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2015 Menthol Cigarette Intervention Grant recipient announced

The 2015 Menthol Cigarette Intervention Grant, a two-year, $200,000 project, was awarded to Hennepin County Public Health, in collaboration with the Minneapolis Department of Health, Saint Paul-Ramsey Public Health, and Bloomington Public Health (serving Bloomington, Edina and Richfield) for the period of Nov. 1, 2015, through Oct. 31, 2017.

In May 2015, the Minnesota Legislature passed the Omnibus Health and Human Services bill with a provision requiring the Minnesota Department of Health to fund a one-time grant of $200,000 through the Statewide Health Improvement Program. The law requires the grant be used to “engage members of the African American community and community-based organizations to implement strategies and interventions to reduce the disproportionately high usage of cigarettes by African Americans, especially the use of menthol-flavored cigarettes…”

Learn more about the 2015 Menthol Cigarette Intervention Grant.

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Updated Wednesday, November 04, 2015 at 10:07AM