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Planning Healthy Ramsey

Saint Paul – Ramsey  County Public Health’s work is guided by several department plans.

Strategic Plan
The Ramsey County Board of Commissioners approved the Strategic Plan in May 2014. The planning process included input from the department staff, elected officials, key county stakeholders, and the community. The strategic plan provides guidance on department priorities, policies, activities, community partnerships and resource allocation. 

Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
The CHIP was developed by over 80 residents and community leaders. It created a shared vision, established goals and priorities and identified actions to address the goals.

Community Health Assessment
Saint Paul - Ramsey County Public Health coordinates the collection and analysis of health-related information that identifies community health trends and concerns that can be addressed through public health interventions. A comprehensive community health assessment report is then created with input from community partners.

Health Equity Plan & Data Analysis
The Health Equity Plan provides a framework that includes resources for Saint Paul – Ramsey County Public Health to advance health equity, understanding how to use an equity lens and connecting health equity to staff roles and responsibilities. The Health Equity Data Analysis (HEDA) is a tool for analyzing health disparities in communities. Advancing health equity is the attainment of the highest level of health possible for people of all ages and backgrounds in Ramsey County. 

Quality Improvement Plan
Quality improvement in public health is the use of a deliberate and defined improvement process. The department’s plan refers to a continuous and ongoing effort to achieve measurable improvements in the efficiency, effectiveness, performance, accountability, outcomes, and other indicators of quality in services or processes which achieve equity and improve the health of the community.

Workforce Development Plan
Effective public health practice requires a well prepared workforce. The department’s plan ensures a competent workforce through the assessment of staff competencies, the provision of individual training and professional development, and the provision of a supportive work environment.

Comprehensive Plans - A guide to improving health in Ramsey County
A guide developed to help planners, community members, city administrators and other decision makers include health in the development of comprehensive plans and in future planning. This document will suggest healthy living language to add into comprehensive plans, specifically focused on healthy eating, active living and tobacco free living. 

Solid Waste Master Plan
The Ramsey County Solid Waste Master Plan, adopted in 2004, guides management of trash, recyclables, and other solid wastes. Part of the plan focuses on actions specific to Ramsey County and part focuses on various initiatives across the Twin Cities region.