September Meeting Minutes

  • Teresa Lunt (Parent)
  • Cendee Palmer, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation (Other Substance Abuse Organization)
  • Randi Ordner, PrairieCare (Youth-Serving Organization)
  • Kirk Hughes, Hennepin Regional Poison Center (Other Substance Abuse Organization)
  • Marie Maslowski, Maple Grove Hospital (Healthcare)
  • Dustin Chapman, Fairview Behavioral Services (Other Substance Abuse Organization)
  • Donny Shope, Anthony Louis Center (Other Substance Abuse Organization)
  • Kristin Turner, Burlington Labs (Business)
  • Jessica Wong, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation (Other Substance Abuse Organization)
  • Krista Brenno, Osseo High School (Schools)
  • Grant Smith, Maple Grove PD (Law Enforcement)
  • Kellace McDaniel, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office (Law Enforcement)
  • LeeAnn Mortensen, North Memorial (Healthcare)
  • Linda Bosma, Evaluator
  • Amber Smith, North Memorial Partnership for Change (Healthcare)
Steering Committee Members Not in Attendance
  • Lorry Day, Life Lines for Youth (Business)
  • Jen Holper, PrairieCare (Healthcare)
  • Lillian Abelson, Hennepin Co. Human Services & Public Health Dept. (State/Local Gov’t)
  • Shane Mikkelson, Osseo Police Dept. (Law Enforcement)
  • Student, Action for Reaction (Youth)
Welcome & Introductions

Teresa called the meeting to order. Attendees introduced themselves and shared a creative caption for the picture provided to them.

A motion was made and seconded to approve the July minutes. Motion carried.

One-on-one Interviews

Linda Bosma, PFC Evaluator, started off by sharing an overview and purpose of the one-on-ones. It has been two years since we completed one-on-one interviews with key stakeholders from each sector. She asked attendees who have completed them in the past as an interviewer – most raised their hands. Linda reminded the group that in the past they were part of the SPF-SIG process and we are now updating and modifying to address the Drug-Free Communities grant. Access will be a huge part of the interviews this year as this is what we need to know to inform our work and will help inform some of our interview respondents.

Linda briefly reviewed the interview tool and asked who is willing to do one-on-ones this year. Amber will create a spreadsheet with interviewer names, suggested interviewees with their city and sector listed. This spreadsheet will be sent out weekly for updates. The group was asked to start a list of stakeholders to interview. Our goal is to interview 2-3 stakeholders per sector, noting where they are from (city) so we are getting geography. The group was asked if we are missing a sector or any additional information we’d like from the stakeholder. In the past, interviewers typically interviewed members from a specific sector. This year interviewers can interview anyone from any sector.

Linda asked for feedback on the best way to train interviewers – conference call, role play, etc. The attendees who have completed one-on-ones before feel comfortable moving forward with no additional training.

Amber mentioned that we have Caribou gift cards available to those who are willing to interview (about $20 per person depending on the number of interviewers). We also have PFC brochures and generic business cards. Please provide your own business card, as well! We want this to be a positive networking experience for both the coalition and yourself. Teresa and LeeAnn suggested dusting off our elevator speech as an opening with the interviewee.

CADCA Mid-Year Takeaways

Amber, LeeAnn, and Teresa shared a few takeaways from CADCA Mid-Year Conference (see slides here to view what was shared with attendees). See recent Rocky Mountain HIDTA executive summary here.

Deterra Products

Cendee and Jessica shared an overview of Deterra products ( This Minnesota-based company has initiated communication with community coalitions to promote their product; bags that come in various sizes which deactivate medications upon contact with water. A user can deactivate drugs, thereby preventing drug misuse and protecting the environment. It is not meant to replace the permanent medication disposal sites or take-back days but work alongside to prevent medication misuse or improper disposal. It was suggested that a representative from Deterra attend and present at a PFC meeting so we can learn more about implementation and outcomes of their products.

Community Partner Sharing
  • Marie shared via email information on Safe Journey Groups (see flyer here)
  • North Memorial is hosting a prevention forum on October 13th from Noon – 1p (see flyer here) – material will be geared toward prescribers, pharmacists, and law enforcement. The Medicine Abuse Prevention Workgroup is working on offering CMEs for this forum. All are welcome!

Adjourned at 4 PM

Next Meeting is: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 2p at Osseo City Hall, Community Room B, 415 Central Ave #1

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