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

Local Public Health and VOLAG Forum

Weaving Stronger Communities Together

A time to network and continue to support our vibrant and resilient refugee communities.

Thursday, January 25, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Shoreview Community Center, Shoreview Room
4580 Victoria St. N.
Shoreview, MN 55126

Weaving Stronger Communities Together Agenda (PDF)

Who should attend

  • Local Public Health – metro and out-state area
  • Resettlement Agency (VOLAG) case managers and program managers
  • Clinic staff providing health care for new refugee arrivals
  • Community organizations supporting refugees to access health care     


  • Registration and Networking
  • Welcome, Introductions, Updates and Announcements
  • Following the Threads of Refugee Messaging, Framework & Practice
  • The Art of Providing Cross-Cultural Primary and Mental Health Care
  • The Layout of Extended Case Management Services
  • The Workings of “Outbreak Response” in Refugee Communities
  • Exercises: Refugee Health Orientation App
  • Helping Families in Crisis: Supporting refugee families that are experiencing verbal or physical abuse, The Role of Child Protective Services in keeping families safe
  • Weaving Together & Strengthening our Diverse Communities


Registration is full.

Lunch and CEUs provided.

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

Thanks to the Planning Committee Members from: Arrive Ministries, Dakota County Public Health, Hennepin County Public Health, Lutheran Social Services (Twin Cities & St. Cloud), International Institute of Minnesota, Nicollet County Public Health, and Stearns County Public Health

2017 Presentations

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


Updated Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 12:38PM 12/16