Health Equity Initiatives and Projects - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Health Equity Initiatives and Projects

diverse handsThe 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.

Community Conversations

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.

Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative Grants

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.

Health Equity Advisory & Leadership Council

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.

Health Equity Leadership Network (HELN)

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.

Infant Mortality Among African Americans Project

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.

Internal Health Equity Advisory & Leadership Team Hub (I-HEALTH)

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.

Public Health Grants to Tribal Nations

We oversee block grants to Tribal Nations that include funding for Eliminating Health Disparities and Maternal and Child Health activities.

Updated Thursday, 07-Mar-2019 08:34:58 CST