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Recognizing great potential for mutual benefit, county commissioners in neighboring Hinsdale and Mineral counties agreed to merge their two health departments, forming the Silver Thread Public Health District.
The governing boards of five counties in Minnesota unanimously lent their support to the continued exploration of a new entity that would eventually be known as Horizon Public Health.
In 2011, the Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Bureau received a CDC grant to closely examine their internal processes, so they could regionalize their work and combine individual contracts, with the ultimate goal of better addressing chronic disease prevention and health promotion at the local level.
Featured Resource: COMPASS
COMPASS is an interactive online tool that walks through the step-by-step process of exploring, planning and implementing CJS arrangements. It follows the three phases of the Roadmap but dives deeper into each, providing additional resources such as videos, charts, surveys and timelines to help break down each phase into smaller sections.