Metro Refugee Health Task Force

Since the early 1980s, the Metro Refugee Health Task Force has brought together Twin Cities metropolitan area health professionals, social service workers, students, community members and others interested in refugee health issues. At monthly meetings, presentations by various individuals working in the field of refugee and immigrant health serve as a catalyst for group dialogue and networking. Meetings are scheduled for the first Tuesday of the month, September through June.

The Task Force is currently coordinated by Sara Chute from MDH (Refugee Health Program), Andrea Everson from Wellshare International, and Danushka Wandurangala from the Emergency Community Health Outreach Program (ECHO). For more information on the Task Force or to receive notice of upcoming meetings, contact Sara Chute at 651-201-5543.

SAVE THE DATE!

Meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of the month from 9-11 a.m. Locations for 2014 meetings are to be determined unless otherwise noted.

2014

  • No meeting in January
  • February 4, 2014
  • March 4, 2014
  • April 1, 2014
  • May 6, 2014
  • June 3, 2014

Meeting Minutes and Presentations

October 1, 2013
September 3, 2013
June 7, 2013

May 7, 2013

April 2, 2013
March 5, 2013 - cancelled
February 5, 2013
January 8, 2013

Past meeting archive

The content of presentations and handouts that follow (including the photos) are solely the responsibility of the speaker/presenter not the Minnesota Department of Health.

October 1, 2013

September 3, 2013

June 7, 2013

May 7, 2013

  • Minutes
    May 7, 2013 (PDF:30KB/1 page)
  • Video and presentation
    The documentary film, Broken Dreams, was screened. The film looks into questions about the disappearance of young Somali men from Minneapolis. Fathia Absie, director and producer, lead a discussion after the film.

April 2, 2013

  • Minutes
    April 2, 2013 (PDF:37KB/2 pages)
  • Presentation
    Karen Gerdin talked about the Adult Basic Education programs provided by the Hubbs Center in St. Paul. Attention: Non-MDH link
  • Presentation
    Patricia Ohmans, MPH; and Tony Schmitz, coordinators for the Exchange, shared information about their online archive of health education materials that have been translated into languages spoken by Minnesota's recent immigrants and refugees. Attention: Non-MDH link

February 5, 2013

January 8, 2013

Past meeting archive

  • Meeting Archive
    An archive of Metro Refugee Health Task Force meetings held in 2011 and 2012, including meeting minutes and slide presentations.

Updated Monday, 30-Dec-2013 14:43:34 CST