Global Brown Bag Events Archive- Minnesota Dept. of Health

Global Brown Bag Events Archive

Presentations and information from the 2014 and 2015 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 2016 Global Brown Bag presentations.

On this page:
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
December 9, 2014: Liberia and Sierra Leone
November 11, 2014: Nigeria and the Ivory Coast
October 14, 2014: Somali Culture
September 9, 2014: A Class Divided (Part II)
August 20, 2014: A Class Divided (Part I)
July 8, 2014: Health Care in the Global Village
June 10, 2014: South Asia
May 13, 2014: Democratic Republic of the Congo
April 9, 2014: Burma
March 11, 2014: Poor Kids
February 11, 2014: Somalia
January 14, 2014: Makers: Women Who Make America

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. Attention: Non-MDH link.
  • 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". Attention: Non-MDH link.

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.

December 9, 2014: Liberia and Sierra Leone

  • Presentation
    Liberia (PDF)
    Lucrecia Dennis, graduate student worker in the Refugee and International Health program, presented on her native country of Liberia. She shared information on the history and culture of Liberia.
    Sierra Leone (PDF)
    Meikai Myers, graduate student worker in the Refugee and International Health program, presented on her native country of Sierra Leone and shared information on the history and culture of the country.

November 11, 2014: Nigeria and the Ivory Coast

  • Presentation
    Nigeria (PDF)
    Ivory Coast (PDF)
    Guillaume Onyeaghala, graduate student worker in the Refugee and International Health program, gave presentations on Nigeria and Ivory Coast. He highlighted historical, political, health and cultural information about these two countries in Africa.

October 14, 2014: Somali Culture

September 9, 2014: A Class Divided (Part II)

  • Video
    The second part of A Class Divided (PBS documentary) continues the story of Jane Elliot's lesson in the meaning of discrimination and shows similar trainings conducted years later. Attention: Non-MDH link

August 20, 2014: A Class Divided (Part I)

  • Video
    A Class Divided, a PBS documentary, is the story of Jane Elliot, an Iowa teacher who in 1968 taught her class about the meaning of discrimination through a first-hand experience. This documentary is the story of what she taught the children and the impact it had on their lives. Attention: Non-MDH link

July 8, 2014: Health Care in the Global Village

  • Video
    Health Care in the Global Village, a pair of 12-minute films focused on stories derived from the award-winning, feature-length documentary American Heart, was featured. The documentaries follow refugees living in Minnesota and their experiences with the health care system.

June 10, 2014: South Asia

May 13, 2014: Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Presentation
    Democratic Republic of the Congo (PDF)
    Nadine Ngango, Congolese community member and recent public health graduate, provided an overview of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, including demographics, major languages, religions, cultural traditions, and history of the conflicts that have occurred and continue to occur in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

April 9, 2014: Burma

  • Presentation
    Journey to Burma and Thailand (PDF)
    A group of presenters shared their experiences from a recent trip to Thailand and Burma, including three refugee camps along the border. The trip was not sponsored by an agency or group, but rather taken as private individuals.
  • Presentation
    A Focus on the Karen Refugees from Burma (PDF)
    Ehtaw Dwee, a Karen cultural advisor, gave a presentation on Burma including information on the Karen language, cultural trends, education, the economy, and more. The presentation also touched on some tips for health care providers working with Karen Refugees.

March 11, 2014: Poor Kids

  • Video
    Frontline: Poor Kids Attention: Non-MDH link
    This PBS documentary looks at how poverty affects children and families in America.

February 11, 2014: Somalia

January 14, 2014: Makers: Women Who Make America

  • Video
    Makers: Women Who Make America Attention: Non-MDH link
    The January Go Global Brown Bag featured part two of this three part documentary film about the struggle for women's equality in the United States. Narrated by Meryl Streep, Makers: Women Who Make America features interviews with women from all social strata, including politicians, celebrities, flight attendants, coal miners, and more to gain a view of women's roles in the fight for equal opportunities.

Updated Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 05:16PM