Every city, town, and rural area in the U.S. is feeling the increasing impact of mental health and substance use disorders, and Anoka County is no exception to the trend. This is resulting in serious risks to Anoka County residents, businesses, law enforcement, health care, government, social services and other organizations.  The Northwest Metro Alliance is convening a diverse group of stakeholders from all sectors of our community – the “North Metro Roundtable” – to develop a collective vision and strategic direction for strong, resilient, healthy people & families through access to effective community and system supports.

The Roundtable will spend time planning and shaping its work together through 2019, and intends to embark on that work in the years to come.

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“Compelling Case:” See why we believe this issue is so critical for Anoka County.

Meeting 1 Summary The North Metro Roundtable held its first meeting on October 19, 2018. The group will have two more vision-setting meetings to refine and enhance its work together in early 2019.

Northwest Metro Alliance - Executive Summary, 2010-2017