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August Meeting Minutes

Attendees ◾Kjirsten Anderson, Regional Prevention Coordinator (Other Substance Abuse Organization) ◾ Jessica Bigirindavyi, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office (Law Enforcement) ◾Tara Helm, North Memorial Health/ PFC (Healthcare) ◾Camryn Krause Ferris, Joint Community Police Partnership, Crystal (State/Local/Gov’t) ◾Casey Landherr, Robbinsdale Police Department (Law Enforcement) ◾Teresa Lunt (Parent) ◾LeeAnn Mortensen, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundations (Other Substance Abuse Organization) ◾ […]

September Meeting Agenda

AGENDA WelcomeIntroductionsIcebreaker: What do you enjoy about the season changing? Approve August meeting minutes Coalition Updates ‘Communities Talk’ Planning Community Partner Sharing Adjourn Upcoming Events & Trainings: SAMMn Event with Kevin Sabet o Thursday, September 12 from 6-8pm in St. Paul, MN o Registration Link safeTALK (Suicide Alertness For Everyone) o Thursday, September 19th 1pm-4pm […]

New Medicine Disposal Box in Crystal

Our coalition is invested in addressing substance abuse in our community by implementing strategies that reduce access to prescription medications by changing the built environment. By partnering with our law enforcement partners in northwest Hennepin County, we have helped to establish and maintain permanent drop boxes in our community to reduce medicine abuse. Proper medicine […]

August Meeting Agenda

AGENDA Welcome ◾Introductions◾Icebreaker: What is something you are still hoping to do before the summer ends?  ◾Approve July meeting minutes   Summer Institute in Adolescent Health Conference Takeaways Workgroup Updates    Year in Review  Coalition Functioning Survey Community Partner Sharing  Adjourn Upcoming Events & Trainings: ◾ Golden Valley City Council Meeting to discuss Tobacco Policy Updateso […]

July Meeting Minutes

Attendees ◾Kjirsten Anderson, Regional Prevention Coordinator (Other Substance Abuse Organization)◾ Jessica Bigirindavyi, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office (Law Enforcement)◾ Carrie Crook, Joint Community Police Partnership, Brooklyn Center (State/Local/Gov’t)◾Eric Hansen, Osseo School District (School) ◾Tara Helm, North Memorial Health/ PFC (Healthcare) ◾Casey Landherr, Robbinsdale Police Department (Law Enforcement) ◾Teresa Lunt (Parent) ◾LeeAnn Mortensen, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundations […]

June Meeting Minutes

Attendees •Kjirsten Anderson, Regional Prevention Coordinator (Other Substance Abuse Organization) •Robert Devereux, Nystrom & Associates, LTD (Other Substance Abuse Organization) •Kate Ebert, Dakota County Public Health (State/Local/Gov’t) •Scott Elliot, Blue Ox Media Group (Media) •Ryan Gastecki, Hennepin County (State, Local/Gov’t) •Eric Hansen, Osseo School District (School) •Tara Helm, North Memorial/ PFC (Healthcare) •Leah Just, Citizen […]

July Meeting Agenda

Welcome (LeeAnn) 2:00-2:10pm IntroductionsIcebreaker: Drug Slang Term QuizApprove June Minutes Prosecution of Drug Delivery (Tara) 2:15-2:20pm No-Cost Extension (Tara) 2:20-2:25pm Environmental Strategies Review (All) 2:25-3:00pm Subcommittee Workgroups (All) 3:00-3:45pm Medicine Abuse Prevention Workgroup Realtor Outreach Workgroup Community Partner Sharing (All) 3:45-4:00pm Adjourn (All) 4:00pm

May Meeting Minutes

Attendees Jessica Bigirindavyi, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office (Law Enforcement) Tara Helm, North Memorial/ PFC (Healthcare) Jeff Lunde, Brooklyn Park Mayor (State/Local/Gov’t) Teresa Lunt (Parent) Eric Nelson, Brooklyn Park Police Department (Law Enforcement) Sheila Nesbitt, North Memorial Health (Healthcare) Alyssa Nyberg, M Health Fairview Behavioral Sciences (Other Substance Abuse Organization) Steering Committee Members Not in Attendance […]

June Meeting Agenda

Agenda Welcome (LeeAnn) 2:00-2:15pm  Icebreaker: What is your favorite summer activity?  Approve May minutes ONDCP Emergency Response Roundtable Overview (Tara) 2:15-2:30pm Medicine Disposal Program Update (Ryan Gastecki) 2:30-3:15pm Realtors & Homeowner Education (LeeAnn) 3:15-3:25pm Medicine Abuse Prevention Outreach Activity (All) 3:25-3:45pm Community Partner Sharing (All) 3:45-4:00pm Adjourn 4:00pm Upcoming Events & Trainings Webinar: […]

New Medicine Disposal Box in Brooklyn Park

On Wednesday, May 29th, Brooklyn Park Police Department Deputy Chief Mark Bruley joined Partnership for Change coalition members to celebrate the opening of the new medicine disposal box. The MedReturn receptacle, located in the lobby of the Brooklyn Park Police Department (5400 85th Avenue North), is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days […]