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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

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through August: Free Zumba class in Spanish

6-7 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

Fridays: Groupo de Caminar (Walking Group)

9-10 a.m.
Consulate of Ecuador 
333 E. Hennepin Avenue 
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Audience: Latinos

Description: Walking group that meets at the Ecuadorian Consulate every Friday at 9 a.m. to walk for one hour around the parks in the neighborhood.

Julia Peterson

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August 2014

Fridays in August: Free Zumba Class

11 a.m.-noon
Basement of Holy Rosary Church
2424 18th Avenue South 
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Description: Free Spanish Zumba classes. Children welcome.

Cristina Flood Urdangarin 

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

September 2014

September 3: "The Nitty Gritty of Racial Disparities in Prostate Cancer” - Cancer Disparities Grand Rounds 

Noon-1 p.m.
University of Minnesota
717 Delaware St SE, Room 105
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Description: Willie Underwood III, MD, MSci, MPH, associate professor at University of Buffalo, is the next Cancer Disparities Grand Rounds presenter. Dr. Underwood was appointed to the faculty at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in 2008. He serves in the Department of Urologic Oncology, providing clinical care to prostate cancer patients and their families, and in the Office of Cancer Health Disparities Research where his academic efforts focus on methods to improve the early detection and treatment of prostate cancer in medically underserved New Yorkers. 

Kristin Eide 

For more information: Minnesota Center for Cancer Collaborations

October 2014

October 8-10: National Maternal Nutrition Intensive Course

8 a.m.-5 p.m.
University of Minnesota HHH Bldg-Cowles Auditorium 
301 19th Avenue South 
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Audience: Dietitians, nutritionists, certified nurse midwives, registered nurses and nurse practitioners, physicians and public health professionals who serve preconceptual, pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women.

Cost: $195

Description: This continuing education program focuses on the improvement of maternal and infant health through the delivery of risk-appropriate high-quality nutrition services.

Meghan Taylor

For more information: U of M School of Public Health

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 Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 01:01PM