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March 20, 2024 : NIH Community Engagement Alliance Consultative Resource

We invite community organizations and partners who expressed interest in the Community Partnerships to Advance Science for Society (ComPASS) initiative to participate at no cost in several opportunities hosted by CEACR.

February 21, 2024 : Mayo Clinic Bold Forward Unbound

Bold Forward Announcements

Video Mayo CEO

Mayo News June 2023

Related News: Community Reactions ; City of Rochester Support of Bold (2/1/2024)

January 19, 2024 : Minnesota Compass Insights

Dec 2023 Newsletter


Cost burdened households

Programs and resources to help you with DEI and leadership initiatives:

November 10, 2023 : CMRC Community Health Collaboraton Portal Application to Mayo Social Impact Grant

1. CMRC proposal was not selected for funding 2023-11-10 but it did receive strong consideration from Mayo social impact review panel. 

2. Community Health Collaboration Portal has been selected to second round and pitched to Mayo panel 2023-10-24. Pitch format to follow Mayo Clinic's Walleye Tank style. 

3. August CMRC meeting video recording

4. CMRC Coalition's submission to Mayo Social Innovation Grant: Proposal details and letters of support.

November 01, 2023 : CMR Outreach to community organizations to take up NIH Build Up Trust Grant

1. 2023-11-01 CMRC Convening a Checkpoint Meeting to gauge collaboration interests.

2. 2023-10-12 One Olmstead to take a lead;

3. Updates with CMRC,

4.  More info from NIH

5. Outreaches to Mayo, UMR and Olmsted County Public Health. 

October 27, 2023 : City of Rochester, MN

1. City of Rochester is currently looking for an individual to fill in as a temporary accounting technician.  

2. Contact  Joy Harris <> if interested. 

October 13, 2023 : CMRC Convening Outreach to Gauge Interests

Video Recording of Nov 3 2023 CMRC Meeting 

October 10, 2023 : Food, health and culture intersections: Community-Led, Health Equity Structural Intervention Initiative

1. NIH Announcing Awardees  2. Video Clip from CMRC August Meeting; 3. Scoring results from NIH;  4. Interim Status to  CMRC and grant supporters.

September 14, 2023 : We Bike Rochester Programs

Two programs: Bicycle Benefits discount program; Bicycle Benefits discount program.   

August 22, 2023 : DEED: Digital Opportunity Plan

Presentation Slides; Instructions to submit comments, Draft Digital Opportunity Plan; Public Comment Sessions--Family Service Rochester will be hosting one of the public comment sessions 

August 01, 2023 : Joint Studies on tackling Racism as a Public Health Issue

 1. Joint Study earning national achievement award; 2. Olmsted County Public Health interlocking with CMRC on collaboration actions

July 19, 2023 : Olmsted County unveils plans for spending opioid settlement funds

Olmsted County has started to receive settlement funds through the State of Minnesota, which has signed onto several national settlements with opioid manufacturers and distributors. 

July 19, 2023 : County of Olmsted, MN $31 million ARPA

1. The commissioners allotted $11.3 million to the following initiatives: Development of affordable home ownership programs - $4.9 million. Groundwater protection and soil health program - $2 million. Development of Graham Park exhibition center - $4.4 million. 2. Olmsted County’s latest video provides insight into how we are using nearly $31 million in federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

July 15, 2023 : Developing Age-Friendly Olmsted County (AFOC) Plan

1. July 2023 Updates; 2. Feb. 2023 Updates; 3. April 2022 AFOC Action Plan Draft

July 11, 2023 : Mayo Clinic Social Innovation Grant

Mayo Clinic is now accepting applications for a new Social Innovation Grant poised to address health care disparities in Olmsted County. Visit the Mayo Clinic Community Engagement page for application materials and additional information. Applications are due July 31, 2023.

June 15, 2023 : Community Healthcare Simulation Center Co-Design Report

Co-design Report

June 01, 2023 : Olmsted County Metrics Presented at 2023 DMC Real Estate Summit

2022 Olmsted County Community Indicators

April 21, 2023 : FAITH! Cardiovascular Health & Wellness Program

FAITH! Weekend: Celebrating 10 Years of FAITH!

March 02, 2023 : United Way of Olmsted County

Thriving Community Grants Report

January 28, 2023 : State of Minnesota

Community Conversation: Building Racial Equity into the Walls of Minnesota Medicaid - A focus on U.S.-born Black Minnesotans

January 27, 2023 : Community Health Assessment Process

2021 - 2023 CHIP Priorities and Status; 2024 - 2026 CHIP Priorities

January 27, 2023 : Zumbro Valley Medical Society

1. Zumbro Valley Medical Society Awards its 2022 Community Service Award to Olmsted County Housing Stability Team;   

2. Zumbro Valley Medical Society program aims to connect medical students with local service providers as part of academic year elective.

January 24, 2023 : Community-Led, Health Equity Structural Intervention Initiative (OT2)

Rochester-area conversations to explain NIH ComPASS program submission and solicit letters of support from area CBOs. 

January 22, 2023 : Centering Black Voices through Participatory Grantmaking

Investing in Community-Led Solutions Centering Black Voices through Participatory Grantmaking

December 25, 2022 : Collection of documents

Documents include Process Improvements; Planning Process, Memberships

October 25, 2022 : Microwash News

100K boost by NMotion via its growth accelerator program to Microwash.

October 04, 2022 : Joint Studies on tackling Racism as a Public Health Final Report

Final report accepted by Olmsted County Board of Commissioner. 

August 31, 2022 : United Way of Olmsted County

Request for grants proposal: Health access, Early success

August 05, 2022 : Project HEALINGS of MN Covid-19 Series - Articles 3

1. Vacines protect pregnancy and privacy - Find out now. 2, VACCINATION EMPOWERS LEARNING ABOUT OVERALL HEALTH AND WELLNESS


July 22, 2022 : Why Get Vaccinated?

 July 2022 e-Magazine; November 2021 e-Magazine; Info about booster; Education Slides in English and Chinese.  

July 20, 2022 : County of Olmsted, MN Resident Survey

High-level results from the Olmsted County 2022 Resident Survey were shared at the Olmsted County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday, July 19, 2022.

June 03, 2022 : Olmsted County Health Assessment and Planning Partnership (HAPP)

Residents can help Olmsted County identify top community health issues.

May 02, 2022 : Project HEALINGS Covid-19 Information Series

Project HEALINGS information: What are vaccines? 

April 28, 2022 : United Way Funding Opportunities

(a) 2022 RFP  (b)  2020 RFP United Way of Olmsted County is seeking proposals: (1) programs that provide high quality childcare or early childhood education and (2) proposal to "build back better". 

April 27, 2022 : 2022 Newsletters

April 2022 Newsletter

April 09, 2022 : Project HEALINGS Communication

Sample of partner recordings to encourage Covid vaccination

March 16, 2022 : Services Provided and Press Releases

Services provided; Announcement of SE MN Regional Crisis Center to open in July. 

March 12, 2022 : Rochester Area Family Y - A new beginning

February/March 2022 Newsletter: Extending the Y missions across the Rochester community: A message from the Rochester Y Board Chair 

March 08, 2022 : Tackling Racism as a Public Health Issue

1. 3/8/2022 Olmsted County Public Health press release to request survey responses; 2. 10/22/2021 Presentation to CMRC;  3. August update posted on Olmsted County website

March 03, 2022 : Green Business Recognition Program

An initiative to recognize local businesses for taking strides toward sustainability.

January 22, 2022 : ACH 2022 Info Log

January 2022 Meeting Review Workgroup purpose (mission, vision, and values) and OpenBeam comments. 

October 15, 2021 : Project HEALINGS of MN (Health Education and Adult Learning Incorporated with Navigation of Government Systems)

Project HEALINGS kickoff, 10/16/2021 and other related information

September 14, 2021 : Olmsted County Health Assessment and Planning Partnership (HAPP)

Status reports: September 2021, March 2021 from CHAP quarterly meetings

September 10, 2021 : Age-Friendly Olmsted County (AFOC) Meetings Log

9/10/2021 message from Dave Beal, August 2021 kickoff and inventory meeting

September 09, 2021 : Racism and the Economy -- Federal Reserve Series

Understanding the implications of structural racism in America's economy. 

August 20, 2021 : Press Release: $ 1M grant from HRSA

"The Diversity Council, a nonprofit based in Rochester MN, has received $1 million in grant funding from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through its “Local Community-Based Workforce to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Access” Initiative for Covid-19 Vaccine promotion and awareness."

June 27, 2021 : AARP Age Friendly Community

(1) 2021-06-27 Status Community Report;  (2) 2020-01-15:Olmsted County joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities.


June 17, 2021 : Sustainable, Resilient Rochester

Sustainability Task Force: Presentations to CMRC, Housing and Feedback from survey and action plan

January 14, 2021 : 2021 - 2023 Community Health Improvement Plan Document and Sections

Coalition of Community Health Improvement (CHIP) releasing 2021-2023 health improvement plan. 

December 10, 2020 : Co-designing of Discovery Walk Concept

Summary of Co-design of Discovery Walk and Codify the co-design process. 

November 20, 2020 : DMC Transportation Plan - Circular

DMC EDA Webinar October, 2020 and DMCC Board Voted in favor of staff recommendations 2019

May 05, 2020 : Nonprofit COVID-19 Response Structure and Social Determinants of Health

(1) Consortium resources have been temporary redirected to cross-sector COVID-19 response planning in the Rochester are. Please contact Brooke with questions. 

(2) System approach for Social Determinants of Health

March 12, 2020 : Health Assessment and Planning

March 2020 Olmsted County Health Assessment & Planning Process (HAPP) Meeting Recap

March 03, 2020 : Lifestyle Wellness Awareness Month

Rochester Mayor Proclamation  

February 01, 2020 : United Way of Olmsted County

2019 Listening Team Summary.

January 24, 2020 : America’s Community for Health Meeting News

 Meeting material from Jan. meeting:

Macro and micro expected outcomes of the project. 

First pass at co-designer list -- Convening Co-designers

December 20, 2019 : 2019 Community for Health Workgroup Log

DMC EDA initiated Community For Health group effort notes 2018 and 2019 logging of notes and activities. 

February 22, 2019 : DMC EDA Community Health Workgroup

Summary of December 2018 work and next steps.

May 11, 2018 : Planning 2 Succeed: Final Version

Final version is now available. 

September 27, 2017 : Mayo Clinic Health Disparities Research Lecture by Dr. David Williams

Dr. David Williams in his Keynote Address at the Mayo Research 2017 Annual Health Equity retreat.

April 28, 2017 : Diversity Council extending Compass Points Data to direct Rapid Consensus conversations

On April 26, 2017 Diversity Council utilizing data from Rochester/Olmsted County Compass Points data combining with other community data analyses successfully developed and convened a Rapid Consensus conversation program as part of the 2017 Mayo Community Luncheon celebrating and inspiring an inclusive community. 

October 30, 2016 : CNG Releases Compass Points 2016, City of Rochester and Olmsted County

 2016-10-27 CNG releases Compass Points in today's meeting.

March 12, 2016 : Meeting with Wilder Research on General Dashboard Requirements

Al Lun representing Rochester Area Foundation and CNG to meet with Wilder Foundation regarding General Community Dashboard requirements, specifications, scope of work and deliverables.

Extracted from 2019 CHNA Page 21