Global Brown Bag Events Archive- Minnesota Dept. of Health

Global Brown Bag Events Archive

Presentations and information from the 2015 and 2016 Global Brown Bags. The content of presentations and handouts (including the photos) are solely the responsibility of the speaker/presenter, not the Minnesota Department of Health.

Global Brown Bag Events
Information on 2017 Global Brown Bag presentations.

On this page:
April 12, 2016: Cameroon and West Africa
February 23, 2016: "Iraqi Voices Videos" and Dialogue
January 12, 2016: The European Refugee Crisis
November 24, 2015: The European Refugee Crisis
September 8, 2015: Hepatitis B: The Overlooked Problem
August 11, 2015: Race, Racism and Health Equity
June 16, 2015: Resources to Help Reach Diverse Populations
May 12, 2015: Speaking for Ourselves
April 14, 2015: Well-Founded Fear
March 10, 2015: The Split Horn: Life of a Hmong Shaman in America
February 10, 2015: Refugee 101

April 12, 2016: Cameroon and West Africa

  • Presentation
    Attitudes, Practices, and Beliefs about Illness in Cameroon (PDF)
    Mr. Baninla Ladze, RN and MDH/UMN Malaria Advisory Board Member, spoke about his unique experiences growing up in Cameroon, living and working in other parts of West Africa, and now as a nurse in the US. He highlighted some cultural attitudes, knowledge, and beliefs about health among West Africans.

February 23, 2016: "Iraqi Voices Videos" and Dialogue

  • Presentation
    Nathan Fisher, creative director of Northern Monday Films, presented the Iraqi Voices project, an ongoing collaborative that helps Iraqi-Americans transform their stories into documentary video shorts. Participants work with Mr. Fisher to write and direct short non-fiction videos about topics important to them. Since 2012, Iraqi refugees in the Twin Cities produced thirteen short documentaries, ranging from personal migration narratives, to discussions of subtle Islamophobia in the media. To request to borrow a copy of the videos, please call 651-201-5414 and ask for someone from the Refugee and International Health Program.

January 12, 2016: The European Refugee Crisis

  • Presentation
    My Neighbor is Muslim (PDF)
    My Neighbor is Muslim Cover Letter (PDF)
    The January Go Global featured Yusuf Abdi, director of Refugee Services at Lutheran Social Services (LSS) of Minnesota. Mr. Abdi presented the recently released “My Neighbor is Muslim” study, a collaboration between LSS, Luther College, and the Dawah Islamic Center. The study produced resources and tools for conversation for those interested in better understanding our Muslim neighbors. Mr. Abdi discussed the reasons this project and resources were created, their work in the St. Cloud area, and what we can do to further awareness and understanding of those that identify as Muslim.

November 24, 2015: The European Refugee Crisis

  • Video
    Without a Home: The European Refugee Crisis
    The November Go Global featured an exclusive documentary by independent filmmakers, Ahlulbayt: Documentaries, filmed on the ground at the Hungarian/Serbian border. A group of British Iraqis, themselves coming from a refugee background, travel to the borders of Serbia with aid and donations to provide to refugees who risking all for new lives in Western Europe.

September 8, 2015: Hepatitis B: The Overlooked Problem

  • Presentation
    Hepatitis B: The Overlooked Problem (PDF)
    Dr. Douglas Pryce, Hennepin County Medical Center Internal Medicine and associate professor and clinical scholar at the University of Minnesota Medical School, and Sunny Chanthanouvong, executive director of the Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota, presented on culturally responsive practices for engaging foreign-born communities on hepatitis B prevention and management.

August 11, 2015: Race, Racism and Health Equity

  • Presentation
    Race, Racism and Health Equity (PDF)
    The August Go Global featured Stephen Nelson, MD, director of the Hemoglobinopathy Program and co-director of the Vascular Anomalies Center with Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Dr. Nelson explored the many factors that play a role in racial health care disparities.

June 16, 2015: Resources to Help Reach Diverse Populations

  • Presentation
    The Exchange
    Patricia Ohmans, MPH shared how to join and use the Multilingual Health Resources Exchange, an online resource for health care professionals working with patients across diverse languages and cultures. The Exchange archive of materials contains nearly 4,000 downloadable items in the 17 languages spoken most in Minnesota.

  • Presentation
    Culture Care Connection (PDF)

    Mary Beth Dahl, program manager with Stratis Health, presented on the Culture Care Connection website and Stratis Health’s work in health equity and health care quality. The website is an online learning and resource center aimed at supporting health care providers, staff, and administrators in their efforts to provide culturally-competent care in Minnesota.

May 12, 2015: Speaking for Ourselves

  • Presentation
    Denise Hanh Huynh and Nicole MartinRogers of Wilder Research presented on the Speaking for Ourselves study, which focuses on Hmong, Karen, Latino, Liberian, and Somali immigrants and refugees as well as the adult U.S. born children of immigrants and refugees living in Hennepin and Ramsey counties. The study explores these communities’ experiences with employment, education, health care (including behavioral and mental health), housing and economic development, aging, safety and public health, resettlement, and social engagement.

April 14, 2015: Well-Founded Fear

  • Video
    Well-Founded Fear, a PBS documentary, gives a behind-the-scenes look at the process happening daily in Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) offices, as agents decide whether to grant political asylum to immigrants based on a demonstration of "well-founded fear".

March 10, 2015: The Split Horn: Life of a Hmong Shaman in America

  • Video
    The March brown bag featured a screening of the PBS documentary The Split Horn: Life of a Hmong Shaman in America. The film chronicles the 17-year journey of a Hmong shaman and his family who struggle to maintain their ancient traditions while embracing American culture.

February 10, 2015: Refugee 101

  • Presentation
    Refugee (Health) 101 in Minnesota (PDF)

    Blain Mamo, refugee health coordinator for the Refugee and International Health Program, and Kailey Nelson, epidemiologist in the Refugee and International Health Program, shared information about refugees and their resettlement in Minnesota. The presentation covered key refugee terms and concepts, the resettlement process, numbers of incoming refugees and countries of origin, and data from health screenings.

Updated Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 02:53PM