Local Public Health and VOLAG Forum - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Local Public Health and VOLAG Forum

Building Bridges:
Refugees, Health Care, and Services

A time to network and focus on how we can best contribute
to the health and well-being of refugees.

January 25, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Shoreview Community Center
4580 Victoria St. N.
Shoreview, MN 55126


Agenda: Tenth Annual Local Public Health and Resettlement Agency Forum (PDF)

Morning Sessions

  • Welcome and Refugee Health Program Update
  • Refugee Health Care: Imagining Our Future
  • Interpreters: A Bridge to Communication
  • Housing: Bridging Landlords, VOLAGs & New Tenants

Lunch Provided

Afternoon Sessions

  • Karen Chemical Dependency Collaboration: A Bridge to Better Health in the Community
  • Speed Bridging: A Networking Activity
  • Cross-Cultural Tensions: Bridging Difficult Conversations


Registration for this event is now closed.

For more information, please call 651-201-5414 and ask for someone from the Refugee and International Health Program.

Planning Committee for 2017 event: Lutheran Social Services, Minnesota Council of Churches, Nicollet County Public Health, St. Paul-Ramsey County Public Health, Stearns County Public Health, and MDH Refugee and International Health Program.

2017 Presentations

Local Public Health and VOLAG Forum Presentations
Presentations and handouts from the 2017 Forum


Updated Monday, June 12, 2017 at 11:55AM 12/16