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About Our Partnership!
Marnita’s Table is proud to announce our ongoing partnership with BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota. Our work together is centered on IBPOC and other marginalized peoples’ experiences with our healthcare system. Our goal was to provide a safe(r) space for those who traditionally have been denied a seat at the decision-making and resource-sharing table to lift their voices and lived experience in order to effect equitable systemic change.
In the spring of 2021, we led the Engage! Series as a key aspect of BCBSMN’s Pledge To Listen tour. During our Engage! events we brought in diverse community members from different key regions across the state of Minnesota to have candid and open conversations about what people are looking for from their health care providers.
Simultaneously in March 2021 we hosted Let’s Talk COVID Conversations!, an UnConference series that provided community advocates and health care professionals an opportunity to discuss the public health issues the COVID-19 pandemic has posed, with a particular focus on culturally sensitive, evidence based, and historically informed perspectives on COVID-19 vaccines and their distribution.
To learn more about either series, go to projects.marnitastable.org.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota was chartered in 1933 as Minnesota’s first health plan with its charter mission: to provide equitable, economical and timely availability of health services for all Minnesotans. A nonprofit, taxable organization, Blue Cross covers 2.9 million members in Minnesota and nationally through its health plans or plans administered by its affiliated companies.
Minnesota continues to have some of the widest health inequities in between BIPOC and the white population in the nation, preventing many Minnesotans from having the ability to be healthy. Blue Cross is committed to reducing health inequities and systemic racism, as it is essential to fulfilling our mission of transforming care, inspiring change and improving health.
Blue Cross(R) and Blue Shield(R) of Minnesota and Blue Plus(R) are nonprofit independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
About Marnita’s Table
At Marnita’s Table, we seek to close gaps across difference through making Intentional Social Interaction the new pattern for society where Indigenous, people of color, the disenfranchised, the poor, the unheard, the fragile, the LGBTQ+ and anyone who is normally left out of community decision making are automatically included and valued at the policy-making and resource-sharing table. Experts at social capital building, we’ve welcomed almost 100,000 people from around the world and the around the way to find common ground while breaking bread – in person or online, we bring people together to create meaningful change and more equitable systems. Find out more at www.marnitastable.org.
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Marnita's Table is a 501(c)3. Our fifteen-year old organization seeks to close gaps across difference through making Intentional Social Interaction the new pattern for society where people of color, the disenfranchised, the poor, the unheard, the fragile, the LGBTQ+ and anyone who is normally left out of community decision making are automatically included and valued at the policy-making and resource-sharing table.