The Minnesota Department of Health is currently seeking community members to serve on a new state advisory council that will focus on improving African American health outcomes. Applications are being accepted through the end of Friday, and the department is looking for 12 to 20 individuals to represent or serve on the council.
Health care providers, college students, patients, elders, health and human services professionals, and health equity researchers are encouraged to apply. Those selected will work alongside the Office of African American Health to identify health disparities, review statutes, and recommend policies and strategies for the health commissioner.
Assistant Commissioner of the Health Equity Bureau, Halkeno Tura, emphasized the importance of addressing upstream social factors in order to improve African American health and wellbeing. Selected candidates will be asked to commit to a minimum of two years and will receive $55 per meeting, as well as other possible expense reimbursements. For more information about how to apply, click on the link provided.