goals, recommentations and action steps:
Health Care Issue I (HI)
Health care: A healthy workforce is important to future regional success. Healthy workers are more productive and lead to lower health care costs for workers and employers. Health care services must be accessible and sustainable for all residents.
Health Care Issue I Goal
Health care: The number of primary care physicians and nurse practitioners per 1,000 people in the region increases slightly from 1.6/1000 (current trend) to 1.8/1000. The number increases because we invest in our local health care services to serve the growing elderly population and attract new residents to the region.
indicators of success
Benchmarks for Success
Health care.Currently there are 1.6 physicians and nurse practitioners per 1000 people
Health care. The number of primary care physicians and nurse practitioners per 1,000 people in the region increases slightly from 1.6/1000 (current trend) to 1.8/1000. The number increases because we invest in our local health care services to serve the growing elderly population and attract new residents to the region.
TELLING OUR STORY
THE RESILIENT READER: Mental Health Summit Shares or Regional Mental Health Status
CHAMPION INTERVIEW VIDEO
CHOOSE HEALTH PROGRAM
Regions across the country are increasingly recognizing that a healthy and prosperous future will in part be tied to establishing a robust local food system. On November 13, 2014, the NADO Research Foundation hosted a webinar addressing the intersection between local food, public health, and regional resilience, by exploring Central Minnesota’s Choose Health program. The Choose Health program is one of several regional initiatives that is growing the region’s local food economy and increasing access to healthy food options for disadvantaged populations.
Choose Health is made possible by an innovative partnership model that leverages knowledge and resources from the private, public, and non-profit sectors to provide fresh food to the area’s most food insecure populations. The program relies on the local hospital to “prescribe” CSA memberships that are accompanied by health screenings, education, and ongoing support for participants. This remarkably comprehensive program serves as a model for the development of inclusive regional food economies that balance economic development with social equity to ensure that local food is reaching its fullest potential.
Private Public Health initiative
Want to learn more? Interested in becoming involved with this work?
Contact Dawn Espe at Region Five Development Commission and she will put you in touch with one of the theme champions.
Tim Rice, CEO, Lakewood Health System
John Solheim, CEO, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center
Amy Hart, COO, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center
Peggy Stebbins, Director of Marketing and PR, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center
Bob McLean, COO, Hunt Utilities Group
Adam Rees, CEO, Essentia Health
Mike Larson, COO, Essentia Health
Dan Swenson, Adminsitrator, CentraCare Health - Long Prairie