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M HEALTH FAIRVIEW
The COVID-19 pandemic is exposing persistent health inequities for communities of color and Indigenous communities and is exacerbating Minnesota’s racial disparities. Communities of color and Indigenous communities have increased exposure to COVID-19 and experience substantially higher rates of health inequities and chronic conditions, making them more susceptible to dying from COVID-19 (MN Gov).
To reduce the impact on communities of color and Indigenous communities, vaccinations must be accessible, free and provided within a trusted space with appropriate language and cultural considerations. M Health Fairview is proposing participation in four vaccination “tracks” to offer COVID-19 vaccinations in community spaces serving these populations.
M Health Fairview has led a multicultural mobile vaccination program for the past
14 years which excels at reaching communities of color and communities facing barriers to immunization. This collaborative, the Minnesota Immunization Networking Initiative (MINI), is uniquely positioned to respond to inequities in vaccination for BIPOC communities and other vulnerable groups. In 2020, the MINI program provided free influenza vaccinations to over 6,700 individuals; 89% of those served identified as a person of color, and 47.4% were uninsured. Our trusted network of community partners is eager to engage in this work with us and has the deep ties to community essential for effective outreach. We also describe our internal strategies, focused on interventions to ensure equity within our own system serving both staff and established patients.
  2%
 African
5%
Black/African American
28%
Asian/Pacific Islander
10%
Caucasian/White
45%
Hispanic/Latinx
1%
Multiracial
1%
Native American/Alaskan Native
1%
Other
7%
Chose not to respond
   RACE/ETHNICITY OF MINI CLIENTS SERVED 2020/2021 SEASON
1%
45%
7% 2%5%
28%
RACE/ETHNICITY
10%
  




































































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