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How We Operate

MNCDHH's policy initiatives are guided by the large picture goals set by the board, called 'Ends' as well as by MNCDHH's strategic plans. MNCDHH also collects guidance by surveying community members, hosting focus groups, and meeting with stakeholder groups.  

We develop public policy solutions to barriers faced in education, healthcare, technology, access to public services, and employment. We work across agencies, branches of state government, and nonprofit organizations. We have a strong history of successful legislative agendas. The comprehensive list is available on our past successes page.

We carefully plan our legislative agenda by meeting and vetting our proposals with stakeholders prior to coming to the legislature. Our stakeholders include national experts in health care, education, employment, and technology. We also collaborate with community organizations and representatives who will be directly affected by the decisions made by the legislature. 

During our meetings, we provide full access to all participants. The provided accommodations include sign language interpreters, loop technology, and CART (captioning). 

Code of Conduct for MNCDHH Meetings

Our commitment to respectful communication and civility of relationships

All meeting participants are expected to treat other attendees with the utmost respect, including respecting all of the attendees' time, space, ideas, and thoughts. They are also expected to treat everyone fairly and equally, regardless of race, sexual orientation, place of origin, political beliefs, sex, or age. MNCDHH will not tolerate harassment or discrimination of any kind. 

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