Our Focus

Our focus is on supporting policy, systems and environmental changes in Meeker, McLeod and Sibley Counties that create increased opportunities for people to live healthy!

Collective Action

MMS Healthy Communities CLT has agreed to use a collective action framework in order to increase efficiencies and decrease duplication.  Collective action occurs when organizations agree to coordinate activities in pursuit of shared objectives.  While community partners are active and engaged with community level initiatives there are still internal agency priorities. The collective action approach requires collaboration and partnerships to work on overarching goals to address the priority areas, while each agency continues to utilize local agency data and work on interventions specific to their agency.  Collectively, all the agency interventions contribute to the overall common goal.

After the June 2016 community health assessment, topics were most prioritized.

The final list of topics were

The Collective Action Approach will allow each partnering agency to identify their contribution (if any) towards the identified priority areas.  This will allow agencies to share information, resources and coordination of services that will result on a larger impact on the community.

To meet our goals set around the topics listed above we focus our work on: