Past Community Health Conferences - Minnesota Dept. of Health

2016 Community Health Conference

From Principle to Practice: Walk the Talk for Health Equity

Conference Program
General Sessions
Concurrent Sessions by Theme
Learning Stations

Conference Program

  • 2016 Conference Program: From Principle to Practice: Walk the Talk for Health Equity
  • 2016 Conference Schedule

General Sessions

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  • Anthony Iton: Health Care or Health Equity - Which Contributes More to Good Health
  • Commissioner Ed Ehlinger: Advancing Health Equity and Optimal Health for All is Primary Prevention of Mental Illness
  • Renee Frauendienst: Health Equity - Creating a Healthy Community
  • Asma Bulale: Somali Mental Health Findings
  • Craig Helmstetter: Minnesota's Aging Population
  • Commissioner Ed Ehlinger: How Will We Do That?
  • Eric Bergenson: My Story - Taking Action in Lake Wobegon

Concurrent Sessions by Theme

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Theme 1: American Indians: Creating their Own Healthy Future

  • A1: Mind-Body Medicine: A Native Traditional Healing Practice for Intergenerational Trauma
  • B1: Tribal Health Equity: PSE Change Solutions for Cancer Prevention
  • C1: Authentic Engagement Efforts to Reframe Public Health Work in Indian Country
  • D1: Federal Indian Policy and American Indian Health - Government to Government Partnerships

Theme 2: Integrating Health Equity into Our Work

  • A2: Hiring Our First Community Health Worker
  • B2: Strengthening Staff and Community Leadership Capacity to Advance Health Equity
  • C2: What Can I Do to Advance Health Equity? Practice Using a Health Equity Lens!
  • D2: One Organization’s Journey to Advance Health Equity

Theme 3: Collaborating for Safety and Health

  • A3: Preparedness: Not Just a Plan on the Shelf
  • B3: The Minnesota Human Trafficking Task Force
  • C3: A Community Collaboration for Safe and Healthy Homes
  • D3: Naegleria in Minnesota Waters: Local Public Health in the Midst of Tragedy

Theme 4: Fulfilling Communities' Unique Needs

  • A4: Building Trust with the Somali Community to Address Misinformation About MMR and Autism
  • B4: Health Needs of the LGBTQ Community: Inclusive Spaces
  • C4: Theory into Practice: Culturally Specific Treatment for African Americans
  • D4: Engaging Community to Improve Access to Healthy Food

Theme 5: Mental Health: Impacting Individuals and Communities

  • A5: Tobacco Cessation in Behavioral Health Settings
  • B5: Suicide Prevention: Stopping Contagion
  • C5: Wellness for Every Body
  • D5: Let's Talk About Resilience

Theme 6: Seeing Opportunties for Equity Everywhere

  • B6: Community Paramedics: An Emerging Profession in Rural Areas
  • C6: Addressing the STD Epidemic: Ask. Test. Treat.
  • D6: From Awareness to Action: Effective Community Response to Sexual Exploitation

Theme 7: Taking Care of Families and Empowering Youth

  • A7: Engaging Latino Families in Health: Multi-Generation Approach to Teen Pregnancy Prevention
  • B7: Family Home Visiting: Health Plan and County Pilot Project
  • C7: Mentoring and Teen Pregnancy Prevention: How It Fits Together

Theme 8: Partnering to Collect and Use Data

  • A8: Collaborating for Health Assessment: Next Steps
  • B8: Innovative Survey Methods to Measure Health Equity
  • C8: SHIP Health Equity Data Analysis Pilot - Lessons Learned
  • D8: Using WIC Data to Advance Health Equity

Theme 9: Walking the Talk: Resources and Examples

Learning Stations

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  • B #1: Culturally Specific Youth Prevention Efforts
  • B #2: More than a Translated Pamphlet: Helping Immigrant Populations Understand Preventive Care
  • B #3: Environmental Health State-Local Partnerships in Action
  • B #4: Walking the Talk by Providing Smiles
  • B #5: Health Equity is a Land Use Issue
  • B #6: New Approach to Developing Grassroots Partnerships
  • B #7: Practical Resources to Get Started on Advancing Health Equity
  • B #8: Promoting Health Equity with the Power of Data
  • B #9: Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative
  • C #1: The Community School Model: Health Equity for School Age Youth and their Families
  • C #2: LGBTQ Inclusive Patient Forms
  • C #3: Radon in Minnesota: Best Practices to Address Awareness, Testing and Disparities
  • C #4: Community Paramedics, Dental Therapists and Community Health Workers
  • C #5: Public Health Core Competencies for Organizational and Individual Development
  • C #6: Emergency Preparedness Planning Builds Relationships Between Counties and Tribes
  • C #7: Implementing Community Engagement Strategies
  • C #8: Environmental Public Health Data at Your Fingertips
  • C #9: Act on Alzheimer's