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America’s Community 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: 

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

Project Phase: 

Plan

Collaborators

Contact: TBD ; Email: TBD ; Phone: TBD

Lead Organization: DMC EDA

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

Related Projects

DMC Discovery Square Design Process ; DMC Transportation Plan ; Destination Medical Center (DMC) Plan ; Envisioning a 21st Century City: Regional Issues, Global Perspectives ; Families Matter Mental Health Collaboration ; Health Assessment and Planning ; Health-centric Design of Discovery Walk ; Housing Framework ; Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) ; Lifestyle Wellness Awareness Month ; Planning 2 Succeed: Rochester 2040 Comprehensive Plan ; Rochester Y Community Health Living Index Assessment (CHLI) ; The Village Community Garden & Learning Center (VCGLC)

 

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


2019 Community for Health Workgroup Log   Date: 2019/12/20  

DMC EDA initiated Community For Health group effort notes.

America’s City for Health   Date: 2019/03/29  

Engage area leaders about the need to converge various health/wellness initiatives to collective impact. 

DMC EDA Community Health Workgroup   Date: 2019/02/22  

Summary of December 2018 work and next steps.

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 20, 2019: 2019 Community for Health Workgroup Log

DMC EDA initiated Community For Health group effort notes.

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March 29, 2019: America’s City for Health

Engage area leaders about the need to converge various health/wellness initiatives to collective impact. 

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February 22, 2019: DMC EDA Community Health Workgroup

Summary of December 2018 work and next steps.

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March 01, 2017: 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: 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 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

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

May 18, 2020: Collaboration with the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans

This storytelling project with CAPM will feature Minnesota Cambodian community leaders in a series of video shorts.

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May 18, 2020: Plans for a pair of transit villages connected by a dedicated route are being scaled back.

"The council opted to move forward with a modified plan for a single village at Mayo Clinic’s west parking lot along Second Street Southwest and a transit system traveling east and west with a loop around the city-county Government Center."

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May 14, 2020: Governor Tim Walz announced the next phase of the COVID-19 response

In conjunction with this announcement, the Governor signed Executive Orders to protect Minnesotans most at risk from the virus and safeguard workers. The first Executive Order strongly encourages Minnesotans at greatest risk of serious illness to continue staying home. The second Executive Order
ensures workers can raise concerns regarding the safety of their work environments without fear of discrimination or retaliation. It also protects workers from loss of income if they refuse to work under unsafe or unhealthy conditions.
Following the guidance of public health officials, the Governor today announced a preliminary set of health indicators that could trigger a decision to re-impose restrictions to slow the spread of the virus. These indicators will be refined over time as we learn more about the virus and the course of the
pandemic in Minnesota.  
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May 12, 2020: Diversity Council Newsletters with COVID-19 Info

In light of all that is going on throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Diversity Council wants to remain a connector and convener for all those in need throughout our community. If you are aware of valuable information and resources, please email info@diversitycouncil.org and we will do our best to increase awareness.

If you have needs to express as an individual or member of a particular community, please reach out to info@diversitycouncil.org. Diversity Council is willing and happy to hear your concerns and connect you with the correct resources.

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May 11, 2020: Rochester-area Chamber of Commerce - back to work info series

Topics include: 5 Steps to Reopening your business safely, Liability Concerns for Reopening Your Business

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May 07, 2020: MPR Invite COVID Community Helpers Stories

Looking for moments when people are helping other people in the community. In a nod to Fred Rogers, in bad times look for the helpers. So, please consider sharing a story about a helper in your community.

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May 03, 2020: DMC Webinar Series - Road to Recovery

Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency (DMC EDA) hosted a week-long webinar series titled “Road to Recovery – Navigating the Path to Economic Recovery,” April 27 – May 1 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM.

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May 01, 2020: 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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April 29, 2020: Techsoap news: Zoom, Teams, COVID-19 forum, Slack,

Techsoap newsletter with information on better usage of collaboration technologies. 

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April 22, 2020: TPT Census 2020 Videos In Multiple Languages

TPT videos to help dispel myths about the census and to help the community see why filling out the census is critical we have created videos in Somali, Hmong, Spanish, and English. 

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April 22, 2020: The Resilience of the Nonprofit Sector Shines Through

This time of uncertainty has pushed nonprofit organizations to tap into their creativity and come up with inventive ways to engage and serve their communities. At the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, community is our compass, so we are inspired to see the community-led ingenuity of the nonprofit sector during this pandemic.

Below are several nonprofits we fund that are offering resources and virtual programming during Minnesota’s mandated stay at home order:

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April 17, 2020: Request for Services: Diverse Media Vendors for COVID-19 Communications

4/17/2020 Updates 

Request for Services: Diverse Media Vendors for COVID-19 Communications

4/10/2020 Updates Include:

  • Status of COVID-19
  • Extended Stay at Homer Order
  • Work protections
  • Making Recommendations in Childcare
  • Funding Grants
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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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