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America’s City for Health

Interlocking between DMC, Olmsted County and Rochester City and Community organizations to ensure social impacts are factored into DMC project evaluation process and City Comprehensive Plan (P2S).

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Project Information

About the project

Impacts: 

Aging, Best Practice, Business Process, Civic Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion, Governance/Public Policy, Health, Housing, Mental Health, Sustainability, Transportation, Workforce Development   Livable City, Health & Wellness, Education/Learning Environment  

Project Phase: 

Concept

Collaborators

Contact: Kevin Bright ; Email: kevinbright@dmceda.org ; Phone: TBD

Lead Organization: DMC EDA

Collaborators: Community Networking Group (CNG) ; DMC EDA ; Diversity Council ; Olmsted County Community Services ; Olmsted County Housing Redevelopment Authority ; Olmsted County Public Health Services ; Rochester Area Family Y ; Rochester Public Library ; United Way of Olmsted County ; Well Living Lab (A Delos and Mayo Clinic collaboration) ; openBEAM.net

Related Projects

2016-2020 Housing Framework ; City of Rochester Initiates New Budget Process and Publishes Digital Format ; Community Beam to enable community collaboration ; DMC Transportation Plan ; Destination Medical Center (DMC) Plan ; Families Matter Mental Health Collaboration ; Identification and intervention for adverse childhood experiences in our local community - A Study ; In City for Good (In the Shadow of Growth) ; Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) ; Journey to Growth Plan ; Maintain and Evolve the 2016 Rochester/Olmsted County Compass Points (Community Dashboard) ; Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement ; Planning 2 Succeed: Rochester 2040 Comprehensive Plan ; Rochester A City of Compassion (RocCoC) ; Rochester Community Garden Project ; Rochester Y Community Health Living Index Assessment (CHLI)

 

Detailed Description

Need a system and process to manage and track various formal community inputs to DMC and the City to build a "Community for Health".
The following was presented to DMC Board in its April 23, 2015 public forum:
There is a need for a social system to ensure:
  1. Policies that bring potential health and social impacts into the decision-making process.
  2. Project approval criteria that evaluate the potential health and social impacts of a project before it is built.
  3. Metrics that gauge progress toward positive health and social outcomes that promote and sustain an inclusive and healthy community.

 

Public Health Recommendations

 


 

CNG Letter to DMC

 

 

Key Status Reports


Community for Health Workgroup Log   Date: 2018/12/11  

DMC EDA initiated Community For Health group effort notes.

 

 

 

2017 Policy Brief: Incorporating Healthy Community Design Principles into the Rochester Comprehensive Plan   Date: 2017/03/01  

"As we get closer to the public comment period for the Rochester Comprehensive Plan, I thought I’d pass along the “final” version approved by the Public Health Services Advisory Board.  Content hasn’t changed significantly since last year, but put into a different format (2 documents attached).  Feel free to share with CNG."


Status/News

December 11, 2018 openBeam.net: Community for Health Workgroup Log

DMC EDA initiated Community For Health group effort notes.

 

 

 

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September 27, 2018 openBeam.net: Indian Health Service Career Positions

Indian health programs are seeking health care professionals who are passionate about practicing within a unique, interdisciplinary team-based environment and one that embraces its mission.

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March 01, 2017 CNG: 2017 Policy Brief: Incorporating Healthy Community Design Principles into the Rochester Comprehensive Plan

"As we get closer to the public comment period for the Rochester Comprehensive Plan, I thought I’d pass along the “final” version approved by the Public Health Services Advisory Board.  Content hasn’t changed significantly since last year, but put into a different format (2 documents attached).  Feel free to share with CNG."

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January 31, 2016 CNG: Olmsted County Public Health, Pete Giesen, presents to CNG regarding health-based policies

In the 2016 January CNG meeting, Pete Giesen presented to CNG an approach to engage City Comprehensive Plan based on healthy community design principles.

Pete asks CNG friends and community members to consider the following healthy community principles as we evaluate the 3 P2S scenarios.

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April 23, 2015 CNG: CNG advocacy letter to DMCC Board in support of community health design principles.

CNG advocacy letter to DMCC Board in support of community health design principles.

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Related PlanScape Status

Aging, Best Practice, Business Process, Civic Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion, Governance/Public Policy, Health, Housing, Mental Health, Sustainability, Transportation, Workforce Development  

March 20, 2019: OpenBeam: A "For Purpose" Enterprise

Founding Members' Understanding and Agreement signed by Erik and Al. 

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March 15, 2019: RT Autism Awareness Foundation Inc Press Release

RT Autism Awareness Foundation has been awarded a grant from the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, for programs and activities supporting the well being of individuals and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Diagnosis.

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March 13, 2019: Southeastern Minnesota League of Municipalities (SEMLM)

State lawmakers from Southeast Minnesota are pushing to create a $25 million revolving loan fund to spur business and entrepreneurial activity in the region’s towns and cities."

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March 06, 2019: Isaiah News

Rochester ISAIAH Community Meetings: Recap of 3/3 and Onto 3/31

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March 05, 2019: Alternative Learning Center - A Success Story (We want you back)

A success story about ALC.  "We want you back" on YouTube. A Hmong student's high school graduation journey after quitting school to work to help support his family at the age of 16.

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February 23, 2019: Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights)

2019-02-23 2018-2019 Report presented to RPS school board and comparison with 2018 reporting. 

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February 19, 2019: County prepares pitch for crisis center

"A county proposal to build a mental health crisis center in Rochester cleared a big hurdle this week.."

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February 17, 2019: Destination Medical Center (DMC) Meeting Packet

DMCC Meeting Packet with affordable housing and transportation breakouts.

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February 17, 2019: Destination Medical Center Corporation Board Green Lights Mobility Hub Locations in Rochester

The Destination Medical Center Corporation (DMCC) Board of Directors at its February meeting, approved a resolution supporting two preliminary mobility hub locations in Rochester, MN, and authorizing up to $400,000 in financial support for additional studies and engineering.

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February 15, 2019: Councilman Michael Wojcik Comments to DMC pertaining to Affordable Housing

Here are 6 comments / Suggestions that that Councilman Wojcik sent do the DMC EDA and Board pertaining to how DMC can have a positive impact on the affordability of housing in the district and beyond.

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February 02, 2019: History Center to present Traveling While Black

The “Traveling While Black” exhibit being developed by the History Center of Olmsted County will chronicle the challenges faced by black motorists prior to the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964.

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  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
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While there are a number of registries in the community, dmcbeam.org's  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. dmcbeam.org could be an interesting first step.

Definitions
The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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