Health Equity

ACER has played a crucial role in building COVID-19 efforts and reducing health disparities among African immigrants and other BIPOC members in the catchment area. As a Covid-19 Community Coordinator (CCC) with MDH, ACER develops community vaccination and testing clinics with minimal access barriers, culturally tailored vaccine education, and engagement sessions for communities with high hesitancy. ACER also maintains a community-led hotline service providing support with COVID-19 associated issues such as transportation, rental assistance, healthcare, and employment resources.

Some of the other initiatives include administering a state-wide COVID-19 trusted messenger program for the homeless community in collaboration with MICAH and being a community agent to increase COVID-19 vaccine education using funds from the CDC Foundation.

Current Initiatives

Vaccine Education

If you are a BIPOC employer, school, apartment complex, or a similar entity requiring assistance with on-site education or immunization clinics, contact ACER at

Vaccine Clinics

ACER is providing free vaccines and COVID-19 test kits for community members. For information on vaccines clinics and test kits contact

COVID-19 Resources

Currently, ACER is distributing COVID test kits at vaccine clinics, community events, and through community partners. Click on the video to learn how to use a rapid antigen test.

To have your questions answered and get connected to COVID related resources, call the hotline number: 763-307-4731 or email

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COVID Resources

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