Cultural Diversity in Minnesota

Meet the needs of your staff and community

Minnesota's population is fast becoming older and more diverse, driving the need for organizations to develop more equitable strategies and programs.

Cultural consultants can help you strengthen and expand services, confidently identify and address gaps and blind spots and achieve better results!

Minnesota is becoming more diverse

  • The percent of Minnesota's non-white population is expected to grow from 19% in 2017 to 25% in 2035.
  • The numbers of Latino, Asian and African American Minnesotans are projected to double over the next 30 years.
  • Many culturally diverse groups are at increased risk of Alzheimer's disease due to higher rates of diabetes, hypertension and vascular disease, creating an almost invisible layer of health disparities.

Age is the Greatest Risk Factor for Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's Chart
  • Second largest pie chart slice 85+ years, 38%
  • Largest pie chart slice 75-84 years, 44%
  • Third largest pie chart slice 65-74 years, 16%
  • Smallest pie chart slice <65 years, 4%

An example: the age factor is even of greater concern for African-Americans, who are two times more likely to develop late-onset Alzheimer's disease than whites and less likely to have a diagnosis of their condition, resulting in less time for treatment and planning. (www.alz.org/africanamerican)