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Our response to disparities

A proactive approach

We're focused on driving disparity reduction through policies, programs, and services, working in concert to benefit people's lives. The seven interconnected domains below help guide us in our proactive approach to making long-term impact and improving equitable outcomes.

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Connectivity, by ensuring our technology, transit and transportation systems are accessible, affordable and climate friendly.


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Health, by providing access to high quality, affordable services that promote all health and well-being.


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Income, by helping develop an inclusive and equitable economy that gives individuals and businesses of every size the opportunity to prosper.


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Housing, through opening doors to safe, stable, affordable permanent housing.


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Employment, by promoting meaningful employment opportunities that provide a living wage and comprehensive benefits.


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Education, by supporting greater achievement and whole being outcomes for youth and families through educational success.


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Justice, by supporting the justice system that is equitable and prioritizes individual well-being and community safety by advancing early intervention and prevention strategies.


Together, the seven domains anchor Hennepin County in driving work that will reduce disparities.

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