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Vote on who will get $50,000 to improve Olmsted County health

Competition will run through August 31.

Posted: Jul 23, 2018 1:00 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The public will now help decide who will receive up to $50,000 to improve health in Olmsted County.

Three finalists have been named for Mayo Clinic’s 2018 Shared Value Award and voting by community members, including Mayo staff, will continue through August 31.

“There are many reasons why we wanted to open up the voting to the community,” explains Erin Sexton, community relations director for Mayo Clinic. “The most important reason is we want to make this decision with our community. The community came together to identify the communitywide health priorities, and it makes great sense that we should come together again in support of a collaborative project that helps to address those priorities. We also hope to inspire more people and organizations to get involved in these kinds of collaborative efforts to address complex issues.”

The finalists for the 2018 Shared Value Award are:

- An eviction prevention project to increase housing stability and reduce residents’ financial stress.
- A healthy families project to lower anxiety around immunizations for children and get more kids to have their shots.
- A students speak project to hold a series of forums for students and the community on mental health.

Votes can be case on Mayo Clinic’s Community Engagement website by clicking here.

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