MNCDHH's Five-Year Strategic Plan Wrap Up
9/9/2019 8:42:08 AM
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.
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.
Go to what we accomplished under Goal 1.
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.
Go to what we accomplished under Goal 2.
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.
Go to what we accomplished under Goal 3.
Increase stakeholder's communication access to local and statewide services and strengthen the existing Regional Advisory Committees.
Go to what we accomplished under Goal 4.
Develop civic engagement and leadership skills for stakeholders so improving and changing systems are accomplished through legislation and rulemaking.
Go to what we accomplished under Goal 5.
Expand MNCDHH’s organizational capacity to respond to external and internal stakeholder needs so that MNCDHH can achieve this strategic plan and vision.
Go to what we accomplished under Goal 6.
The board members listed in the introduction were the board members who developed the strategic plan, which was based on the feedback collected from the community.
Here is the complete list of individuals who served on the board from 2014-2019. We thank them for their leadership and guidance as we followed the strategic plan.
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