working toward health equity for all Minnesotans

Educating health professionals to work toward health equity.

Minnesota Doctors for Health Equity is a statewide coalition of physicians working toward health equity for all Minnesotans. We believe everyone deserves to live a healthy life, regardless of their race, gender, age, income, or neighborhood.

Health equity for all Minnesotans is possible when the root causes of poor health are addressed. Examples of these root causes include poverty, racism, gender inequity, climate change, and limited access to health care.


  • Our main focus is connecting and educating physicians on health equity related topics and giving them the knowledge and skills to be effective advocates for change.

  • We support the MinnesotaCare Buy-in as a way to provide affordable, high quality health insurance to Minnesotans.

  • Paid family and medical leave is essential to reduce poverty and close the widening racial disparities Minnesota sees in health and wellness outcomes.

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What does it mean to be a member of Minnesota Doctors for Health Equity (MDHEQ)?  

Our members are citizen physicians who advocate for health equity in all aspects of their professional, public, and private lives.  This is done in a variety of ways:

  • General Membership: Physicians who join MDHEQ endorse the organization’s policy positions and work toward health equity in their daily work. They receive regular emails about opportunities for action and service.

  • Board Member: MDHEQ is governed by a Board that develops and implements overall strategy for the organization. Advisory board members communicate daily, meet at least monthly, coordinate workgroups, and meet with organizations, community members, and legislators.

If you are interested in joining us, please fill out the form below

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Of all the forms of inequality,
injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane
— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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