145A.14 Special grants.
Subdivision 1. Migrant health grants. (a) The commissioner may make special grants to cities, counties, groups of cities or counties, or nonprofit corporations to establish, operate, or subsidize clinic facilities and services, including mobile clinics, to furnish health services for migrant agricultural workers and their families in areas of the state where significant numbers of migrant workers are located. "Migrant agricultural worker" means any individual whose principal employment is in agriculture on a seasonal basis, who has been so employed within the past 24 months, and who has established a temporary residence for the purpose of such employment.
(b) Applicants must submit for approval a plan and budget for the use of the funds in the form and detail specified by the commissioner.
(c) Applicants must keep records, including records of expenditures to be audited, as the commissioner specifies.
Subd. 2. Indian health grants. (a) The commissioner may make special grants to community health boards to establish, operate, or subsidize clinic facilities and services to furnish health services for American Indians who reside off reservations.
(b) To qualify for a grant under this subdivision the community health plan submitted by the community health board must contain a proposal for the delivery of the services and documentation that representatives of the Indian community affected by the plan were involved in its development.
(c) Applicants must submit for approval a plan and budget for the use of the funds in the form and detail specified by the commissioner.
(d) Applicants must keep records, including records of expenditures to be audited, as the commissioner specifies.
Subd. 3. Grants to prevent tobacco use. The commissioner of health may award special grants to community boards of health to conduct communitywide programs or to community health boards or nonprofit corporations to conduct statewide programs to prevent tobacco use.
Subd. 4. Health promotion team. (a) The community health board may establish a community-based health promotion team made up of representatives of business and industry, public health, labor, voluntary agencies, hospitals, medical clinics, churches, media, schools, civic groups, local government and elected officials, nursing homes, consumers, and others as appropriate.
(b) A community-based health promotion team shall:
(1) collect and summarize community health data relating to behavioral risk factors such as smoking, consumption of alcoholic beverages, and poor nutrition habits;
(2) identify, rank, and prioritize lifestyle-based health problems;
(3) develop strategies to address health promotion concerns;
(4) implement a five-year health promotion plan that includes an annual evaluation component and establish a mechanism for program maintenance following completion of the plan;
(5) design and implement a "healthy messages" media plan; and
(6) seek grants and other funding from foundations, educational institutions, and other nonprofit entities.
(c) Within the limit of available appropriations, the commissioner may grant money to a community health board to enable the board to establish a community-based health promotion team. The commissioner shall monitor the activities of teams under this section and report to the legislature by January 1, 1991, on the teams' operation and progress.
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