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Olmsted County Public Health, Pete Giesen, presents to CNG regarding health-based policies


Many DMC officials have expressed the commitment to pay attention to health determinants as DMC projects are being evaluated. However, followup actions do not always match the words--not necessarily due to maleficence but the lack of a Transparent, Accountable, Responsive, Process-centric (TARP) system to ensure accountability.

Glad to see that 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 three P2S scenarios.

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Date: 2016/01/31

Last Modification Date: 2016-10-10T21:14:49-05:00

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  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community,'s  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. could be an interesting first step.

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  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
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