This trailblazing project brought LGBTQ inclusion to health and human services in the state of Minnesota, creating the “Minnesota Health and Human Services LGBTQ Standards of Inclusion” (SOI) together with the guidance of an advisory board, a community review board, and a government review board.
SOI Advisory Board members: Alex Jackson Nelson, Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, Barbara Satin, Dr. Dionne Hart, Dr. Eli Coleman, Erin Wilkins, Dr. John Knudsen, Khalid Adam, Nathalie Isis Crowley, Peek Ehlinger,Sandra Laski, Dr. Eric Meininger, Dr. Mauricio Cifuentes
The Standards of Inclusion development team consisted of two staff from Rainbow Health Initiative (RHI) and 13 members of the Advisory Board. The members of the board were from various backgrounds and brought a wealth of LGBTQ health experience to this project. Each group had a particular role on the standards.
This project was funded by a Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant.