Stakeholder Collaboration: Program Improvement and Other Benefits

Saturday, 15 February 2014
Columbus AB (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Michele Ross , Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, MN
When the Minnesota Department of Health established a new program to assess contaminants of emerging concern, they sought input from stakeholder groups who were doing work in this area. These stakeholders collaborated with MDH to establish protocols for screening chemicals, to develop a nomination process, and to provide feedback on communication materials. This collaboration has also resulted in connecting a network of people who work on contaminants of emerging concern issues across the state.