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HF 1499

as introduced - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 03/13/2013 02:57pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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Introduction Posted on 03/13/2013

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A bill for an act
relating to health; creating culturally targeted tobacco prevention grants;
appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 144.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

new text begin [144.3965] CULTURALLY TARGETED TOBACCO PREVENTION
GRANTS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin State community partnerships plan. new text end

new text begin The commissioner, in
partnership with culturally based community organizations and federally recognized tribal
governments in Minnesota that reflect communities that are disproportionately impacted
by tobacco, shall develop and implement a comprehensive, coordinated plan to reduce
health disparities in tobacco-related illnesses by targeted tobacco control and other related
initiatives, including tobacco use prevention and cessation programs.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Measurable outcomes. new text end

new text begin The commissioner, in consultation with the
community organizations and councils identified in subdivision 1, shall establish
measurable outcomes to determine the effectiveness of the grants receiving funds under
this section in reducing tobacco-related illnesses in minority communities.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Tobacco prevention grants. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner shall award grants to
eligible applicants for local projects and initiatives directed at culturally targeted tobacco
control initiatives, including tobacco use prevention and cessation programs aimed at
reducing tobacco use and tobacco-related illnesses in the African, African American,
Asian, American Indian, and Latino communities, and the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and
transgender communities.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner must ensure that the applicants demonstrate that the proposed
project or initiative:
new text end

new text begin (1) is supported by the community in which the applicant serves;
new text end

new text begin (2) is designed to coordinate with other community activities related to other health
initiatives;
new text end

new text begin (3) reflects culturally appropriate approaches by race, ethnicity, and sexual
orientation and gender identity;
new text end

new text begin (4) incorporates the role of community in influencing behavioral, environmental,
and policy changes regarding tobacco use and tobacco-related illnesses; and
new text end

new text begin (5) leverages existing community assets including, but not limited to, community
health workers, leaders of the communities most impacted by health disparities, and a
workforce recognized by leading health authorities for its contributions to reducing health
disparities and improving cultural competence.
new text end

new text begin (c) Eligible applicants include culturally based community organizations,
community health clinics, Indian tribes, and nonprofit organizations; and community
health organizations that use community health workers who work in the communities
most impacted by tobacco. Applicants must submit proposals to the commissioner. The
proposals must specify the strategies to be implemented to target tobacco use among
communities of color and the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities.
Priority shall be given to community organizations that are involved with or located
within the targeted communities.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2014 and $...... in fiscal year 2015 are appropriated from the
general fund to the commissioner of health for the culturally targeted tobacco prevention
grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 144.3965.
new text end