Health Equity Initiatives and Projects
Initiatives and projects coordinated by the Center for Health Equity.
Advancing Health Equity Grants
Advancing Health Equity grants support projects that address measurable health inequities, identify the social and economic conditions that contribute to these inequities, and develop plans to address and improve these conditions.
Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative
The Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative allocates competitive grants aimed at improving the health status of Minnesota's populations of color and American Indians.
Infant Mortality Among African Americans Project: Community Voices and Solutions (CVAS)
This project addresses the wide spectrum of factors that contribute to the high infant mortality rate among U.S. born African Americans living in Hennepin County.
Somali Mental Health Project Findings and Recommendations (PDF)
MDH partnered with the Somali American Parent Association (SAPA) to organize a series of community dialogues about mental health attitudes, knowledge, perceptions, and gaps in services with Somali community members and service providers.
Public Health Grants to Tribal Nations
Grants to Tribal Nations include funding for Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative activities and Maternal and Child Health activities.
Working Group on Violence Against Asian Women and Children
This group studied the nature, scope, and prevalence of violence against Asian women and children in Minnesota.