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COVID-19 Community Coordinators
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COVID-19 community coordinators (CCC) are community-based organizations that connect Minnesota’s diverse communities to COVID-19 testing, vaccination, and other resources, as well as providing access and support for comprehensive health recovery post-pandemic. It is essential to draw on community strengths and trusted community networks to respond effectively to COVID-19 and to longstanding health inequities made worse by the pandemic. The CCC understand the cultural norms and values of their communities and how to address their needs.
Coordinators contract with the State to serve communities hit hardest by COVID-19, including communities of color, American Indian communities, LGBTQ communities, and Minnesotans with disabilities.
Meet the COVID Community Coordinators (CCC) initiative staff at the Minnesota Department of Health.
What COVID-19 community coordinators provide
COVID-19 community coordinators support Minnesotans who need COVID-19 information specific to their communities, including in their languages. Coordinators help community members find and get critical resources to deal with health concerns as well as employment, food access, housing, child care, and legal rights.
COVID-19 community coordinators can answer questions about:
- Where to get tested for COVID-19
- What COVID-19 vaccines are available and how and where to get vaccinated
- Food support
- Health care and mental health resources
- Housing and rental assistance
- COVID-19 case investigation and contact tracing
- Employment resources
Find a COVID-19 community coordinator
Click on the link below to search for a COVID Community Coordinator that fits your needs. Use the drop-down menus to search by cultural community, other community, language, or county. Once you've identified an organization, click on "Show Details" for the organization's contact information and hours of operation.
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COVID-19 community coordinators
MDH is pleased to announce the 2022-2024 cohort of CCC. For more information about the review process, please review the CCC Review Process Summary Memo (PDF).
- Access North Center for Independent Living of Northeastern Minnesota
- Advocates for Thriving Communities
- African Career, Education & Resources, Incorporated (ACER)
- African Immigrants Community Services
- American Indian Community Housing Organization
- Blindness: Learning In New Dimensions, Inc.
- Bois Fort Reservation Tribal Government
- Briva Health
- CAPI USA
- Center for African Immigrants & Refugees Organization (CAIRO)
- Centro Nazareno de Compasión Agape, Inc.
- Chinese Community Services
- Comunidades Latinas en Servicio (CLUES)
- Comunidades Organizando el Poder (COPAL)
- Cultural Wellness Center
- East African Integration Center
- Equity News Network
- Hispanic Advocacy and Community Empowerment through Research (HACER)
- Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc.
- Hmong American Partnership
- Igbo Women League (IWL)
- Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul (DIW)
- International Oromo Health Professionals Association
- Islamic Association of North America
- Keystone Interpreting Solutions
- Korean Service Center
- Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota
- Lighthouse Center for Vital Living
- Little Earth Residents Association
- March of Dimes
- Metropolitan Center for Independent Living
- Minnesota People of Color LGBTQ+ Pride
- Minnesota Africans United
- Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition
- Phyllis Wheatley Community Center
- Raíces Sagradas Community Mental Health (RAICES)
- Re’ese Adbarat Tserha Aryam Kidist Selassie Cathedral EOTC (TAKS)
- Restoration for All Inc.
- Skellegnese LLC
- Somali Community Resettlement Services of Olmstead County
- St. Mary’s Health Clinics
- Stairstep Foundation
- The Aliveness Project
- Vietnamese Social Services (VSS)
- Voices for Racial Justice (Seeds of Justice)
- WellShare International
- White Earth Band of Chippewa