Long COVID: What We Are Doing to Learn More
MDH currently has funding under a two-year health equity grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that will help us understand the impacts of long COVID on Minnesotans and communities disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This emerging work is an extension of the pandemic response and recovery efforts. Current funding ends after June 2023. We may expand and/or extend these efforts as more resources become available.
In 2023, MDH will conduct phone surveys to assess the impacts of COVID-19 and the pandemic on the lives of Minnesotans. For more information, visit MDH Phone Surveys.
We are also convening a Guiding Council of Minnesota clinicians who care for long COVID patients in primary and specialty care settings across the state.
Importantly, MDH is also engaging people with long COVID and their caregivers, local public health, employers, school nurses, community organizations, and others to help inform our efforts and priorities.
The Long COVID program at MDH is supported by the CDC and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a two-year annual financial assistance award totaling $900,000, with 90% funded by CDC/HHS and 10% funded by the State of Minnesota. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.
Minnesota and beyond
Many research efforts are underway to improve our understanding of COVID-19. Visit COVID-19 Research Studies in Minnesota to read about clinical trials and other studies that are recruiting participants from Minnesota, including recruitment for the study of long COVID.
Note: MDH is providing links to help people find opportunities to be involved in research studies that may apply to them. MDH is not involved in, nor endorses these research studies.