Health Equity

Advancing Health Equity

Minnesota is one of the healthiest states in the country. However, a statewide assessment has found that not all Minnesotans have the same chances to be healthy. Those with less money, and populations of color and American Indians, consistently have less opportunity for health and experience worse health outcomes.

The Minnesota Legislature in 2013 directed the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and its partners to complete a report about advancing health equity (AHE) in Minnesota.

Advancing Health Equity in Minnesota: Report to the Legislature

The Advancing Health Equity in Minnesota: Report to the Legislature was submitted to the Minnesota Legislature on Friday, January 31, 2014. The report assesses Minnesota’s health disparities and recommends best practices, policies, processes, data strategies, and other steps that will promote health equity for all Minnesotans.

Full Report to the Legislature (PDF: 130 pages/2053KB)

AHE Formal Feedback: (PDF: 85 pages/7MB)

This document is a compilation of the feedback that many people and organizations provided on the draft of the AHE in Minnesota Legislative report. Note that many of the specific comments refer to the draft of the report, not the final version.

Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative Legislative Report 2016 (PDF)

This report gives examples of successes and lessons learned, highlights the work of EHDI grantees and outlines strategies that should be pursued to continue the work of eliminating health disparities.

A Guide to Conducting a Health Equity Data Analysis

Minnesota Health Equity Reports and Data

This page provides links to Minnesota specific data related to health equity from several sources including the Minnesota Public Health Data Access Portal and the Minnesota Center for Health Statistics.

Questions? Contact

Center for Health Statistics
Minnesota Department of Health
Golden Rule Building, 3rd Floor
85 East Seventh Place
PO Box 64882
St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A. 55164-0882

Updated Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 03:19PM