Online Program

Advancing health where it starts - where people live, work, learn, and play

Saturday, November 2, 2013 : 12:50 p.m. - 12:59 p.m.

Edward Ehlinger, MD, MSPH, Commissioner's Office, Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, MN

To improve the overall health of a population, a re-balancing of our investment in clinical medicine (treatment) and public health (prevention) will be necessary. Integrating and aligning clinical care, public health, social services, behavioral health, and long-term care will also need to be a part of this effort. Making this happen will require more community engagement and ownership of health and health care within local communities. This presentation will discuss approaches being taken in Minnesota to achieve these objectives.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Demonstrate how an approach focusing on policy, systems, and environmental change can impact the overall health of a community Describe the potential that the State Innovation Model (SIM) grants have to advance public health Explain how to use a Health in All Policies approach to creating health in communities

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been working in the field of public/community health for over 3 decades. I have created and directed numerous community-based care delivery and public health programs. I am currently Commissioner of Health for the State of Minnesota and am responsible for developing a state-wide framework for protecting, maintaining, and improving the health of all Minnesotans.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.