Adverse Childhood Experiences in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recently issued a report highlighting findings and recommendations from the 2011 Minnesota Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). This survey has been conducted in Minnesota since 1994. However, this was the first year that data was collected on “the effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on the lifelong health […]

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Data Speaks at November SACK Meeting

More than twenty attended SACK’s monthly coalition meeting at FirstLight on November 6th! Karla Filibeck described the progress made thus far by the Epidemiological Workgroup to collect, analyze and prioritize data on “local conditions” that may encourage or discourage underage and binge drinking in Kanabec County. The Workgroup’s 20 highest ranking local conditions were shared, […]

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Drug, alcohol survey headed to parents

In the next few weeks 800 households in Kanabec County will be receiving a survey from Invitation Health Institute (IHI) asking parents of 7th-12th grade students their opinions about alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among youth.  To learn more about this collaborative efforts with the Mora and Ogilvie School Districts and the Substance Abuse Coalition of […]

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The results are in! Kanabec County Fair SpeakOut

If you found Public Health’s booth at the Kanabec County Fair, you likely also found the following two questions: 1) Adults…Are you aware of the Social Host law in Mora and Kanabec County? and 2) Adults…Would you utilize a drop box to dispose of your unused medications if available in Kanabec County? Fairgoers were asked […]

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Who Do You Think SACK Should Interview?

An exciting opportunity to gather data and expand SACK’s network and influence is upon us! At least 75 one-on-one interviews will be conducted this summer with community members who are 18+, live or work in Kanabec County, and are not yet involved in the coalition. We need your help! Please click here to suggest community […]

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Epidemiological Workgroup to Coordinate Data Collection

Data keepers and enthusiasts from Family Pathways, FirstLight Health System, Mora Schools, Kanabec County Family Services and Sheriff’s Office met for the first time last week. The group discussed how state and local data on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs will be gathered and analyzed over the next several months. The next Epidemiological Workgroup meeting […]

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