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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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Collaborators, Project Type, Impacts, Related Projects

 


Collaborators 

Lead Organization: DMC EDA

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

Known/Likely Collaborators: DMC EDA ; Diversity Council ; Lotus Health Foundation ; Olmsted County Community Services ; Olmsted County Housing Redevelopment Authority ; Olmsted County Public Health Services ; OpenBeam ; 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)

Potential Collaborators: AARP Rochester, MN ; Community Mobilization Resource Coalition (CMRC) ; In the City for Good Steering Committee ; Salvation Army/Samaritan Medical Clinic


Related Projects

Bus Rapid Transit (2nd Street SW Link) ; Community Health Assessment Process ; DMC Discovery Square ; Destination Medical Center (DMC) ; Discovery Walk Co-designing ; Envisioning a 21st Century City: Regional Issues, Global Perspectives ; Executing on Planning 2 Succeed: Rochester 2040 Comprehensive Plan ; Families Matter Mental Health Collaboration ; Housing Alliance Coalition ; Lifestyle Wellness Awareness Month ; Rochester Y Community Health Living Index Assessment (CHLI) ; The Village Community Garden & Learning Center (VCGLC) ; Update Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) Index


Impacts 

Major Impact:  Vision/Identity

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Aging, Best Practice, Business Process, Civic Engagement, Commitment, Diversity and Inclusion, Governance/Public Policy, Health, Housing, International, Intelligence, Mental Health, OpenBeam, Sustainability, Technology Enablement, Transportation, Workforce Development

Level 2:

DMC Impacts:

Livable City, Health & Wellness, Education/Learning Environment

Community Health Impacts:

Comprehensive


Type of Project

Planning, Special  

 

 

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.

 

CNG Letter to DMC

 

 


 

Public Health Recommendations

 

 

 


Pinned Reports on: America's City for Health


Use of "America City for Health" as moniker to attract DMC investment (February 25, 2023)

Feb 2023 Business Development status; Nov. 2021 Presentation to DMCC Board in November 2021 Board Meeting. Focus on attracting more companies coming in.  America City for Health as lead generation asset. 

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ACH 2022 Info Log (January 22, 2022)

January 2022 Meeting Review Workgroup purpose (mission, vision, and values) and OpenBeam comments. 

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2019 Community for Health Workgroup Log (December 20, 2019)

DMC EDA initiated Community For Health group effort notes 2018 and 2019 logging of notes and activities. 

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

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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Reports on: America's City for Health


Use of "America City for Health" as moniker to attract DMC investment (February 25, 2023)

Feb 2023 Business Development status; Nov. 2021 Presentation to DMCC Board in November 2021 Board Meeting. Focus on attracting more companies coming in.  America City for Health as lead generation asset. 

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ACH 2022 Info Log (January 22, 2022)

January 2022 Meeting Review Workgroup purpose (mission, vision, and values) and OpenBeam comments. 

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2019 Community for Health Workgroup Log (December 20, 2019)

DMC EDA initiated Community For Health group effort notes 2018 and 2019 logging of notes and activities. 

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America’s City for Health Memo's (March 29, 2019)

Engage area leaders about the need to converge various health/wellness initiatives to drive collective impact. (1) Memo to CNG Steering Committee (2) Memo to Mayor Norton re Community City of Health conversation. 

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

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

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

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

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Other Community News and Reports having impacts on:

Aging, Best Practice, Business Process, Civic Engagement, Commitment, Diversity and Inclusion, Governance/Public Policy, Health, Housing, International, Intelligence, Mental Health, OpenBeam, Sustainability, Technology Enablement, Transportation, Workforce Development  
March 04, 2024: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Updates; International Relations

DEI Presentation Topics: 

Language Access and Accessibility

Equity in the Built Environment

2024 Initiatives

International Relations Committee

 

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March 04, 2024: Olmsted County Human Rights and Human Services Reorg
Reorganization: Olmsted County announces changes to advisory boards for human services and human rights.

“This new model positions us to better learn from our residents and address community needs.”

Open Beam Comments : Accountability of actions and results

 

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March 01, 2024: 2024 Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan Reports

1Q 2024:

Feb 2024 - Admin Message, TBE Report

Jan 2024: Admin Message, TBE Report

Special callouts 

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February 24, 2024: 2024 The Year of Respect

Promotion Post Bulletin Wraps 

Actionable Steps

Quotes from BIPOC voices

 

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February 21, 2024: Mayo Clinic Bold Forward Unbound
Bold Forward Announcements

Video Mayo CEO

Mayo News June 2023

Related News: Community Reactions ; City of Rochester Support of Bold (2/1/2024)

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February 07, 2024: DMC's BioRoch effort to Collaborate with MN MedTech 3.0

DMCC Board Updates:

1. Feb 2024 DMCC Board Meeting: Video Clip of Discussion at Feb 1 2024 DMCC Board - DMC part of MedTech 3.0; Memo to DMCC

2. Nov. 2023 Video Clip of Discussion at DMCC Board Meeting about MN MedTech 3.0 Description and Webinar

References: US DEA Tech Hub Awardees 

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February 06, 2024: Luther College Rochester Semester Cohort
Luther College Rochester Immersion internship placements and coursework information:

2023, 2022, 2021 programming information 

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February 03, 2024: Jeremiah Program News

2024 Fundraising : Chocolate for a Cause! Get your chocolate bar for a chance to win one of five golden tickets! Order yours today Scan the QR Code or click here: LINK

2018 Information presented to December 18, 2018 HRA.

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February 01, 2024: Contract Opportunity for Homeownership Mentor Program

Get paid while helping others achieve their homeownership goals!

Referencing BIPOC Homeownership Co-design Report

 

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February 01, 2024: Ignite Cup 2024

The Ignite Cup is a startup competition to connect and grow our entrepreneurial ecosystem. The winner of our pitch competition will be a guaranteed semi-finalist at the MN Cup.

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January 30, 2024: Workforce Training Available for Minnesota Employers
1. The state of Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) program offers grants to help train or retrain your workforce. We've helped train thousands of workers in the state.

2/ New Minnesota Fund Reimburses Employers for Costs of Reasonable Accommodations

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January 29, 2024: Black History Month Series of Events

(1) 2024 Black History Month Press Release

(2) 2023 Black History Month Press Release

(3) 2022 Black History Month Press Release;

(4) 2021 Black History Month Press Release  

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January 25, 2024: Announcing two new part-time roles to ensure accessible services to all communities.

Two parttime roles

Community Connector – Somali Speaking

Community Connector – Spanish Speaking

 

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January 19, 2024: Minnesota Compass Insights
Dec 2023 Newsletter

DATA MYTHBUSTERS, part 3

Cost burdened households

Programs and resources to help you with DEI and leadership initiatives:

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January 18, 2024: 2024 The Year of Respect

January 19, 2024 Kick Off

Dec 19, 2023 Planning Sessions

Dec 12, 2023 Introduction  

References: Community of Respect Tools

  • Conversation Starters
  • Encouragement Tips
  • MPR Talking Sense Program and App

 

 PB Reporting

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Last modified by allnode on 2023/05/13
Created by allnode on 2015/04/25

 

 

 

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