, Grand Marais 55604. Other departments and facilities, such as the Airport, Community Center, Highway and Sheriff are located nearby. Call 218-387-3000 or visit: https://co.cook.mn.us.