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Minnesota Rural Health Assessment Grant

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Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Jan 31, 2022

Laura Sutter


The Minnesota Rural Health Assessment Grant will provide funding to support collaborative efforts to improve health equity, reduce health disparities, and address social determinants of health through community level health assessments and implementation planning.

Eligible assessments and implementation plans include:

  • Community Needs Health Assessment (CHNA) required of nonprofit hospitals under the Affordable Care Act
  • Community Health Assessment (CHA) required of community health boards under MN Statute 145A
  • A joint assessment that will be submitted as both the CHNA and CHA
  • A CHNA implementation plan
  • A Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
  • A joint implementation plan supporting needs identified by the CHNA, CHA, or joint assessment

Eligible applicants include:

  • Hospitals
  • Community health boards
  • Tribal health
  • A consortium of the entities listed above

Applicants must be located in and serve communities in rural Minnesota outside of the Twin Cities 7 county metro area which includes Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington counties.

Collaboration between the applicants and key stakeholders is required. Stakeholders may include hospitals, local public health, community health boards, tribal health, and community stakeholders.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $25,000
Award floor: $5,000
Project period: 1 year
Estimated number of awards: 15
Estimated total program funding: $200,000

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application portal are available on the program website.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Health disparities · Hospitals · Needs assessment methods and resources · Networking and collaboration · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Public health · Social determinants of health · Minnesota

Organizations (1)

  • Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, view details

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