Emerging Professions

The Minnesota Department of Health is supporting the integration of emerging professions into the health workforce. This work is part of the State Innovation Model (SIM) project, a joint effort between MDH and the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS). For more information on the SIM grant, the Minnesota Accountable Health Model and other health reform activities visit the State Innovation Model Grant website.

Emerging Professions Integration Grant Program

The goal of the Minnesota Emerging Professions Integration Grant Program is to foster the integration of emerging professions into the workforce in roles that support the broad goals of the Minnesota Accountable Health Model related to providing coordinated care, across settings, for complex patients, populations and models of accountable care.

Three rounds of grant funding will be available to support the integration of an emerging professional. Eligible applicants are any type of organization that has the capacity to employ an emerging professional.

Request for Proposals - Round 3

Request for Proposals - Round 2

Request for Proposals - Round 1

Emerging Professions Toolkit Program

The goal of the Emerging Professions Toolkit Program is to develop resources for integrating three emerging professions - community health worker, community paramedic and dental therapist/advanced dental therapist - into the workforce. The target audience of the toolkits will be potential employers of emerging profession practitioners in the health care, dental, public health, long-term care, social services and behavioral health systems.

A total of $300,000 in one-time funding is available, with up to $100,000 per toolkit contract. Eligible applicants include any individual or organization that has significant knowledge and experience with one of the three professions and has the capacity to develop a toolkit for that profession.

Required Proposal Forms:

RFP Informational Call:  November 4, 2014, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST), call-in number: 1-888-742-5095, passcode: 6353794742.

Written questions are due to MDH by November 12, 2014. Questions and answers to all questions will be posted November 17, 2014.

Proposals are due December 5, 2014, no later than 4:00 p.m. CST.


Contact for more information
Kay Herzfeld


Updated Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 12:25PM