On October 28, 2013, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation of Minnesota hosted an all-grantee gathering focusing on health equity. More than 120 grantees from all four focus areas (Early Childhood Development, Health Equity, Social Connectedness, and Access to Coverage) joined representatives from the Center for Prevention’s health equity programs to hear national, state and local leaders speak and to share in rich discussion about their successes and challenges in working to advance health equity in the state.
Taide Rodriguez, a Growing Up Healthy Neighborhood Leader, and I had the opportunity to attend this gathering and to speak on the grantee spotlight panel about Growing Up Healthy. This was a great opportunity to share what Growing Up Healthy is doing to address health equity in Rice County through our work to improve the social connectedness of marginalized families.
A big thank you and congratulations to Taide for speaking so eloquently about the work of Growing Up Healthy!
To learn more about health equity in Minnesota and across the country, go to: http://www.bcbsmnfoundation.org/our-focus/health-equity