Who We Serve

First and foremost, the Collective Action Lab serves communities and the people within them. We recognize that inclusion of people and organizations at many levels and in many sectors is necessary to make the kind of community-level change to which we are committed. The Lab works with elected officials, groups of committed citizens, nonprofit organizations, communities of faith, health and long term care providers, community-based organizations, and many more to address the multi-faceted barriers to health and well-being that communities face. 


A new conversation and collective approach to foster health and well-being for all Minnesotans as people and families define it

National- and state-level reform conversations exploring how best to help people prepare and pay for long-term services and supports (LTSS)

A local, regional, national and multi-sector collaboration on a mission to foster dementia friendly communities across every state in the nation


Preparing Minnesota for the personal, social, and budgetary impacts of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias

The Minnesota Hunger Initiative is a coalition focused on increasing the effectiveness of the hunger relief system throughout MN through collaboration.

Advancing the well-being of underserved children age prenatal to 5 and their families in African American and Native communities, with a focus on addressing structural racism and trauma


The Calling Home project reflects how Minnesotans view home as they age and what supports and hinders successful aging