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					                                                                                                                                                                                            Hennepin-University Partnership Collaboration Log




Project Name                                                                  Type of Collaboration:              Category:                                            Activity                                                                                                                                               Project Started    Project Completed    Project Duration         Date entered
                                                                              •   Major-Joint research            • Community corrections/legal/courts
                                                                              •   Short-Term research             • Education/library
                                                                              •   Joint programs/projects         • Environment
                                                                              •   Engaging students               • Extension
                                                                              •   Exchange of expertise           • Health and human services
                                                                              •   Program Evaluation              • Housing
                                                                              •   Outreach                        • Interns
                                                                                                                  • Transportation
                                                                                                                  • Other

Research on Hennepin County's Environmental Response Fund                                Major-Joint Research                         Environment                      In 2010, Hennepin County Assistant Director of Environmental Services (Rosemary Levin) contacted the Hennepin-University Partnership to                       4/9/2010                                                       4/16/2010 (CL)
                                                                                                                                                                       request assistance in connecting with University faculty/students to get involved in research projects pertaining to environment assessment and
                                                                                                                                                                       cleanup of contaminated sites. The Hennepin-University Partnership contacted potential University faculty members who might be interested in
                                                                                                                                                                       this work. Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences (Lisa Brosseau) expressed interest in connecting her graduate students with these
                                                                                                                                                                       research projects. Ms. Levin is now setting up a meeting with Ms. Brosseau to discuss the possibility of having graduate students perform research
                                                                                                                                                                       on Hennepin County projects.



Summer 2010 Capstones                                                                   Joint programs/projects                          Other                         In 2010, Hennepin County staff submitted the following Capstone proposals to the Humphrey Insitute:                                                          3/29/2010                                                       4/8/2010 (CL)
                                                                                                                                                                       1. Hennepin County Area Manager for Program and Policy Analyis (Jamie Halpern) submitted his Public Policy Capstone Course. The project
                                                                                                                                                                       involves a small group of students researching and summarizing current laws pertaining to Minnesota county government's health responsibilities
                                                                                                                                                                       and search and summary of laws in other states surrounding county mental and public health responsibilities.

Hennepin Staff Member Giving Presentation to University Class                                  Outreach                                  Other                         In 2010, Hennepin County Chief Financial Officer (Dave Lawless) gave a presentation on "Sales Tax as a Policy Tool" to Humphrey Institute                     3/3/2010             3/3/2010          Less than 1 week        4/2/2010 (CL)
                                                                                                                                                                       Assistant Professor (Jerry Zhao) State and Local Public Finance Course. This presentation gave real world examples of the use of the concepts
                                                                                                                                                                       discussed in Professor Zhao's course.

University Recognition of a Hennepin County Project                                            Outreach                        Health and Human Services               The Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center (Jay Kiedrowski) nominated the Hennepin County School Mental Health Program for the Local                         3/16/2010                                                       4/2/2010 (CL)
                                                                                                                                                                       Government Innovation Award. Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department (Jamie Halpern), in collaboration with public
                                                                                                                                                                       school districts and non-profit agencies, created this program to improve service delivery in children's mental health. "The School Mental Health
                                                                                                                                                                       Program has focused on several key service delivery components: improved access to services, increased effectiveness of mental health
                                                                                                                                                                       treatments, better outcomes reporting system, collaborative financing, and development of a long-term sustainability strategy with statewide
                                                                                                                                                                       implications that braids enhanced health insurance reimbursement with county, state and school district financial support." Public and Nonprofit
                                                                                                                                                                       Leadership Center

Citizen Professional Project                                                                   Outreach                        Health and Human Services               In 2010, the Hennepin-University Partnership initiated a meeting with Citizen Professional Center Director (William Doherty) and Hennepin County              3/1/2010                                                       4/02/2010 (CL)
                                                                                                                                                                       Research, Planning and Development Director (Kristine Martin). Using the Citizen Professional model, Professor Doherty is now partnering with Ms.
                                                                                                                                                                       Martin to implement a pilot project with six Hennepin County employees from Research, Planning and Development, Human Services and Public
                                                                                                                                                                       Health, Community Corrections and the Libraries. The purpose of this project is to train Hennepin County employees to be co-producers of health
                                                                                                                                                                       and family well being. It provides professionals with the skills to work with local groups of people who see themselves as builders of projects and
                                                                                                                                                                       initiatives, rather than simply being consumers of professional services. This project is in pre-liminary stages and an update will be given towards
                                                                                                                                                                       the end of 2010.


Hennepin Event Held on Campus                                                                  Outreach                               Environment                      In 2010, Hennepin County Environmental Services (Bill Leonard) contacted the Director of Community Relations for the Twin Cities Campus (Jan                 2/25/2010                               Less than 1 week        2/26/2010 (CL)
                                                                                                                                                                       Morlock). Environmental Services was looking to hold a one day household hazardous waste collection event on campus. Hennepin County and
                                                                                                                                                                       the University are discussing the possibility of partnering to hold this event on May 15, 2010 in one of the University's parking lots.


Evaluation of Hennepin County Program                                                     Engaging students                             Housing                        In 2009, Humphrey Institue Professor (Melissa Stone) contacted Hennepin-University Partnership Program Director (Kathie Doty) to inquire how                 12/1/2009                                                       2/16/2010 (CL)
                                                                                                                                                                       her class may be able to collaborate with Hennepin County. Ms. Doty proposed this opportunity to Heading Home Hennepin's Research and
                                                                                                                                                                       Project Evaluation Coordinator (Lisa Thornquist). Ms. Stone's class is now evaluating the collaborations within Heading Home Hennepin.


Student Forensic Science Interns                                                          Engaging students                              Other                         In 2009, Hennepin County Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation Coordinator (Joe Gorzycki), contacted the Hennepin-University                12/1/2009                                   Ongoing             2/5/2010 (CL)
                                                                                                                                                                       Partnership and requested help in recruiting U of M Forensic Science students to be interns in the Hennepin County Crime Scene Lab. Although the
                                                                                                                                                                       University does not have a formal degree in forensic sciences, there are 400 students in the Forensic Science Club. HUP set up a meeting with Mr.
                                                                                                                                                                       Gorzycki and the Faculty Advisor for the Forensic Science Club (Kathryn Hanna), to discuss ways to connect students with Hennepin internships.




"Be at School" Truancy Program Evaluation                                                Major-Joint Research                       Education/Library                  In 2009, Hennepin County decided to seek an outside evaluation of their ARR (Attendance Response Redesign), now called "Be at School" truancy                11/1/2009                                  1-3 years           10/13/2009 (CL)
                                                                                                                                                                       initiative. A pilot of this model was rolled out in seven schools during the 2007-2008 school year. Hennepin County now plans to implement this
                                                                                                                                                                       initiative in all schools starting in fall 2010. HUP set up a meeting for AGRAD Senior Manager (Luanne Nyberg) and Hennepin County Child
                                                                                                                                                                       Protection Managing Attorney (Julie Harris) to meet with Associate Professor of Sociology (Eric Grodsky) and Center for Advanced Studies in Child
                                                                                                                                                                       Welfare Research Fellow (Anita Larson) to discuss ideas and/or interest in spearheading this evaluation. The County decided to partner with Ms.
                                                                                                                                                                       Larson and the Director of the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (Traci LaLiberte) on this evaluation. The evaluation has not begun yet.


2010 Twin Cities Area Survey                                                             Major-Joint Research                            Other                         In 2009, the Director of the Minnesota Center for Survey Research at U of M (Rosanna Armson) collaborated with Hennepin County Information                   11/1/2009                               Less than 1 year        11/13/09 (CL)
                                                                                                                                                                       Technology Manger (Mary Grahek) to assist in question development for the 2010 Twin Cities Area Survey. The Hennepin County Departments
                                                                                                                                                                       participating in the 2010 Twin Cities Area Survey are the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, Human Services and Public Health, Public Works, Public
                                                                                                                                                                       Affairs & Research, Planning and Development and Environmental Services.




Hennepin County Library Homework Hub Volunteer Tutors                                     Engaging students                         Education/library                  In 2009, Youth Services and Outreach Coordinator (Gretchen Wronka) contacted the HUP about the Library's need for after-school tutors. Ms.                   10/28/2009                                  Ongoing            12/15/2009 (SKB)
                                                                                                                                                                       Wronka connect HUP with Volunteer and Intern Coordinator (Barb McKenzie) and Program Specialist (Maggie Snow), who attended a meeting with
                                                                                                                                                                       HUP Program Associate (Sara Bielawski), Career and Community Learning Center (CCLC) Director (Laurel Hirt), and CCLC Coordinator Katie
                                                                                                                                                                       Peacock. Ms. Hirt and Ms. Peacock described their Center's approach to connecting students in service learning classes with local organizations and
                                                                                                                                                                       Ms. Snow and Ms. McKenzie resolved to create an online profile in the CCLC system and hope for an appropriate class of students for the Spring
                                                                                                                                                                       2010 semester. U of M Literacy Initiative Director (Rosemary Miller) was also contacted and will be speaking with Ms. Snow and Ms. McKenzie
                                                                                                                                                                       about getting the tutoring sites on their list of potential tutoring sites.


University Class Session Taught By Hennepin staff                                         Engaging students                           Environment                      In 2009, U of M professor in Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology (Jim Perry) scheduled a time to bring his class to the Hennepin County             10/22/2009           10/22/2009         Less than 1 week        9/25/2009 (CL)
                                                                                                                                                                       Department of Environmental Services to have a session conducted by Hennepin County Environmental Services (James Kujawa). In this session
                                                                                                                                                                       Mr. Kujawa gave a brief overview of the Lake Independence TMDL process, how it is being implemented and then took questions from students.
                                                                                                                                                                       The nature of this visit was to help students in their analysis of their own TMDL (total maximum daily load) plans they must develop for class.




Analysis of Hennepin County program for a Humphrey Institute Capstone                    Short-Term Research                   Health and Human Services               In 2009, a Hennepin County Principal Planning Analyst (Bina Nikrin) contacted Humphrey Institute Associate Professor (Jodi Sandfort) to see if she           10/12/2009                              Less than 1 year        2/5/2010 (CL)
                                                                                                                                                                       would be interested in having her capstone class assess a Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department Service Delivery Model.
                                                                                                                                                                        Jodi's Spring 2010 capstone class is now developing a template for a regional continuum of resources to promote economic stability for the clients
                                                                                                                                                                       served by Hennepin County. The template will provide a framework for a "community exchange", describing roles and relationships among the
                                                                                                                                                                       County and community partners.
Aging Out of Care Study                                                                  Major-Joint Research                  Health and Human Services               In 2009, Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare Research Fellow (Anita Larson) launched a new study on the status of youth who age out of              10/6/2009                                  1-3 years            9/28/2009 (CL)
                                                                                                                                                                       foster care in Minnesota. Three different studies are planned: a statewide descriptive study, a Hennepin County-specific study, and a study of the
                                                                                                                                                                       outcomes of disabled youth who age out of care to support a dissertation research project. The long-range goal is to follow these youth as they
                                                                                                                                                                       become adults, up until age 21. This work will fill in gaps about this important population as well as help address important policy questions. On
                                                                                                                                                                       the Hennepin specific study, Ms. Larson is working with the Homeless Youth Systems Coordinator (Judy Paul) and Principal Planning Analyst (Nancy
                                                                                                                                                                       Devitt).
Hennepin County Staff, Kristine Martin, On Children, Youth and Family Board             Exchange of expertise        Education/library and Health and human services   In 2009, the Children Youth and Family Consortium invited the Director of Research, Planning and Development (Kristine Martin), to be on their               10/1/2009                                   Ongoing             11/09/09 (CL)
                                                                                                                                                                       Advisory Board. Adding Ms. Martin to the board will connect Hennepin County agendas with CYFC's focus on the intersection of educational and
                                                                                                                                                                       health disparities.



University Staff Member on Hennepin County Board                                        Exchange of expertise                       Education/Library                  In 2009, the Director of Research, Planning and Development (Kristine Martin) asked the Associate dean for outreach and community engagement                 10/1/2009                                   Ongoing             11/09/09 (CL)
                                                                                                                                                                       in the College of Education and Human Development (Heidi Barajas), to be on the A-GRAD External Advisory Committee.
                                                                                                                                                      Hennepin-University Partnership Collaboration Log




Co-Parent Court                                                   Joint programs/projects   Community corrections/legal/courts   In 2007, the Hennepin County Family Court developed plans for a Co-Parent Court to improve services to low income, unmarried parents and their           9/01/2009                   Ongoing        1/16/2008 (JJD)
                                                                                                                                 children. The purpose of the Co-Parent Court is to provide support, services and incentives to help unmarried parents develop the skills and
                                                                                                                                 knowledge to be involved parents. Hennepin County, particularly the Director of Human Services and Public Health (Deb Huskins) and Family
                                                                                                                                 Court Judge (Judge Bruce Peterson) are partnering with the University of Minnesota. One facet of Co-Parent Education is based on the ―Together
                                                                                                                                 We Can: Creating a Healthy Future for Our Family‖ curriculum. Associate Dean in the U of M’s Family Development Extension Services Department
                                                                                                                                 (Karen Shirer) is one of the primary authors of the curriculum and will provide the ―train the trainer‖ sessions. Other University faculty are
                                                                                                                                 assisting with curriculum development and evaluation. The pilot of this program is occuring from 09/01/2009 - 08/31/2012.
University Students Develop Perception Survey on Homelessness      Short-Term Research                   Housing                 In 2009, Research and Project Evaluation Coordinator (Lisa Thornquist ) partnered with Associate Professor of Geography (Roger Miller) to have           9/1/2009                    Ongoing        1/6/2010 (CL)
                                                                                                                                 graduate and undergraduate, service-learning students create a perception survey on homelessness and distribute it downtown and at Project
                                                                                                                                 Homeless Connect. The results will be used to develop a campaign to debunk the myths about homelessness.




University Faculty Researching Homeless Issues                     Short-Term Research                   Housing                 In 2009, Research and Project Evaluation Coordinator (Lisa Thornquist ) partnered with Sociology Professor (Ronald Aminzade) to have                     9/1/2009                    Ongoing        1/5/2010 (CL)
                                                                                                                                 undergraduate, service-learning students gather data on the number of people discharged ―into homelessness‖, search for other jurisdictions
                                                                                                                                 addressing this issue, and find contacts working on discharge planning and any written materials to help in developing a Hennepin County
                                                                                                                                 discharge program. There will also be a review of ordinances in suburban jurisdictions such as Bloomington to see how cities deal with the
                                                                                                                                 social/criminal justice response to homelessness. Lastly, there will also be a project to gather data on the number of people discharged ―into
                                                                                                                                 homelessness‖, search for other jurisdictions addressing this issue, and find contacts working on discharge planning and any written materials to
                                                                                                                                 help in developing a Hennepin County discharge program
Collaborative Research                                            Exchange of expertise        Health and Human Services         In 2009, the Hennepin University Partnership coordinated a meeting with professionals from Hennepin County and U of M to work on the issue of            8/1/2009                    Ongoing        2/5/2010 (CL)
                                                                                                                                 child well-being. From these meetings, the Director of the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (Traci LaLiberte) and Area Director,
                                                                                                                                 Human Services and Public Health (Deb Huskins) decided on an area of interest that needed further research. They now plan to hire a U of M
                                                                                                                                 research assistant to do three comprehensive literature reviews. Those reviews will cover the following topics: • What are the needs of children
                                                                                                                                 who must be removed from the home, or for whom no home exists and how do these needs vary depending on a child’s age? How does the length
                                                                                                                                 of time in foster care affect outcomes for children? Are there programs that have shown better outcomes that can be replicated in Hennepin
                                                                                                                                 County?
Mileage Based User Fee Study                                       Major-Joint Research               Transportation             In 2009, Hennepin County submitted a ―Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery‖ (TIGER) grant application to conduct a large-              7/1/2009                    Ongoing        7/21/2009 (JJD)
                                                                                                                                 scale study of mileage-based user fees. The issue being studied is whether there are technically feasible methods to assess fees based on vehicle
                                                                                                                                 miles travelled, as opposed to or in addition to gas taxes. If the funding is received, the Assistant County Administrator (Marthand Nookala) will
                                                                                                                                 work with the Director of the Hubert Humphrey Institute’s State and Local Policy Program (Lee Munnich), the Center for Transportation Studies,
                                                                                                                                 and key faculty to conduct this study.



Strong Beginnings Feasibility Study                                Major-Joint Research             Education/Library            In 2009, Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare Research Fellow (Anita Larson) partnered with Hennepin County Research, Planning and               6/12/2009                  1-3 years       9/28/2009 (CL)
                                                                                                                                 Development Senior Administrative Manager (Carol Miller) to examine the degree to which they can successfully match up the education and child
                                                                                                                                 welfare records for children who participated in Strong Beginnings early childhood programs when they were preschoolers. The end goal is to
                                                                                                                                 develop a baseline for longitudinal study.
Humphrey Student Capstone Project 2009                              Engaging students                     Other                  In 2009, a U of M Master of Public Affairs student at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute (Pa Modou Ann) began working with a Hennepin County               6/1/2009                    Ongoing        6/30/2009 (JD)
                                                                                                                                 Office of Multicultural Services Project Coordinator (Vinodh Kutty) on a capstone project called ―The building of a United African Forum in the state
                                                                                                                                 of Minnesota.‖ Capstone projects are focused on the application of public policy to advance the public interest, and are a graduation requirement
                                                                                                                                 for all Hubert H. Humphrey Institute students. Two lecturers from the U of M’s Hubert H. Humphrey Institute (Gary DeCramer), and (Tom
                                                                                                                                 Walkington) were advisors for this project. The African Forum’s main objective is to bring together the Africans in Minnesota in pursuit of common
                                                                                                                                 interests and goals as a community, and to utilize strengths as a people by exploring platforms of common social, political, economic and cultural
                                                                                                                                 aspirations.




Evaluative Design Course                                            Engaging students                 Transportation             In 2009, a U of M Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture (Lance Neckar) taught a May term evaluative design course about the              5/26/2009   6/12/2009   Less than 1 year   7/09/2009 (JD)
                                                                                                                                 Hopkins/ Shady Oak outer zone of the proposed Southwest Transitway in Hennepin County. This course focused on open space programming and
                                                                                                                                 design and intermodal public spaces including pedestrian and bike connections in these two station areas toward integration of design with
                                                                                                                                 stormwater performance and public health/active living metrics. A core pedagogical focal point of this May Term course was the use of the
                                                                                                                                 Sustainable Sites Initiative guidelines as performance standards sitting and systems interface.




Smart-Signal Receives Award                                       Joint programs/projects             Transportation             In 2009, the SMART-Signal (short for ―Systematic Monitoring of Arterial Road Traffic Signals‖) received this year’s Center for Transportation            5/1/2009    5/1/2009    Less than 1 week   6/30/2009 (JD)
                                                                                                                                 Studies (CTS) Research Partnership Award. The SMART-Signal is a system that monitors the performance of urban arterials and helps improve
                                                                                                                                 traffic flows. This project was a joint effort including U of M professors from the Department of Civil Engineering (Henry Liu, Wenteng Ma, Xinkai
                                                                                                                                 Wu, Heng Hu), Hennepin County staff persons (Eric Drager, James Grube, Roy Doron, Darryl Dobesh, Tom Switzer), MN/DOT and the private
                                                                                                                                 sector. SMART-Signal has been instrumented on 11 intersections along France Avenue in Hennepin County since February 2007 and on 6
                                                                                                                                 intersections of MN/DOT Truck Highway 55 since January 2008. Continuing research is focused on enhancing the system to allow automatic signal
                                                                                                                                 adjustment based on traffic conditions.


Somali Research Question                                          Exchange of expertise                   Other                  In 2009, the U of M’s Chief Administrative Officer for the Office for Equity and Diversity (Eric Schnell) contacted a Hennepin County staff person       5/1/2009                    Ongoing        6/30/2009 (JD)
                                                                                                                                 (Norma Garces) about partnering on a potential research project concerning the Somali community. Mr. Schnell was recently contacted by a
                                                                                                                                 respected member of the Somali community (Jamal Adam), who is also a member of the Office for Equity and Diversity's Intercultural Advisory
                                                                                                                                 Committee. Mr. Adam is concerned about the increase in anger and violence that he is seeing particularly in young Somali men in his community,
                                                                                                                                 and is looking for a way to conduct a needs analysis in his community, with the goal of identifying and prioritizing interventions/services that could
                                                                                                                                 help his community. Mr. Schnell is convening a meeting of people who might be interested in supporting some kind of analysis/survey including
                                                                                                                                 members from Hennepin County.



Conversation on Climate Action                                    Joint programs/projects              Environment               In 2009, the U of M was the site for a ―National Spotlight Conversation about Climate Action‖ to gather feedback about what Hennepin County can          4/22/2009   4/22/2009   Less than 1 week   6/30/2009 (JD)
                                                                                                                                 do to address climate change. The Hennepin County Board, in partnership with ICLEI: International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, the
                                                                                                                                 Hennepin County Director of Environmental Services (Carl Michaud), a U of M research scientist at the Institute on the Environment (Kent
                                                                                                                                 Cavender-Bares) and the Hennepin-University Partnership hosted the event. Eighty individuals discussed how to maximize partnerships between
                                                                                                                                 the U of M and the County in the area of climate change. Topics of discussion included energy conservation; renewable energy; district energy;
                                                                                                                                 green jobs; transportation; plug-in electric hybrids; natural resources; waste management; and education and citizen engagement. This event was
                                                                                                                                 a part of the Hennepin County Cool County Initiative. The County was selected by ICLEI through a national, competitive process to host one of ten
                                                                                                                                 Spotlight Conversations. The County and the U of M joined the National Conversation on Climate Action, which brought together thousands of
                                                                                                                                 people in communities across the country to drive local-level solutions to global climate change.



Hennepin County Data Center                                       Exchange of expertise                   Other                  In 2009, Hennepin County began to evaluate its options for delivery of data center services. Technology leaders from the U of M including Vice           3/31/2009                   Ongoing        7/20/2009 (JJD)
                                                                                                                                 President and Chief Information Officer for the Office of Information Technology (Steve Cawley), the Office of Enterprise Technology (OET) at the
                                                                                                                                 State, and Hennepin County personnel including Deputy Chief Information Officer (Michael R. Zimmerman) and Interim Chief Information Officer
                                                                                                                                 (Don Holmberg) started to discuss collaborative opportunities, especially around the possibility of a shared mega-center.




Internship at Hennepin County Attorney's Office                     Engaging students                    Interns                 In 2009, Deputy Hennepin County Attorney (Mark Chapin) and spokesperson for the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office (Rondah Kinchlow)                      3/1/2009                    Ongoing        6/30/2009 (JD)
                                                                                                                                 contacted the Hennepin-University Partnership to assist in finding an undergraduate student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication
                                                                                                                                 to intern in the County Attorney’s Office. Mr. Chapin and Ms. Kinchlow were seeking a student who was interested in public relations, writing short
                                                                                                                                 text for web presence, and using multi-media skills to best promote the image of the County Attorney's Office. The Hennepin-University
                                                                                                                                 Partnership contacted a U of M Graduate Instructor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (John Wirtz) to connect potential students
                                                                                                                                 with this opportunity at Hennepin County. Mr. Wirtz passed along two names to the County Attorney’s Office and one student was hired starting in
                                                                                                                                 early spring 2009.




The Hennepin County Library and College of Continuing Education   Joint programs/projects           Education/Library            In 2009, the Hennepin County Library Youth Services and Outreach Coordinator (Gretchen Wronka) met the U of M’s College of Continuing                    3/1/2009    3/1/2009    Less than 1 week   7/1/2009 (JD)
                                                                                                                                 Education Director (Tom Norman) at the 2009 HUP Symposium. Ms. Wronka connected Mr. Norman to facilities staff from the Library and they
                                                                                                                                 arranged select project management and human resources evening courses at the Ridgedale Library. The first classes were held in spring 2009
                                                                                                                                 and included courses such as Project Management Foundations and Strategic Human Resources Planning. In return for using the library space, a
                                                                                                                                 select number of Hennepin County employees were able to take the classes free of charge.



Conversation on Energy                                            Exchange of expertise               Environment                In 2009, a Hennepin County Technical Supervisor in computing services (Val Ross) contacted the Hennepin-University Partnership about finding             2/1/2009                    Ongoing        6/30/2009 (JD)
                                                                                                                                 expertise in energy consumption and usage at the U of M to formulate ideas on how to make the Hennepin County IT Department more energy
                                                                                                                                 efficient. The Hennepin-University Partnership assisted by setting up a meeting with two senior U of M IT professionals (Erik Green) and (Joe
                                                                                                                                 Zanmiller), a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Building Research (Virajita Singh), and staff at Hennepin County including (Val
                                                                                                                                 Ross), (Andrew Leith), and (Larry Bush). Ideas were created during the meeting about developing an internship position for U of M students to
                                                                                                                                 track and evaluate energy consumption at Hennepin County. Hennepin County is currently working on a written proposal with specific goals and
                                                                                                                                 objectives for this internship position.
                                                                                                                                                                  Hennepin-University Partnership Collaboration Log




West Broadway Bridge Project                                                  Exchange of expertise                   Other                  In 2009, a U of M landscape architecture student was referred by a U of M College of Design faculty member (Kristine Miller) to contact the                 1/1/2009     1/1/2009    Less than 1 week   7/08/2009 (JD)
                                                                                                                                             Hennepin-University Partnership about using a base map from Hennepin County to complete a project relating to the West Broadway Bridge. The
                                                                                                                                             Hennepin-University Partnership contacted a Hennepin County staff person (James Grube) to help with this request.




Evaluation of Housing First program                                             Program Evaluation                   Housing                 In 2009, Heading Home Hennepin's Research and Project Evaluation Coordinator (Lisa Thornquist )partnered with Associate Professor of Public                1/1/2009                     1-3 years        11/09/09 (CL)
                                                                                                                                             Affairs (Maria Hanratty) to have a capstone class evaluate the Housing First program. After the capstone course was completed, Ms. Hanratty was
                                                                                                                                             given 6 more months of data and is making it statistically stronger.

The GIFT Project                                                              Joint programs/projects   Community corrections/legal/courts   In 2008, GIFT (Gaining Independence for Females in Transition) was created in response to community concerns about prostitution in                          9/1/2008                     Ongoing        8/7/2008 (SKB)
                                                                                                                                             neighborhoods. The project's goal is to reduce recidivism of women on probation for prostitution by improving their life circumstances. GIFT was
                                                                                                                                             developed through a broad partnership between the Hennepin County Adult Field Probation, Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office, Hennepin County
                                                                                                                                             staff person (Pamela Bensen), the PRIDE Program of Children and Family Services, a community-based research consultant, and U of M staff
                                                                                                                                             including (Lauren Martin). The project is both a novel criminal justice approach to working with women involved in prostitution and a research
                                                                                                                                             project to evaluate, document and revise the probation approach to prostitution. With the support of Communiversity, through the Center for
                                                                                                                                             Urban and Regional Affairs, a graduate student was hired to compile an annotated bibliography



Refugees and Housing in the Twin Cities                                        Major-Joint Research                  Housing                 In 2008, Lutheran Social Services (with the help of the Refugee Homelessness Prevention Working Group and Heading Home Hennepin's Research                 9/1/2008                  Less than 1 year   11/2/2009 (CL)
                                                                                                                                             and Project Evaluation Coordinator (Lisa Thornquist ) connected with the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs Community Programs Assistant (Jeff
                                                                                                                                             Corn) and Professor of Social Work (David Hollister) to hire a research assistant to collect data on the numbers of refugees who are homeless or
                                                                                                                                             doubled up in the state of MN. This first phase was completed in January of 2009 and culminated with a report. In phase 2, a team of researchers
                                                                                                                                             analyzed surveys completed by 250 refugees/immigrants related to their housing experiences. In the third phase, a graduate student is
                                                                                                                                             examining the experiences of homeless refugees compared to non-immigrant families in regards to connections to the community, attitudes about
                                                                                                                                             help seeking, mental health and their paths to homelessness. This research will be used to understand the strategies immigrants use related to
                                                                                                                                             housing issues.

Research on Effectiveness of Program to Improve Parent-Child Communications   Exchange of expertise         Health and human services        In 2008, Hennepin County public health researchers began to study the effectiveness of a tool to increase and improve communications between                7/1/2008     7/1/2008    Less than 1 week   7/16/2008 (SKB)
                                                                                                                                             parents and children - Let's Talk Kits. A staff person within the Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Division (Gayle Geber) met
                                                                                                                                             with a U of M Professor in the Department of Communication Studies (Ascan Koerner) to ask for his advice on Hennepin County's proposed
                                                                                                                                             research design. This exchange led to validation of key elements as well as some modifications of the study design. Mr. Koerner also agreed to
                                                                                                                                             develop questions for the survey instrument to be used in the study.



Mortgage Foreclosure Crisis Meeting                                           Exchange of expertise                  Housing                 In 2005, the Maternal and Child Health Leadership Education in Neurodevelopment and Other Related Disabilities (LEND) program was                          6/1/2008     6/1/2008     Less than 1 week   10/2/2008 (SKB)
                                                                                                                                             administered by a Hennepin County staff person (Luanne Nyberg) and the Director of the U of M’s Children, Youth and Family Consortium (Cathy
                                                                                                                                             Jordan). The program prepares trainees from 12 different professional disciplines to assume leadership roles and to become competent to work in
                                                                                                                                             interdisciplinary clinical collaborations. This program involves improving the health of infants, children, and adolescents who have, or are at risk for
                                                                                                                                             developing neurodevelopment and other related disabilities and advances the knowledge and skills of the full range of child health professionals to
                                                                                                                                             improve health care delivery systems for children with developmental disabilities.

Teens, Tech, Youth & Learning/Homework Help Evaluation                          Program Evaluation               Education/library           In 2008, the Hennepin County Library Youth Services and Outreach Coordinator (Gretchen Wronka) and a U of M Lecturer in the Curriculum and                  3/1/2008     5/1/2008    Less than 1 year      4/11/2008
                                                                                                                                             Instruction Department (Lisa Kimball), teamed up to involve graduate students in a program evaluation of the Library's Teens, Tech, Youth &
                                                                                                                                             Learning (ttyl@HC) and Homework Help (HH) programs. A team of three graduate students used a participatory evaluation process with the
                                                                                                                                             ultimate goal of developing a sustainable model for an ongoing youth-driven evaluation process for the programs.



Brooklyn Park Youth Project                                                     Engaging students                     Other                  In 2008, the U of M’s Youthwork Institute and a U of M undergraduate student (Matt Norris) worked with Brooklyn Park and a Hennepin County                  2/1/2008                     Ongoing         2/6/2008 (JJD)
                                                                                                                                             staff person (Rebecca Gilgen) on a partnership project that sends teenagers to interview their peers, business owners and community leaders to
                                                                                                                                             create a map of youth-friendly businesses and opportunities in Brooklyn Park. The goal of this project is to increase youth engagement in the
                                                                                                                                             community.


Hennepin Energy Recovery Center (HERC) Design Project                           Engaging students                  Environment               In 2008, Hennepin County contacted the U of M's College of Design to solicit student designs for the HERC. Hennepin County wanted fresh ideas              2/1/2008     2/1/2008     Less than 1 week   7/27/2007 (SKB)
                                                                                                                                             about how to make the HERC more attractive-- with a brand new ballpark coming in 2010 and new light rail developments on the way, the facility
                                                                                                                                             will become much more visible to downtown pedestrian traffic. A design charette was held in February 2008. A U of M Research Fellow at the
                                                                                                                                             Center of Sustainable Building Research (Virajita Singh) and Hennepin County Environmental Service Director (Carl Michaud) worked together on
                                                                                                                                             this collaboration.



Program Evaluation Website on University of Minnesota Resources                 Program Evaluation                    Other                  In 2008, the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs funded a research assistant (Laura Hammond) to create a website on program evaluation                   1/1/2008                      Ongoing        7/08/2009 (JD)
                                                                                                                                             resources at the U of M—www.evaluation.umn.edu. This site is designed for local non-profits and government. Focus groups of Hennepin County
                                                                                                                                             staff provided feedback on content.




Brown Bag Lunch Series With U of M Experts                                        HUP Outreach                        Other                  In 2007, the Hennepin-University Partnership began bringing U of M faculty and staff to speak at the Hennepin County Government Center over                11/1/2007                     Ongoing        7/08/2009 (JD)
                                                                                                                                             lunch time. Topics have included ―What is Research‖ and ―Where in the World are Minnesota’s Latinos?‖




U of M Continuing Education Fair at Ridgedale Public Library                  Joint programs/projects            Education/library           In 2007, an information fair exploring the educational options available to adults at the U of M took place at the Hennepin County Ridgedale Public        10/13/2007   10/13/2007   Less than 1 week   1/16/2008 (JJD)
                                                                                                                                             Library. This was the first time the U of M's College of Continuing Education held a college-wide education fair at the Ridgedale Public Library. U of
                                                                                                                                             M staff person (Gregory Harmon) worked with Hennepin County staff person (John Sugimura) to organize this event.




Sharing Expertise: Performance Management                                     Exchange of expertise                   Other                  In 2007, the Hennepin County Strategic Management Coordinator (Tom Walkington) formed a working relationship with two U of M Professors at                 10/1/2007                     Ongoing         2/6/2008 (JJD)
                                                                                                                                             the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute (John Bryson) and (Barbara Crosby) to share expertise on a balanced scorecard and broader issues of public
                                                                                                                                             administration.



Employee Search Assistance for Office of Multi-Cultural Services                Engaging students                     Other                  In 2007, the Hennepin County Office of Multi-Cultural Services hired a former Hubert H. Humphrey student in the Master of Public Policy program            10/1/2007                     Ongoing        2/6/2008 (JJD)
                                                                                                                                             (Sara Thompson) to facilitate the delivery of County services to its diverse, limited English proficiency populations. The Hennepin-University
                                                                                                                                             Partnership assisted by posting the position with the U of M's Evaluation Studies Minor Director (Stuart Yeh).




Community Corrections/Sociology Department Student Preparation Meeting          Engaging students       Community corrections/legal/courts   In 2007, a Hennepin County staff person (Barbara Ritchie) along with Community Corrections volunteer coordinators met with the U of M’s Chair of           10/1/2007                     Ongoing        2/6/2008 (JJD)
                                                                                                                                              Sociology (Christopher Uggen) to discuss better career preparation for Law, Criminology and Deviance students as well as ideas to further the
                                                                                                                                             knowledge and understanding of one another.




Learning Dreams Project                                                       Joint programs/projects           Education/library            In 2007, the Hennepin County Board accepted a grant from the US Justice Department to implement an intervention program to reduce substance                10/1/2007                     Ongoing        2/6/2008 (JJD)
                                                                                                                                             abuse by young people. Hennepin County contracted with a U of M Professor in the School of Social Work (Jerry Stein) to implement this program
                                                                                                                                             called the Learning Dreams Project. This project aims to improve the educational success of children with low achievement and school attendance.




Citizen Father Project                                                        Joint programs/projects       Health and human services        In 2007, a U of M Professor in the Department of Family Social Science (Bill Doherty) worked with the Project Coordinator for the Northwest                 9/1/2007                     Ongoing        8/1/2008 (SKB)
                                                                                                                                             Hennepin Family Services Collaborative (Jonette M. Zuercher) on the Citizen Father Project. The Citizen Father Project involves a group of mostly
                                                                                                                                             African American, low income fathers who are making a difference in the lives of children by fostering healthy, active fathering, challenging false
                                                                                                                                             images of manhood, and rebuilding family and community values. The project's first initiative is to present information to incarcerated fathers in
                                                                                                                                             partnership with the Council on Crime and Justice.


Hennepin County Youth Sports and Activities Fund Initiative                   Exchange of expertise                   Other                  In 2007, Hennepin County staff persons (Theresa Morey) and (Kristine Martin) invited a U of M Kinesiology Professor (Maureen Weiss) along with             9/1/2007                      Ongoing        9/28/2008 (SKB)
                                                                                                                                             other U of M staff to serve on an advisory committee to consider a framework related to the distribution of sales tax revenue from the Twins
                                                                                                                                             ballpark. The committee is also discussing strategies to increase youth involvement in various activities and sports.
                                                                                                                                                                          Hennepin-University Partnership Collaboration Log




Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention Programs                                  Exchange of expertise     Community corrections/legal/courts   In 2007, the Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention Programs began, which is a county-wide project tailored for the juvenile justice                9/1/2007                     Ongoing        7/27/2007 (SKB)
                                                                                                                                                     population involved in the criminal justice system in Hennepin County. It expects to serve 1,000 youth who meet a definition of mild-to-moderate
                                                                                                                                                     substance use in the course of the four-year grant period. Services for low level offenders and juveniles eligible for diversion will be delivered by
                                                                                                                                                     multidisciplinary community agencies with substance abuse intervention expertise. A Hennepin County staff person (Jennifer Schuster Jaeger)
                                                                                                                                                     worked with a U of M Professor (Ken Winters) on developing this program. Mr. Winters gave relevant grant proposals and licenses to use pieces of
                                                                                                                                                     the text as needed, reviewed a draft of the proposal and gave concrete feedback. Mr. Winters also made his curriculum available free of charge,
                                                                                                                                                     and Hennepin County wrote him into the grant to provide the training and some on-going support throughout the grant period.



Asthma Games Designed for HCMC by Arch 1281 Students                                    Engaging students           Health and human services        In 2007, U of M students in an Architecture Design Fundamentals course designed asthma games to be used as educational tools for kids and               8/1/2007     8/1/2007     Less than 1 week     5/29/2007
                                                                                                                                                     conducted field tests at the Hennepin County Medical Center. The asthma education tools include four asthma game prototypes and students
                                                                                                                                                     tested their prototypes with Hennepin County Medical Center pediatric patients. The Medica Foundation fully funded the project-- a $30,000 grant
                                                                                                                                                     was given to the project to replicate and distribute the games. A U of M staff person (Laurel Hirt) and a Hennepin County staff person (Cherylee
                                                                                                                                                     Sherry) worked together on this project.




JDAI Intern Placed by Commissioner Koblick                                              Engaging students                    Interns                 In 2007, a U of M Duluth student (Nick Scott) was an intern in the Hennepin County Research, Planning and Development Department. He worked             6/1/2007     9/1/2007     Less than 1 year   7/27/2007 (SKB)
                                                                                                                                                     on the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative project and learned about this opportunity through Commissioner Linda Koblick.



Teen Pregnancy Prevention                                                             Exchange of expertise         Health and human services        In 2007, the Hennepin County Research, Planning and Development (RPD) Department implemented an evaluation design for the teen pregnancy                6/1/2007                      Ongoing        7/27/2007(SKB)
                                                                                                                                                     prevention pilot project. RPD will collaborate with the U of M's Healthy Youth Development Prevention Research Center to engage their staff in a
                                                                                                                                                     consultation role. A U of M staff person (Michael Resnick) and a Hennepin County staff person (Ellen Wolter) worked together on this collaboration.




African Family Health, Child Success                                                  Joint programs/projects       Health and human services        In 2007, a U of M Professor in the Department of Family Social Science (Bill Doherty) collaborated with the Project Coordinator for the Northwest        5/1/2007                     Ongoing        8/1/2008 (SKB)
                                                                                                                                                     Hennepin Family Services Collaborative (Jonette M. Zuercher). This collaboration is called the African Family Health, Child Success and involves
                                                                                                                                                     parents and professionals organizing to design and pilot two projects that access the resources of the community to meet challenges facing African
                                                                                                                                                     families and children. One project will use community theater to break the silence about the enduring effects of war and trauma on African
                                                                                                                                                     families. The other will develop a partnership with a school to learn how to bridge the cultures of the school and the African community.




Enterprise Financial System (EFS) Chart of Accounts Information Sharing               Exchange of expertise                   Other                  In 2007, a Hennepin County staff person from the Office of Budget and Finance (John Villerius) met with two employees from the U of M’s                 5/1/2007                      Ongoing        7/27/2007 (SKB)
                                                                                                                                                     Enterprise Financial System (EFS) Project (Randa Rosby) and (Emily Larson) to share information on the Chart of Accounts process. Hennepin
                                                                                                                                                     County was just beginning to implement an EFS, and wanted to speak with U of M staff to discuss the EFS system.




Analysis of Out-of-home Placement for Hennepin County Youth                            Short-Term Research          Health and human services        In 2007, a U of M PhD student in the Department of Applied Economics (Misty Heggeness), the Hennepin County Director of Research, Planning               5/1/2007                     Ongoing           1/1/2007
                                                                                                                                                     and Development Department (Kristine Martin), and a U of M Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Economics (Elizabeth Davis),
                                                                                                                                                     received funding through the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs to conduct an in-depth analysis of out-of-home placement for Hennepin County
                                                                                                                                                     youth.




Local Government Innovation Award for Recycling Organics at Hennepin County Schools   Exchange of expertise                Environment               In 2006, the Hennepin County Environmental Services Department was one of 17 recipients of the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute’s Local                     4/12/2007    4/12/2007    Less than 1 week     5/29/2007
                                                                                                                                                     Government Innovation Awards for their Recycling Organics project at Hennepin County Schools. They submitted an application under the
                                                                                                                                                     public/private/nonprofit category after being notified by the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute about the application process. A Senior Fellow at the
                                                                                                                                                     Hubert H. Humphrey Institute (Jay Kiedrowski) and a Hennepin County staff person (John Jaimez) worked together on this collaboration.




Minnesota Exits and Entries Project (MEEP)                                             Short-Term Research      Community corrections/legal/courts   In 2007, the U of M Chair of Sociology (Christopher Uggen) and a U of M Sociology graduate student (Shelly Schaefer) collaborated with a                 3/1/2007                     Ongoing        9/28/2007 (SKB)
                                                                                                                                                     Hennepin County planning analyst (Brad Kaeter) to develop MEEP. This project targets 18 to 25 year olds who have been removed from their
                                                                                                                                                     communities for 60 days or more. The research focus is reentry after exiting from different institutional settings: foster care, mental health,
                                                                                                                                                     chemical health, the National Guard, the juvenile justice system, and the prison system. By understanding and addressing positive as well as
                                                                                                                                                     negative reentry experiences, Hennepin County can lead the way in research and in facilitating a smooth transition to adulthood for some of its
                                                                                                                                                     most vulnerable citizens. Additionally, the Hennepin-University Partnership assisted a researcher in recruiting interviewees and the County Home
                                                                                                                                                     School Superintendent (Terry Wise) worked to connect the research team with the County Home School.




Policy Report on Hennepin Community Works                                              Major-Joint Research                Environment               In 2008, Geography Lecturer (Judith Martin) partnered with Hennepin Community Works Staffer (Larry Blackstad) to create a policy report                 1/1/2007     1/1/2008        1-3 years       5/21/2010 (CL)
                                                                                                                                                     chronicling the works of Hennepin Community Works. This research paper lays out the projects completed by Hennepin Community Works as a
                                                                                                                                                     model for collaboration between county and city municipalities.


Current Criminal Justice Research at the U of M                                       Exchange of expertise     Community Corrections/Legal/Courts   In 2007, the U of M Chair of Sociology (Christopher Uggen) gave a presentation on current criminal justice research at the U of M to the Criminal       1/1/2007     1/1/2007     Less than 1 week      1/1/2007
                                                                                                                                                     Justice Coordinating Committee (CJCC). The CJCC is a regular forum where City and County policymakers meet to discuss issues and initiatives
                                                                                                                                                     that require cooperation across jurisdictional lines and among many parts of the criminal justice system.




Bioethics Course Publicity                                                            Exchange of expertise                   Other                  In 2006, a U of M staff person at the Center for Bioethics (Margie O'Neill) requested information from the Hennepin-University Partnership              12/19/2006   12/19/2006   Less than 1 week      1/1/2007
                                                                                                                                                     concerning who to contact at Hennepin Country for assistance publicizing a U of M course in bioethics being offered during spring semester 2007.
                                                                                                                                                     Ms. O'Neill was referred to and contacted a member of the bioethics committee at the Hennepin County Medical Center (Reade Adams), Hennepin
                                                                                                                                                     County Human Services and Public Health Director (Todd Monson), and a Hennepin County public relations staff person (Tom Hayes). All were
                                                                                                                                                     willing to assist with Ms. O'Neill's request.
Metropolitan Counties Energy Task Force                                               Exchange of expertise                Environment               In 2006, the Hennepin County Director of Environmental Services (Carl Michaud) initiated a discussion with a U of M Morris Associate Professor of       12/1/2006                     Ongoing           1/1/2007
                                                                                                                                                     Economics and Management (Arne Kildegaard) regarding Renewable Energy Policy issues, specifically the feed-in tariff. Ms. Kildegaard was invited
                                                                                                                                                     to make a presentation before the Metropolitan Counties Energy Task Force and the Rural Minnesota Energy Board.




Communications Campaign to Support Heading Home Hennepin                                Engaging students           Health and Human Services        In 2006, following a successful course in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication during which students focused on the issue of                 12/1/2006                     Ongoing           1/1/2007
                                                                                                                                                     homelessness, a U of M Adjunct Professor (Lynn Nelson) was awarded a grant from the Office of Public Engagement to implement the student's
                                                                                                                                                     communications ideas. A student communications team worked with direction and input from two Hennepin County Administrators (Cathy ten
                                                                                                                                                     Broeke) and (Carolyn Marinan) to communicate the scope of the plan, engage volunteers from the U of M and Hennepin County, educate policy
                                                                                                                                                     leaders and stakeholders on causes and solutions to homelessness, and encourage local foundation leaders to fund the plan.




Audit Planning & Risk Assessment Info Sharing                                         Exchange of expertise                   Other                  In 2006, staff from the Hennepin County Internal Audit Department met with the U of M Director of Internal Audit (Gail Klatt) to discuss her            11/6/2006    11/6/2006    Less than 1 week     12/1/2006
                                                                                                                                                     department's approach to audit planning and risk assessment.

Challenges of Interorganizational Integration for Poverty Alleviation                 Exchange of expertise                   Other                  In 2006, the U of M's Center for Integrative Leadership hosted a dialogue featuring a panel of Hennepin County leadership. The panel included           11/1/2006    11/1/2006    Less than 1 week     11/1/2006
                                                                                                                                                     Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin, Hennepin County Administrator (Sandra Vargas), Deputy Hennepin County Administrator
                                                                                                                                                     (Richard Johnson), and Associate VP of Development for CommonBond Communities (Elizabeth Flannery). A professor at the U of M’s Carlson
                                                                                                                                                     School of Management (Jim Buckman), and Associate Dean of the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute (John Bryson) facilitated the event.
                                                                                                                                                            Hennepin-University Partnership Collaboration Log




Intentional Women Symposium                                             Exchange of expertise     Community Corrections/Legal/Courts   In 2006, the "Intentional Women – Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges" symposium was sponsored by Hennepin County Community Corrections             10/1/2006   10/1/2006   Less than 1 week      8/1/2006
                                                                                                                                       including staff person (Freddie Davis-English), the NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center, and the U of M. The symposium brought together
                                                                                                                                       national experts and local policy makers to speak about the issues, barriers, and policies relating to women and girls in the Hennepin County
                                                                                                                                       criminal justice system.




Research and Evaluation of Heading Home Hennepin                         Major-Joint Research         Health and Human Services        Background:                                                                                                                                            9/1/2006                    Ongoing           1/1/2007

                                                                                                                                       Heading Home Hennepin is a 10-year plan designed to end homelessness in Minneapolis and Hennepin County by the year 2016. It was developed
                                                                                                                                       by nearly 70 business, civic and faith leaders from the community, with significant input from homeless and formerly homeless individuals. The
                                                                                                                                       plan includes providing new housing opportunities, support services and around-the-clock outreach to people sleeping on the streets. The plan was
                                                                                                                                       adopted by the Hennepin County Board in December 2006. One of the recommendations of the plan is to ―develop a system to track and evaluate
                                                                                                                                       progress on the ten-year plan.‖ The plan is broad, with six main strategies, 30 recommendations, and over 50 concrete action steps. To evaluate
                                                                                                                                       the various programs in the plan will require a team of researchers from many disciplines.

                                                                                                                                       Heading Home Hennepin sought the support of the U of M through their Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs and School of Social Work.
                                                                                                                                       Students were responsible with researching and evaluating two of the key components of the plan, the use of state housing funds for people who
                                                                                                                                       are long-term homeless and the experiences of homelessness among refugees.

                                                                                                                                       Project partners and structure:
                                                                                                                                       The Program Evaluator for Heading Home Hennepin (Lisa Thornquist) contacted the Hennepin-University Partnership to talk about research
                                                                                                                                       questions and explore the possibility of student involvement. Lisa wrote up the research questions and shopped them around to various schools
                                                                                                                                       and departments at the U of M. She determined that the best way to involve students was through capstone classes, which involve students with
                                                                                                                                       ―real world‖ clients on research questions.
Educational Neglect Conference                                          Exchange of expertise         Health and Human Services        In 2006, Hennepin County and the U of M cosponsored a stakeholder event as an effort to improve outcomes for children and reduce frustration           9/1/2006                    Ongoing           8/1/2006
                                                                                                                                       for everyone affected by educational neglect in the County. The response to this meeting provided direction to a design team, and this team
                                                                                                                                       proposed a strategy for a system-wide response to educational neglect. A range of Hennepin County staff and U of M stakeholders including
                                                                                                                                       (Marcie Jefferys) participated in the process.




Understanding Hmong Youth                                               Exchange of expertise             Education/Library            In 2006, a U of M Professor in the Department of Sociology and Family Studies (Zha Blong Xiong) discussed current Hmong youth issues and               9/1/2006    9/1/2006    Less than 1 week      8/1/2006
                                                                                                                                       shared his latest research findings and practical tips on positive interaction with Hmong teens. This event was sponsored by the Library Foundation
                                                                                                                                       of Hennepin County in collaboration with the Hennepin County Office of Multi-Cultural Services, Brookdale Library International Teen Club and Park
                                                                                                                                       Center High School.



Hennepin Management Institute                                           Exchange of expertise                   Other                  In 2006, Hennepin County began using U of M resources for management training, including resources from both the Management Institute Group            6/26/2006                   Ongoing         6/1/2005 (AB)
                                                                                                                                       and the Leadership and Management Academy. Hennepin County seeks out a variety of voices for their management training including a U of M
                                                                                                                                       Professor from the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute (John Bryson) and staff person from U of M Extension Services (Kim Boyce). Both offered a level
                                                                                                                                       of expertise combined with an understanding of adult education at a price Hennepin County could accommodate.




Contract Streamlining-- Establishment of Master Cooperative Agreement          Outreach                         Other                  In 2007, an official Master Cooperative Agreement (MCA) was signed by leadership from both Hennepin County and the U of M. The MCA will                6/1/2006                    Ongoing        9/28/2007 (SKB)
                                                                                                                                       catalyze new connections and will also help break down the bureaucratic barriers and red tape that have traditionally held up collaborative
                                                                                                                                       projects. Signing for the U of M included Senior Vice President for Systemwide academic administration (Robert Jones), Vice President for research
                                                                                                                                       (Tim Mulcahy), and Chief Financial Officer (Richard Pfutzenreuter). Signing for Hennepin County included Commissioner Gail Dorfman, and County
                                                                                                                                       Administrator (Richard Johnson). Procurement offices from both Hennepin County and the U of M were also involved, along with the Hennepin-
                                                                                                                                       University Partnership and legal counsels from both institutions.



Faculty Engagement with Community Corrections Subcommittees             Exchange of expertise     Community Corrections/Legal/Courts   In 2006, in an effort to make practices consistent with available research, the Hennepin County Chemical Dependency Task Force Coordinator             6/1/2006    6/1/2006    Less than 1 week      8/1/2006
                                                                                                                                       (Jennifer Schuster-Jaeger) worked with the Director of the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research (Ken Winters), and a U of M Adjunct
                                                                                                                                       Law Professor (Steve Simon). Mr. Winters and Mr. Simon spoke with the Juvenile and DWI subcommittees and both were extremely helpful
                                                                                                                                       resources for furthering the discussion.


Midtown Greenway Project                                                Joint programs/projects             Transportation             In 2006, a Hennepin County Public Works staff person (Larry Blackstad) partnered with the U of M's Metropolitan Design Center on a parkway             5/1/2006    9/1/2006    Less than 1 year   8/1/2006 (SKB)
                                                                                                                                       project that involved designing the section of the Midtown Greenway that will connect Anderson School and Powderhorn Park. The project was
                                                                                                                                       initiated by the Midtown Greenway Coalition. Hennepin County coordinated the project while the Metropolitan Design Center provided development
                                                                                                                                       and design options.


School Readiness Initiative                                             Joint programs/projects       Health and Human Services        In 2006, the School Readiness Initiative began as an effort to mobilize talent and resources to boost the number of children who enter                 3/1/2006                    Ongoing           5/1/2006
                                                                                                                                       kindergarten ready to learn. A U of M Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology (Scott McConnell) and a Hennepin County Human
                                                                                                                                       Services and Public Health Department staff person (Carol Miller) initiated this collaboration.




Presentation on Bilingual Education                                     Exchange of expertise             Education/Library            In 2006, a U of M doctoral candidate (Lillian Duran) presented research on effective strategies for bilingual education and tips for reaching and      3/1/2006    3/1/2006    Less than 1 week      5/1/2006
                                                                                                                                       serving a bilingual community to the Hennepin County Libraries as part of their Youth Services program. This presentation initiated a Youth
                                                                                                                                       Services discussion of how Hennepin County Libraries will incorporate research into their bilingual story times and other programs and services for
                                                                                                                                       children and families whose first language is not English.



Hennepin County Service Corps                                             Engaging students           Health and Human Services        In 2006, the Hennepin County Project Manager for the Office of Multi-Cultural Services (Jillian Middlebrooks) met with a U of M staff person (Laurel   3/1/2006    3/1/2006    Less than 1 week      5/1/2006
                                                                                                                                       Hirt) from the Career and Community Learning Center to determine whether a partnership could be developed to create ―Hennepin County Service
                                                                                                                                       Corps‖ positions for recent graduates of the U of M. The preliminary plan was that Hennepin County would allocate funds to initiate this program
                                                                                                                                       and the U of M would work with the County to help to recruit candidates and provide support to the effort. The program did not further develop
                                                                                                                                       from the idea phase.




Brooklyn Park Library Task Force                                        Exchange of expertise             Education/Library            In 2006, the Brooklyn Park Library Task Force, which includes a U of M Senior Research Associate in the School of Physics and Astronomy (Peter         2/1/2006    5/1/2006    Less than 1 year      8/1/2006
                                                                                                                                       Border), a U of M Professor of Computer Science and Engineering(Maria Gini), as well as private sector leaders in Brooklyn Park, met to envision
                                                                                                                                       options for a new library. Concepts were presented to the Hennepin County Board on August 1, 2006.




Support for Heading Home Hennepin and Project Homeless Connect                 Outreach                         Other                  In 2006, the Dean of the U of M’s College of Design Tom Fisher, and students from the College of Design, volunteered in support of Hennepin            1/1/2006                    Ongoing        7/08/2009 (JD)
                                                                                                                                       Countys' efforts to end homelessness. Projects have included redesigning the layout of service delivery for Project Homeless Connect, volunteering
                                                                                                                                       at the event, and participating in the commission responsible for designing and implementing the ten-year plan to end homelessness, Heading
                                                                                                                                       Home Hennepin.




Hubert H. Humphrey Institute Conference Sponsorship in China            Exchange of expertise                   Other                  In 2006, the Hennepin County Strategic Management Coordinator (Tom Walkington) arranged for the U of M’s Hubert H. Humphrey Institute to be            1/1/2006    4/21/2007      1-3 years         5/31/2007
                                                                                                                                       one of the co-sponsors for a conference at Sichuan University School of Business in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. (Sichuan University School
                                                                                                                                       of Business is in the top ten business schools in China). The conference was on Strategic Management and Sustainable Development. A U of M
                                                                                                                                       Professor at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute (John Bryson) was also the point person for the 2008 International Conference in Public
                                                                                                                                       Administration along with a Senior Fellow at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute (Lee Munnich).
                                                                                                                                                       Hennepin-University Partnership Collaboration Log




Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center Talk                        Exchange of expertise                   Other                  In 2005, the Hennepin County Administrator (Sandy Vargas) joined in a Brown Bag Luncheon discussion with interested students at the Hubert H.            11/1/2005   11/1/2005   Less than 1 week   3/1/2006 (SKB)
                                                                                                                                  Humphrey Institute. The Public and Non-Profit Leadership Center (PNLC) periodically invites key leaders from the public and nonprofit sectors to
                                                                                                                                  share their thoughts on leadership, management challenges, and collaboration between public, nonprofit, and private organizations.




Transitway Impact Research Program (TIRP)                           Major-Joint Research               Transportation             Transitways Impact Research Program (TIRP)                                                                                                               9/1/2005                    Ongoing        5/1/2006 (SKB)

                                                                                                                                  Background:
                                                                                                                                  Even before the state’s first light-rail line began service, local policymakers and staff were interested in the potential economic and social impacts
                                                                                                                                  of major transitways on the surrounding community. Besides reducing travel times and congestion, transitways appear to have positive impacts on
                                                                                                                                  economic development, jobs, and housing. As the region continues to build a system of transitways—including light rail, commuter rail, bus rapid
                                                                                                                                  transit, and streetcars—interest continues to grow in these other benefits. In addition, a better understanding is needed of how travel behaviors
                                                                                                                                  change with the development of a transitway system.

                                                                                                                                  Program sponsors and structure:
                                                                                                                                  The Transitway Impacts Research Program was initiated by the Hennepin County (HC)-University of Minnesota (U of M) Partnership in 2006 and
                                                                                                                                  has grown to include a mix of local, regional, and state funding partners, including Anoka, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, and Washington counties;
                                                                                                                                  Metro Transit and the Metropolitan Council; the Minnesota Department of Transportation; the University Metropolitan Consortium; and the Center
                                                                                                                                  for Transportation Studies (CTS). The program draws on a range of resources and expertise from the U of M: the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of
                                                                                                                                  Public Affairs (HHH), CTS, the State and Local Policy Program (SLPP) within the Humphrey Institute, and the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs
                                                                                                                                  (CURA). HC’s investment has leveraged more than $ 150,000 from research partners including the Metropolitan Council, Minnesota Department of
                                                                                                                                  Transportation, U of M’s Metropolitan Consortium, and other metropolitan counties.

                                                                                                                                  Impacts that the research program will measure:
                                                                                                                                  • Changes in property value resulting from transitways
                                                                                                                                  • Changes in land use and housing mix
                                                                                                                                  • Economic and business impacts (e.g., commercial sales, business openings and closings, number of jobs, and spatial location of employment)
                                                                                                                                  • Changes in travel behavior induced by transitways (e.g., induced demand, transit connections, mode choice, parking, and congestion)
                                                                                                                                  • Safety/crime impacts
                                                                                                                                  • Community cohesion of neighborhoods located along the corridor

                                                                                                                                  Current research focus:
                                                                                                                                  • A study led by (Edward Goetz), Professor at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, is designing a methodology to measure changes
                                                                                                                                  in residential property values, housing mix, and surrounding land uses and testing it on the Hiawatha Light Rail Corridor.
                                                                                                                                  • A study led by (Jason Cao), Professor at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, is evaluating transportation impacts from transitway
                                                                                                                                  investments, such as the type and mix of riders attracted by the investment and how the environment of the transitway station affects mode
                                                                                                                                  mixing.
                                                                                                                                  • Three additional studies are planned for 2009:
Generational Poverty Meeting                                       Exchange of expertise         Health and Human Services        In 2005, Hennepin County Administrator (Sandy Vargas) and the Executive Director of the Institute on Race & Poverty at the U of M Law School             9/1/2005    9/1/2005    Less than 1 week     3/1/2006
                                                                                                                                  (Myron Orfield), met each other to begin a dialogue on the issue of generations of families trapped in poverty.




Southwest Transitway Station Area Studies                            Engaging students                 Transportation             In 2005, a U of M Professor at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute (Carissa Schively) developed a class project for graduate students in the Urban          9/1/2005    12/1/2005   Less than 1 year     3/1/2006
                                                                                                                                  and Regional Planning Program to analyze and make recommendations regarding the areas where light rail stations have been proposed for the
                                                                                                                                  Southwest rail line. Hennepin County staff provided information to students and reviewed their final products. The students presented at a
                                                                                                                                  Southwest Policy Advisory Committee meeting.




Children's Mental Health Roundtable Discussion                     Exchange of expertise         Health and Human Services        In 2005, Hennepin County staff person (Jamie Halpern) and U of M staff person (Cari Michaels) gathered to meet fellow professionals to provide           7/1/2005    7/1/2005    Less than 1 week     3/1/2006
                                                                                                                                  updates on their current research and areas of practice. Introductions were followed by topical discussions at each table of attendees. Both
                                                                                                                                  organizations came together and discussed a prevention based program, PATH, which seeks to reduce health risk behavior by promoting healthy
                                                                                                                                  behaviors in young teens.




Natural Resources Management and Utilization in Urban Landscapes   Exchange of expertise                Environment               In 2005, the Natural Resources Management and Utilization in Urban Landscapes effort began teaching citizens and professionals to better care for        6/1/2005                    Ongoing          6/1/2005
                                                                                                                                  trees. This collaboration was led by the Program Director at the U of M Extension Service (Barbara Grossman).




Shoreland Education                                                       Outreach                      Environment               In 2005, the Shoreland Education Program, sponsored by the U of M Extension Service in cooperation with the U of M Water Resources Center and            6/1/2005                    Ongoing          6/1/2005
                                                                                                                                  Minnesota Sea Grant, began efforts to improve water quality, habitat and aesthetics of lakes and rivers. Hennepin County and the U of M worked
                                                                                                                                  together in seeking out information on various policies and programs, and also locating useful research reports in reference to the Shoreland
                                                                                                                                  Education Program. This collaboration was led by the Program Director at the U of M Extension Service (Barbara Grossman).




SHAPE Survey                                                        Short-Term Research          Health and human services        In 2005, the Hennepin County Director of Public Health (Todd Monson) and a U of M Associate Professor in the School of Public Health (Todd               3/1/2005                    Ongoing          8/1/2006
                                                                                                                                  Rockwood) collaborated on the development and implementation of a major public health survey, SHAPE-- Survey of the Health of All the
                                                                                                                                  Population and Environment--tracks trends and offers insights into the health of Hennepin County residents. This survey is done every 3 years and
                                                                                                                                  the 2006 data is now available online @ http://www.co.hennepin.mn.us/. In addition to conducting the survey, U of M faculty and students are
                                                                                                                                  using the data for a variety of research projects.




Sociological Research Methods: Hennepin County District Courts       Engaging students       Community Corrections/Legal/Courts   In 2005, several U of M students completed a minimum of 20 hours of service at Hennepin County District Court. They conducted brief surveys of           3/1/2005    3/1/2005    Less than 1 week   6/1/2005 (AB)
                                                                                                                                  offenders leaving drug court hearings and parties leaving conciliation court hearings. These surveys helped the Court evaluate its programs and
                                                                                                                                  services. The Career and Community Learning Center at the U of M coordinated the class. A U of M staff person (Monica Siems) and a Hennepin
                                                                                                                                  County staff person (Keri Zehm) worked together on this project.




Minnesota Youth Community Learning Initiative                      Joint programs/projects       Health and Human Services                                                                                                                                                                 1/1/2005                    Ongoing        6/1/2005 (AB)




Hennepin-University Partnership Website                                   Outreach                         Other                  In 2005, the Hennepin-University Partnership created a website, www.umn.edu/hup, which features tools to aid collaborations-- pages on: how to           1/1/2005                    Ongoing        7/08/2009 (JD)
                                                                                                                                  find experts, how to find students, records of past collaborations, and upcoming events at the U of M.
                                                                                                                                                                            Hennepin-University Partnership Collaboration Log




Strategic Management Course at Carlson School                                           Exchange of expertise                   Other                  In 2005, the Hennepin County Deputy Auditor of Property Taxes (Joseph Goldman) taught on a part-time basis in the Department of Strategic                  1/1/2005                   Ongoing        1/1/2007 (SKB)
                                                                                                                                                       Management & Organization at the Carlson School of Management. Mr. Goldman incorporated presentations by Hennepin County employees into
                                                                                                                                                       his courses and encouraged students to consider Hennepin County as an employer of choice. This position was a result of interaction with
                                                                                                                                                       Hennepin County Auditor (Patrick H. O'Connor).

Long-term Care System Design                                                            Joint programs/projects       Health and Human Services        In 2005, as a part of a federal Aging and Disability Resource Center grant, Hennepin County began working with the U of M Director on the Center           1/1/2005   12/1/2006      1-3 years          8/1/2006
                                                                                                                                                       on Aging (Dr. Robert Kane) to complete a system design project in the area of Aging and Disability Services. The project involves a series of
                                                                                                                                                       meetings with key people who work on various systems issues related to long-term care.




Community Advisory Board for LEND                                                       Joint programs/projects       Health and Human Services        In 2005, the Maternal and Child Health Leadership Education in Neurodevelopment and Other Related Disabilities (LEND) program was                          1/1/2005                   Ongoing           5/1/2006
                                                                                                                                                       administered by a Hennepin County staff person (Luanne Nyberg) and the Director of the U of M’s Children, Youth and Family Consortium (Cathy
                                                                                                                                                       Jordan). The program prepares trainees from 12 different professional disciplines to assume leadership roles and to become competent to work in
                                                                                                                                                       interdisciplinary clinical collaborations. This program involves improving the health of infants, children, and adolescents who have, or are at risk for
                                                                                                                                                       developing neurodevelopment and other related disabilities and advances the knowledge and skills of the full range of child health professionals to
                                                                                                                                                       improve health care delivery systems for children with developmental disabilities.




University Northside Partnership                                                        Joint programs/projects       Health and Human Services        In 2008, the U of M, and many others, including NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, the City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County and Northside                1/1/2005                   Ongoing          5/1/2006
                                                                                                                                                       community organizations began working in unison to improve both the present and future of North Minneapolis.




Study on Racial Disparities in the Child Welfare System                                  Short-Term Research          Health and Human Services        In 2005, a U of M Professor in the School of Social Work (Susan Wells) and a group of researchers performed case studies on children in the Child          1/1/2005   5/1/2005    Less than 1 year     3/1/2006
                                                                                                                                                       Welfare system to determine how race affects the outcomes for these children and families. Hennepin County was one of four counties that
                                                                                                                                                       provided data for the study. Goals of this study were to address the following issues: What are the causes of the growing crisis for many young
                                                                                                                                                       African American men in Hennepin County and what can public agencies and communities do to find solutions?




Protective Supervision Project                                                          Exchange of expertise         Health and Human Services        In 2005, staff from the Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department worked with the Policy and Program Coordinator in the                  1/1/2005                   Ongoing        6/1/2005 (AB)
                                                                                                                                                       Family and Child Welfare Office (Esther Wattenberg) at the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs on examining the use of protective supervision
                                                                                                                                                       statewide, including Hennepin County. The Department of Human Services sponsored this study and Hennepin County along with other counties
                                                                                                                                                       and stakeholders have participated. Hennepin County hosted a focus group comprised of child protection staff, supervisors and managers and also
                                                                                                                                                       has committed to participating on the Advisory Committee for this study.




Cohort Analysis of the Diversionary Work Program                                        Joint programs/projects       Health and Human Services        In 2004, the Cohort Analysis focused on five groups of Diversionary Work Program participants to examine the characteristics of those who                  9/1/2004   5/1/2005    Less than 1 year     6/1/2005
                                                                                                                                                       complete the program in the required four months.




Cultural Competency with African Immigrants                                             Exchange of expertise     Community Corrections/Legal/Courts   In 2004, a Hennepin County Social Worker (Diana Tharalson) worked with a U of M Professor in the Family Social Sciences Department (Daniel                 9/1/2004                   Ongoing          8/1/2006
                                                                                                                                                       Detzner) and a U of M doctoral student (Paul Orieny) to utilize field research to analyze the patterns and characteristics of African families.




Archaeological Dig in Snoopy's Bowl at MOA                                              Joint programs/projects           Education/Library            In 2004, Snoopy’s dog dish at the Mall of America was transformed into an archeological dig site for pre- and school age kids to explore. Following        9/1/2004   9/1/2004    Less than 1 week   6/1/2005 (AB)
                                                                                                                                                       the dig, kids asked questions about archeology and received a book list on this topic from the Hennepin County Library. The dig was put together
                                                                                                                                                       with the U of M's Archaeology Department in 2004.




Aging and Disability Consumer Information                                               Joint programs/projects       Health and Human Services        In 2004, the U of M and Hennepin County became grant partners along with the Department of Human Services, MN Board on Aging, Metro Center                 9/1/2004   10/1/2006      1-3 years       6/1/2005 (AB)
                                                                                                                                                       for Independent Living, and Metro Area Agency on Aging. The purpose is to engage in collaboration with persons with disabilities in order to
                                                                                                                                                       develop a consumer decision support guide for persons with disabilities, a consumer decision tool for seniors and caregivers, the use of PDAs to
                                                                                                                                                       access Minnesota Help resources and web based tools.




Community Service Learning in Health Care: Hennepin County Medical Center                 Engaging students           Health and Human Services        In 2004, students completed between 25 and 40 hours of service-learning at Hennepin County Medical Center, working in a variety of capacities              9/1/2004   12/1/2004   Less than 1 year   6/1/2005 (AB)
                                                                                                                                                       including escorting patients; meeting basic patient needs; serving meals; filing and data entry; arts and crafts; and providing general clinic
                                                                                                                                                       assistance.




Service Learning in Criminology: Hennepin County Juvenile Probation                       Engaging students       Community Corrections/Legal/Courts   In 2004, students in this Service Learning class completed approximately 40 hours of service-learning with Hennepin County Juvenile Probation.             9/1/2004   12/1/2004   Less than 1 year   6/1/2005 (AB)
                                                                                                                                                       These students had the opportunity to shadow and assist a Neighborhood Probation Officer, learn basic case management practices, attend
                                                                                                                                                       community meetings, meet with partnering service providers, and experience Court processes by observing the Detention Calendar.




Community-Based Transportation Phase II                                                  Short-Term Research                Transportation             In 2004, the Department of Civil Engineering at the U of M conducted research to develop a national model for community based transportation.              6/1/2004   12/1/2005      1-3 years       6/1/2005 (AB)
                                                                                                                                                       They also developed a website and newsletter for the project. Hennepin County staff person (Larry Blackstad) and U of M staff person (Gina Baas)
                                                                                                                                                       worked together on this project.




Successful Transitions: Evaluation of the Hennepin County Intensive Aftercare Program     Program Evaluation      Community Corrections/Legal/Courts   In 2004, "Successful Transitions" was created and is a study completed by the School of Social Work evaluating factors that lead to successful             6/1/2004   12/1/2005      1-3 years       6/1/2005 (AB)
                                                                                                                                                       transitions for youth offenders exiting the Hennepin County Home School Intensive Aftercare Treatment program. This program investigates
                                                                                                                                                       changes in recidivism rates and risk scores and also considers the perspectives of youth themselves.
                                                                                                                                                                       Hennepin-University Partnership Collaboration Log




Electric Waste Survey                                                              Exchange of expertise                Environment               In 2004, the Hennepin County Department of Environmental Services (DES) began to identify the magnitude of the need for the disposal of             3/1/2004   3/1/2004   Less than 1 week   6/1/2005 (AB)
                                                                                                                                                  Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT). Each CRT contains between 4 and 8 lbs of lead, thus it is a serious waste disposal issue. DES worked with the Minnesota
                                                                                                                                                  Center for Survey Research at the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs.




Report on 18-24 Year Olds                                                          Exchange of expertise         Health and Human Services        In 2004, this report focused on analyzing the health outcomes of 18-24 year olds residing in Hennepin County. It utilized data from the Hennepin    1/1/2004   1/1/2004   Less than 1 week     6/5/2007
                                                                                                                                                  County Survey of the Health of All the Population and Environment (SHAPE) as well as a U of M health survey. The 18-24 age group is historically
                                                                                                                                                  underrepresented in health surveys and they have an effect on the health of adolescents, so there is particular interest in them. U of M staff
                                                                                                                                                  person (David Golden) and Hennepin County staff person (Gayle Geber) worked together on this collaboration.




Hennepin County Library TeenLinks Website                                          Exchange of expertise             Education/Library            In 2004, TeenLinks, a website operated by the Hennepin County Libraries was initiated to engage teenagers in reading, learning and community        1/1/2004                  Ongoing          3/1/2006
                                                                                                                                                  activities. A U of M staff person (Jennifer Oliphant) sits on the advisory board.




Access to Destinations                                                             Joint programs/projects             Transportation             In 2004, Access to Destinations was initiated, which is an interdisciplinary outreach and research effort coordinated by the U of M's Center for    1/1/2004                  Ongoing        3/1/2006 (AB)
                                                                                                                                                  Transportation Studies, with support from sponsors including the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Hennepin County, and the Metropolitan
                                                                                                                                                  Council. As a part of the research component, parties at Hennepin County and the U of M worked together to develop a modeling formula for
                                                                                                                                                  studying arterial traffic density and gather data on non-motorized modes of transportation. A U of M staff person (Gina Baas) and a Hennepin
                                                                                                                                                  County staff person (Gary Erickson) collaborated on this project.




Developmental Disabilities Case Management Review                                  Exchange of expertise         Health and Human Services        In 2004, the Developmental Disabilities Service Area within Hennepin County's Human Services and Public Health Department asked the U of M to       1/1/2004   1/1/2005      1-3 years         6/1/2005
                                                                                                                                                  review a new Development Disabilities case management model that was being implemented to determine if clients’ needs were being met under
                                                                                                                                                  the new model or if adjustments should be considered. A U of M staff person (Charlie Lakin) and a Hennepin County staff person (Tom Jolicoeur)
                                                                                                                                                  worked together on this project.




University Avenue Streetscape                                                      Exchange of expertise               Transportation             In 2004, the U of M's Facilities and Management Department and Hennepin County jointly funded the concept plan to recondition and rebuild           1/1/2004   1/1/2004   Less than 1 week   6/1/2005 (AB)
                                                                                                                                                  Southeast University Avenue near campus. Hennepin County staff person (Gary Erickson) and U of M staff person (Susan Carlson-Weinberg)
                                                                                                                                                  worked together on this project.




Research with the School of Social Work                                            Exchange of expertise         Health and Human Services        In 2004, Hennepin County and the U of M worked together and developed research on child welfare through out-of-home-placement case reviews.         1/1/2004   1/1/2004   Less than 1 week     6/1/2005
                                                                                                                                                  This collaboration was initiated by a Hennepin County staff person (Misty Hegeness) and a U of M Professor (Susan Wells).




A Cross-Systems Analysis: Educational Neglect and Child Protection                   Program Evaluation          Health and Human Services        In 2004, this project was created by a U of M PhD candidate at the School of Social Work (Marcia Jeffreys) to examine correlations between          1/1/2004                  Ongoing          6/1/2005
                                                                                                                                                  educational neglect and the need for Child Protective Services involvement with families. This project involves evaluating the effectiveness of
                                                                                                                                                  County Home School Intensive Aftercare Programs, and to identify factors of success.




Minnesota Family Investment Program Employment Counselor Experience with Serving   Exchange of expertise         Health and Human Services        In 2004, this preliminary, qualitative study examined the experiences of and needs identified by Minnesota Families Investment Program (MFIP)       1/1/2004   5/1/2005      1-3 years       6/1/2005 (AB)
Formerly Exempt Clients                                                                                                                           job counselors in reengaging clients who previously had been exempt from employment requirements.




Study of Juvenile sex offenders                                                    Joint programs/projects   Community Corrections/Legal/Courts   In 2004, this study was funded by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. It involved the analysis of three samples of delinquent            1/1/2004                  Ongoing        6/1/2005 (AB)
                                                                                                                                                  adolescents: juvenile offenders whose victims were children, those whose victims were peers or adults, and delinquent teens with no history of
                                                                                                                                                  sexual violence. The primary researcher is located in the school of family and community health, and has joined with the Hennepin County Home
                                                                                                                                                  School and Juvenile Probation departments to gather data, case studies, and parental consent to analyze the behaviors of these teens.




Presentation on Serving Children and Families through Research Partnerships        Exchange of expertise         Health and Human Services        In 2003, a U of M professor (Susan Wells) and a Hennepin County staff person (Sarah Maxwell) developed a presentation illustrating the many         5/1/2003                  Ongoing          5/1/2006
                                                                                                                                                  benefits to the community of research partnerships and how research can benefit direct service providers. Participants from Hennepin County and
                                                                                                                                                  the U of M were identified and a follow-up meeting was scheduled.




Odor Management at Hennepin Energy Recovery Center                                 Exchange of expertise                Environment               In 2003, Hennepin County consulted with U of M faculty in designing both the physical structure and operations of their waste management facility   3/1/2003   3/1/2003   Less than 1 week   6/1/2005 (AB)
                                                                                                                                                  to deal with organic causes of odors, particulates, and other waste delivery issues.

PATH, Partners in Action for Teen Health                                           Joint programs/projects       Health and Human Services        In 2003, PATH (Partners in Action for Teen Health) was initiated, which is a collaboration between Nellie Stone Johnson Community School,           1/1/2003                  Ongoing        6/1/2005 (AB)
                                                                                                                                                  Hennepin County Village Social Services and the Healthy Youth Development - Prevention Research Center at the U of M. PATH’s goal is to reduce
                                                                                                                                                  health risk behaviors and promote healthy development among middle school youth. PATH includes service learning and health education
                                                                                                                                                  programs for students, along with outreach and involvement efforts targeting students' parents and family members.
                                                                                                                                                  Hennepin-University Partnership Collaboration Log




Boys Reading Initiative                                       Joint programs/projects           Education/Library            In 2003, a U of M Professor in the College of Education and Human Development (David O'Brien) collaborated with the Hennepin County Library             1/1/2003                  Ongoing        6/1/2005 (SKB)
                                                                                                                             Youth Services and Outreach Coordinator (Gretchen Wronka) to design and conduct an evaluation of the Hennepin County Library (HCL) Guys
                                                                                                                             Read Book Club program. Both entities had a shared interest to bring this issue to the legislature. A meeting took place at the MN State Capital
                                                                                                                             addressing the performance gap between boys and girls with regard to reading and language arts. In 2004, U of M President Robert Bruininks,
                                                                                                                             Hennepin County Commissioner Mike Opat and author John Scieszka participated in a panel discussion focused on gaining legislative attention for
                                                                                                                             the performance of boys in reading. Scieszka participated in a later panel discussion along with MN Senator Steve Kelley and a Hennepin County
                                                                                                                             Public Defender (Leonardo Castro) on issues facing boys and literacy education.




Early Risers Program                                          Joint programs/projects       Health and Human Services        In 2003, the Early Risers Program was created. This Community-University Prevention Partnership involves Pillsbury United Communities agency,           1/1/2003                  Ongoing        6/1/2005 (SKB)
                                                                                                                             Minneapolis Public Schools, Hennepin County, and a group of U of M prevention specialists in an effort to provide Early Risers prevention services
                                                                                                                             to children at risk for school failure and antisocial behavior in north and south Minneapolis. The Hennepin County Research, Planning and
                                                                                                                             Development Department funded a one-year pilot project to expand focus of the program into the area of truancy prevention.




Developing Child and Caregiver Adoption Matching Tools        Joint programs/projects       Health and Human Services        In 2002, Hennepin County management and social service staff collaborated with a U of M Professor at the School of Social Work (Jane Gilgun)            9/1/2002                  Ongoing        6/1/2005 (AB)
                                                                                                                             and her staff to create: 1) The Caregiver Matching Tool, 2) The Child Matching Tool for Children under 2 Years, and 3) The Child Matching Tool for
                                                                                                                             Children over the Age of 2. In addition, work was done with U of M staff regarding measurement of the reliability and validity of the Matching Tools.




Community-Based Transportation Phase I                         Short-Term Research                Transportation             In 2003, Hennepin County initiated a series of stakeholder discussions centering on community based-transportation issues that culminated in a          9/1/2002                  Ongoing        6/1/2005 (AB)
                                                                                                                             conference. A report on the issues facing community-based transportation and methods for improving service delivery was compiled and presented
                                                                                                                             to Hennepin County. The U of M’s Center for Transportation Studies and the State and Local Policy Program had done research on these issues
                                                                                                                             previously.




Coffman Union Pedestrian Bridge Replacement                   Exchange of expertise               Transportation                                                                                                                                                                     1/1/2002   1/1/2002   Less than 1 week   6/1/2005 (AB)

Prime Time Family Reading Program                             Exchange of expertise             Education/Library            In 2002, a family literacy program developed by the Louisiana Humanities Commission was jointly conducted by the MN Humanities Commission               1/1/2002   5/1/2002   Less than 1 year     6/5/2007
                                                                                                                             and the Hennepin County Libraries. The Commission contacted the U of M’s College of Education and located a specialist in Children’s Literature.
                                                                                                                             The program was for Hispanic families with 6 to 10-year-old children. Each week they read and discussed a few books, heard a storyteller, and
                                                                                                                             shared dinner together. U of M staff person (Rebecca Rapport) and Hennepin County staff person (Gretchen Wronka) worked together on this
                                                                                                                             collaboration.




Readmobile Early Literacy Program Evaluation                    Program Evaluation              Education/Library            In 2002, the Children's Readmobile service was initiated, which brings the Hennepin County Library directly to licensed Family, Friend and              1/1/2002                  Ongoing        6/1/2005 (AB)
                                                                                                                             Neighbor childcare providers, school district kindergarten readiness and teen parent programs, Head Start locations, affordable housing complexes,
                                                                                                                             Park and Recreation programs, and English Language Learning centers located throughout the County. In 2002, under a grant from the Alliance for
                                                                                                                             Children and Families of Hennepin County, a U of M Professor from the Center for Early Education and Development (Scott McConnell) received
                                                                                                                             funding to evaluate the Readmobile Early Literacy program.




Aging Across the Curriculum Advisory Board                    Joint programs/projects       Health and Human Services        In 2002, the Hennepin County Program Manager of Adult Protection Services served on the U of M Advisory Board for the Graduate School of                1/1/2002   1/1/2002   Less than 1 week   6/1/2005 (AB)
                                                                                                                             Social Work on "Aging Across the Curriculum." This was a two-year grant from the Hartford Foundation that the U of M received to develop
                                                                                                                             curricula for the Master's Program in social work in the area of aging.

Foster Care Reentry/Multiple Foster Care Placements Project   Joint programs/projects       Health and Human Services        In 2002, two U of M researchers (Susan Wells) and (Esther Wattenberg) used Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department                  1/1/2002   1/1/2005      3-5 years       6/1/2005 (AB)
                                                                                                                             data regarding foster care. One Child Protection Social Worker was sent to the U of M to work on the project as a mobility assignment, and several
                                                                                                                             staff from the Human Services and Public Health Department served as project advisors.




Small Grocer's Buying Collaborative                           Joint programs/projects       Health and Human Services        In 2002, Public Health Promotion conducted a study that determined that many inner-city neighborhoods do not have access to high-quality                1/1/2002                  Ongoing        6/1/2005 (AB)
                                                                                                                             affordable grocery stores. This project planned to increase the access and affordability of healthful foods by developing a buying collaborative for
                                                                                                                             small market grocers in the Near North, Camden, Phillips and Powderhorn neighborhoods. In 2002, Hennepin County approached the U of M for
                                                                                                                             technical assistance and advice.




Children's Mental Health Initiative Leadership Action Group   Exchange of expertise         Health and Human Services        In 2002, the Hennepin County Leadership Action Group was convened by the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners as part of their Children’s             1/1/2002                  Ongoing          6/1/2005
                                                                                                                             Mental Health Initiative. Two staff persons from the U of M's Children, Youth & Family Consortium (Marti Erickson) and (Joan Sykora) served as
                                                                                                                             liaisons between the U of M and Hennepin County. Members of both organizations now serve on the group's Board of Directors.




Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Therapy Services            Joint programs/projects   Community Corrections/Legal/Courts   In 2002, U of M Physicians provided child and adolescent psychiatrist therapy services to residents of the Community Corrections County Home            1/1/2002                  Ongoing        6/1/2005 (AB)
                                                                                                                             School at Hennepin County.




Horse Facility Management                                     Exchange of expertise                Environment               In 2002, U of M Extension Service provided funding for .5 FTE to work with Department of Environmental Services (DES) conservation staff and            1/1/2002                  Ongoing        6/1/2005 (AB)
                                                                                                                             Hennepin County residents to improve horse waste management, pasture management, and erosion control and restoration/protection of wetlands.
                                                                                                                                                                            Hennepin-University Partnership Collaboration Log




Assistance in evaluating Lowry Avenue Corridor Plan                                       Program Evaluation                Transportation             In 2001, the U of M’s Center for Transportation Studies assisted with evaluating the planning, transportation and development process of the              10/1/2001   7/1/2002   Less than 1 year   6/1/2005 (AB)
                                                                                                                                                       Lowry Avenue Corridor Plan. An independent evaluation was a requirement of the Minnesota Department of Transportation grant that funded the
                                                                                                                                                       project.




International and National Benchmarking for Urban Transportation Corridor Development   Joint programs/projects             Transportation             In 2001, the Federal Transit Administration and the US Department of Transportation commissioned this study of design and other factors                   1/1/2001    1/1/2003      1-3 years       6/1/2005 (AB)
                                                                                                                                                       influencing urban corridors. The State and Local Policy Program at the U of M and Hennepin County's Transportation department worked together
                                                                                                                                                       to develop a set of lessons learned and action steps for the various aspects of corridor development which include public participation, governance,
                                                                                                                                                       finance, economic development and design. The project began by looking at Highway 81 and analyzing opportunities in that corridor, and later
                                                                                                                                                       became a widely used model.




Young Adult Alcohol Prevention Partnership                                              Joint programs/projects       Health and Human Services        In 2001, the Young Adult Alcohol Prevention Partnership was initiated. This collaboration coordinated services and enhanced health outcomes for           1/1/2001                   Ongoing          6/1/2005
                                                                                                                                                       18 - 24 year-olds, particularly with respect to alcohol use and abuse. The focus is primarily on prevention, and working from a comprehensive
                                                                                                                                                       approach, including health education, individual assessments, changing social norms, community organizing and policy change.




Defense Clinic                                                                            Engaging students       Community Corrections/Legal/Courts   In 2000, the Hennepin County Public Defender's office worked with the U of M Law School to provide law students with courtroom experience by              1/1/2000                   Ongoing          3/1/2006
                                                                                                                                                       taking on cases assigned to the Public Defender. Students worked with real clients who volunteer to be part of the clinic, and are supervised in
                                                                                                                                                       their research and in court by their professor, a licensed lawyer.




Washington Avenue Bridge Reconditioning                                                 Joint programs/projects             Transportation             In 2000, the Transportation Department at Hennepin County and the Capital Planning and Project Management at the U of M coordinated efforts to            1/1/2000    1/1/2000   Less than 1 week   6/1/2005 (AB)
                                                                                                                                                       recondition the Washington Avenue Bridge. Hennepin County was responsible for vehicle traffic, and the U of M was responsible for the pedestrian
                                                                                                                                                       overpass. Hennepin County also worked with the U of M to paint the bridge in U of M colors.




HSPHD and School of Public Health Overweight and Obesity Prevention                     Joint programs/projects       Health and Human Services        In 2000, Hennepin County Public Health Promotion and the U of M School of Public Health coordinated on various projects to promote physical               1/1/2000                   Ongoing        6/1/2005 (AB)
                                                                                                                                                       activity and healthy eating. Examples include assessments, planning projects, policies and programs for schools, and professional forums. Many of
                                                                                                                                                       the people working in Public Health Promotion are graduates of the School of Public Health, and are familiar with the faculty as well as the
                                                                                                                                                       resources and research interest of the School.




Minnesota Food and Nutrition Network (Extension) Grant                                  Joint programs/projects       Health and Human Services        In 2000, the MN Food and Nutrition Network (MFNN) was created and is a part of the U of M Extension Service. It is a network of organizations             1/1/2000                   Ongoing        6/1/2005 (AB)
                                                                                                                                                       which include representatives from state and local government as well as nonprofit organizations. MFNN promotes useful, consistent nutrition
                                                                                                                                                       messages to help low-income Minnesotans lead healthful lives. In 2003-2004 Hennepin County Public Health Promotion was a recipient of a MFNN
                                                                                                                                                       grant, which focused on providing education to low-income older adults to improve their ability to make healthy food choices.




Adult Correctional Facility as Clinical Site for Public Health Students                   Engaging students           Health and Human Services        In 2000, the Adult Correctional Facility (ACF) began providing a 'clinical site' for 4th-year U of M Public Health students who are required as part of   1/1/2000                   Ongoing        6/1/2005 (AB)
                                                                                                                                                       their curriculum to participate in a clinical environment. Typically, there are four students per year in the spring semester, each doing a four-week
                                                                                                                                                       'clinical' at the ACF.




African American Men Project                                                            Exchange of expertise         Health and Human Services        In 1999, the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners created the African American Men Project (AAMP) to investigate the forces behind the                  1/1/1999                   Ongoing        5/1/2006 (AB)
                                                                                                                                                       poverty, crime, poor health and isolation surrounding African American men ages 18 to 30. The program initiated a gun buyback program called
                                                                                                                                                       Project Cease Fire and consulted with the School of Public Health, two professors from the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute (John Bryson) and (Harry
                                                                                                                                                       Boyte) and other U of M expertise.




Biodiesel in Snowplows                                                                  Joint programs/projects              Environment               In 1999, the U of M’s Center for Diesel Research tested the reliability of biodiesel fuels in heavy machinery in a cold climate. The project stretched    1/1/1999    1/1/2000      1-3 years       6/1/2005 (AB)
                                                                                                                                                       over two winters and involved a comparison in fuel efficiency, power, and driver perception of standard diesel powered snowplows and some
                                                                                                                                                       powered by a 20% mix of biodiesel fuel. The U of M did not have the trucks for this project and had to borrow them from Hennepin County.




Sustainable Design Guide                                                                Joint programs/projects              Environment               In 1998, Hennepin County wanted to create a system to evaluate county facilities in terms of sustainability. Involvement from the U of M helped           1/1/1998                   Ongoing        6/1/2005 (AB)
                                                                                                                                                       start the conversation in the architecture and design community, and ultimately, the U of M provided legitimacy to the effort to develop the guide.



Bloomington Strategic Mentoring Project                                                   Engaging students                    Interns                                                                                                                                                                           1/1/1991                   Ongoing        6/1/2005 (AB)




Monarchs in the Classroom                                                               Joint programs/projects            Education/Library           In 1991, the Monarchs in the Classroom (MITC) program began and has grown to include a wide variety of materials and professional development             1/1/1991                   Ongoing        6/1/2005 (AB)
                                                                                                                                                       opportunities for teachers throughout the US. Classroom teachers in Hennepin County schools work with scientists from the U of M to engage
                                                                                                                                                       students in a unique classroom experience. This program has also expanded to Hennepin County Libraries. A U of M Monarch Lab researcher (Lis
                                                                                                                                                       Young-Isebrand) led a workshop about Monarch biology, habitat, and migration at the Wayzata library: "Monarchs and Milkweed: from Minnesota
                                                                                                                                                       to Mexico."




Hennepin County Extension                                                               Joint programs/projects               Extension                In the 1990s, the U of M Extension Services began collaborating with Hennepin County. Programs have included 4-H, Master Gardeners, After                 1/1/1990                   Ongoing        7/08/2009 (JD)
                                                                                                                                                       School programs, U-Facilitates, U-Lead, Horse Facility Management, Food and Nutrition programs, Water Quality, and other community-based
                                                                                                                                                       programs.
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Traffic Management for Campus and Surrounding Areas                     Joint programs/projects        Transportation         In 1990, Hennepin County began reviewing plans for traffic management on campus and in the surrounding neighborhoods as an interested party.         1/1/1990   Ongoing   6/1/2005 (AB)
                                                                                                                              The U of M and Hennepin County worked together to address changes in traffic patterns and volume of autos/transit on an ongoing basis.




Residencies for Med Students and Health-Oriented Social Work Students     Engaging students                Interns            In 1990, the Hennepin County Medical Center began accepting U of M medical students as residents or interns in a number of different specialties     1/1/1990   Ongoing   6/1/2005 (AB)
                                                                                                                              including Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, Internal Medicine and Surgery, among other opportunities. Interns are supervised individually or in
                                                                                                                              groups by staff at each location.




Faculty Training Hennepin County Staff                                         Outreach           Health and Human Services   In 2007, Anne Gearity approached Penny Steele (ex-County Commissioner) about issues she had noticed with kids in child protection. Penny              2007      Ongoing   10/5/2009 (CL)
                                                                                                                              Steele and Richard Johnson (County Administrator) began working with Anne Gearity and Elizabeth Carlso to develop a series of seven workshops
                                                                                                                              to train Child Mental Health and Child Protection staff on child development. This series of workshops is occurring this fall and the University
                                                                                                                              faculty have also partnered with different University Researchers who, once a month, will give a presentation on their latest research. This month
                                                                                                                              Megan Gunner from the Institute of Child Development presented her research.




Center for Early Education and Development Advisory Board               Exchange of expertise         Education/Library                                                                                                                                                                                 5/1/2006(AB)




Internships and Field Experience for Master of Public Health Students     Engaging students                Interns                                                                                                                                                                                        3/1/2006




HSPHD Guest Lecturers                                                   Exchange of expertise     Health and Human Services                                                                                                                                                                             6/1/2005(AB)




WIC Clinic Observations - Nursing School Program                          Engaging students       Health and Human Services                                                                                                                                                                             6/1/2005 (AB)




Dietetic Student Placements at WIC Clinics                                Engaging students       Health and Human Services                                                                                                                                                                             6/1/2005 (AB)




U of M Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Committee                        Exchange of expertise     Health and Human Services                                                                                                                                                                             6/1/2005 (AB)




Ongoing Transportation Dialogue                                         Exchange of expertise          Transportation                                                                                                                                                                                   6/1/2005 (AB)




Extension Housing Technology                                            Exchange of expertise             Housing                                                                                                                                                                                         6/1/2005




Outdoor Core Youth Service                                              Joint programs/projects         Environment                                                                                                                                                                                       6/1/2005
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Using the U of M's Policy Library                                    Exchange of expertise             Other                                                                 6/1/2005 (AB)




Hiring Interns/Student Workers                                        Engaging students               Interns                                                                  6/1/2005


Hennepin County Medical Center Association with University Faculty   Exchange of expertise   Health and Human Services                                                       6/1/2005 (AB)
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Date(s) modified      University Contact(s)                   University Contact(s)   Hennepin Contact(s)                        Hennepin Contact(s) Email(s)             Additional Information
                      Phone Number(s)                         Email(s)                Phone Number(s)




                            Lisa Brosseau 612-624-3143             brosseau@umn.edu         Rosemary Lavin 612-348-8596               rosemary.lavin@co.hennepin.mn.us




                           Gary DeCramer 612-625-3458              decra002@umn.edu         Jamie Halpern 612-348-9259                jamie.halpern@co.hennepin.mn.us




                             Jerry Zhao 612-625-7318                zrzhao@umn.edu           Dave Lawless 612-348-4860                dave.lawless@co.hennepin.mn.us




                           Jay Kiedrowski 612- 626-5026            kiedr003@umn.edu         Jamie Halpern 612-302-4762                jamie.halpern@co.hennepin.mn.us




                        William Doherty (612-625-4752); Tai       bdoherty@umn.edu;         Kristine Martin 612-596-7639              kristine.martin@co.hennepin.mn.us
                              Mendenhall (612-624-3138)           mend0009@umn.edu




                            Jan Morlock (612) 624-8318               jam@umn.edu                    Bill Leonard




                           Melissa Stone (612) 624-3844            stone039@umn.edu         Lisa Thornquist 612-879-3656              lisa.thornquist@co.hennepin.mn.us




      4/2/2010 (CL)        Kathryn Hanna 612-625-2788              khanna@umn.edu




                            Anita Larson 612-625-8169              amlarson@umn.edu   Luanne Nyberg 612-596-7709; Julie Harris       luanne.nyberg@ co.hennepin.mn.us;
                                                                                                   612-348-3027                         julie.harris@co.hennepin.mn.us




      2/5/2010 (CL)       Rosanna Armson 612-627-4282             armso001@umn.edu           Mary Grahek 612-348-6762                 mary.grahek@co.hennepin.mn.us




                             Laurel Hirt 612-626-2044              hirtx002@umn.edu          Maggie Snow 612-630-6490                        mesnow@hclib.org




                              Jim Perry 612-625-4717                jperry@umn.edu    James Kujawa 612-348-7338; Carl Michaud        james.kujawa@co.hennepin.mn.us;
                                                                                                   612-348-3054                        carl.michaud@co.hennepin.mn.us




      3/9/2010 (CL)         Jodi Sandfort 612-625-3536             sandf002@umn.edu           Bina Nikrin 612-348-6893                 bina.nikrin@co.hennepin.mn.us




                             Anita Larson 612-625-8169             amlarson@umn.edu    Judy Paul, 612-596-0482; Nancy Devitt           judy.paul@co.hennepin.mn.us;
                                                                                                    612-348-5109                      nancy.devitt@co.hennepin.mn.us




                            Cathy Jordan 612-625-7849              jorda003@umn.edu         Kristine Martin 612-596-7639             kristine.martin@co.hennepin.mn.us




                            Heidi Barajas 612-625-4823             hbarajas@umn.edu         Kristine Martin 612-596-7639             kristine.martin@co.hennepin.mn.us
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4/02/2010 (CL)       Karen Shirer 612-626-3971        shire008@umn.edu    Judge Bruce Peterson 612-596-7126; Deb   stepheni.hubert@co.hennepin.mn.us;
                                                                                   Huskins 612-596-9563               deb.huskins@co.hennepin.mn.us




                     Roger Miller 612-625-5899         rpmiller@umn.edu        Lisa Thornquist 612-879-3656          lisa.thornquist@co.hennepin.mn.us




                   Ronald Aminzade 612-624-9570       aminzade@umn.edu         Lisa Thornquist 612-879-3656          lisa.thornquist@co.hennepin.mn.us




                    Traci LaLiberte 612-624-2279       lali0017@umn.edu         Deb Huskins 612-596-9563              deb.huskins@co.hennepin.mn.us




                     Lee Munnich 612-625-7357         munni001@umn.edu        Marthand Nookala 612-348-4306        marthand.nookala@co.hennepin.mn.us    In 2009, Hennepin County submitted a ―Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery‖
                                                                                                                                                         (TIGER) grant application to conduct a large-scale study of mileage-based user fees. The issue
                                                                                                                                                         being studied is whether there are technically feasible methods to assess fees based on vehicle miles
                                                                                                                                                         travelled, as opposed to or in addition to gas taxes. If the funding is received, the Assistant County
                                                                                                                                                         Administrator (Marthand Nookala) will work with the Director of the Hubert Humphrey Institute’s
                                                                                                                                                         State and Local Policy Program (Lee Munnich), the Center for Transportation Studies, and key faculty
                                                                                                                                                         to conduct this study.
                     Anita Larson 612-625-8169        amlarson@umn.edu           Carol Miller 612-348-8983            carol.miller@co.hennepin.mn.us




                    Gary DeCramer 612-625-3458        decra002@umn.edu          Vinodh Kutty 612-348-9498            vinodh.kutty@co.hennepin.mn.us      In 2009, a U of M Master of Public Affairs student at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute (Pa Modou
                                                                                                                                                         Ann) began working with a Hennepin County staff person (Vinodh Kutty) from the Office of
                                                                                                                                                         Multicultural Services on a capstone project called ―The building of a United African Forum in the
                                                                                                                                                         state of Minnesota.‖ Capstone projects are focused on the application of public policy to advance the
                                                                                                                                                         public interest, and are a graduation requirement for all Hubert H. Humphrey Institute students. Two
                                                                                                                                                         lecturers from the U of M’s Hubert H. Humphrey Institute (Gary DeCramer), and (Tom Walkington)
                                                                                                                                                         are advising and overseeing this project. The African Forum’s main objective is to bring together the
                                                                                                                                                         Africans in Minnesota in pursuit of common interests and goals as a community, and to utilize
                                                                                                                                                         strengths as a people by exploring platforms of common social, political, economic and cultural
                                                                                                                                                         aspirations.

                    Lance Neckar 612-625-6596         necka001@umn.edu                                                                                   In 2009, a U of M Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture (Lance Neckar) taught a
                                                                                                                                                         May term evaluative design course about the Hopkins/ Shady Oak outer zone of the proposed
                                                                                                                                                         Southwest Transitway in Hennepin County. This course focused on open space programming and
                                                                                                                                                         design and intermodal public spaces including pedestrian and bike connections in these two station
                                                                                                                                                         areas toward integration of design with stormwater performance and public health/active living
                                                                                                                                                         metrics. A core pedagogical focal point of this May Term course was the use of the Sustainable Sites
                                                                                                                                                         Initiative guidelines to as performance standards sitting and systems interface.

                      Henry Liu 612-625-6347          henryliu@umn.edu           James Grube 612-596-0307            james.grube@co.hennepin.mn.us       In 2009, the SMART-Signal (short for ―Systematic Monitoring of Arterial Road Traffic Signals‖)
                                                                                                                                                         received this year’s Center for Transportation Studies (CTS) Research Partnership Award. The
                                                                                                                                                         SMART-Signal is a system that monitors the performance of urban arterials and helps improve traffic
                                                                                                                                                         flows. This project was a joint effort including U of M professors from the Department of Civil
                                                                                                                                                         Engineering (Henry Liu, Wenteng Ma, Xinkai Wu, Heng Hu), Hennepin County staff persons (Eric
                                                                                                                                                         Drager, James Grube, Roy Doron, Darryl Dobesh, Tom Switzer), MN/DOT and the private sector.
                                                                                                                                                         SMART-Signal has been instrumented on 11 intersections along France Avenue in Hennepin County
                                                                                                                                                         since February 2007 and on 6 intersections of MN/DOT Truck Highway 55 since January 2008.
                                                                                                                                                         Continuing research is focused on enhancing the system to allow automatic signal adjustment based
                     Eric Schnell 612-625-5445        eschnell@umn.edu         Norma Garces 612-543-0458             norma.garces@co.hennepin.mn.us      In 2009, the U of M’s Chief Administrative Officer for the Office for Equity and Diversity (Eric Schnell)
                                                                                                                                                         contacted a Hennepin County staff person (Norma Garces) about partnering on a potential research
                                                                                                                                                         project concerning the Somali community. Mr. Schnell was recently contacted by a respected
                                                                                                                                                         member of the Somali community (Jamal Adam), who is also a member of the Office for Equity and
                                                                                                                                                         Diversity's Intercultural Advisory Committee. Mr. Adam is concerned about the increase in anger and
                                                                                                                                                         violence that he is seeing particularly in young Somali men in his community, and is looking for a
                                                                                                                                                         way to conduct a needs analysis in his community, with the goal of identifying and prioritizing
                                                                                                                                                         interventions/services that could help his community. Mr. Schnell is convening a meeting of people
                                                                                                                                                         who might be interested in supporting some kind of analysis/survey including members from
                 Kent Cavender-Bares   612-624-2450    bares@umn.edu            Carl Michaud 612-348-3054            carl.michaud@co.hennepin.mn.us      Hennepinthe U of M was the site for a ―National Spotlight Conversation about Climate Action‖ to
                                                                                                                                                         In 2009, County.
                                                                                                                                                         gather feedback about what Hennepin County can do to address climate change. The Hennepin
                                                                                                                                                         County Board, in partnership with ICLEI: International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, the
                                                                                                                                                         Hennepin County Director of Environmental Services (Carl Michaud), a U of M research scientist at
                                                                                                                                                         the Institute on the Environment (Kent Cavender-Bares) and the Hennepin-University Partnership
                                                                                                                                                         hosted the event. Eighty individuals discussed how to maximize partnerships between the U of M
                                                                                                                                                         and the County in the area of climate change. Topics of discussion included energy conservation;
                                                                                                                                                         renewable energy; district energy; green jobs; transportation; plug-in electric hybrids; natural
                                                                                                                                                         resources; waste management; and education and citizen engagement. This event was a part of the
                                                                                                                                                         Hennepin County Cool County Initiative. The County was selected by ICLEI through a national,
                                                                                                                                                         competitive process to host one of ten Spotlight Conversations. The County and the U of M joined
                    Steve Cawley 612-625-8855          cawley@umn.edu       Michael R. Zimmerman 612-348-3261      mike.zimmerman@co.hennepin.mn.us      the National Conversation on Climate Action, which brought delivery of data center people in
                                                                                                                                                         In 2009, Hennepin County began to evaluate its options for together thousands of services.
                                                                                                                                                         Technology leaders from the U of M including Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the
                                                                                                                                                         Office of Information Technology (Steve Cawley), the Office of Enterprise Technology (OET) at the
                                                                                                                                                         State, and Hennepin County personnel including Deputy Chief Information Officer (Michael R.
                                                                                                                                                         Zimmerman) and Interim Chief Information Officer (Don Holmberg) started to discuss collaborative
                                                                                                                                                         opportunities, especially around the possibility of a shared mega-center.

                             John Wirtz               wirt0040@umn.edu          Mark Chapin 612-596-6626             mark.chapin@co.hennepin.mn.us       In 2009, Deputy Hennepin County Attorney (Mark Chapin) and spokesperson for the Hennepin
                                                                                                                                                         County Attorney’s Office (Rondah Kinchlow) contacted the Hennepin-University Partnership to assist
                                                                                                                                                         in finding an undergraduate student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication to intern
                                                                                                                                                         in the County Attorney’s Office. Mr. Chapin and Ms. Kinchlow were seeking a student who was
                                                                                                                                                         interested in public relations, writing short text for web presence, and using multi-media skills to
                                                                                                                                                         best promote the image of the County Attorney's Office. The Hennepin-University Partnership
                                                                                                                                                         contacted a U of M Graduate Instructor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (John
                                                                                                                                                         Wirtz) to connect potential students with this opportunity at Hennepin County. Mr. Wirtz passed
                                                                                                                                                         along two names to the County Attorney’s Office and one student was hired starting in early spring
                                                                                                                                                         2009
                     Tom Norman 612-812-6005          norma033@umn.edu        Gretchen Wronka 612-847-8546                  gwronka@hclib.org            In 2009, the Hennepin County Library Youth Services and Outreach Coordinator (Gretchen Wronka)
                                                                                                                                                         worked with the U of M’s College of Continuing Education Director (Tom Norman) to hold select
                                                                                                                                                         project management and human resources evening courses at the Ridgedale Library. The first
                                                                                                                                                         classes were held in spring 2009 and included courses such as Project Management Foundations and
                                                                                                                                                         Strategic Human Resources Planning. In return for using the library space, a select number of
                                                                                                                                                         Hennepin County employees were able to take the classes free of charge.

                    Joe Zanmiller 612-624-7852          jpz@umn.edu                      Val Ross                       val.ross@co.hennepin.mn.us       In 2009, a Hennepin County Technical Supervisor in computing services (Val Ross) contacted the
                                                                                                                                                         Hennepin-University Partnership about finding expertise in energy consumption and usage at the U
                                                                                                                                                         of M to formulate ideas on how to make the Hennepin County IT Department more energy efficient.
                                                                                                                                                         The Hennepin-University Partnership assisted by setting up a meeting with two senior U of M IT
                                                                                                                                                         professionals (Erik Green) and (Joe Zanmiller), a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for
                                                                                                                                                         Sustainable Building Research (Virajita Singh), and staff at Hennepin County including (Val Ross),
                                                                                                                                                         (Andrew Leith), and (Larry Bush). Ideas were created during the meeting about developing an
                                                                                                                                                         internship position for U of M students to track and evaluate energy consumption at Hennepin
                                                                                                                                                         County. Hennepin County is currently working on a written proposal with specific goals and
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                                   Kristine Miller                      mille407@umn.edu                  James Grube 612-596-0307             james.grube@co.hennepin.mn.us       In 2009, a U of M landscape architecture student was referred by a U of M College of Design faculty
                                                                                                                                                                                   member (Kristine Miller) to contact the Hennepin-University Partnership about using a base map
                                                                                                                                                                                   from Hennepin County to complete a project relating to the West Broadway Bridge. The Hennepin-
                                                                                                                                                                                   University Partnership contacted a Hennepin County staff person (James Grube) to help with this
                                                                                                                                                                                   request.

                         Maria Hanratty 612-625-6500                   hanra003@umn.edu                  Lisa Thornquist 612-879-3656          lisa.thornquist@co.hennepin.mn.us



                          Lauren Martin 612-626-8343                   mart2114@umn.edu                     PJ Bensen 612-543-2193            pamela.bensen@co.hennepin.mn.us      The GIFT Project (Gaining Independence for Females in Transition) was created in response to
                                                                                                                                                                                   community concerns about prostitution in the neighborhoods. The goal of the program is to reduce
                                                                                                                                                                                   recidivism of women on probation for prostitution and prostitution-related offenses by improving
                                                                                                                                                                                   their life circumstances. It was developed through a broad partnership between Adult research
                                                                                                                                                                                   consultant, and others. The GIFT Project assigned two probation officers, PJ Bensen and Julie Rud,
                                                                                                                                                                                   with a caseload capped at 50. They will supervise prostitution offenders residing in the north
                                                                                                                                                                                   Minneapolis area. The project is both a novel criminal justice approach to working with women
                                                                                                                                                                                   involved in prostitution AND a research project to evaluate, document and revise the probation
                                                                                                                                                                                   approach to prostitution.
03/05/2010 (CL)   David Hollister 612-624-3695; Jeff Corn 612-   dhollist@umn.edu; jcorn@umn.edu   Lisa Thornquist 612-879-3656 and Stina     lisa.thornquist@co.hennepin.mn.us;
                                    625-0744                                                       Kielsmeier (Lutheran Social Services)            Stina.Kielsmeier@lssmn.org




                         Ascan Koerner 612-624-4030                    koern011@umn.edu                   Gayle Geber 612-348-7867              gayle.geber@co.hennepin.mn.us      Hennepin County public health researchers plan to study the effectiveness of a tool to increase and
                                                                                                                                                                                   improve communications between parents and children - Let's Talk Kits. Gayle Geber met with
                                                                                                                                                                                   Professor Ascan Koerner from the Department of Communication Studies to ask for his advice on the
                                                                                                                                                                                   County's proposed research design. This exchange led to validation of key elements as well as some
                                                                                                                                                                                   modifications of the study design. In addition, Professor Koerner agreed to develop questions for the
                                                                                                                                                                                   survey instrument to be used in the study.

                         Irma McClaurin 612-626-8839                    imcclaur@umn.edu                   Jeff Strand 612-348-7870             jeff.strand@co.hennepin.mn.us      Hennepin County staff and the University's Urban Research and Outreach Center (UROC) staff
                                                                                                                                                                                   conferred on several occasions in 2008 to share information and develop strategies to address
                                                                                                                                                                                   community impacts associated with the Twin Cities' foreclosure crisis.




                           Lisa Kimball 612-624-9762                    lkimball@umn.edu                Gretchen Wronka 612-847-8546                  gwronka@hclib.org            Gretchen Wronka from the Library and Lisa Kimball from Curriculum and Instruction teamed up to
                                                                                                                                                                                   involve graduate students in a program evaluation of the Library's Teens, Tech, Youth & Learning
                                                                                                                                                                                   (ttyl) and Homework Help (HH) programs. The team of three graduate students used a participatory
                                                                                                                                                                                   evaluation process with the ultimate goal of developing a sustainable model for an ongoing youth-
                                                                                                                                                                                   driven evaluation process for the programs.

                  Matt Norris 763-561-6061; Becky Saito 612-           norri114@umn.edu;                 Rebecca Gilgen 612-290-8982           rebecca.gilgen@co.hennepin.mn.us    University of Minnesota undergraduate Matt Norris is working with Brooklyn Park and Hennepin
                                   624-2116                             saito015@umn.edu                                                                                           County on a partnership project that will send teenagers to interview their peers, business owners
                                                                                                                                                                                   and community leaders to create a map of youth-friendly businesses and opportunities in Brooklyn
                                                                                                                                                                                   Park in Spring 2008. Norris also created MySpace and Facebook pages to communicate with youth.


                          Virajita Singh 612-625-3447                  singh023@umn.edu                   Carl Michaud 612-348-3054            carl.michaud@co.hennepin.mn.us      Hennepin County has contacted the U of M's College of Design to solicit student designs for the
                                                                                                                                                                                   HERC. Hennepin County is looking for fresh ideas about how to make the HERC more attractive. The
                                                                                                                                                                                   plant burns trash to produce steam which is used to spin a steam turbine-generator that produces
                                                                                                                                                                                   electricity which is sold to Xcel Energy. The plant produces enough electricity to supply about 25,000
                                                                                                                                                                                   homes with electricity. Design charette was held in February 2008.



                            Will Craig 612-625-3321                     wcraig@umn.edu                                                                                             In 2008, the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs funded a research assistant (Laura Hammond) to
                                                                                                                                                                                   create a website on program evaluation resources at the U of M—www.evaluation.umn.edu. This site
                                                                                                                                                                                   is designed for local non-profits and government. Focus groups of Hennepin County staff provided
                                                                                                                                                                                   feedback on content.


                  Sara Bielawski   612-625-9040                        biel0032@umn.edu                    Anne Barry 612-348-7574              anne.barry@co.hennepin.mn.us       In 2007, the Hennepin-University Partnership began bringing U of M faculty and staff to speak at the
                                                                                                                                                                                   Hennepin County Government Center over lunch time. Topics have included ―What is Research‖ and
                                                                                                                                                                                   ―Where in the World are Minnesota’s Latinos?‖



                        Gregory Harmon 612-624-5329                    harm0085@umn.edu                  John Sugimura 952-847-8661            john.sugimura@co.hennepin.mn.us     Saturday October 13th, between 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. an information fair exploring the
                                                                                                                                                                                   educational options available to adults at the University of Minnesota took place at Ridgedale Public
                                                                                                                                                                                   Library. This was the first time the College of Continuing Education held a college-wide education
                                                                                                                                                                                   fair at the Ridgedale Public Library.


                  John Bryson 612-625-5888; Barbara Crosby            bryso001@umn.edu;                Thomas Walkington 612-596-7384        thomas.walkington@co.hennepin.mn.us   Hennepin County Strategic Management Coordinator formed a working relationship with the
                                612-626-7223                           crosb002@umn.edu                                                                                            Humphrey Institute to share practitioner and academic expertise on a Balanced Scorecard and
                                                                                                                                                                                   broader issues of public administration. This collaboration also includes presentations at conferences
                                                                                                                                                                                   such as the 2007 International Public Administration Conference, and co-teaching a course in
                                                                                                                                                                                   leadership development.
                         Sara Bielawski 612-625-9040                    biel0032@umn.edu                   Joa Carlson 612-317-6115             joa.carlson@co.hennepin.mn.us      The Office of Multi-Cultural Services hired Sara Thompson, who was a former Hubert Humphrey
                                                                                                                                                                                   student in the Master of Public Policy program. HUP assisted by posting the position with Evaluation
                                                                                                                                                                                   Studies Minor director, Stuart Yeh.




3/7/2008 (JJD)             Chris Uggen 612-624-4016                    uggen001@umn.edu            Barbara Ritchie (612) 348-6490; Tatiana    barbara.ritchie@co.hennepin.mn.us    Community Corrections volunteer coordinators from Hennepin County and the University of
                                                                                                                    Przytula                                                       Minnesota's Sociology department met to discuss better career preparation for Law, Criminology and
                                                                                                                                                                                   Deviance students as well as ideas to further the knowledge and understanding of one another.




                           Jerry Stein 612-623-9404                    stein035@umn.edu                     Hennepin County Board              board.clerk@co.hennepin.mn.us       The Hennepin County Board on October 2nd accepted a grant from the U.S. Justice Department to
                                                                                                                                                                                   implement an intervention program to reduce substance abuse by young people. The board
                                                                                                                                                                                   increased funding by $ 31, 585 for the county's contract with the University of Minnesota School of
                                                                                                                                                                                   Social Work for the Learning Dreams Project. The project aims to improve the educational success of
                                                                                                                                                                                   children with low achievement and school attendance.

                           Bill Doherty 612-625-4752                   bdoherty@umn.edu                         Jonette Zuercher                   NWHFSC@district279.org          Professor Bill Doherty from Family Social Science worked with residents of Northwest Hennepin
                                                                                                                                                                                   County on the Citizen Father Project. The project involves a group of mostly African American, low-
                                                                                                                                                                                   income fathers who are making a difference in the lives of children, fathers, and mothers in the
                                                                                                                                                                                   community by fostering healthy, active fathering, challenging false images of manhood, and
                                                                                                                                                                                   rebuilding family and community values. Their first initiative is to present to incarcerated fathers in
                                                                                                                                                                                   partnership with the Council on Crime and Justice.

                   Maureen Weiss 612-625-4155; Policarpio              mrweiss@umn.edu;              Theresa Morey 612-596-7854; Kristine     theresa.morey@co.hennepin.mn.us;     Hennepin County invited Kinesiology faculty Maureen Weiss, along with other faculty and staff from
                         DeCano (RA) 612-624-2887                      decan010@umn.edu                      Martin 612-596-7639               kristine.martin@co.hennepin.mn.us   the U of M, to serve on an advisory committee to consider a framework related to the distribution of
                                                                                                                                                                                   sales tax revenue from the Twins ballpark.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Hennepin-University Partnership Collaboration Log




                    Ken Winters 612-273-9815                   winte001@umn.edu          Jennifer Schuster Jaeger 612-348-6243    jennifer.schuster-jaeger@co.hennepin.mn.u   A county-wide implementation of the brief intervention tailored for the juvenile justice population for
                                                                                                                                                                              youth involved in the criminal justice system in Hennepin County. It expects to serve 1,000 youth
                                                                                                                                                                              who meet a definition of mild-to-moderate substance use and their parents in the course of the four-
                                                                                                                                                                              year grant period. Services for low level offenders and juveniles eligible for diversion will be
                                                                                                                                                                              delivered by multidisciplinary community agencies with substance abuse intervention expertise.
                                                                                                                                                                              Hennepin worked with Dr. Ken Winters who gave relevant grant proposals and license to use pieces
                                                                                                                                                                              of the text as needed, reviewed a draft of the proposal and gave concrete feedback. He also made
                                                                                                                                                                              his curriculum available free of charge, and Hennepin wrote him into the grant to provide the
                                                                                                                                                                              training and some on-going support throughout grant period.
                    Laurel Hirt 612-626-2044                   hirtx002@umn.edu           Cherylee Sherry 612-347-7672;Lynne         cherylee.sherry@co.hennepin.mn.us        In response to a Medical Foundation RFP focusing on empowerment and self management of chronic
                                                                                                  Burke 612-873-8954                   lynne.burke@co.hennepin.mn.us          disease, U of M students in Arch 1281 Design Fundamentals I course taught by associate professor
                                                                                                                                                                              Leslie Van Duzer designed asthma games to be used as educational tools for kids and conducted
                                                                                                                                                                              field tests at HCMC. Plans are currently underway to apply for funding to replicate and evaluate the
                                                                                                                                                                              games. If the research supports their anecdotal evidence, HCMC will use the game as a teaching tool
                                                                                                                                                                              and there could be additional interest from national health organizations to mass produce the game
                                                                                                                                                                              for a much wider distribution.


                            Nick Scott                         scot0402@umn.edu                          SICED                           hcsiced@co.hennepin.mn.us            University of Minnesota Duluth Sociology/Psychology student, Nick Scott, was a summer intern in the
                                                                                                                                                                              Strategic Initiatives and Community Engagement Department (SICED). He is working on the Juvenile
                                                                                                                                                                              Detention Alternative Initiative Project, and found out about the opportunity through Commissioner
                                                                                                                                                                              Koblick.
                  Michael Resnick 612-624-9111                 resni001@umn.edu           Ellen Wolter 612-596-0971; Katherine         ellen.wolter@co.hennepin.mn.us;        The Hennepin County Strategic Initiatives and Community Engagement Department (SICED)
                                                                                                  Meerse 612-596-0996                katherine.meerse@co.hennepin.mn.us       implemented an evaluation design for the teen pregnancy prevention pilot project in the fall of 2007.
                                                                                                                                                                              SICED will collaborate with the U of M's Healthy Youth Development Prevention Research Center to
                                                                                                                                                                              engage their staff in a consultation role.



                    Bill Doherty 612-625-4752                  bdoherty@umn.edu              Jonette Zuercher 763-391-7253                 NWHFSC@district279.org             Professor Bill Doherty from Family Social Science worked with residents in Northwest Hennepin
                                                                                                                                                                              County, using his Families and Democracy Model. This project is called African Family Health, Child
                                                                                                                                                                              Success and involves parents and professionals organizing to design and pilot two projects that
                                                                                                                                                                              access the resources of the community to meet challenges facing African families and children. One
                                                                                                                                                                              project will use community theater to break the silence about the enduring effects of war and
                                                                                                                                                                              trauma on African families. The other will develop a partnership with a school to learn how to bridge
                                                                                                                                                                              the cultures of the school and the African community.



            Randa Rosby 612-624-0289; Emily Larson       randa@umn.edu, e-lars@umn.edu         John Villerius 612-543-0448             john.villerius@co.hennepin.mn.us       John Villerius from Hennepin County's Office of Budget and Finance met with Randa Rosby and Emily
                         612-624-0643                                                                                                                                         Larson from the U of M's Enterprise Financial System Project to share information on the Chart of
                                                                                                                                                                              Accounts process. Hennepin County was just beginning to implement an EFS, and John wanted to
                                                                                                                                                                              speak with Randa and Emily to discuss the U's EFS system.




3/1/2007         Misty Heggeness 612-624-5818                 hegg0018@umn.edu                Kristine Martin 612-596-7639            kristine.martin@co.hennepin.mn.us       Misty Heggeness, Ph.D. student in the Dept. of Applied Economics, Kristine Martin, director of the
                                                                                                                                                                              Strategic Initiatives and Community Engagement Department at HC, and Elizabeth Davis, Associate
                                                                                                                                                                              Professor in the Dept. of Applied Economics, have received funding through the Center for Urban and
                                                                                                                                                                              Regional Affairs to conduct an in-depth analysis of out-of-home placement for HC youth.




                  Jay Kiedrowski 612- 626-5026                 kiedr003@umn.edu                John Jaimez 612-348-5893                 john.jaimez@co.hennepin.mn.us         The HC Environmental Services Dept. was one of 17 recipients of the 2006 Local Government
                                                                                                                                                                              Innovation Awards for their Recycling Organics project at Hennepin County Schools. They submitted
                                                                                                                                                                              an application under the public/private/nonprofit category after being notified by the Humphrey
                                                                                                                                                                              Institute about the application process.




           Christopher Uggen (PI) 612-624-4016; Shelly        uggen001@umn.edu;                Brad Kaeter 612-596-7612                 brad.kaeter@co.hennepin.mn.us         The project will target young people age 18 to 25 that have been removed from their communities
             Schaefer (Project Manager) 612-799-3962           whal0038@umn.edu                                                                                               for approximately 60 days or more. The research focus is their entry into the general population
                                                                                                                                                                              after exiting from one of six different institutional settings: (1) foster care; (2) mental health
                                                                                                                                                                              treatment; (3) chemical health treatment; (4) the Army National Guard; (5) the juvenile justice
                                                                                                                                                                              system; and, (6) the prison system. Community Corrections is involved with the U of M's research
                                                                                                                                                                              team in finding research crossover.




                  Judith Martin (612-626-1626)                  jmartin@umn.edu               Larry Blackstad 612-348-5859

                                                                                                                                      larry.blackstad@co.hennepin.mn.us



                   Chris Uggen 612-624-4016                   uggen001@umn.edu                 Brad Kaeter 612-596-7612                    cjcc@co.hennepin.mn.us             Sociology Professor Christopher Uggen gave a presentation on current criminal justice research at
                                                                                                                                                                              the U of M to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee. The Criminal Justice Coordinating
                                                                                                                                                                              Committee (CJCC) is a regular forum where city and county policymakers meet to discuss issues and
                                                                                                                                                                              initiatives that require cooperation across jurisdictional lines and among many parts of the criminal
                                                                                                                                                                              justice system.


                   Margie O'Neill 612-626-4817                 oneil165@umn.edu                Todd Monson 612-348-4464                todd.monson@co.hennepin.mn.us          Margie O'Neill requested information from H-UP concerning who to contact at HC for assistance
                                                                                                                                                                              publicizing a U of M course in bioethics being offered during spring semester 2007. She was referred
                                                                                                                                                                              to and contacted Reade Adams, member of the bioethics committee at HCMC, Todd Monson, HSPHD
                                                                                                                                                                              area director, and Tom Hayes, from public relations at HC. All were willing to assist with her request.

                         Arne Kildegaard                    kildegac@morris.umn.edu            Carl Michaud 612-348-3054               carl.michaud@co.hennepin.mn.us         Carl Michaud, HC Department of Environmental Services, initiated discussion with Arne Kildegaard,
                                                                                                                                                                              Associate Professor of Economics and Management at U of M Morris, regarding Renewable Energy
                                                                                                                                                                              Policy issues, specifically the feed-in tariff. Kildegaard was invited to make a presentation before the
                                                                                                                                                                              Metropolitan Counties Energy Task Force and/or the Rural Minnesota Energy Board.




                    Lynn Nelson 612-625-7316                   nelso355@umn.edu             Cathy ten Broeke (612) 596-1606          cathy.ten.broeke@co.hennepin.mn.us       Following a successful course in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication in fall 2006
                                                                                                                                                                              during which students focused on the issue of homelessness, Adjunct Instructor Lynn Nelson was
                                                                                                                                                                              awarded a grant from the Office of Public Engagement to implement the student's communications
                                                                                                                                                                              ideas. A student communications team will work with direction and input from HC administrators
                                                                                                                                                                              Cathy ten Broeke and Carolyn Marinan to communicate the scope of the plan, engage volunteers
                                                                                                                                                                              from the U of M and HC, educate policy leaders and stakeholders on causes and solutions to
                                                                                                                                                                              homelessness, and encourage local foundation leaders to fund the plan.


                     Gail Klatt 612-625-0150                   klatt003@umn.edu                                                        internalaudit@co.hennepin.mn.us        Staff from HC internal audit department met with Gail Klatt, Director of Internal Audit for the U of M,
                                                                                                                                                                              in order to discuss her department's approach to audit planning and risk assessment.

                    John Bryson 612-625-5888                   bryso001@umn.edu          Commissioner Peter McLaughlin 612-348-   commissioner.mclaughlin@co.hennepin.mn.us   The U of M's Center for Integrative Leadership hosted a dialogue featuring a panel of HC leadership.
                                                                                                         3085                                                                 The panel included HC Commissioner Peter McLaughlin, County Administrator Sandra Vargas, Deputy
                                                                                                                                                                              County Administrator Richard Johnson, and Associate VP of Development for CommonBond
                                                                                                                                                                              Communities Elizabeth Flannery. Jim Buckman, of the Carlson School of Management, and John
                                                                                                                                                                              Bryson, Associate Dean of the Humphrey Institute, facilitated the event.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hennepin-University Partnership Collaboration Log




                   Hubert Humphrey Institute 612- 625-3513           hhhfdesk@umn.edu                Freddie Davis-English 612-348-6180       community.corrections@co.hennepin.mn.us      The "Intentional Women – Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges" symposium was sponsored by
                                                                                                                                                                                           Hennepin County Community Corrections, NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center, and the University
                                                                                                                                                                                           of Minnesota. The symposium brought together national experts and local policy makers to speak
                                                                                                                                                                                           about the issues, barriers, and policies relating to women and girls in the criminal justice system at
                                                                                                                                                                                           Hennepin County.




1/16/2008 (JJD)           Virajita Singh 612-625-3447                singh023@umn.edu                 Cathy ten Broeke (612) 596-1606           cathy.ten.broeke@co.hennepin.mn.us         Dean Tom Fisher, along with faculty and students from the College of Design, have volunteered in
                                                                                                                                                                                           support of HC's efforts to end homelessness. Projects have included redesigning the layout of service
                                                                                                                                                                                           delivery for Project Homeless Connect, volunteering at the event, and participating in the
                                                                                                                                                                                           commission responsible for designing and implementing the ten-year plan to end homelessness,
                                                                                                                                                                                           Heading Home Hennepin.




                         Marcie Jefferys 612-624-2279                 mjeffery@umn.edu             Health and Human Services 612-348-4111    HSPH.Frontdoor.Screener@co.hennepin.mn.us     In an effort to improve outcomes for children and reduce frustration for everyone affected by
                                                                                                                                                                                           educational neglect in the county, HC and the U of M cosponsored a stakeholder event. The response
                                                                                                                                                                                           to this meeting will provide direction to a design team, and this team will propose a strategy for a
                                                                                                                                                                                           system-wide response to educational neglect. A range of HC staff and U of M stakeholders
                                                                                                                                                                                           participated in the process.




                        Zha Blong Xiong 612-625-5882                 xiong008@umn.edu                  Gretchen Wronka 952-0847-8546                     gwronka@hclib.org                 Dr. Zha Blong Xiong, U of M professor of Sociology and Family Studies, discussed current Hmong
                                                                                                                                                                                           youth issues and shared his latest research findings and practical tips on positive interaction with
                                                                                                                                                                                           Hmong teens. The event was sponsored by the Library Foundation of HC in collaboration with the HC
                                                                                                                                                                                           Office of Multi-Cultural Services, Brookdale Library International Teen Club and Park Center High
                                                                                                                                                                                           School.


6/1/2007 (AB)     Kim Boyce 612-624-7781; John Bryson 612-          boyce003@umn.edu;                            Jill Gargano                      jill.gargano@co.hennepin.mn.us          HC uses U of M resources for management training, including resources from both the Management
                                 625-5888                            bryso001@umn.edu                                                                                                      Institute Group and the Leadership and Management Academy.




                  Kevin McKoskey 612-624-5066; Andrea           kevin@umn.edu; gam@umn.edu            Steve Louie 612-348-2591; Joseph             steve.louie@co.hennepin.mn.us;          Starting with an investigation of potential for an umbrella contract between Hennepin County and
                  Marshall 612-626-7634; Greg Miller 612-624-                                             Freesmeier 612-348-3363               joseph.freesmeier@co.hennepin.mn.us        the University of Minnesota in June 2006, an official Master Cooperative Agreement (MCA) was
                  4837                                                                                                                                                                     signed and put into place on August 24, 2007. Procurement offices from both Hennepin County and
                                                                                                                                                                                           the U of M were involved, along with the HUP and both legal counsels.




                   Ken Winters 612-273-9815, Steve Simon             winte001@umn.edu,             Jennifer Schuster-Jaeger (612) 348-6243   jennifer.schuster-.jaeger@co.hennepin.mn.us   In an effort to make practices consistent with available research, Chemical Dependency Task Force
                                612-625-8012                         simon001@umn.edu                                                                                                      Coordinator Jennifer Schuster-Jaeger at Hennepin County worked with Dr. Ken Winters, Director of
                                                                                                                                                                                           the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research and Steve Simon, adjunct Law Professor at the
                                                                                                                                                                                           U of M. Dr. Winters and Steve Simon spoke with the Juvenile and DWI subcommittees and both
                                                                                                                                                                                           proved to be extremely helpful resources.

4/9/2008 (SKB)     Metropolitan Design Center 612-625-9000              mcd@umn.edu                     Larry Blackstad 612-348-5859             larry.blackstad@co.hennepin.mn.us         HC Public Works partnered with the U of M's Metropolitan Design Center on a parkway project that
                                                                                                                                                                                           involved designing the section of the Midtown Greenway that will connect Anderson School and
                                                                                                                                                                                           Powderhorn Park. The project was initiated by the Midtown Greenway Coalition. HC coordinated the
                                                                                                                                                                                           project while the Metropolitan Design Center provided development and design options.


                         Scott McConnell 612-624-6365                smcconne@umn.edu                     Carol Miller 612-348-8983                carol.miller@co.hennepin.mn.us          The School Readiness Initiative is an effort to mobilize talent and resources to boost the number of
                                                                                                                                                                                           children who enter kindergarten ready to learn. This initiative, which reflects a partnership between
                                                                                                                                                                                           the U of M’s Center for Early Education and Development, HC, and the Youth Coordinating Board,
                                                                                                                                                                                           provides training for all infant, toddler and preschool child care providers at no cost. Research
                                                                                                                                                                                           findings show significant measurable literacy improvements from this initiative.




                          Lillian Duran 612-624-5780                 dura0061@umn.edu                  Gretchen Wronka 612-847-8546                       ronka@hclib.org                  U of M Doctoral Candidate Lillian Duran presented research on effective strategies for bilingual
                                                                                                                                                                                           education and tips for reaching and serving a bilingual community to the HC Libraries as part of their
                                                                                                                                                                                           Youth Services program. This presentation initiated a Youth Services discussion of how HC Libraries
                                                                                                                                                                                           will incorporate research into their bilingual story times and other programs and services for children
                                                                                                                                                                                           and families whose first language is not English.


4/16/2010 (CL)    Vic Bloomfield 612-625-2268; Laurel Hirt 612- victor@umn.edu; hirtx002@umn.edu      Jillian Middlebrooks 612-317-6115               oms@co.hennepin.mn.us                HC staff met with U of M faculty and staff to determine whether a partnership could be developed to
                                    626-2044                                                                                                                                               create ―HC Service Corps‖ positions for recent graduates of the U of M. HC allocated funds to initiate
                                                                                                                                                                                           this program and the U of M is working with the county to help to recruit candidates and provide
                                                                                                                                                                                           support to the effort.




                           Maria Gini 612-625-5582                      gini@umn.edu                   Gretchen Wronka 612-847-8546                      gwronka@hclib.org                 The Brooklyn Park Library Task Force, which includes Peter Border, Senior Research Associate in the
                                                                                                                                                                                           School of Physics and Astronomy, and Maria Gini, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, as
                                                                                                                                                                                           well as private sector leaders in Brooklyn Park met to envision options for a new library. Concepts
                                                                                                                                                                                           were presented to the County Board on August 1, 2006.




                        Dean Tom Fisher 612-626-9068                   tfisher@umn.edu                 Cathy ten Broeke 612-596-1606            cathy.ten.broeke@co.hennepin.mn.us         In 2006, the Dean of the U of M’s College of Design Tom Fisher, and students from the College of
                                                                                                                                                                                           Design, volunteered in support of Hennepin Countys' efforts to end homelessness. Projects have
                                                                                                                                                                                           included redesigning the layout of service delivery for Project Homeless Connect, volunteering at the
                                                                                                                                                                                           event, and participating in the commission responsible for designing and implementing the ten-year
                                                                                                                                                                                           plan to end homelessness, Heading Home Hennepin.




                          Lee Munnich 612-625-7357                   munni001@umn.edu                   Tom Walkington 612-596-7384              tom.walkington@co.hennepin.mn.us          Tom Walkington, Strategic Management Coordinator at Hennepin County, arranged for University of
                                                                                                                                                                                           Minnesota Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs to be one of the co-sponsors for a conference at
                                                                                                                                                                                           Sichuan University School of Business in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. Dr. Walkington was the
                                                                                                                                                                                           U.S. Coordinator as well as the Conference Moderator. The conference was on Strategic
                                                                                                                                                                                           Management and Sustainable Development (Sichuan University School of Business is in the top ten
                                                                                                                                                                                           of business schools in China).
                                                                                                                                                             Hennepin-University Partnership Collaboration Log




4/9/2008 (SKB)          Melissa Stone (612) 624-3844    stone039@umn.edu       Sandy Vargas 612-348-0051           sandy.vargas@co.hennepin.mn.us     The Public and Non-Profit Leadership Center (PNLC) periodically invites key leaders from the public
                                                                                                                                                      and nonprofit sectors to share their thoughts on leadership, management challenges, and
                                                                                                                                                      collaboration between public, nonprofit, and private organizations. Sandy Vargas, Hennepin County
                                                                                                                                                      Administrator, joined in a Brown Bag Luncheon discussion with interested students at the Humphrey
                                                                                                                                                      Center.




4/9/2008(SKB)            Lee Munnich (612) 626-9861     munni001@umn.edu     Marthand Nookala 612-348-4306       marthand.nookala@co.hennepin.mn.us   In early 2005, HC and the U of M discussed their mutual interest in transitway impact. HC and the U
                                                                                                                                                      of M's State and Local Policy Program worked together to compile the "Inventory of Data and
                                                                                                                                                      Research on the Economic and Community Impacts of the Hiawatha LRT." The report identifies the
                                                                                                                                                      agencies/organizations that are studying the impacts of the Hiawatha light rail line, which data they
                                                                                                                                                      are collecting, an assessment of the quality and shortcomings of the data, and the next steps the U
                                                                                                                                                      of M and HC should consider in light of the report findings. The report's findings grew into a plan to
                                                                                                                                                      coordinate the multiple regional partners involved in planning and developing major transitway
                                                                                                                                                      projects around academic research on transit impacts.




                         Myron Orfield 612-625-7976      orfield@umn.edu       Sandy Vargas 612-348-0051           sandy.vargas@co.hennepin.mn.us     This event was intended to introduce researchers and practitioners from both HC and U of M to each
                                                                                                                                                      other and begin a dialogue relating to the issue of generations of families trapped in poverty.




                        Carissa Schively 612-626-3193   schiv005@umn.edu       Katie Walker 612-348-2190            HCWTmail@co.hennepin.mn.us        Professor Carissa Schively (HHH) developed a class project for Graduate Students in the Urban and
                                                                                                                                                      Regional Planning Program to analyze and make recommendations regarding the areas where light
                                                                                                                                                      rail stations have been proposed for the Southwest rail line. HC Transportation Department Staff
                                                                                                                                                      provided information to students and reviewed their final products. The students presented at a
                                                                                                                                                      Southwest Policy Advisory Committee meeting.




                         Cari Michaels 612-626-0520     cmichael@umn.edu       Jamie Halpern 612-302-4762         jamie.halpern@co.hennepin.mn.us     Staff from HC and researchers from the U of M gathered to meet fellow professionals and provide
                                                                                                                                                      updates on their current research or areas of practice. Introductions were followed by topical
                                                                                                                                                      discussions at each table of attendees. Both organizations came together and discussed a prevention
                                                                                                                                                      based program, PATH, which is seeking to reduce health risk behavior by promoting healthy
                                                                                                                                                      behaviors in young teens.



                      Barbara Grossman 612-625-1782     gross342@umn.edu   Environmental Services 612-348-3777       DESMail@co.hennepin.mn.us        The Natural Resources Management and Utilization in Urban Landscapes effort teaches citizens and
                                                                                                                                                      professionals to better care for trees.




                      Barbara Grossman 612-625-1782     gross342@umn.edu   Environmental Services 612-348-3777       DESMail@co.hennepin.mn.us        The Shoreland Education Program, sponsored by the University of Minnesota Extension Service in
                                                                                                                                                      cooperation with the University of Minnesota Water Resources Center and Minnesota Sea Grant,
                                                                                                                                                      works to improve water quality, habitat and aesthetics of lakes and rivers. Hennepin County and the
                                                                                                                                                      U of M worked together in seeking out information on various policies and programs, and also
                                                                                                                                                      locating useful research reports in reference to the Shoreland Education Program.




  5/14/2008             Todd Rockwood 612-625-3993      rockw001@umn.edu       Todd Monson 612-348-4464            todd.monson@co.hennepin.mn.us      HC and the U of M's School of Public Health are collaborating on the development and
                                                                                                                                                      implementation of a major public health survey called SHAPE. SHAPE-- which stands for Survey of
                                                                                                                                                      ALL Population and Environment-- tracks trends and offers insights into the health of Hennepin
                                                                                                                                                      County residents. The survey is done every 3 years.




5/31/2007 (AB)           Monica Siems 612-624-6574      siems005@umn.edu        Keri Zehm 612-348-6811              keri.zehm@co.hennepin.mn.us       Over the course of a semester, several students completed a minimum of 20 hours of service at
                                                                                                                                                      Hennepin County District Court; conducting brief surveys of offenders leaving drug court hearings
                                                                                                                                                      and parties leaving conciliation court hearings. These surveys will help the Court evaluate its
                                                                                                                                                      programs and services.




6/1/2007 (AB)             Paul Snyder 612-626-8412       psnyder@umn.edu         Lois Lewis 612-348-4111             lois.lewis@co.hennepin.mn.us     Konopka Institute's Minnesota Youth Community Learning (MYCL) Initiative started in 2005 and runs
                                                                                                                                                      for three years. The MYCL will support a Northside community coalition's efforts to re-engage
                                                                                                                                                      adolescents with learning through outreach and community advisors. Lois Lewis of HC Social Services
                                                                                                                                                      is on the coalition and acting in a leadership capacity. Paul Snyder at the U of M is the project
                                                                                                                                                      director. This project was initiated by the U of M, largely due to community response and requests.




                 Sara Bielawski   612-625-9040          biel0032@umn.edu                                                                              In 2005, the Hennepin-University Partnership created a website, www.umn.edu/hup, which features
                                                                                                                                                      tools to aid collaborations-- pages on: how to find experts, how to find students, records of past
                                                                                                                                                      collaborations, and upcoming events at the U of M.
                                                                                                                                                                                               Hennepin-University Partnership Collaboration Log




  4/9/2008             Joseph Goldman 612-624-5232                 goldm004@umn.edu                       Patrick H. O'Connor                                                           Joseph R. Goldman, HC Deputy Auditor in Property Taxes, taught on a part-time basis in the
                                                                                                                                                                                        Department of Strategic Management & Organization at the Carlson School. He incorporated
                                                                                                                                                                                        presentations by HC employees into his courses and encouraged students to consider HC as an
                                                                                                                                                                                        employer of choice. This position was a result of interaction with HC's 2005 Auditor Patrick H.
                                                                                                                                                                                        O'Connor.
                        Robert Kane 612-624-1185                   kanex001@umn.edu            Aging and Disability Services 612-348-4500   HSPH.Frontdoor.Screener@co.hennepin.mn.us   As a part of a federal Aging and Disability Resource Center grant, HC is working with Dr. Robert
                                                                                                                                                                                        Kane of the School of Public Health’s Center on Aging to complete a system design project in the
                                                                                                                                                                                        area of Aging and Disability Services. The project involves a series of meetings with key people who
                                                                                                                                                                                        work on various systems issues related to long-term care.




                        Cathy Jordan 612-625-7849                  jorda003@umn.edu                  Luanne Nyberg 612-596-7709                 luanne.nyberg@ co.hennepin.mn.us        The purpose of the Maternal and Child Health Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and
                                                                                                                                                                                        Other Related Disabilities (LEND) program is to: improve the health of infants, children, and
                                                                                                                                                                                        adolescents who have, or are at risk for developing, neurodevelopmental and other related
                                                                                                                                                                                        disabilities; and advance the knowledge and skills of the full range of child health professionals to
                                                                                                                                                                                        improve health care delivery systems for children with developmental disabilities. The program,
                                                                                                                                                                                        which was administered by both Hennepin County and the U of M prepares trainees from 12 different
                                                                                                                                                                                        professional disciplines to assume leadership roles and to become competent to work in
                                                                                                                                                                                        interdisciplinary clinical collaborations.


                  Craig Taylor 612-624-0530; Aron Khoury          taylo103@umn.edu;            Scott Simmer 612-596-9490 ; Bob Hagen            scott.simmer@co.hennepin.mn.us;         The University Northside Partnership (UNP) is a collaborative effort to improve social and economic
                                                                  khou0012@umn.edu             612-348-7465; Tim Zimmerman 612-348-               bob.hagen@co.hennepin.mn.us           conditions in North Minneapolis. Hennepin County, led by the Board of Commissioners, supports the
                                                                                                                0307                                                                    UNP through their Northpoint Health and Wellness Center, multiple other programs serving the
                                                                                                                                                                                        Northside, and through their broader connection to the University through the Hennepin-University
                                                                                                                                                                                        Partnership.
                         Susan Wells 612-624-4721                   swells@umn.edu                 Child Care Services 612-348-3883                 cf.fdc@co.hennepin.mn.us            A group of researchers and assistants at the U of M performed case studies on children in the Child
                                                                                                                                                                                        Welfare system to determine how race affects the outcomes for these children and families. HC was
                                                                                                                                                                                        one of 4 counties that provided data for the study.




6/1/2007 (AB)         Esther Wattenberg 612-625-6550               ewattenb@umn.edu                 Margaret Thunder 612-348-0245              margaret.thunder@ co.hennepin.mn.us      Human Services and Public Health Department (HSPHD) staff are working with Esther Wattenberg at
                                                                                                                                                                                        CURA on examining the use of protective supervision statewide, including Hennepin County.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Department of Human Services has sponsored this study and HC along with other counties and
                                                                                                                                                                                        stakeholders are participating. HC has hosted a focus group comprised of child protection staff,
                                                                                                                                                                                        supervisors and managers and also has committed to participating on the Advisory committee for
                                                                                                                                                                                        this study.




                                                                                                      Jessica Simon 612-348-4111                 jessica.simon@co.hennepin.mn.us        The analysis focuses on five groups of Diversionary Work Program participants to examine the
                                                                                                                                                                                        characteristics of those who complete the program in the required 4 months.




                       Daniel F Detzner 612-625-5366               ddetzner@umn.edu                  Diana Tharalson 612-348-7556               diana.tharalson@co.hennepin.mn.us       Diana Tharalson, a Hennepin County Social Worker working with Family Court Services, is
                                                                                                                                                                                        collaborating with Daniel Detzner, Professor of Family Social Sciences, and doctoral student Paul
                                                                                                                                                                                        Orieny to utilize field research to analyze the patterns and characteristics of African families.




5/30/2007(AB)          U of M Archelology Department           elizabeth.steiner@mnhs.org            John Sugimura 952-847-8661                  john.sugimura@co.hennepin.mn.us        Snoopy’s dog dish at the Mall of America was transformed into an archeological dig site for pre- and
                                                                                                                                                                                        school age kids to explore. Following the dig, kids asked questions about archeology and received a
                                                                                                                                                                                        book list on this topic from the Hennepin County Library. The dig was put together with the U of M's
                                                                                                                                                                                        Archaeology department.




6/1/2007 (AB)             Bob Kane 612-874-9899                    kanex001@umn.edu                Alex Bartolic 612-348-5273; Lois              alex.bartolic@co.hennepin.mn.us;       The University and County are grant partners along with the Department of Human Services, MN
                                                                                                     Yellowthunder 612-348-9075                lois.yellowthunder@co.hennepin.mn.us     Board on Aging, Metro Center for Independent Living, and Metro Area Agency on Aging. The purpose
                                                                                                                                                                                        is to engage in collaboration with persons with disabilities in order to develop a consumer decision
                                                                                                                                                                                        support guide for persons with disabilities, a consumer decision tool for seniors and caregivers, the
                                                                                                                                                                                        use of PDAs to access Minnesota Help resources and web based tools. In addition, this group will
                                                                                                                                                                                        administer the Shelley Joseph Kordell award and scholarship.



5/31/2007 (AB)          Monica Siems 612-624-6574                  siems005@umn.edu                 Rose Christensen 612-873-2512               rose.christensen@co.hennepin.mn.us      Students completed between 25 and 40 hours of service-learning at Hennepin County Medical
                                                                                                                                                                                        Center, working in a variety of capacities including escorting patients; meeting basic patient needs;
                                                                                                                                                                                        serving meals; filing and data entry; arts and crafts (activity cart); and providing general clinic
                                                                                                                                                                                        assistance.




5/31/2007 (AB)          Monica Siems 612-624-6574                  siems005@umn.edu                    Barb Ritchie 612-348-6490                barbara.j.ritchie@co.hennepin.mn.us     Students in this course completed around 40 hours of service-learning with Hennepin County
                                                                                                                                                                                        Juvenile Probation. These students had the opportunity to shadow and assist a Neighborhood
                                                                                                                                                                                        Probation Officer, learn basic case management practices, attend community meetings, meet with
                                                                                                                                                                                        partnering service providers, and experience Court processes by observing the Detention Calendar.




5/31/2007 (AB)   Gina Baas 612-626-7331; Frank Douma 612-         baasx001@umn.edu;                  Larry Blackstad 612-348-5859               larry.blackstad@co.hennepin.mn.us       The Department of Civil Engineering conducted research to develop a national model for community
                                 626-9946                         douma002@umn.edu                                                                                                      based transportation. They are also developing a website and newsletter for the project.




6/1/2007 (AB)    Laura Abrams 612-625-1220; Jemel Aguilar   swinfo@umn.edu; jaguilar@umn.edu          Fred LaFleur 612/348-8981                   fred.lafleur@co.hennepin.mn.us        Successful Transitions is a study completed by the School of Social Work evaluating factors that lead
                              612-624-4279                                                                                                                                              to successful transitions for youth offenders exiting the Hennepin County Home School Intensive
                                                                                                                                                                                        Aftercare Treatment program. It investigates changes in recidivism rates and risk scores and also
                                                                                                                                                                                        considers the perspectives of youth themselves.
                                                                                                                                                                           Hennepin-University Partnership Collaboration Log




6/1/2007 (AB)     Minnesota Center for Survey Research 612-    armso001@umn.edu         Phil Eckert 612-347-3777               phil.eckert@co.hennepin.mn.us        DES (Department of Environmental Services) wanted to identify the magnitude of the need for the
                                  627-4282                                                                                                                          disposal of Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT). Each CRT contains between 4 and 8 lbs of lead, thus it is a
                                                                                                                                                                    serious waste disposal issue.




                         Dave Golden 612-626-6738              golde002@umn.edu        Gayle Geber 612-348-7867               gayle.geber@co.hennepin.mn.us         This report focused on analyzing the health outcomes of 18-24 year olds residing in Hennepin
                                                                                                                                                                    County. It utilized data from both the County Survey of the Health of All the Population and
                                                                                                                                                                    Environment (SHAPE) survey as well as a University health survey. This age group is historically
                                                                                                                                                                    underrepresented in health surveys and they have an effect on the health of adolescents, so there is
                                                                                                                                                                    particular interest in them.




                       Jennifer Oliphant 612-624-1907          oliph001@umn.edu                Ann Melrose                    ann.melrose@co.hennepin.mn.us         TeenLinks is a website operated by the Hennepin County Libraries which seeks to engage teenagers
                                                                                                                                                                    in reading, learning and community activities operated through the library. Jennifer Oliphant of the
                                                                                                                                                                    University's Center for Adolescent Health and Development sits on the advisory board.




5/31/2007 (AB)   Kevin Krizek 612-625-7318; Gina Baas 612-     kjkrizek@umn.edu;      Gary Erickson 612-348-4306             gary.erickson@ co.hennepin.mn.us       Access to Destinations is an interdisciplinary outreach and research effort coordinated by the U of M's
                                  626-7331                     baasx001@umn.edu                                                                                     Center for Transportation Studies, with support from sponsors including including the Minnesota
                                                                                                                                                                    Department of Transportation, Hennepin County, and the Metropolitan Council. As a part of the
                                                                                                                                                                    research component, parties at HC and the U of M worked together to develop a modeling formula
                                                                                                                                                                    for studying arterial traffic density and gather data on non-motorized modes of transportation.




                         Charlie Lakin 612-624-5005            lakin001@umn.edu    Tom Jolicoeur; Patrice Hughes-Alfred       tom.jolicoeur@co.hennepin.mn.us       The Developmental Disabilities Service Area within HSPHD asked the U of M to review a new
                                                                                                                                                                    Development Disabilities case management model that was being implemented to determine if
                                                                                                                                                                    clients needs are being met under the new model or if adjustments should be considered.




5/31/2007 (AB)      Susan Carlson-Weinberg 612-625-4539        weinberg@umn.edu       Gary Erickson 612-348-4306             gary.erickson@ co.hennepin.mn.us       The U of M's Facilities and Management and HC jointly funded the concept plan to recondition and
                                                                                                                                                                    rebuild Southeast University Avenue near Campus.




                         Susan Wells 612-624-4721               swells@umn.edu       Misty Heggeness 612-348-5032            misty.hegeness@co.hennepin.mn.us       Developing research on child welfare through out-of-home-placement case reviews




                        Marcia Jeffreys 612-624-2279           mjeffery@umn.edu        Timothy Zuel 612-348-4500                      tzuel@umn.edu                 This project was initiated by a PhD candidate at the School of Social Work to examine correlations
                                                                                                                                                                    between Educational Neglect and the need for Child Protective Services involvement with families.




6/1/2007 (AB)    U of M School of Social Work 612-625-1220      ssweb@umn.edu         Philip AuClaire 612-348-5805           philip.auclaire@co.hennepin.mn.us      This preliminary, qualitative study examined the experiences of and needs identified by Minnesota
                                                                                                                                                                    Families Investment Program(MFIP) job counselors in reengaging clients who previously had been
                                                                                                                                                                    exempt from employment requirements.




6/1/2007 (AB)            Michael Miner 612-625-1500            miner001@umn.edu         Tom Merkel 612-596-0550           community.corrections@co.hennepin.mn.us   This study, funded by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, involves the analysis of three
                                                                                                                                                                    samples of delinquent adolescents: juvenile offenders whose victims were children, those whose
                                                                                                                                                                    victims were peers or adults, and delinquent teens with no history of sexual violence. The primary
                                                                                                                                                                    researcher is located in the school of family and community health, and has joined with the
                                                                                                                                                                    Hennepin County Home School and Juvenile Probation departments to gather data, case studies, and
                                                                                                                                                                    parental consent to analyze the behaviors of these teens.




                         Susan Wells 612-624-4721               swells@umn.edu        Sarah Maxwell 612-348-8442             sarah.maxwell.@co.hennepin.mn.us       Researchers from the U of M and HC developed a presentation illustrating the many benefits to the
                                                                                                                                                                    community of research partnerships and how research can benefit direct service providers.
                                                                                                                                                                    Participants from HC and the U of M were identified and follow-up was scheduled.




6/1/2007 (AB)    Phil Goodrich 612-625-4215; Charles Clanton   clant001@umn.edu         Phil Eckert 612-347-3777               phil.eckert@co.hennepin.mn.us        HC consulted with U of M faculty in designing both the physical structure and operations of their
                                 612-625-9218                                                                                                                       waste management facility to deal with organic causes of odors, particulates, and other waste
                                                                                                                                                                    delivery issues.
5/31/2007 (AB)          Renee Sieving 612-626-4527             sievi001@umn.edu         Pam Russ 612-998-4985                  pam.russ@co.hennepin.mn.us           PATH (Partners in Action for Teen Health) is a collaboration between Nellie Stone Johnson
                                                                                                                                                                    Community School, Hennepin County Village Social Services and the Healthy Youth Development -
                                                                                                                                                                    Prevention Research Center at the U of M. PATH’s goal is to reduce health risk behaviors and
                                                                                                                                                                    promote healthy development among middle school youth. PATH includes service learning and health
                                                                                                                                                                    education programs for students, along with outreach and involvement efforts targeting students'
                                                                                                                                                                    parents and family members.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hennepin-University Partnership Collaboration Log




4/9/2008 (SKB)   President Robert Bruininks 612-626-1616;   upres@umn.edu; dobrien@umn.edu   Gretchen Wronka 952-0847-8546; County                      gwronka@hclib.org                  4.4.08: Faculty from the University's College of Coeducation and Human Development collaborated
                   Professor David O'Brien 612-625-5337                                              Commissioner Mike Opat                                                                with the Hennepin County Library (HCL) to design and conduct an evaluation of the HCL Guys Read
                                                                                                                                                                                           Book Club program.

                                                                                                                                                                                           There was a meeting at the MN State Capital addressing the performance gap between boys and
                                                                                                                                                                                           girls with regard to reading and language arts. President Bruininks and author John Scieszka
                                                                                                                                                                                           participated in a panel discussion focused on gaining legislative attention for the performance of
                                                                                                                                                                                           boys in reading.

                                                                                                                                                                                           6/1/2005: Author John Scieszka participated in a panel discussion along with Minnesota Senator
                                                                                                                                                                                           Steve Kelley and the Hennepin County Public Defender, Leonardo Castro, on issues facing boys and
6/5/2008 (SKB)              Michael Bloomquist                    bloom008@umn.edu                  Jamie Halpern612-348-9259                    jamie.halpern@co.hennepin.mn.us           6/5/2008: Hennepin County funding sustained the Early Risers prevention program which was
                              612-273-9711                                                                                                                                                 satisfactorily delivered by Pillsbury United Communities (PUC) with acceptable child and family
                                                                                                                                                                                           outcomes. Similar to previous Early Risers research trials, PUC was able to successfully implement
                                                                                                                                                                                           the program and children/ families did benefit.

                                                                                                                                                                                           7/27/2007: Nancy Schaefer has continued to work with Dr. Michael Bloomquist with the Early Risers
                                                                                                                                                                                           Truancy Prevention Project sighted at the Minneapolis Public Schools. This model is one of the pilots
                                                                                                                                                                                           for the Developing Center Grant application submitted to NIMH recently from Dr. Bloomquist, Dr.
                                                                                                                                                                                           August et al.

                                                                                                                                                                                           This Community-University Prevention Partnership involves Pillsbury United Communities agency,
                                                                                                                                                                                           Minneapolis Public Schools, Hennepin County, and a group of U of M prevention specialists in an
                                                                                                                                                                                           effort to provide Early Risers prevention services to children at risk for school failure and antisocial
                                                                                                                                                                                           behavior in north and south Minneapolis. HC Strategic Initiatives and Community Engagement
                                                                                                                                                                                           Department funded a one-year pilot project to expand focus of the program into the area of truancy
                                                                                                                                                                                           prevention.
6/1/2007 (AB)           Jane Gilgun 612-624-3643                   jgilgun@umn.edu            Marcia Miller; Margaret Thunder 612-348-          marcia.miller@co.hennepin.mn.us;           HC management and social service staff collaborated with Professor Jane Gilgun and her staff at the
                                                                                                                 0245                          margaret.thunder@co.hennepin.mn.us          U of M's School of Social Work to create: 1) The Caregiver Matching Tool, 2) The Child Matching
                                                                                                                                                                                           Tool for Children under 2 Years, and 3) The Child Matching Tool for Children over the Age of Two. In
                                                                                                                                                                                           addition, work was done with U of M staff regarding measurement of the reliability and validity of
                                                                                                                                                                                           the Matching Tools. The U of M and social services staff also jointly created a Glossary and User
                                                                                                                                                                                           Guide; a Self-Survey for Readiness to Adopt, and a Guided Interview for use by adoption home
                                                                                                                                                                                           study workers and prospective adoptive parents).

5/31/2007 (AB)         Frank Douma 612-626-9946                   douma002@umn.edu                 Larry Blackstad 612-348-5859                 larry.blackstad@co.hennepin.mn.us          HC initiated a series of stakeholder discussions centering around community based-transportation
                                                                                                                                                                                           issues that culminated in a conference in 2003. A report on the issues facing community-based
                                                                                                                                                                                           transportation and methods for improving service delivery was compiled and presented to HC.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Center for Transportation Studies and the State and Local Policy Program had done research on
                                                                                                                                                                                           these issues previously; they were the obvious choice for this project.




5/31/2007 (AB)         Harvey Turner 612-624-4085                 turne001@umn.edu                    Jim Grube 763-745-7507                     james.grube@co.hennepin.mn.us             HC reviewed and approved plans for the U of M to replace a pedestrian bridge crossing Washington
                                                                                                                                                                                           Avenue, since Washington Ave. is a County road.
                      Rebecca Rapport 612-624-4533                rappo001@umn.edu                Gretchen Wronka 612-847-8546                         gwronka@hcllib.org                  A family literacy program developed by the Louisiana Humanities Commission and jointly conducted
                                                                                                                                                                                           by the Minnesota Humanities Commission and the Hennepin County Libraries. The Commission
                                                                                                                                                                                           contacted the College of Education and located a specialist in Children’s Literature. The program was
                                                                                                                                                                                           for Hispanic families with six- to 10-year-old children. Each week they read and discussed two or
                                                                                                                                                                                           three books, listened to a storyteller, and shared dinner together.




5/30/2007(AB)         Scott McConnell 612-624-6365                smcconne@umn.edu                Gretchen Wronka 612-847-8546                          gwronka@hclib.org                  The Children's Readmobile service brings the library directly to licensed Family, Friend and Neighbor
                                                                                                                                                                                           childcare providers, school district kindergarten readiness and teen parent programs, Head Start
                                                                                                                                                                                           locations, affordable housing complexes, Park and Recreation programs, and English Language
                                                                                                                                                                                           Learning centers located throughout the county. Under a grant from the Alliance for Children and
                                                                                                                                                                                           Families of HC, the U of M's Scott McConnell (Center for Early Education and Development) has
                                                                                                                                                                                           received funding to evaluate the Readmobile Early Literacy program.



6/1/2007(AB)               CYFC 612-625-7849                        cyfc@umn.edu                   Carmen Madden 612-348-6978                  carmen.madden@co.hennepin.mn.us             The Program Manager of Adult Protection Services served on the Advisory Board for the Graduate
                                                                                                                                                                                           School of Social Work on "Aging Across the Curriculum." This was a two-year grant from the Hartford
                                                                                                                                                                                           Foundation that the U of M received to develop curricula for the Master's Program in social work in
                                                                                                                                                                                           the area of aging.
6/1/2007 (AB)       Susan Wells 612-624-4721; Esther               swells@umn.edu;                       Carolyn McHenry                       carolyn.mchenry@co.hennepin.mn.us           U of M researchers Susan Wells and Esther Wattenberg used Human Services and Public Health
                        Wattenberg 612-625-6550                   ewattenb@umn.edu                                                                                                         Department (HSPHD) data regarding foster care. One Child Protection Social Worker was sent to the
                                                                                                                                                                                           U of M to work on the project as a mobility assignment, and several HSPHD staff served as Project
                                                                                                                                                                                           advisors.




6/1/2007 (AB)           Jean Kinsey 612-625-2744                   jkinsey@umn.edu              Sonja Savre 612-348-5618; Dianne         sonja.savre@ co.hennepin.mn.us; dianne.blaydes@   Public Health Promotion conducted a study that determined that many inner-city neighborhoods do
                                                                                              Blaydes 612-348-7550; Heidi Boyd 612-      co.hennepin.mn.us; heidi.boyd@co.hennepin.mn.us   not have access to high-quality affordable grocery stores. This project plans to increase the access
                                                                                                            348-7045                                                                       and affordability of healthful foods by developing a buying collaborative for small market grocers in
                                                                                                                                                                                           the Near North, Camden, Phillips and Powderhorn neighborhoods. The County approached the U of M
                                                                                                                                                                                           for technical assistance and advice.




                       Marti Erickson 612-626-8625                 mferick@umn.edu                  Jamie Halpern 612-302-4762                   jamie.halpern@co.hennepin.mn.us           The HC Leadership Action Group was convened by the HC Board of Commissioners as part of their
                                                                                                                                                                                           Children’s Mental Health Initiative, with Marti Erickson and Joan Sykora of the U of M's Children,
                                                                                                                                                                                           Youth & Family Consortium serving as liaisons between the U of M and HC. Members of both
                                                                                                                                                                                           organizations now serve on the group's Board of Directors.




6/1/2007 (AB)            Joan Corey 612-273-8700                                             Ron Wiborg 612-348-6180; Terry Wise 612-            ron.wiborg@co.hennepin.mn.us;             University of Minnesota Physicians provides child and adolescent psychiatrist therapy services to
                                                                                                            596-0007                              terry.wise@co.hennepin.mn.us             residents of the Community Corrections County Home School at Hennepin County.




6/1/2007 (AB)         Betsy Gilkierson 612-625-6700                eliza003@umn.edu                  Phil Eckert 612-347-3777                     phil.eckert@co.hennepin.mn.us            Extension has provided funding for .5 FTE to work with DES (Department of Environmental Services)
                                                                                                                                                                                           conservation staff and Hennepin residents to improve horse waste management, pasture
                                                                                                                                                                                           management, and erosion control and restoration/protection of wetlands.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Hennepin-University Partnership Collaboration Log




  5/31/2007               Gina Baas 612-626-7331             baasx001@umn.edu             Gary Erickson 612-348-4306                  gary.erickson@ co.hennepin.mn.us          The Center for Transportation Studies assisted with evaluating the planning, transportation and
                                                                                                                                                                                development process of the Lowry Avenue Corridor Plan. An independent evaluation was a
                                                                                                                                                                                requirement of the Minnesota Department of Transportation grant that funded the project.




5/31/2007 (AB)   Gina Baas 612-626-7331; Frank Douma 612-    baasx001@umn.edu;            Gary Erickson 612-348-4306                  gary.erickson@ co.hennepin.mn.us          Federal Transit Administration and US Dept. of Transportation commissioned this study of design and
                                 626-9946                    douma002@umn.edu                                                                                                   other factors influencing urban corridors. The State and Local Policy Program at the U of M and HC's
                                                                                                                                                                                Transportation department worked together to develop a set of lessons learned and action steps for
                                                                                                                                                                                the various aspects of corridor development which include public participation, governance, finance,
                                                                                                                                                                                economic development and design. The project began by looking at Highway 81 and analyzing
                                                                                                                                                                                opportunities in that corridor, and later became a widely used model.



                                 Katie Lust                  lust0019@d.umn.edu      Jodell O'Connell 612-348-7786; Sonja        sonja.savre@co.hennepin.mn.us; lisa.mueller@   This collaboration coordinated services and enhanced health outcomes for 18 - 24 year-olds,
                                                                                    Savre; Lisa Mueller 612-348-9219; Mei      co.hennepin.mn.us; mei.ding@co.hennepin.mn.us;   particularly with respect to alcohol use and abuse. The focus is primarily on prevention, and working
                                                                                   Ding 612-348-6309; Sheldon Swaney 612-            sheldon.swaney@ co.hennepin.mn.us;         from a comprehensive approach, including health education, individual assessments, changing social
                                                                                   348-6150; Meg Hargreaves 612-348-7416            margaret.hargreaves@co.hennepin.mn.us       norms, community organizing, and policy change.




                       Michael Bloyer (612) 625-1866           cpdc@umn.edu             Leonardo Castro 612-348-5671                  leonardo.castro@co.hennepin.mn.us         The Public Defender's office works with the Law School to provide Law students with courtroom
                                                                                                                                                                                experience by taking on cases assigned to the Public Defender. Students work with real clients who
                                                                                                                                                                                volunteer to be part of the clinic, and are supervised in their research and in court by their
                                                                                                                                                                                professor, a licensed lawyer.




5/31/2007 (AB)          Harvey Turner 612-624-4085           turne001@umn.edu              Jim Grube 763-745-7507                      james.grube@co.hennepin.mn.us            The Transportation Department at HC and the Capital Planning and Project Management at the U of
                                                                                                                                                                                M coordinated efforts to recondition the Washington Avenue Bridge. HC was responsible for vehicle
                                                                                                                                                                                traffic, U of M for the pedestrian overpass.




5/31/2007 (AB)     Leslie Lyttle; Mary Story 612-626-8801     story001@umn.edu       Jodell O'Connell 612-348-7786; Sonja       Sonja.Savre@co.hennepin.mn.us; lisa.mueller@    Public Health Promotion and the School of Public Health coordinate on various projects to promote
                                                                                   Savre 612-348-5618; Lisa Mueller 612-348-                 co.hennepin.mn.us                  physical activity and healthy eating. Examples include assessments, planning projects, policies and
                                                                                                      9219                                                                      programs for schools, and professional forums




6/1/2007 (AB)          Sue Letourneau 612-625-8277            sletourn@umn.edu           Karen Wahlund 612-348-6791                   karen.wahlund@co.hennepin.mn.us           The MN Food and Nutrition Network (MFNN) is a part of the U of M Extension and is a network of
                                                                                                                                                                                organizations which include representatives from state and local government as well as nonprofit
                                                                                                                                                                                organizations. MFNN promotes useful, consistent nutrition messages to help low-income Minnesotans
                                                                                                                                                                                lead healthful lives. In fiscal year 2003-2004 Hennepin County Public Health Promotion was a
                                                                                                                                                                                recipient of a MFNN grant which focused on providing education to low-income older adults to
                                                                                                                                                                                improve their ability to make healthy food choices.



6/1/2007 (AB)            Marty Kubik 612-625-0606            kubik002@umn.edu                    Maridee Bain                          maridee.bain@co.hennepin.mn.us           The Adult Correctional Facility (ACF) provides a 'clinical site' for 4th-year Public Health students who
                                                                                                                                                                                are required as part of their curriculum to participate in a clinical environment. There have typically
                                                                                                                                                                                been four students per year in the Spring semester, each doing a four-week 'clinical' at the ACF.




5/31/2007 (AB)     Stephen Hoenack 612-624-0870; Harry       hoena001@umn.edu;        Stella Whitney-West (612)348-4763;            stella.whitney-west@co.hennepin.mn.us       The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners created the African American Men Project (AAMP) in
                 Boyte 612-625-5509; John Bryson 612-625-    boyte001@umn.edu;       Commissioner Mark Stenglein 612-348-                                                       1999 to investigate the forces behind the poverty, crime, poor health and isolation surrounding
                     5888; Diana Harvey 612-625-7134         bryso001@umn.edu;                        7882                                                                      African American men ages 18 to 30. The program initiated a gun buyback program called Project
                                                              dharvey@umn.edu                                                                                                   Cease Fire consulting with the School of Public Health.




6/1/2007 (AB)           Kelly Strebig 651-457-1404            streb002@umn.edu             Barb Sutey 612-930-2500                      barb.sutey@co.hennepin.mn.us            The Center for Diesel Research wanted to test the reliability of biodiesel fuels in heavy machinery in
                                                                                                                                                                                a cold climate. The project stretched over two winters and involved a comparison in fuel efficiency,
                                                                                                                                                                                power, and driver perception of standard diesel powered snowplows and some powered by a 20%
                                                                                                                                                                                mix of biodiesel fuel. The University did not have the trucks for this project but Hennepin County
                                                                                                                                                                                fortunately had them, and the U of M was able to use the trucks.




6/1/2007 (AB)           John Carmody 612-624-1351            carmo001@umn.edu             Paul Kroening 612-348-6358                  paul.kroening@co.hennepin.mn.us           Hennepin County wanted to create a system to evaluate county facilities in terms of sustainability.
                                                                                                                                                                                Involvement from the U of M helped start the conversation in the architecture and design
                                                                                                                                                                                community, and ultimately, the U provided legitimacy to the effort to develop the guide.

5/31/2007 (AB)                                                                           Nancy Schaefer 612-348-2805                  nancy.schaefer@co.hennepin.mn.us          Graduate students from the U of M helped with a treatment plan, counseling, classroom and
                                                                                                                                                                                academic support. HC provided funding to the Bloomington School District to hire an Intern
                                                                                                                                                                                Coordinator, but is otherwise not involved.




5/30/2007 (AB)   Karen Oberhauser 612-624-8706; Lis Young-   oberh001@umn.edu;     Bernie Farrell 952-847-5778; Trudy Hanus            bernie.farrell@co.hennepin.mn.us         The Monarchs in the Classroom (MITC) program has grown to include a wide variety of materials and
                          Isebrand 612-625-8304               lis@monarchlab.org                  952-847-6153                                                                  professional development opportunities for teachers throughout the US. Classroom teachers in
                                                                                                                                                                                Hennepin county schools work with scientists from the University to engage students in a unique
                                                                                                                                                                                classroom experience. This program is expanding to Hennepin county libraries this year.

                                                                                                                                                                                5/17/2007
                                                                                                                                                                                University of Minnesota Monarch Lab researcher Lis Young-Isebrand led a workshop about
                                                                                                                                                                                Monarch biology, habitat, migration at the Wayzata library: "Monarchs and Milkweed: from
                     Barbara Grossman 612-625-1782           gross342@umn.edu        Environmental Services 612-348-3777                                                        Minnesota to Mexico." M Extension Services began collaborating with Hennepin County. Programs
                                                                                                                                                                                In the 1990s, the U of
                                                                                                                                                                                have included 4-H, Master Gardeners, After School programs, U-Facilitates, U-Lead, Horse Facility
                                                                                                                                                                                Management, Food and Nutrition programs, Water Quality, and other community-based programs.
                                                                                                                                                                                Suburban Agriculture Program=In 2005, the Suburban Agriculture Program began as a way to
                                                                                                                                                                                provide programs that help suburban landowners care for their land while avoiding social, cultural,
                                                                                                                                                                                environmental and economic problems often associated with tracts of land at the transition zone
                                                                                                                                                                                between urban and rural areas. The Program Director at the U of M Extension Service (Barbara
                                                                                                                                                                                Grossman) supported this collaboration. At Your Service: Working with Multicultural Customers
                                                                                                                                                                                       Hennepin-University Partnership Collaboration Log




5/31/2007 (AB)   Harvey Turner 612-624-4085; Jan Morlcok    turne001@umn.edu; jam@umn.edu          Jim Grube 763-745-7507                james.grube@co.hennepin.mn.us          HC regularly reviews plans for traffic management on campus and in the surrounding neighborhoods
                              612-624-8318                                                                                                                                      as an interested party. The U of M and HC work together to address changes in traffic patterns and
                                                                                                                                                                                volume of autos/transit on an ongoing basis. The addition of the new stadium has led to more
                                                                                                                                                                                discussions and consultation. The county sits on the advisory board for that project.




5/31/2007 (AB)      U of M Medical School 612-626-4949            koppe006@umn.edu          Tammy Christensen-Prose 612-336-0001;   tammy.christensen-prose@co.hennepin.mn.us   The Hennepin County Medical Center accepts University medical students as residents or interns in a
                                                                                                 Susan Littrell 612 347-6016                                                    number of different specialties including Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, Internal Medicine and
                                                                                                                                                                                Surgery, among other opportunities. Interns are supervised individually or in groups by staff at each
                                                                                                                                                                                location.




                        Anne Gearity 612-625-1220                 geari002@umn.edu               Nancy Schaefer 612-348-2805            nancy.schaefer@co.hennepin.mn.us




5/30/2007 (AB)         Scott McConnell 612-624-6365               smcconne@umn.edu           Gretchen Wronka 612-847-8546; Carol       gretchen.wronka@co.hennepin.mn.us;       CEED received a federal grant to develop a training program for childcare professionals. Carol Miller
                                                                                                      Miller 612-348-8983                  carol.miller@co.hennepin.mn.us       has been appointed to a 2 year term on the new Advisory Committee for the U of M CEED as
                                                                                                                                                                                Program Manager. The University merged the Harris Center and the old CEED into a new entity and
                                                                                                                                                                                created this new committee to advise on the merger, future directions, research, community
                                                                                                                                                                                engagement, operations, etc.




                                                                                                 Jodell O'Connell 612-348-7786         jodell.m.oconnell@co.hennepin.mn.us      HC Public Health Promotion provides paid internships and field experience projects for Master of
                                                                                                                                                                                Public Health students.




6/1/2007(AB)                                                                                 Rolf Anderson, Tony Santucci, Carmen        rolf.anderson@co.hennepin.mn.us;       The Program Manager of Adult Protection Services serves as a guest lecturer twice per year in
                                                                                                     Madden 612-348-6978                 tony.santucci@co.hennepin.mn.us;       classes for graduate students in Social Work on the topics of "Domestic Violence" and "Working with
                                                                                                                                       carmen.castaneda@co.hennepin.mn.us       Older Adults." In another program, a WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Dietitian does a WIC
                                                                                                                                                                                presentation to undergraduate nutrition students. There are many other guest lectures presented to
                                                                                                                                                                                various health-related departments by HC Human Services and Public Health Department (HSPHD).




6/1/2007(AB)                                                                                      Karen Mayer 612-348-3045               karen.mayer@co.hennepin.mn.us          Nursing students observe in WIC (Women, Infants and Children) clinics.




6/1/2007 (AB)                                                                                     Karen Mayer 612-348-3045               karen.mayer@co.hennepin.mn.us          Dietetic students mentor with WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) nutrition staff in WIC clinics.




5/31/2007 (AB)           Ed Ehlinger 612-625-1612                 ehlin003@umn.edu                Gayle Geber 612-348-5618               gayle.geber@ co.hennepin.mn.us         The U of M and community groups meet quarterly to share information on alcohol, tobacco, and
                                                                                                                                                                                other drug issues related to college students and the wider community. The University invited the
                                                                                                                                                                                County to participate in this committee as an interested party and service provider.




5/31/2007 (AB)   Laurie McGinis 612-625-3019; Frank Douma        mcgin001@umn.edu;          Gary Erickson 612-348-4306; Jim Grube       Gary.Erickson@ co.hennepin.mn.us;       Staff from the U of M and HC regularly engage in informal discussions of projects and research.
                                612-626-1613                     douma002@umn.edu                        763-745-7507                    james.grube@co.hennepin.mn.us          These ongoing dialogues include HC Transportation Department, the Center for Transportation
                                                                                                                                                                                Studies, and the State and Local Policy Program at the U of M.




                      Barbara Grossman 612-625-1782               gross342@umn.edu                                                                                              This program provides housing professionals and home buyers with the information they need to
                                                                                                                                                                                prevent structural and environmental problems in new homes, and to identify and resolve them in
                                                                                                                                                                                older ones.




                      Barbara Grossman 612-625-1782               gross342@umn.edu                                                                                              This program helps communities protect the environment while providing high school students with
                                                                                                                                                                                learning and employment opportunities in water quality monitoring, forest management, wildlife
                                                                                                                                                                                management and interpretation.
                                                                                                                                                                          Hennepin-University Partnership Collaboration Log




6/1/2007 (AB)                Policy Office                process@umn.edu                                                                                          Hennepin County Internal Audit Department uses the U of M website for guidance and comparisons
                                                                                                                                                                   to HC Policy.




                Beth Lory 612-624-7387; Rosetta Chears   hoffm115@umn.edu;   Bina Nikrin 612-348-6893; Larry Franks;         bina.nikrin@co.hennepin.mn.us         Family Court Services at Hennepin County has recruited interns and student workers from various
                             612-624-4241                  rchears@umn.edu         Carol Kelleher 612-348-2270                                                     departments at the University, focusing primarily on Social Work.
6/1/2007 (AB)                                                                 Susan Littrell 612-347-6016; Tammy       tammy.christensen-prose@co.hennepin.mn.us   The Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) was one of the first teaching hospitals associated with
                                                                                Christensen-Prose 612-336-0001                                                     the University of Minnesota and the two organizations share faculty. Of the 589 physicians, dentists,
                                                                                                                                                                   and other health care professionals, nearly 270 have academic appointments at the University of
                                                                                                                                                                   Minnesota (Hennepin Faculty Associates).
Hennepin-University Partnership Collaboration Log
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*__________*
Internship at Hennepin County Attorney's Office
Conversation on Energy
Program Evaluation Website on University of Minnesota Resources
West Broadway Bridge Project
*Humphrey Student Capstone Projects* "1"
Brown Bag Lunch Series with U of M Experts
Hennepin-University Partnership Website
*Support for Heading Home Hennepin and Project Homeless Connect* "2"
Hennepin County Extension
Conversation on Climate Action
The Hennepin County Library and College of Continuing Education
*African Forum Capstone Project* "1"
Smart-Signal Receives Award
Somali Research Question
Landscape Architecture Course
All 4-H Projects and Programs
Center for Early Education and Development Advisory Board
Internships and Field Experience for Master of Public Health Students
HSPHD Guest Lecturers
WIC Clinic Observations - Nursing School Program
Dietetic Student Placements at WIC Clinics
U of M Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Committee
*Ongoing Transportation Dialogue* "3"
Coffman Union Pedestrian Bridge Replacement
Resource Management for Daily Life
Yard and Garden Program
Extension Housing Technology
Outdoor Core Youth Service
Families with Adolescents
Extension: U-Lead
Extension: U-Facilitate
At Your Service: Working with Multicultural Customers
Using the U of M's Policy Library
Hiring Interns/Student Workers
Simply Good Eating Program
Bloomington Strategic Mentoring Project
Minnesota Youth Community Learning Initiative
Hennepin County Medical Center Association with University Faculty
Mortgage Foreclosure Crisis Meeting
The GIFT Project
Citizen Father Project
African Family Health, Child Success
Research on Effectiveness of Program to improve Parent-Child Communications
Teens, Tech, Youth & Learning/Homework Help Evaluation
Brooklyn Park Youth Project
Sharing expertise: Performance Management
Employee Search Assistance for Office of Multi-Cultural Services
Community Corrections/Sociology Dept. Student Preparation Mtg.
Learning Dreams Project
U of M Continuing Education Fair at Ridgedale Public Library
Co-Parent Court
Hennepin County Youth Sports and Activities Fund Initiative
Minnesota Exits and Entries Project (MEEP)
Contract Streamlining-- Establishment of Master Cooperative Agreement
JDAI Intern placed by Commissioner Koblick
Enterprise Financial System (EFS) Chart of Accounts Information Sharing
Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention Programs
Hennepin Energy Recovery Center (HERC) Design Project
Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Report on 18-24 year olds
Prime Time Family Reading Program
Hubert H. Humphrey Institute Conference Sponsorship in China
Asthma Games designed for HCMC by Arch 1281 students
Local Government Innovation Award for Recycling Organics at Hennepin County Schools

Analysis of out-of-home placement for Hennepin County youth
Bioethics Course Publicity
Strategic Management Course at Carlson School
Metropolitan Counties Energy Task Force
*Communications Campaign to support Heading Home Hennepin* "2"
*Research and Evaluation of Heading Home Hennepin* "2"
Current Criminal Justice Research at the U of M
Audit Planning & Risk Assessment Info Sharing
Challenges of Interorganizational Integration for Poverty Alleviation
SHAPE Survey
Long-term Care System Design
Midtown Greenway Project
Educational Neglect Conference
Faculty Engagement with Community Corrections Subcommittees
Intentional Women Symposium
Understanding Hmong Youth
Cultural Competency with African Immigrants
Brooklyn Park Library Task Force
Community Advisory Board for LEND
Presentation on Serving Children and Families through Research Partnerships
School Readiness Initiative
Presentation on Bilingual Education
African American Men Project
*Transitway Impact Research Program (TIRP)* "3"
Hennepin County Service Corps
University Northside Partnership
Study on Racial Disparities in the Child Welfare System
Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center Talk
Defense Clinic
Hennepin County Library TeenLinks Website
Children's Mental Health Roundtable Discussion
Generational Poverty Meeting
*Southwest Transitway Station Area Studies* "3"
Access to Destinations
Readmobile Early Literacy Program Evaluation
Aging Across the Curriculum Advisory Board
Developing Child and Caregiver Adoption Matching Tools
Protective Supervision Project
Foster Care Reentry/Multiple Foster Care Placements Project
Developmental Disabilities Case Management Review
State Master Gardener Program
Assistance in evaluating Lowry Avenue Corridor Plan
Washington Avenue Bridge Reconditioning
Small Grocer's Buying Collaborative
Cohort Analysis of the Diversionary Work Program
HSPHD and School of Public Health Overweight and Obesity Prevention
Traffic Management for Campus and Surrounding Areas
International and National Benchmarking for Urban Transportation Corridor Development

Community-Based Transportation Phase I
Residencies for Med Students and Health-Oriented Social Work Students
PATH, Partners in Action for Teen Health
Community-Based Transportation Phase II
Archaeological Dig in Snoopy's Bowl at MOA
University Avenue Streetscape
Monarchs in the Classroom
Aging and Disability Consumer Information
Sustainable Design Guide
Suburban Agriculture Program
Natural Resources Management and Utilization in Urban Landscapes
Shoreland Education
Boys Reading Initiative
Electric Waste Survey
Research with the School of Social Work
Hennepin Management Institute
Minnesota Food and Nutrition Network (Extension) Grant
A Cross-Systems Analysis: Educational Neglect and Child Protection
Children's Mental Health Initiative Leadership Action Group
Early Risers Program
Young Adult Alcohol Prevention Partnership
Biodiesel in Snowplows
Community Service Learning in Health Care: Hennepin County Medical Center
Minnesota Family Investment Program Employment Counselor Experience with Serving
Formerly Exempt Clients
Child and adolescent psychiatrist therapy services
Successful Transitions: Evaluation of the Hennepin County Intensive Aftercare Program
Study of Juvenile sex offenders
Sociological Research Methods: Hennepin County District Courts
Service Learning in Criminology: Hennepin County Juvenile Probation
Odor Management at Hennepin Energy Recovery Center
Horse facility management
Adult Correctional Facility as Clinical Site for Public Health Students

				
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