Message from our director
I am pleased to share Hennepin County Public Health’s 2021-2025 strategic plan. The purpose of this strategic plan is to share our mission, vision, and values with the community we serve, and to chart a course for the future of our department and our service to the county.
This plan was developed with extensive input from the community and from staff from throughout our department. I am so proud of the work they did to develop this plan throughout 2020 and 2021. It is inspiring to me that we were able to come together to imagine a better future for our department and the health of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic: one of the most challenging times in recent memory.
In this plan you will see our strong commitment to becoming a more trauma informed and anti-racist health department. We believe these are necessary steps for helping us to effectively address health disparities, and advance health equity in our community.
Thank you for supporting our efforts to protect and improve the health of all people in Hennepin County and for reading and sharing our new strategic plan.
Susan Palchick, PhD, MPH
The links, below, represent sections of the report. Scroll down to continue reading the report, or click on any of the links to go directly to that section.
Thank you for supporting our efforts to protect and improve the health of all people in Hennepin County.
Advance health and racial equity through science, and prevention-focused, inclusive, public health policies, practices, and services.
All people who live, work, and play in Hennepin County experience optimal health grounded in health and racial equity.
Addressing health and racial equity: We need collaborative and innovative ways to approach and solve long-standing disparities.
This strategic plan identifies three goals that will stretch our department and help us achieve our long-term vision. The plan identifies specific high-level objectives, strategies, and initiatives for each goal that we will strive to achieve over the next five years.
Many community organizations informed Hennepin County Public Health's strategic plan. Their wisdom and guidance is appreciated. A list of these organizations is here.