Nov. 14: Health Equity Champions Community Conversation


Health equity champions, you are invited to a community conversation on progress toward health equity in Minnesota. This event will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14 at Metropolitan State University, New Main building, 700 7th Street East, Saint Paul.

This event will be hosted by Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger, Assistant Commissioner Jeanne Ayers, and Sara Chute, interim director of the MDH Center for Health Equity.

The purpose of this event is:

  • To provide an update on MDH’s efforts to advance health equity since the 2014 Advancing Health Equity Report
  • To procure a forum for community-based organizations and other champions to share stories of their efforts to advance racial equity and health equity, as well as
  • To continue a dialogue about the challenges facing our collective efforts, so we may engage in collaborative problem-solving.


This event is designed for health equity champions in Minnesota, including but not limited to: community-based organizations including organizations led by people of color, American Indians and/or LGBTQ people, representatives of advocacy organizations, community-organizing groups, members of the Healthy Minnesota Partnership, tribal communities, local public health, and others.

The program will include remarks from the commissioner of Health, stories highlighting recent progress on advancing health equity shared by MDH staff and community partners, and facilitated small-group conversations focused on upcoming action needed to advance equity.

Space in the Great Hall is limited to 150 participants; registration is required and can be done online.

Call 651-201-3880  with questions about this event.