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 asasikumar@acerinc.org or 612-380-2945.

Vaccine Clinics

ACER is providing free vaccines and COVID-19 test kits for community members. For information on vaccines clinics and test kits contact sbag@acerinc.org or 314-685-6446

Resources

ACER knows that this pandemic is disproportionately impacting our community. We want to make sure you’re connected to the resources you need.

 To have your questions answered, call the hotline number:

763-307-4731

or email:

info@acerinc.org

Highlights of what we can help with:

  • Transportation and information on where and how to get tested for COVID 19
  • Resources to help pay your rent, mortgage, and utilities
  • Finding and accessing healthcare and mental health resources and support
  • Food resources for you and your family
  • Finding a job and accessing unemployment resources

Language support: Spanish, Hindi, and Pidgin English

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