What We’re Doing About It

Our goal is health equity for the LGBTQ community. Rainbow Health Initiative was founded in 2001 by a group of community activists, physicians, and health advocates who noted the significant health disparities facing members of Minnesota's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. They came together with the common goal of improving the health of queer Minnesotans.


Our mission is to advance the health and wellness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer communities through:




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What we do within these focus areas is best described by the activities we take part in:

Health Promotion

Policy Change

Coalitions & Community Partnerships

Resource Sharing

Health Assessment Survey

Don’t Ask, Don’t Know

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To further impact our goals, we offer three main programs:

Shift MN

Proud Recovery

Equity in Action


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