Minority and Multicultural Health
Messages from the Office of Minority and Multicultural Health
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.
MDH and stakeholders are in the final stages of completing a report to the Legislature about advancing health equity in Minnesota. As part of that process, there are some important upcoming dates and opportunities for input to be aware of before MDH submits the report February 1, 2014.
Please mark these dates in your calendar and share this information with anyone who is interested in health equity – particularly, the people who engaged with MDH during this process. It is MDH’s goal to collect additional comments on the draft report by January 24. These comments will be included in a companion document to the report.
January 9, Thursday
Post draft Advancing Health Equity report
January 15, Wednesday
Community Listening Session, 7 to 9 p.m., at the Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC), 987 Ivy Avenue East, St. Paul, 55106.
January 22, Wednesday
A WebEx Community Listening Session, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
January 24, Friday
Deadline for formal written feedback that will be included in a companion document. Email written feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, January 24, 4:30 p.m. Title the email Advancing Health Equity REPORT FEEDBACK.
To view the draft report, register for the Community Listening Session at MHC, register for the WebEx Listening Session, or get more details, visit Advancing Health Equity.