Partnerships and Education in Albert Lea
Mayo Clinic Health System works with other nonprofit organizations and government agencies to address community needs. Collaboration allows community partners to maximize resources and achieve better outcomes for the benefit of the community. Our leaders and staff serve on various boards of directors and coalitions in the area. Numerous staff serve the community as members of work groups, task forces and service clubs.
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Community Health Care Collaborative
Our Mission: Community partners collaborating to improve the health and well-being of the community through awareness, education and resources.
Members include representatives from Blue Zones, Senior Resources of Freeborn County, the city of Albert Lea, Freeborn County Public Health, Albert Lea Family YMCA, Mayo Clinic Health System—Albert Lea and Austin and Thorne Crest Senior Living Community.
The collaborative helped launch programs, including a health talk series for seniors, Wind Down Wednesday initiative, presence at the Freeborn County Fair, health and well-being webinars, and events to highlight health improvement in the community. The increased collaboration with community partners and other organizations focused on health and well-being, and continues to enhance our community.
With the core team responsible for setting the overall strategy and priorities and assuring alignment, workgroups focus on a key population or community issues. Workgroups share their work with the core team to assure coordination and collaboration across the groups.
Initial focus areas include:
- Families (parents and children) — emphasis on addressing barriers and concerns related to the transition of labor and delivery.
- Seniors — collaboration of a variety of senior groups.
- Populations impacted by barriers to accessing health care.
- Mental well-being — partnering with existing efforts.
- Worksite wellness — enhancements to existing Chamber committee and Employee Resiliency subcommittee.
Community members are invited to get involved at the workgroup level to broaden the reach and input into the planning and programming. Core team and workgroups will meet on alternate months to maintain momentum and support for various initiatives identified.
If you would like to collaborate with us or have questions, email Community Engagement.