COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA February 14, 2020 (LSN) Since 1998, Cook County PHHS and Sawtooth Mountain Clinic staff have worked in partnership to provide community health outreach services, Child and Teen Checkups, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition support and the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP). In 2018, this expanded to include the universal family home visiting program and earlier this year, Clinic staff began providing evidence-based nurse home visiting services through a regional grant expansion project. Following is a description of what each of these services provides to the community
Community Health Outreach and Education
A combination of state public health and county levy dollars fund these programs, which include:
Maternal Child Health Services
A combination of state and federal public health and county levy dollars fund these programs, which include:
Together, Cook County Public Health and Human Services and Sawtooth Mountain clinic staff are proud to offer this wide range of programming to support health needs throughout the lifespan. This collaboration strengthens both agencies’ ability to respond to the health needs of our community, making Cook County a healthier place for all people.
By: Grace Grinager, Cook County Public Health Coordinator
Hartley Newell-Acero, Sawtooth Mountain Clinic Outreach Coordinator
Learn more about public health community outreach and maternal child health programming at the February 18 PHHS Board Meeting at 8:30 a.m. in the Cook County commissioners’ room. You can also visit our website at www.cookcountyphhs.org, contact us via email at PHHS@co.cook.mn.us or follow us on Facebook @CookCountyPHHS to learn more about our work in supporting the health, safety, and wellbeing of Cook County.
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Cook County is at the tip of Minnesota's Arrowhead region in the remote northeastern part of the state, stretching from the shores of Lake Superior to the US-Canada border. By land it borders Ontario, Canada to the north, and Lake County, MN to the west. The highest point in Minnesota, Eagle Mountain is 2,301 feet and the highest lake, Total Area equals 3,339.72 sq miles
Cook County is home to three national protected areas:
Grand Portage National Monument
Superior National Forest
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
Cook County include:
Grand Marais Lutsen Mountains
Gunflint Trail Superior Hiking Trail
Snow Levels Minnesota
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