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
The 2021 Freedom of Information award honors the partnership of the Mapping Prejudice Project and Hennepin County.
Hennepin County has provided data for identifying restrictive discriminatory covenants connected to property deeds.
COVID has worsened mental health, and these effects are disproportionately impacting people who already experience health disparities.
Lower-income families, many of whom are people of color, are more likely to lack the connectivity and technology needed to learn and work from home.
Hennepin County’s Open to business program unlocks doors for Pimento Jamaican Kitchen
Can the tools we use to do our work be racially biased? Yes, according to Hennepin County's Housing Stability unit. And Hennepin is taking action.
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.