• Voting underway to determine winner of Mayo Clinic Shared Value Award

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ROCHESTER, Minn. — Three finalists are vying for a Mayo Clinic Shared Value Award grant of up of to $30,000 to address health needs in Olmsted County, Minnesota. And community members and Mayo Clinic staff will decide the winner of the grant.

Mayo Clinic created the Mayo Clinic Shared Value Award in 2016 to encourage shared efforts to address communitywide health priorities. Those priorities are injury prevention from distracted driving, immunizations, obesity, mental health and financial stress, according to the 2016 Olmsted County Community Health Needs Assessment.

The three 2019 Shared Value finalists are:

  • "Police-Assisted Recovery"
    This project will help divert adults with drug addictions from jail to sobriety and independence.
  • "Meadow Park Initiative"
    This project will empower residents living with socio-economic challenges to shape their neighborhood to better support health.
  • "Eviction Prevention"
    This project will help increase housing stability and reduce financial stress for area residents.

Community members and Mayo Clinic staff can vote for their favorite finalist by visiting Mayo Clinic's Community Engagement website. Voting is open through Oct. 15. The winner will be announced on Oct. 21. Each of the two runners-up will receive $5,000 to support their collaborative efforts.

"We are delighted to again offer this award that celebrates our shared commitment to a healthy, inclusive and vibrant community," says Erin Sexton, community relations director for Mayo Clinic. "This community does its best work when we come together to help support change and a better life for the residents of Olmsted County.”

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