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Minnesota Mpox Prevention Funding

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Minnesota Department of Health
Oct 2, 2023

The Minnesota Department of Health will provide funding to make mpox services more available to decrease mpox transmission and increase mpox vaccination and education, particularly in individuals and communities with the highest rates of new diagnoses. Funds may also be used to maintain or expand outbreak response activities into sustainable programs to prevent future outbreaks.

Objectives include:

  • Increase vaccine uptake by providing the vaccine in communities most impacted by mpox (gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men; and people of transgender experience) in venues frequented by community members through mobile clinics and special vaccine events and through collaboration with community-based organizations
  • Address vaccine disparities by focusing vaccine education and availability on Black and Latino gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men and people of transgender experience
  • Implement communication strategies to create demand for and increase uptake of vaccination, including use of social media and websites
  • Ensure vaccine is available in HIV clinics and sexual health clinics, such as sites that offer HIV testing and testing for sexually transmitted infections
  • Implement focused efforts to increase education about mpox and vaccine availability in communities disproportionately impacted by mpox
  • Provide vaccinations or education at events or in venues frequented by gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men and people of transgender experience
  • Collaborate with community-based organizations to offer vaccine clinics
  • Use social media and web-based communication strategies to reach greater numbers of people with mpox education and vaccine awareness

Eligible applicants include:

  • Community-based organizations
  • Community health centers
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Tribal governments
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Educational institutions
  • County governments
  • Community health boards
  • Any other public or private nonprofit agency
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: Not stated
Award floor: $59,200
Project period: 2 years
Estimated number of awards: 5
Estimated total program funding: $296,000

Application process

A link to the application instructions is available on the program website.

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Tagged as
Federally Qualified Health Centers · Health disparities · Infectious diseases · LGBTQI+ · Vaccination · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Minnesota

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