Clint Smith Video on Life Expectancy and ZIP Code

A very powerful video clip of teacher Clint Smith rapping about the link between ZIP code and life expectancy.


The Upstream Doctors

Book by Rishi Manchanda that focuses on addressing the social ills that are the source of patients' medical problems.


Framework for Understanding and Measuring Health Inequities

Framework developed by the Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative showing how social inequalities affect health.


Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick Documentary

PBS series produced by California Newsreel that shows how the conditions where we live, learn, work and play affect our health.


Minnesota Compass

Website for Minnesota Compass, a social indicators project that measures progress in our state, its seven regions, 87 counties and larger cities. Compass tracks trends in topic areas such as education, economy and workforce, health, housing, public safety and a host of others.


Broadening the Focus

A report by Paula A. Braveman, MD, MPH and others that documents the problem of unmet health potential in the U.S. and identifies solutions.


Updated Unequal Distribution of Health (Executive Summary)

An update to the 2010 report The Unequal Distribution of Health in the Twin Cities.


Health Inequities in the Twin Cities

An update to the 2010 report Unequal Distribution of Health in the Twin Cities, commissioned by the Foundation and produced by Wilder Research.


What's Going on at The Blue Cross Foundation

Casa de Esperanza's focus on listening and learning allows for change to come from within the community, based on people’s needs and the strategies they develop.

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Northside Achievement Zone recognizes that education is key to better health and is working with families to ensure that children are on a solid path toward college.

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Grantee Northcountry Cooperative Foundation was recently featured in a news story "Taking Control: MN Mobile Home Residents Seek Park Ownership."

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The Foundation has awarded $1.5 million across the state for creative work to address social and economic influences that affect health.

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