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Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) Northeast MN Regional Coordinator

The goal of SHIP is to help Minnesotans live longer, better, healthier lives by reducing

the burden of chronic diseases by addressing physical inactivity, poor nutrition, and

tobacco use. SHIP was signed into law in 2008 as an integral component of Health

Care Reform. The NE MN Regional Coordinator supports and oversees the 6 SHIP

 interventions that the 7 counties are implementing throughout the region.

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Regional Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Coordinator Northeast MN

Supports communities in the four counties in the prevention of alcohol, tobacco and

other drug use by building regional relationships to enhance prevention efforts, providing

trainingopportunities and technical assistance withe the goal of building stronger,

healthier and safer communities across the state.

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WIC Women, Infants and Children

Supplemental nutritious food, health status assessment and nutritional education

provided to pregnant and breastfeeding moms and children up to age 5.

Carlton County

Cook County Public Health and Human Services

Lake County

St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services


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WIC Peer Support Breastfeeding Program

Peers (moms who are on or have been on WIC and have successfully nursed their

children) provide support and education to moms enrolled in WIC who are

interested in breastfeeding.

Carlton County

Cook County Public Health and Human Services


Lake County Public Health and Human Services

St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services

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Emergency Preparedness

Local public health agencies leading efforts to prepare for and manage the response to

and recovery from health emergencies in northeast Minnesota by collaborating with

local and state partners, sponsor local training and exercises and support systems,

recruit and manage volunteers to assist in emergencies.
 
Carlton County 

Cook County

Lake County

St. Louis County


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Maternal and Child Health and TANF Home Visiting  Programs

(Title V Federal Block Grant and TANF Funding)

Services provided to low income, high risk mothers or children including improved

home visiting to improve pregnancy outcomes and infant health as well as working

with families and children with special health care needs.  Home visiting programs

offered to parents during pregnancy and postpartum period.  Public Health Nurses

provide support and education regarding childbirth education, bonding and attachment,

breastfeeding, parenting, home safety checks, information regarding available resources

in the community, etc.

Carlton County

Cook County

Lake County

St. Louis County


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Child and Teen Check-ups

Local Public Health staff provide outreach to eligible families

(enrolled in Medical Assistance -MA or MinnesotaCare) to encourage

them to participate in regular free healthcare checkups.

The check-ups include history, growth assessment, physical examination

from head to toe, etc.

Carlton County

Cook County Public Health and Human Services

Lake County

St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services


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Suicide Prevention

To reduce suicides in Minnesota by providing appropriate education and

outreach to populations who may be at risk. Promoting awareness that suicide is 

preventable, encouraging help-seeking behaviors and learning the symptoms of

depression and other psychiatric illnesses, recognizing the warning signs of suicide,

learning the skills forinterventions and making or seeking effetive referrals to treatment.




Contact us
if you need additional information about the Carlton, Cook, Lake and

St. Louis County Community Health Board.

 





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