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Public Pinned Featured Report on Health Equity: Community Health Collaboration Portal led by Community Mobilization Resource Coalition (CMRC)
Last modified: November 10, 2023




1. CMRC proposal was not selected for funding 2023-11-10 but it did receive strong consideration from Mayo social impact review panel. 

2. Community Health Collaboration Portal has been selected to second round and pitched to Mayo panel 2023-10-24. Pitch format to follow Mayo Clinic's Walleye Tank style. 

3. August CMRC meeting video recording

4. CMRC Coalition's submission to Mayo Social Innovation Grant: Proposal details and letters of support.



Background of Proposal


Video Clip at CMRC August 17 2023 Meeting



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Community Health Collaboration Portal and Collective Impact Proposal


Portal Proposal Description

On July 30, 2023, the CMRC coalition has submitted the following proposal to apply to Mayo Clinic's Social Innovation Proof-of-Concept Grant   

Immaterial whether the concept ends up being accepted by Mayo Clinic's Social Innovation Grant, CMRC will continue to advocate co-design of systems, processes and digitial enablment to drive improvements in social determiinants of health in our community.  




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CMRC Submission Letter



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Support Documents


Sample of letters of support





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Somalia American Social Service Association



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Pandemic Responders



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CMRC contributions to Project HEALINGS






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2023-09-17 Interlocking with Olmsted County Public Health's HAPP Meeting  


Al Lun commenting on Olmsted County HAAP Meeting regarding Collective Impact and CMRC is proposing a proof of pilot Page 4  and  5 of September 14, 2023 HAPP meeting minutes





2023-09-30 Mayo Clinic's Department of Medicine School Social Innovation Grant Team Selected CMRC Portal Proposal to Enter Next Round of Evaluation


" ...  your proposal “Community Health Collaboration Portal” has been selected to move on to the next round of evaluation for the Mayo Clinic Department of Medicine Social Innovation Grant.

For this next round, we invite you to pitch your proposal to our panel. In 20 minutes, an opportunity will be provided for a brief pitch, followed by an extensive question and answer session with our panel.  Please see the attached document for more details on what to include for the pitch session.





Al Lun and CMRC Team pitched to Mayo Social Innovation Review team on 10/24/2023 following Mayo Clinic's Walleye Tank format. 






Message from Mayo Grant Admin

We sincerely appreciate your interest in the Mayo Clinic Social Innovation RFA and the dedicated effort you invested in crafting your proposal and delivering your pitch. Your commitment to making a meaningful impact in our community is truly commendable, and it was evident in the strength of the proposal you presented.

Following a thorough discussion with the panel following the pitch presentations, we regret to inform you that, at this time, your proposal has not been selected for funding. The overarching feedback we received from the panel suggests that, strengthening the clear, unified vision for the proposed solution in this proposal could strengthen future applications. If you would like to discuss additional feedback from your pitch presentation, please don't hesitate to reach out to Maggie McIntee and Anne Schletty at

 We encourage you to explore applying for the Commitment Against Racism Grant. The goal of this grant is to provide funding to address racism and benefit racial and ethnic minority groups in the county. Applications for this grant opened on Oct. 26 and will close on Nov. 10. You can also learn more about this and our other grant programs on the Community Relations website.

Please understand that this decision was not made lightly, as it was a very tight competition between the top proposals. We recognize the importance of the work you and your organization are undertaking, and we deeply respect your dedication. We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors and sincerely hope that you will continue your vital efforts in our community.



DOM Social Innovation Grant Team



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Mayo Clinic References


Mayo Walleye Tank  Pitch Template Document


Mayo's Walleye Tank YouTube Channel 


Mayo Clinic Platform  and Whitepaper


Mayo Community Engagement


 More info on google drive (PW Protected)


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Community Health Collaboration Portal Presentation 




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Elevator Speech



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Related Reports


Other Health Equity: Community Health Collaboration Portal Pinned Reports

July 11, 2023 : Mayo Clinic Social Innovation Grant

Mayo Clinic is now accepting applications for a new Social Innovation Grant poised to address health care disparities in Olmsted County. Visit the Mayo Clinic Community Engagement page for application materials and additional information. Applications are due July 31, 2023.

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Pinned Community Mobilization Resource Coalition (CMRC) organization and project reports


Project Report of NIH Challenge Grant - Build Up Trust : November 01, 2023 : CMR Outreach to community organizations to take up NIH Build Up Trust Grant

1. 2023-11-01 CMRC Convening a Checkpoint Meeting to gauge collaboration interests.

2. 2023-10-12 One Olmstead to take a lead;

3. Updates with CMRC,

4.  More info from NIH

5. Outreaches to Mayo, UMR and Olmsted County Public Health. 

Project Report of NIH Challenge Grant - Build Up Trust : October 13, 2023 : CMRC Convening Outreach to Gauge Interests

Video Recording of Nov 3 2023 CMRC Meeting 

Project Report of NIH ComPASS: Intersection of Food, Culture & Health Grant Proposal : October 10, 2023 : Food, health and culture intersections: Community-Led, Health Equity Structural Intervention Initiative

1. NIH Announcing Awardees  2. Video Clip from CMRC August Meeting; 3. Scoring results from NIH;  4. Interim Status to  CMRC and grant supporters.

Project Report of Creating a 21st Century Community Space : May 27, 2023 : Intercultural Center, Rochester (ICR)

Al Lun and Kim Sin presentation of ICR concept at the May 25, 2023 DMC Real Estate Summit

Project Report of Building Out Community Mobilization Resources Coalition : March 11, 2023 : Preserving community area resources knowledge

Rochester Area Resource List sourced from Diversity Council and link to Beam search engine.

Project Report of Creating a 21st Century Community Space : October 25, 2022 : Promoting cultural events and projects

Three community markets that could fit into the Community Hall concept: 2022 Winter Market (Golden Market Space) & Summer Night Market, Shared Kitchen

Project Report of Building Out Community Mobilization Resources Coalition : January 30, 2020 : Origin of 21st Century Community Space

(1) Community Mobilization Resource Coalition formed to drive 21st Century Community Space. (2) Concept description of community space

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Project Phase Definitions
The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
About Beam
  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community,'s  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. could be an interesting first step.

Links to Beam sub-sites 
Sample of Beam sub-sites: