Welcome to the Metro Region: Region 7

Kjirsten Anderson, MPH, CHES

Regional ATOD Prevention Coordinator

Kjirsten completed her Master’s degree in Public Health, with a concentration in Community Health Education, from UW LaCrosse in 2017. Kjirsten is also a Certified Health Education Specialist. Through her education, she has had community prevention experience with coalitions and youth programs. Kjirsten is excited to apply her knowledge and serve the Metro area in substance use prevention efforts.

Region 7 Counties

Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, Washington

Highlights from Region 7

SSPPS Coalition’s New Campaign Makes Significant Changes
Since receiving a grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services almost 5 years ago, SSPPS created an identified campaign that boosted resources and passion to make significant changes in the community.
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Region 7 Coalitions

Contact your RPC for more information about these coalitions:

Anoka County
Compassion Action Network
St. Francis Community Drug Awareness

Carver County
HEROs Coalition, Waconia

Dakota County
PATH Coalition, Lakeville

Hennepin County
Hmong Health Care Professional Coalition
Hopkins One Voice, Hopkins
Northside Urban Coalition, North Minneapolis
Partnership for Change, NW Hennepin County
Partners in Prevention, Wayzata
Tonka CARES, Minnetonka

Ramsey County
Ramsey County Opioid Coalition
Ramsey Tobacco Coalition

Scott County
Scott County Drug Prevention Force

Washington County
Connect Washington County

Region 7 Host Site

The Region 7 RPC is hosted by the Association for Nonsmokers – MN (ANSR) in Saint Paul. Founded in 1973, ANSR is dedicated to improving the health of all Minnesotans with a focus on prevention of disease. ANSR utilizes the full range of tools to achieve that goal including advocacy, public policy, education, training, and technical assistance. The organization is responsible for establishing the Ramsey Tobacco Coalition and building programs such as Live Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free Youth Recreation, Project WATCH, and Tobacco-Free Campus. www.ansrmn.org