Community Engagement

We, at Blue Earth County Public Health, believe that engaging with community members is important to the success of our endeavors. By combining our public health expertise and the community "collective intelligence", we will more accurately identify problems, develop more effective solutions, leverage community resources to create impact and develop new leaders who will advocate for the long-term health of their families and communities.
Strips.JPG

Community Partners
Our work hinges on being able to successfully partner with our communities. We are fortunate to have a wide array of community partners, including Blue Earth County schools; city and county governments; health care organizations; civic organizations and private businesses - all of whom are dedicated to forming a healthier future for Blue Earth County.

Some of our work with community partners is highlighted in the following newsletters:

Strips.JPG

Community Leadership Team (CLT)


Our work is guided and enhanced by our Community Leadership Team (CLT). Our CLT is comprised of a diverse group of individuals from Blue Earth County schools; city and county governments; health care; civic organizations and private businesses - all of whom are dedicated to forming a healthier future for Blue Earth County.

Our CLT Charter provides more information about the roles and responsibilities of CLT members. 

CLT Members

Jessica Beyer
Blue Earth County
Laurie Dahl RN MPH
Mankato Clinic
Susan Gengler MA 
ISD2071 Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial
Gail Gilman-Waldner MEd CFCS
Greater Mankato Area United Way
Elizabeth Harstad MSW LISW
Greater Mankato Area United Way
Julie Hawker
VINE Faith in Action
Jen Horstmann
Blue Earth County Public Health
Jake Huebsch
Mankato-N. Mankato Area Planning Organization
Rachel Jones
UM Extension – SNAP-Ed
Sue Larsen
Children's Museum of Southern MN
 

CLT Meeting Packets


 
November 9, 2016
August 24, 2016
May 18, 2016
Lori Marti
MSU, Mankato Student Health Services
Sam Parker MPA
Region Nine Development Commission
Mark Piepho MA
Blue Earth County Commissioner
Ceceli Polzin
Mankato Clinic
Pete Pytlak MBA
Mayo Clinic Health System
Kelsey Rounds MS RD LD
ISD77 Mankato Area Public Schools
Dave Schostag
ECHO Food Shelf
Joe Visker PhD CHES
MSU-Mankato
Lisa Hoffman Wojcik MS
Open Door Health Center
Ryan Yunkers EdD
Lake Crystal Area Recreation Center
color bar

For more information


To learn more about what BE WELL is doing in Blue Earth County, including how to partner with us in making our communities healthier places to live, feel free to contact us.
Kristen Friedrichs, MA
(507) 304-4411

Gretchen Bohl
(507) 304-4450
BeWell Logo
To learn more about what SHIP is doing in the rest of Minnesota, visit the Minnesota Department of Health SHIP webpage.