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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 Community & Technical College ; 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 ; Envisioning a 21st Century City: Regional Issues, Global Perspectives ; 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 Y Community Health Living Index Assessment (CHLI) ; The Village Community Garden & Learning Center

 

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: 2019/07/23  

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. 


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

July 23, 2019 openBeam.net: Community for Health Workgroup Log

DMC EDA initiated Community For Health group effort notes.

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March 29, 2019 openBeam.net: America’s City for Health

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

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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  

August 06, 2019: United States Census - 2020

Earn extra income while helping your community. The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count.

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July 31, 2019: Rochester Area Family Y

Y Membership Scholarship Application Announcement.

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July 26, 2019: Pathway to Prosperity

Olmsted County  Receives Grant for Pathways Toward Prosperity and Well-Being Program,

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July 26, 2019: Rochester Public Schools Superintendent Evaluation Study Group

Study session by the school board on evaluating the superintendent. 

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July 25, 2019: Rochester Area Non-profit Coalition July 2019 Meeting Materials

Presentations from Rochester Area Nonprofit Consortium, Alliance for Strong Families and Communities: HOSTS: Brooke Carlson, Lenore Schell (Alliance) and Ted Uczen (FEI Workfroce Resilience) 

 

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July 17, 2019: Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights)

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

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July 15, 2019: Rochester Home Infusion in the News

Finance-Commerce Spotlight on Small Biz: Home IV service joins DMC mix

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July 08, 2019: Diversity Council Recipient of 2019 Anti-Racism Initiative Category

Diversity Council selected as recipient of the 2019 Nonprofit Mission Award in the category of Anti-Racism Initiative  

 

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    July 03, 2019: Sustainable Energy

    The Climate Mayors Electric Vehicle Purchasing Collaborative (“the Collaborative”) agreement. 

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    June 23, 2019: Rochester Community & Technical College Compassion/Equity

    Minutes from June 4th, 2019, compassion/equity scheduling workshop

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    Beam
    • 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.
    • Our hope is that dmcbeam.org will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

    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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