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Board Action Request

Item Description:
Agmt A189030 with Mpls Medical Research Foundation and Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute for services on health and community supervision, 05/15/18-12/31/18, $72,647 (recv); sup appr of $72,647 to 2018 department budget

BE IT RESOLVED, that Agreement A189030 with Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation and Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute for services during the period May 15, 2018 through December 31, 2018 in the receivable amount of $72,647, be approved; that the Chair of the County Board be authorized to sign the Agreement on behalf of the county; and that the Controller be authorized to accept and disburse funds as directed; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a supplemental appropriation of $72,647 be made to the 2018 Community Corrections and Rehabilitation department budget.


The University of Minnesota’s Provost’s Grand Challenges Research Initiative is an effort to advance the research goals of the U of M’s Strategic Plan to impact the most critical challenges facing our state, including fostering just and equitable communities. In 2017, the U of M awarded an interdisciplinary team award to staff in the U of M’s Pediatrics, Law School, Medicine, and Sociology Departments to identify and address disparities in the criminal justice and health care systems. The research is to be funded by Hennepin Health Research Institute through the Regents of the University of Minnesota and carried out by Hennepin County.

The research includes analysis of corrections, human services, and health data to determine the impact of health on probation and the impact of probation on health. The study also entails qualitative research with probation clients, probation officers and health care providers. Work will include conducting data analysis, and consulting on the qualitative research components of the project.

In support of the County’s disparity reduction efforts, the study will examine the extent to which disparities in the health care and criminal justice systems overlap and contribute to poor outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities.