June Meeting Minutes

  • Renee Gust, Hennepin Co. Services & Public Health Dept. (State/Local Gov’t)
  • Tara Helm, U of M Graduate Student (Youth/Young Adult)
  • Camryn Krause Ferris, Joint Community Police Partnership, Crystal (State/Local/Gov’t)
  • Kellace McDaniel, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office (Law Enforcement)
  • Shane Mikkelson, Osseo Police Dept. (Law Enforcement)
  • LeeAnn Mortensen, North Memorial Health Hospital (Healthcare)
  • Sheila Nesbitt (Parent)
  • Cendee Palmer, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation (Other Substance Abuse Organization)
  • Lauren Scott, U of M Graduate Student (Youth/Youth Adult)
  • Donny Shope, Anthony Louis Center (Other Substance Abuse Organization)
  • Jessica Wong, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation (Other Substance Abuse Organization)
  • Amber Smith, North Memorial/PFC
Steering Committee Members Not in Attendance
  • Krista Brenno, Osseo High School (Schools)
  • Nicole Herlofsky, Fairview Behavioral Services (Other Substance Abuse Organization)
  • Jen Holper, PrairieCare (Youth Serving Organization)
  • Teresa Lunt (Parent)
  • Marie Maslowski, North Memorial Health (Healthcare)
  • Randi Ordner, PrairieCare (Youth Serving Organization)
  • Lauren Prnjat, Hennepin Regional Poison Center (Other Substance Abuse Organization)
Welcome & Introductions

In Teresa’s absence, LeeAnn called the meeting to order. Attendees introduced themselves and shared what they would put in the time capsule. A motion was made and seconded to approve the May meeting minutes. Motion carried.

Pyramid Activity

Amber introduced a pyramid activity (see slides here). The pyramid diagram is a hybrid between Frieden’s Public Health Impact Pyramid and CADCA’s 7 Strategies for Community Change and seeks to communicate the PFC focus on creating population-level change. Amber also shared a list of 16 PFC strategies or activities. Members split into partner groups to discuss and place the strategies in the corresponding section of the pyramid. The group then shared their discussions.

Members discussed that the pyramid categories are interconnected and it is difficult to place a strategy cleanly in one area. For example, “Educate policymakers on harmful impact of youth marijuana use.” That activity sounds like it is both provide information but also modify/change policies.

Members also discussed concerns about the visual of a pyramid. Several noted that they think of a pyramid showing the pinnacle is the best; we strike to reach the top. But in this model, it’s actually the bottom that is the best because that is where we are reaching the broadest population with lasting change. There was discussion that possibly a ladder or another visual might help convey the message more clearly.

ACTION ITEM: Amber will consider a way to convey a similar message without a pyramid.

Place of Last Drink: DUI Findings

Tara presented findings from her work with the Place of Last Drink data. She presented information about participating departments, demographics (age and gender) of the primary contacts, as well as types of offenses. The focus of her research was on DUI and driving-related offenses. She analyzed the distance a person traveled from 6 most common retail establishments that was a place of last drink to the point of the traffic stop. Tara’s presentation is attached to these minutes.

Coalition Functioning Survey

Linda Bosma will be sending a link to a coalition functioning survey. All members are strongly encouraged to complete the survey. It’s an important way to get ideas for improving the coalition. We have also used findings of the coalition functioning survey in past grant applications.

ACTION ITEM: All coalition members who receive the survey link are asked to complete it.

Community Partner Sharing

Nothing to share at the moment.

Adjourned at 4 PM

Next Meeting is: Tuesday, September 11th at 2pm at Osseo City Hall, Community Room B

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