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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.

Contact:
Yi Li You 
952-200-8972 
yiliyou@msn.com 

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.

Contact:
Theresa Evans Ross 
763-235-1986 
Theresa@annexteenclinic.org 

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
612-250-0902
joanlcleary@gmail.com

Mondays and Fridays: 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. 

Contact:
Ruth Evangelista 
612-869-1824 
revangelista@assumptionrichfield.org 

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.

Contact:
Julia Peterson
651-287-7797
ipeterson@stmarysclinics.org

Growing Up Healthy Gathering 

Third Friday of each month
6 - 8 p.m.
Arts Us
Dunning Recreation Center
1221 Marshall Avenue 
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Audience: Family, youth of all ages 

Description: The Gathering is held the third Friday of each month, 6-8 p.m. at 1221 Marshall Avenue, Dunning Recreation Center. This a great opportunity for family members to access community resources, enjoy a delicious meal, and have a variety of fun activities to do with their children on a Friday evening!

Contact:
Christen Glass 
651-251-5942 
christen.glass@ochealthcenter.com

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March 2015

March 5: Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative Community Input Meeting

6:30-8:30 p.m.
Wilder Center
451 Lexington Parkway North
Saint Paul

Description: The Minnesota Department of Health is seeking community input to inform the design of the Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative (EHDI) grant program and the next request for proposal process.
The Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative aims to improve the health status of American Indians, African Americans/Africans, Asian and Pacific Islanders, and Hispanics/Latinos in Minnesota who are most impacted by health disparities. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Registration form

Webinar: If you are not able to attend a metro-area meeting due to travel or schedule and would be interested in participating in a Webinar, please email: ommh@state.mn.us with your name and email and we will send you more information when it is scheduled.

Contact:
Erica Fishman
EHDI Grants Manager
Erica.Fishman@state.mn.us or 651-201-5819

March 19: Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative Community Input Meeting

1-3 p.m.
The Wellstone Center
179 Robie Street East
Saint Paul

Description: The Minnesota Department of Health is seeking community input to inform the design of the Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative (EHDI) grant program and the next request for proposal process.
The Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative aims to improve the health status of American Indians, African Americans/Africans, Asian and Pacific Islanders, and Hispanics/Latinos in Minnesota who are most impacted by health disparities. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Registration form

Webinar: If you are not able to attend a metro-area meeting due to travel or schedule and would be interested in participating in a Webinar, please email: ommh@state.mn.us with your name and email and we will send you more information when it is scheduled.

Contact:
Erica Fishman
EHDI Grants Manager
Erica.Fishman@state.mn.us or 651-201-5819

March 20: Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative Community Input Meeting

9-11 a.m.
Center for Changing Lives/Lutheran Social Services
2400 Park Avenue
Minneapolis

Description: The Minnesota Department of Health is seeking community input to inform the design of the Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative (EHDI) grant program and the next request for proposal process.
The Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative aims to improve the health status of American Indians, African Americans/Africans, Asian and Pacific Islanders, and Hispanics/Latinos in Minnesota who are most impacted by health disparities. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Registration form

Webinar: If you are not able to attend a metro-area meeting due to travel or schedule and would be interested in participating in a Webinar, please email: ommh@state.mn.us with your name and email and we will send you more information when it is scheduled.

Contact:
Erica Fishman
EHDI Grants Manager
Erica.Fishman@state.mn.us or 651-201-5819

March 20: Indigenous Peoples Task Force - A Celebration of Life NNHAAD Event

11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
All Nations Indian Church
1515 East 23rd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Description: For this year's National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD) observance, the Indigenous Peoples Task Force will be hosting a free HIV testing event, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, March 20th at the All Nations Indian Church, 1515 East 23rd Street, Minneapolis. No appointment necessary. Gift cards and door prizes provided for those who test for HIV and qualify. For event details, contact Christina Murphy, IPTF, at 612-968-7891, or by email at: christinam@indigenouspeoplestf.org.

Contact:
Christina Murphy
christinam@indigenouspeoplestf.org or 612-968-7891

March 20: The Aliveness Project NNHAAD HIV Testing Event

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The Aliveness Project
3808 Nicollet Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55409

Description: The Aliveness Project will be offering free HIV testing for National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD), 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, March 20th at their office, 3808 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55409. For more information, contact Tom Bichanga, 612-822-7946, ext. 214, or by email at: tom@aliveness.org.

Contact:
Tom Bichanga
tom@aliveness.org or 612-822-7946, ext. 214

April 2015

April 1: Community Dialogue Series: Cancer and Health Equity in the Asian Community 

5-7 p.m.
Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota 
503 Irving Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Description: An event for community members, community leaders and professionals who work with Southeast Asian communities. Presentations by Doctors Douglas Yee, MD, director of the University of Minnesota’s Masonic Cancer Center; Kola Okuyemi, MD, MPH, director of Program in Health Disparities Research. Free dinner and interpreters.

Contact:
Chesay Colson 
612-626-1654 
phdr@umn.edu 

For more information: U of M Community Dialogue Series

April 15: Achieving Health Equity in Minnesota 

4:30- 6:00 p.m. 
University of Minnesota
717 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Description: Program in Health Disparities Research (PHDR) will host a presentation with Dr. Joseph Betancourt on "Achieving Health Equity in Minnesota." Dr. Betancourt is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and directs the Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Parking can be validated for the Oak Street Parking Ramp and the Washington Ave Parking Ramp. RSVP is requested at Achieving Health Equity in Minnesota.

Contact:
Chesay Colson
612-626-1654
phdr@umn.edu

May 2015

May 26-June 12: Summer Public Health Institute

8 a.m.-5 p.m.
University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus
Mayo Building
420 Delaware St. S.E., Room A302
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Audience: Public and private health and human services professionals

Registration deadline: May 26

Description: Whether you'd like to broaden your career options, gain new skills or simply explore topics in public health, the Summer Public Health Institute has courses to meet your needs. More than 30 courses are offered in the following topics: the impact of globalization, food safety and protection, emerging infectious diseases, culturally responsive public health practices, health leadership and management, preparedness, woman and child health, and research methods. Participants can design an educational experience that can be applied toward a degree program or professional continuing education. Most courses span one week and provide participants with skills that can be used right away. Registration opens March 9 for U of M admitted students, May 1 for non-degree seeking students. Registration for non-credit continuing education students is open now.  

Contact:
Meghan Taylor 
612-626-8434 
tayl0427@umn.edu 

For more information: Summer Public Health Institute 2015

Updated Monday, March 23, 2015 at 03:25PM