MDH To Examine Early Childhood Services and Health Care


The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is sponsoring a community-led initiative in the state called the Minnesota Integrated Care for Early Childhood Initiative. An initial goal of this initiative is to conduct a comprehensive systems assessment focusing on early childhood services for African American families and children – especially related to how early childhood services coordinate with health care. The Systems Assessment will provide insight on what is working well, what is beginning to work more effectively, what gaps remain, and where opportunities exist to address these gaps.

As part of its work, MDH is interviewing early childhood health professionals to gain better understanding of the early childhood healthcare system. MDH is interested in learning more about what your experiences have been with providing services to African American families and children, what challenges and barriers exist, and what could help to improve services for this population.

The interviews will be facilitated by Rainbow Research via Zoom and will take approximately an hour. If you are interested in participating in an interview, please schedule a time at:

A Rainbow Research team member will reach out to you to confirm the appointment time and send a Zoom link. If you have questions or would like more information, please reach out to Thao Vang at

Annual Sponsors

Children's Minnesota
Gillette Children's
Hennepin Healthcare
University of Minnesota Health
Essentia Health
Mayo Clinic
Shriners Healthcare for Children-Twin Cities