Health Equity Initiatives and Projects
The following are some of the initiatives, projects and councils coordinated by the Center for Health Equity. Learn more about our work within the Minnesota Department of Health and with community through our Center for Health Equity: Living our mission handout.
We host community conversations throughout the state to connect with and listen to the needs, concerns and ideas of community members and leaders from Minnesota’s diverse communities.
A new appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature will fund grants to improve child development outcomes for children of color and American Indian children from prenatal to grade 3 and their families.
The Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative (EHDI) program allocates competitive grants aimed at improving the health status of Minnesota's populations of color and American Indians.
Our statewide advisory council is comprised of leaders representative of communities most impacted by health inequities. The council provides guidance to MDH on how to advance health equity across MDH systems, policies and programs.
We bring together health equity leaders, organizations and institutions from across the state and across sectors to strategize, share best practices and identify common goals to advance health equity in Minnesota.
Using a community engagement model of shared leadership and decision-making, we work with community leaders and partners to develop and implement policy and systems solutions to reduce infant mortality among U.S.- born African Americans in Hennepin County.
We convene an internal team of staff from all divisions who help streamline coordination and foster greater collaboration of health equity efforts within the agency.
We oversee block grants to Tribal Nations that include funding for Eliminating Health Disparities and Maternal and Child Health activities.