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.

Calling All Sectors

CHE is one of ten state partners participating in a national collaborative called “Calling All Sectors” (CAS), funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The purpose of CAS is to bring together cross-sector partners to improve maternal and infant health in each state.

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.

Community Solutions for Healthy Child Development Grants

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.

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 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.

Health Equity Summit

Our annual event—co-hosted with the Health Equity Leadership Network—is designed to bring together health equity champions from across Minnesota communities to connect, streghten and amplify our collective efforts.

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, 02-Dec-2021 09:51:32 CST