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Medical Assistance Participant Expert Panel to Convene

Wilder Research and the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) are partnering to create a Medical Assistance (MA) Participant Expert Panel. This panel will provide MA and/or MinnesotaCare participants the opportunity to share their experiences with these programs. Participants will be asked to meet once a month over the course of 12 months and will paid for their time ($40 per meeting). The results of this study will support efforts designed to improve both access to and the quality of healthcare in Minnesota, particularly healthcare provided via telephone or virtual visit. Questions that will be addressed as part of this study include:

  • How do you feel about getting health care by video or phone instead of going to a clinic?
  • What was it like to enroll in MA? What was it like to access other benefits such as the COVID-19 stimulus payment?
  • How difficult is it to get an appointment with a doctor or other health professional?
  • How can MA help people to be healthy in body and mind? 

To become a member of the MA Participant Expert Panel, you should be:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Available to meet monthly for one year 
  • Enrolled in Medical Assistance and/or MinnesotaCare for at least one year
  • Interested in sharing your experience with program leaders

Applications for the MA Participant Expert Panel are due this coming Friday, November 19, 2021 at 5:00 pm. For more information and to submit an application, please click here

Our Impact This Year

  • People Who Received Utility Bill Assistance


  • Children Enrolled in Head Start & Early Head Start


  • People Whose Utility Bills Were Lowered Through Home Weatherization


  • Workers Provided with Transportation Support Including Vehicle Loans, Repair Grants, and Transit Passes


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