Healthy Together: Creating Community with New Americans is a statewide initiative to promote good health among Minnesota's immigrant populations. Grants focus on three areas — mental health and social adjustment, capacity building for immigrant-led organizations and exchanges between immigrants and the receiving community.
$150,000 over three years to promote healthy social adjustment and integration of Hmong refugee adults who have recently resettled in Minnesota from Wat Tham Krabok camp in Thailand.
$80,000 over two years to develop a collaborative effort to heal torture survivors living in northwest Hennepin County through New Neighbors/Hidden Scars.
$89,000 over three years to partner with the Minneapolis public schools to improve mental health and education-related outcomes within the North Minneapolis Hmong community.
$150,000 over three years to develop leadership among rural Latino youth and families and build organizational capacity for this Owatonna-based organization.
$70,000 over two years to increase access to culturally and linguistically appropriate mental health services for Southeast Asian immigrants, including some of the newest arrivals from Thailand.
$100,000 over two years to hire a bilingual, bicultural mental health professional to provide services to Spanish-speaking people on St. Paul's East Side.
$10,000 for capacity building to deliver mental health and other health-related services to Somalis living in Minneapolis.
$10,000 to develop a collaborative, culturally relevant screening, assessment and referral program for Latino children and adolescents in the greater Twin Cities area.
$150,000 over three years to improve the mental health and social adjustment of new Hmong refugees in the Twin Cities through Welcoming Circles and other related projects in Ramsey and Hennepin counties.
$35,000 to strengthen the organization's effectiveness and foster refugee social adjustment through outreach and services to Somali women and their families in Marshall's growing Somali community.
$45,000 to expand the community health worker program for immigrants and refugees in the Rochester area.
$90,000 over two years for the Coordinated Health Services program to address post-resettlement mental health and social adjustment of Russian-speaking immigrants and refugees.
$50,000 to establish a culturally competent assisted living program for Somali elders in public housing in Minneapolis’ Cedar-Riverside community.
$100,000 over two years to develop and offer a comprehensive family-focused social adjustment program for newly arrived Latinos to the Twin Cities.
$10,000 to expand the community health worker program to address mental health needs of the Lao and Hmong communities on the north side of Minneapolis.
$25,000 to promote replication of its successful immigrant integration model into other communities.
$10,000 to develop a plan for education, outreach and mental health services to African and Latino immigrants in south Minneapolis.
$10,000 to broaden the impact of the Extended Orientation classes for refugee newcomers.
$5,000 in support of increasing awareness and understanding of mental health issues among African community leaders and mental health service providers in northwestern Hennepin County.
$90,000 over two years to support a Hmong mental health case manager, connect patients to resources and help providers increase the cultural appropriateness and effectiveness of various treatments.
$40,000 for community health workers to address mental health issues through culturally/linguistically appropriate care for Somali and Oromo immigrants in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.
$28,300 to enhance care management for Twin Cities immigrants in need of mental health services using a community health worker model.
$10,000 to replicate a successful mentoring program with retired professionals and immigrants in the Fargo-Moorhead area and bring it to three additional cities.
$70,000 over two years in support of the Building Blocks for Immigrant Families — a new program for immigrant parents with young children who live in northwest Hennepin County.
$50,000 over two years to hire a Community Health Worker to provide mental health outreach, support and education to immigrants in the greater Marshall area.
$25,000 to support a partnership among mutual assistance associations to promote mental health and healthy social adjustment of Twin Cities immigrants.
$10,000 to help develop the board and staff of this organization that was established in 2000 to serve Bosnians living in the Twin Cities Metro area.
$10,000 for strategic planning for providing direct service to immigrants.
$10,000 to develop a coordinated system among six local agencies that provide resettlement support, training, immigration assistance and case management services to Somali families who are new arrivals to the Mankato area.
$10,000 to provide board and staff training for this newly established organization that serves new Americans who emigrated from post-communist Eastern European countries.
$10,000 for board and staff training in governance and nonprofit management as it provides services focused on preventing family violence and promoting emotional and physical well being.
$10,000 for board and staff training in mental health issues, advocacy and resources.
$5,000 for this new organization to develop its board and staff.
$10,000 to conduct a community needs assessment for an Asian and Pacific Islander health care center in Minneapolis/St. Paul.
$10,000 to develop organizational capacity building for advocacy, education and community organizing to improve immigrant social adjustment and civic engagement.
$30,000 to raise issues facing immigrants and empower youth through its civic engagement program.
$10,000 to build capacity to address mental health issues, improve financial and program evaluation tools and form strategic partnerships.
$10,000 for strategic planning, and board and staff development to provide services to Russian-speaking residents living in the Twin Cities.
$5,000 to help develop culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate HIV/AIDS education and social services to African immigrants and refugees.
$10,000 to improve fund-raising capacity and strengthen programs serving the Cambodian community.
$10,000 to build capacity for the Consortium of African Community organizations serving immigrants and refugees in northwestern Hennepin County.
$10,000 to help build relationships between the emerging Latino population and the greater community.
$10,000 to develop a plan for creating community cohesion among new immigrants and the larger Faribault community.
$10,000 to develop culturally relevant services and promote cultural exchanges between West African immigrants and the broader North Minneapolis community.
$10,000 for the Willmar Area Multi-Cultural Market, and partner with Somalis, Latinos and other ethnic groups who want to start or expand a business.
$10,000 to strengthen community-building activities of the Immigrant Status Program by forming an advisory committee.
$10,000 to pursue community-building initiatives between the Jewish and immigrant communities.
$37,500 to build partnerships between Twin Cities Jewish congregations and immigrant groups for stronger, more cohesive communities.
$10,000 to further develop the Minnesota Dialogue on Africa to build relationships between African immigrants and welcoming communities to learn and resolve common issues.
$10,000 to develop strategies and messages to educate various faith groups about immigrants and promote better relationships among community members.
$10,000 to plan three public events to build relationships between the Hispanic and host communities in the Fargo-Moorhead area.
$10,000 for a series of roundtable discussions between immigrants and policymakers in Minnesota.
$10,000 to evaluate and revise the New Minnesotans Discussion and Activity Guide to improve its effectiveness as a toolkit for use in building healthy communities.
$10,000 to build relationships among new Somali Americans and the broader community in Owatonna and identify solutions to critical issues facing the changing community.
$10,000 to plan curriculum for health care providers on the cultural, religious and health care concerns and practices of five different faiths using a complementary approach to integrate traditional faith and cultural practices with the western approach to health care.
$46,000 for its Healthcare and World Religions Series in St. Cloud.
$10,000 to plan an education and training program to familiarize new Hmong immigrants with this state’s law enforcement and judicial systems.
$10,000 to plan a program for young immigrant women to become involved in the civic life of their new community.
$85,300 to advance and sustain the Community Health Worker Peer Network, providing professional development, peer learning and support opportunities for CHWs.