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Working toward health equity for all Minnesotans

 
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Our Beginning

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.

We are committed to advancing health equity through grassroots action, community building, and local and state policy.

 

“Of all the forms of inequality, 
injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane”

— DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR

— NADIA Shabazz, FOUNDER

 
 

Shabazz had to extend the garden to her front lawn but even then, it wasn’t enough to feed all who wanted to be involved. With neighbors January Blum and Lucas Dupont, Shabazz found a large vacant lot on Main Street and secured it as a farming cooperative. Word about Project Sprout spread throughout Kent County, so the team was invited to help start other community gardens.

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Our Mission

Kent County is one of the most severely underserved communities in Tennessee. To combat this adversity, Project Sprout seeks to nourish our neighbors at the most fundamental level with healthy food options and a strong support network. All members get a portion of each harvest and surpluses are donated to low-income families whose work schedules prevent them from volunteering.

 

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With ten gardens and counting, Project Sprout has seen a significant improvement in mental and physical health for all participating community members. Other than lowering obesity, blood pressure, and depression rates, the crime rate has also fallen. Our children are doing better in school, reporting higher grades and aspirations, and better job prospects.

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Get Involved

If you live near one of our gardens, get involved to receive portions of each harvest. We accept volunteers regardless of skill level. There is a rotation in roles, but we’ll teach you all the skills you need to know. Teenagers 14 years and older can earn community service credits for school in addition to getting produce for their families. Donations are also vital to our growth, as we use them for seed, fertilizer, tools, and outreach.

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