Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities, and are suitable for adaptation by other communities.

Structuring Equity into Minnesota’s COVID-19 Response: Lessons Learned and Future Investments

Chute, S., Chomilo, N.T., Dionne, J., Huntley, C., Linde, A., Wanduragala, D.

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Data Collection and Analysis
Outreach/ Education/ Communications
Policy Change/ Development
Healthcare Access and Quality
Social and Community Context
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

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During the pandemic, the Minnesota Department of Health created three new teams focused on an equitable COVID-19 response. These teams included the Cultural, Faith, and Disability Communities Branch; the Tribal COVID-19 Healthcare Team; and the Vaccine Equity Branch. These teams created partnerships with community partners, elevated community voices, set equity goals and metrics, and respected tribal sovereignty in their COVID-19 response. This helped to ensure resources were used equitably and that COVID-19 responses were effective within diverse communities.

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Outcomes of Interest

Advancing Racial Equity, Improve Organizational Infrastructure, Partnership Building

Priority Population(s)

American Indian

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