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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

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 […]

May Meeting Agenda

Agenda Welcome (Teresa) 2-2:10p◾Icebreaker: What summer activity or vacation are you looking forward to most this year?◾Approve April Meeting Minutes Medicine Abuse Prevention–Prescriber Event (Tara) 2:10-2:30p Brooklyn Park “State of Community” Address (Mayor Lunde) 2:30-3:30p◾How the city is addressing issue of youth drug & alcohol use Looking Ahead–Action Items for 2019 (Tara) 3:30-3:45p Coalition Functioning […]

Check out our billboard!

We have a billboard on Interstate 694 near Highway 252. Watch for this message from Partnership for Change! We are spreading awareness about preventing misuse and abuse of prescription medications and increasing knowledge to community members about the location of permanent medicine disposal boxes. Hennepin County has over 30 locations where you can properly dispose […]

DEA Prescription Drug Take-back Day

Medicine Collection Site Robbinsdale Hy-Vee | 3505 Bottineau Blvd Unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue that can lead to potential accidental poisoning, misuse, abuse, or overdose. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment. Our coalition has partnered with Robbinsdale Hy-Vee, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, Hennepin County […]

April Meeting Minutes

Attendees Jessica Bigirindavyi, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office (Law Enforcement) Tara Helm, North Memorial/ PFC (Healthcare) LeeAnn Mortensen, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundations (Other Substance Abuse Organization) Eric Nelson, Brooklyn Park Police Department (Law Enforcement) Sheila Nesbitt, North Memorial Health (Healthcare) Lauren Prnjat, Hennepin County Regional Poison Center (Other Substance Abuse Organization) MJ Ryan, Minnesota State University, […]