Health equity and community engagement - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Health equity and community engagement

Health equity is achieved when every person has the opportunity to attain their health potential, and no one is unjustly kept from achieving this potential. The work to advance health equity is in direct line with the history of local health departments acting as a key force with their communities to shape the conditions for population health.

Community engagement is the process of working collaboratively with groups of people who are affiliated by geographic proximity, special interests, or similar situations with respect to issues affecting their well-being. Effective community engagement is critical because the way work is done with communities can actually advance or hinder health.

Healthy Minnesota Partnership: The Healthy Minnesota Partnership brings community partners and the Minnesota Department of Health together to improve the health and quality of life for individuals, families, and communities in Minnesota.


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