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In 2014, the board members of the Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing (MNCDHH) created a five-year strategic plan based on the feedback given to them by community stakeholders.

The board members were Brenda Ackerson, John Lee Clark, Nancy Diener, Susan Gensmer, Ade Haugen, Lyle Hoxtell, Michele Isham, Tracy Ivy, Roberta Johnson, Alan Parnes, Emily Smith-Lundberg, Jason Valentine, and John Wodele.

Under board leadership, the staff set out to accomplish the goals under this strategic plan. 

MNCDHH is pleased to share the results of our work from 2014 to 2019.

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Goal 1: Improved Educational Outcomes

Children and youth will graduate with skills commensurate with their hearing peers. They will have positive social skills and relationships and they will be ready to enter post-secondary education and/or the workforce.

What we accomplished. 

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Goal 2: Increased Employment for Adults & Youth

Adults and youth will have increased employment opportunities through increased communication access, supports, and training that result in jobs commensurate with their level of education, skills, and experience.

What we accomplished.

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Goal 3: Recognition of Age-Related Hearing Loss

Recognition of age-related hearing loss as a public health issue to support healthy aging by increasing early identification of hearing loss, providing access to needed services and products, thus abating long term costs of caring for elderly citizens. 

What we accomplished.

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Goal 4: Improved Communication Access

Increase stakeholder's communication access to local and statewide services and strengthen the existing Regional Advisory Committees.

What we accomplished.

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Goal 5: Promote and Support Civic Engagement

Develop civic engagement and leadership skills for stakeholders so improving and changing systems are accomplished through legislation and rulemaking.

What we accomplished.  

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Goal 6: Increase Organizational Capacity

Expand MNCDHH’s organizational capacity to respond to external and internal stakeholder needs so that MNCDHH can achieve this strategic plan and vision.

What we accomplished.

2014-2019 Board Members

The full list of board members who served and led us from 2014-2019.
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