Health Equity & Community Engagement
Health equity is achieved when every person has the opportunity to attain their health potential, and no one is unjustly kept from achieving this potential. The work to advance health equity is in direct line with the history of local health departments acting as a key force with their communities to shape the conditions for population health. Learn more: The Role of Local Public Health in Advancing Health Equity.
MDH Community Engagement Plan: MDH has drafted its Community Engagement Plan below in order to listen to and authentically partner with communities.
Healthy Minnesota Partnership [new window]: The Healthy Minnesota Partnership brings community partners and the Minnesota Department of Health together to improve the health and quality of life for individuals, families, and communities in Minnesota.
MDH Center for Health Equity [new window]: The Center for Health Equity works to make advancing health equity an essential goal for a healthy Minnesota and the work of MDH.
Resource Library for Advancing Health Equity in Public Health: This library of resources for community health boards and local health departments can help you continue to build your capacity to advance health equity.
Community Engagement Guidebook [new window]: Read on for background, tips, and tools for effective community engagement.
- SCHSAC Advancing Health Equity Workgroup
- Community Health Assessments
- Community Health Improvement Plans
- County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
Need Technical Assistance? The MDH Center for Public Health Practice can help!