State Health Facts
Search state health facts on the The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation website. Choose from several categories such as: demographics and the economy; health costs & budgets; and health coverage & uninsured.
#LandOfHealthyKids: Data driven communications campaign
On July 18, MDH launched a month–long communications campaign called the Land of Healthy Kids that features Minnesota specific data about asthma, oral health, immunizations, pesticide poisonings, secondhand smoke and the WIC program. Check it out!
Workforce Grand Rounds webinar series
Health Resources and Services Administration's Workforce Grand Round webinar—"Strengthening the Health Workforce Education Pipeline: Tools, Resources and Outcomes"— will be held August 15, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. EST. This webinar will increase awareness of health workforce education pipeline programs and share innovative, best practices regarding the need to recruit and retain students from disadvantaged backgrounds and underrepresented minorities to strengthen the health workforce. Register to participate.
Climate & Health Program webinar series
The MDH Climate and Health Program will host a Climate Change, Health & Extreme Heat Events webinar on August 16 from 12:00 noon - 1 p.m. This is the second webinar in a new, six-part series focused on climate and health issues in Minnesota.
Support for providers who treat veterans
The National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)’s PTSD Consultation Program aims to support providers, including those practicing in rural communities, who treat veterans with PTSD. The program offers access to psychologists, psychiatrists, pharmacists and other mental health professionals to discuss PTSD-related assessments, treatments, medications and referral questions. The services are free and available to any provider treating a U.S. veteran. Consultation is consistent with evidence-based practices for PTSD and consensus statements such as the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for PTSD.
Grant writing trainings
The Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Office of Regional Operations is hosting another Rural Health Grants Webinar Series, "Understanding the How, the Where, the Resources," on Monday August 28, 11 a.m. - 12:00 noon. Register here. The next one is September 19, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon.
Driving population health with analytics webinar
The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) is partnering with the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation and New Ulm Medical Center, an NRHA member, to present a three–part webinar series on rural health care transformation. The second webinar of the series takes place on Thursday, August 10, 2 p.m. CDT and focuses on using a hospital’s data to drive strategy, systems change, risk assessment and improve healthcare outcomes in rural communities.
National Rural Health Association webinars
Every month, the National Rural Health Association Partnership Services has free webinars. You must register for them.
- Training and Development to Deliver Measurable Results, Wednesday, August 9, 2:00 - 3:00 PM CDT.
- Achieving Project Management Zen, Tuesday, August 15, 2:00 - 3:00 PM CDT.
- Chronic Care Management: Embrace it!, Tuesday, August 22, 2:00 - 3:00 PM CDT.