About the Center for Health Equity

About the Center for Health Equity

The Commissioner of Health established the Center for Health Equity in 2013 to make advancing health equity an essential goal for a healthy Minnesota and the work of MDH. The Center for Health Equity strives to:

  • Engage communities to address structural racism and inequities that contribute to health disparities
  • Advance health equity in all of MDH's activities (e.g. grants, workforce development and policy making)
  • Collect, analyze and communicate data on health, health disparities, Invests in reducing health disparities through grants
  • Increase cultural understanding and deepens relationships with communities and engages citizens in decision-making
  • Focus on creating health for all Minnesotans through a health in all policies approach

Creating Health Equity in Minnesota

Health Equity Staff and Contact Information

Health Equity Advisory and Leadership (HEAL) Council

"Achieving healthy equity is the central challenge for Minnesota if we are to remain one of the healthiest states in the nation. Modifying our policies, systems, and environments to support the achievement of that goal is crucial to the success of our state." - Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Ed Ehlinger

Updated Tuesday, 14-Nov-2017 16:11:34 CST