Hennepin County disparity reduction
Responding to racial inequities in our region
Our shared priority: ensure all Hennepin County residents thrive
Since 2013, Hennepin County has put an emphasis on disparity reduction in all our communities as we acknowledge that racial disparities exist.
We continue working across the organization and with community partners to go broader and deeper with our efforts.View Disparity Reduction: Vision and Priorities
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How we're making progress
Coordinating support so students get the help they need
Construction training program provides employable skills for residents on probation or parole
Working with dozens of community partners to administer the COVID-19 vaccine
Partnering to maximize community and economic benefits of Bus Rapid Transit
Maximizing impact for the most vulnerable county residents
Removing late fines makes the public library accessible to more residents
Our response to disparities
We see disparities every day in the places our critical support services serve people who are not faring well. We have an obligation to work toward eliminating disparities by whatever means we have.