Welcome to North Country Community Health Services Agency!

The North Country Community Health Board is a legal governing authority for local public health in Beltrami, Hubbard, Clearwater, and Lake of the Woods counties in Minnesota, and NCCHB works with Minnesota Department of Health in partnership to prevent diseases, protect against environmental hazards, promote healthy behaviors and healthy communities, respond to disasters, ensure access to health services, and assure an adequate local public health infrastructure. The NCCHB administers the Public Health programming according to MN statute 145A.

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Community Resource Connections (CRC) are certified by the State of Minnesota to provide MNsure assistance. The Mission of the CRC is to improve access to and the effectiveness of community services through collaboration, coordination, and integration.  The CRC has compiled a searchable database of providers in the region, to search this database and be connected with service providers click here.



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2014 North Country Community Health Board

Beltrami County

  • Billie Jean Gross - 9th Term
  • Dr. J.R. Parkin - 7th Term
  • Joe Vene - 4th Term

Clearwater County

  • Mary Tronerud - 4th Term
  • John Nelson - 4th Term

Hubbard County

  • Leah Pigatti - 4th Term
  • Cal Johannsen - 1st Term

Lake of the Woods County

  • Ken Moorman - 4th Term
  • Jan Olson - 10th Term

2014 North Country CHS Advisory Committee

Beltrami County

  • Darice Dwyer - 1st Term
  • Joe Vene - 4th Term
  • Wendy Potratz - 2nd Term

Clearwater County

  • Mary Tronerud - 6th Term
  • John Nelson - 5th Term

Hubbard County

  • Leah Pigatti  - 5th Term
  • Helene Kahlstorf - 6th Term

Lake of the Woods County

  • Ken Moorman - 4th Term
  • Jan Olson - 13th Term


Public Health


10 Essential Services of Local Public Health

#1 Monitor health status to identify community health problems.

#2 Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community.

#3 Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues.
#4 Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems.

#5 Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts.

#6 Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety.

#7 Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health
care when otherwise unavailable.

#8 Assure a competent public health and personal health care workforce.

#9 Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based
health services.

#10 Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems.


Minnesota Public Health