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Organization: Olmsted County Public Health Services

Sector: Government Agency

Organization Mission: Olmsted County Public Health Services provides a broad range of services to individuals, families and communities to promote and protect the health of those who live and work in Olmsted County. The focus is on promoting healthy families and communities; supporting disabled, mentally ill and elderly persons to live independently; preventing and responding to emerging diseases and health threats; and identifying and preventing environmental health risks. Our department fosters partnerships with many organizations, businesses and community groups to address and resolve health issues and concerns.

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Status Reports / News 
Related PlanScape Status on: Pandemic, Children & Youth, Health

February 04, 2021 Olmsted County Public Health Services: COVID-19 Impact Survey and Vaccine Update

(1) Covid-19 Impact Survey (2) Priority groups are set by the Federal government. Each state has set priorities about who gets the vaccine first, based on these recommendations.

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November 14, 2020 Olmsted County Public Health Services: Rochester Community Warming Center

The Rochester Community Warming Center (200/204 4th Street SE in Rochester) is gearing up for the start of its winter season in a larger space.

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May 01, 2020 Olmsted County Public Health Services: COVID Communication Survey

Survey results on COVID communication resources and challenges. The Olmsted County Incident Command Safety Officer is the point of contact for engaging Public Health Technical Specialists in community outreach efforts: COVIDSafetyOfficer@co.olmsted.mn.us

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March 15, 2020 Olmsted County Public Health Services: Second Case Warning

Today, Olmsted County Public Health was notified of a second case of COVID-19 in an Olmsted County resident. This individual has a known history of travel to a high-risk area and did not require hospitalization. The individual is isolating at home and recovering. 

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December 05, 2021: Why Get Vaccinated?

(1) November 2021 e-Magazine (2) Info about booster and (3) Education Slides in English and Chinese.  

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October 23, 2021: Tackling Racism as a Public Health Issue

1. 10/22/2021 Presentation to CMRC;  2. August update posted on Olmsted County website

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September 18, 2021: Zumbro Valley Medical Society

Zumbro Valley Medical Society program aims to connect medical students with local service providers as part of academic year elective.

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September 14, 2021: Olmsted County Health Assessment and Planning Partnership (HAPP)

Status reports: September 2021, March 2021 from CHAP quarterly meetings

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September 10, 2021: Age-Friendly Olmsted County (AFOC) Meetings Log

9/10/2021 message from Dave Beal, August 2021 kickoff and inventory meeting

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September 09, 2021: Racism and the Economy -- Federal Reserve Series

Understanding the implications of structural racism in America's economy. 

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August 20, 2021: Press Release: $ 1M grant from HRSA

"The Diversity Council, a nonprofit based in Rochester MN, has received $1 million in grant funding from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through its “Local Community-Based Workforce to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Access” Initiative for Covid-19 Vaccine promotion and awareness."

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August 19, 2021: Olmsted County Kiosks to increase access to county services and information

 In an effort to help eliminate barriers such as transportation and increase access to Olmsted County services, the county is placing 11 kiosks in various locations across the community.

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August 18, 2021: Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation

The Greater Minnesota Get-Back-Together: MN State Fair 

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July 21, 2021: Press Releases

SE MN Regional Crisis Center to open in July. 

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June 27, 2021: AARP Age Friendly Community

(1) 2021-06-27 Status Community Report;  (2) 2020-01-15:Olmsted County joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities.

 

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June 17, 2021: Sustainable, Resilient Rochester

Sustainability Task Force: Presentations to CMRC, Housing and Feedback from survey and action plan

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Community Anchor Participation: CNG

 

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Impacts

The work of this organization may have impacts on the following areas:

PlanScape

Lvl 1: Children & Youth ; Health ; Pandemic

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DMC Impact:

Community Health Impact area: Comprehensive ; Diabetes ; Mental Health ; Obesity ; Substance Use ; Vaccine Preventable Diseases

 


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Organization Life Cycle Assessment (Pause, Startup, Steady, Isolated Impact, Collective Impact  Unknown)

Collective Impact

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