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Chinese Senior Program

Last Saturday of every month
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Hospitality Center for Chinese
China Place Building  
1407 Cleveland Ave N. 
St Paul, MN 55423

Audience: Chinese seniors

Description: This program provides an opportunity for Chinese seniors to socialize each other. It is held at the last Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hospitality Center for the Chinese, China Place Building, 1407 Cleveland Ave N. St. Paul, MN 55108. Seniors listen to some seminars given by Chinese physicians, invited by CSSC or other speakers. Seniors play chess, mahjiang game, potluck lunch.

Yi Li You 

For more information: Chinese Social Services Center

Confidential HIV Community Based Testing and Education 

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from September-May
Annex R.E.A.C.H Community Office 
2404 Plymouth Avenue North 
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Audience: Male and females 15 years and older  

Description: Free confidential HIV community-based testing. Call to schedule individual testing. Includes Sister to Sister one-on-one HIV/STD Risk Reduction Program for teen girls and women.

Theresa Evans Ross 

For more information: Annex Teen Clinic

Minnesota Community Health Worker Alliance

Meets first Wednesday of every month with the exception of July
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Monthly Twin Cities meeting rotates among member sites with teleconference access for those in Greater Minnesota

Audience:  Community health workers and representatives of stakeholder organizations such as mutual assistance associations and other community nonprofits, tribes, community clinics, hospitals, clinic systems, health plans, voluntary health organizations, state and local public health and human services agencies, health plans, post-secondary schools, funders and others

Description: The MN CHW Alliance is a welcoming and inclusive partnership of CHWs and stakeholder organizations who work together to advance the CHW field in order to achieve the Triple Aim, reduce health disparities, expand and diversify the health care workforce and foster healthier communities.

For monthly meeting location and other information, contact:
Joan Cleary

Wednesdays, June 4- Aug. 27: Free Zumba class in Spanish

8-9 p.m.
Assumption Catholic Church 
305 E. 77th Street 
Richfield, MN 55423

Audience: Latino adults and children 10 years or older.

Description: Zumba classes with a certified Zumba instructor. Classes are in Spanish. 

Ruth Evangelista 

For more information: Assumption Catholic Church Calendar

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July 2014

July 17: 2014 "Sharing the Experience" Honoring Choices Minnesota Conference 

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Ramada Plaza Minneapolis 
1330 Industrial Blvd NE 
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Audience: Multicultural professionals, CHWs, community leaders and representatives interested in advance care planning in diverse communities 

Description: Advance Care Planning (ACP) is an art and science of beginning conversations on wishes and values if an individual became seriously ill and was unable to represent themself in end-of-life care preferences. Honoring Choices Minnesota (HCM) holds a “Sharing the Experience” statewide annual conference each year that engages health and human service professionals, multicultural representatives, faith leaders, non and for-profit staff members, and community representatives in beginning this critical conversation. This year’s fifth annual event features health care, multicultural, faith and other talented experts who will share their experiences, stories and expertise on beginning this conversation in unique locations and venues. For conference registration and details, visit: Twin Cities Medical Society: Honoring Choices Minnesota. Honoring Choices Minnesota is a nonprofit public health initiative, convened by the Twin Cities Medical Society, with the goal of making Advance Care Planning the community’s collaborative standard of care so that every person’s health care choices will be understood, communicated and most importantly, honored.

Karen Peterson, Program Manager 

July 24: 40th Anniversary Community Conversations - Real Change: Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence

5-8 p.m. 
Penumbra Theatre 
210 Kent Street 
St. Paul, MN 55102

Description: Please join us in commemorating our 40th anniversary with two community conversations. Moderated by the Twin Cities' own T. Mychael Rambo, our national keynoters will lead us in an exchange of ideas, opinions, and community-driven solutions. Both events are free and open to all, though reservations are requested. Please join us for one or both of these important discussions.  

Sheila Ellis 

For more information: Women's Advocates, Inc.

August 2014

August 3: 2014 Community Health Fair

10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Kenyan Community SDA Church 
6625 Humboldt Avenue North
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 

Description: The 2014 Community Health Fair promotes opportunities to eliminate health disparities in the Hennepin North area. It creates general public awareness about health services available through public and private organizations/ businesses/agencies. Goals/Objectives: 1. Provide free health care services especially to the uninsured and underinsured with a focus on children and seniors. 2. Engage the community in a health awareness day and fun through partnerships and sponsorships. 3. Create a sustainable program to address the barriers faced by low-income families.

Steve Mandieka

For more information: Zandu Health Initiative (ZHI)

August 9: African Challenges Corporation-African Health Action Health Fair 

10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Central Pavilion 
8440 Regent Avenue
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55403

Audience: Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center neighborhoods, minority communities 

Description: Displays from 30 exhibitors. Free screening for blood pressure, glucose, HIV, vision and dental. Fun games with prizes for kids and adults. Back to school supplies.

Dr. Alvine Laure Siaka 

For more information: African Challenges Corporation

October 2014

October 11: Minneapolis Diabetes EXPO 

9-3 p.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 S 2nd Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Audience: People with diabetes and prediabetes, their families, health professionals, interested others 

Description: The EXPO is FREE and includes health screenings, cooking demonstrations, product and service exhibitors, as well as leading experts talking about diabetes management, research and prevention. Get the latest information on preventing and managing diabetes and its deadly complications to help keep you and your family healthy. See more at: Minneapolis EXPO 2014.

Molly Duerr

October 23-24: Many Faces of Community Health Conference 

Minneapolis Marriott Southwest 
Minnetonka, MN 55343

Audience: Health care professionals and students; community clinic personnel; professionals from public health, social services, health plans and government; community health workers; policy makers; health activists and others  

Description: This 2-day conference examines the ongoing impact of health reforms on safety net providers and showcases ways we can improve care and advance health equity for underserved populations.

Laurel Reger

For more information: Many Faces of Community Health Conference

Updated Tuesday, 15-Jul-2014 12:51:42 CDT