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The State of Minnesota launched an Own Your Future campaign in June 2012. The purpose of Own Your Future is to encourage Minnesotans to create a plan for their long-term care.
The overall initiative includes three components and is sponsored by the Dayton/Prettner Solon administration. The Minnesota Department of Human Services is providing the major staff support for the effort.
Yvonne Prettner Solon, Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, convenes the panel and chairs the full panel meetings.
The objectives of Minnesota’s Own Your Future campaign are:
To assist the State in this effort, the sponsors created an advisory panel. The advisory panel represents key organizations with a stake or interest in the activities of the Own Your Future initiative. It provides direction to the State on the activities of the Own Your Future initiative. Its specific charge includes the following activities:
The four subgroups of the Advisory Panel include:
The work of the advisory panel began in June 2012 and will continue until the initiative is completed.
The panel meets quarterly to review status and progress of the initiative, and provide input and feedback on activities. Each meeting is about 2 hours in duration.
Meetings are generally held in the State Office Building or other state buildings near the Capitol.