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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

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April 2014

April 10: 2014 Health Disparities Roundtable 

9 a.m.-noon
Coffman Memorial Union Theater 
300 Washington Ave SE, University of Minnesota 
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Description: "Improving Access to Mental Health Services: The Affordable Care Act" features three keynote speakers. Howard H. Goldman, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Goldman's expertise is in evaluating mental health services and financing programs and policies. Veronica Svetaz, M.D., MPH, is a family practice and adolescent health physician at Hennepin Family Care East Lake. She was instrumental in creating the WSCHS Aqui Para Ti Youth Development Clinic for Latino adolescents and their parents. Susan Abderholden, MPH is Executive Director for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Minnesota. Under her direction, NAMI has grown dramatically in its mission, scope of programs, budget and credibility in the community. Her advocacy has created, nurtured, and influenced extensive public policy initiatives at local, state, and federal levels. 

Tonya Fitzgerald 

For more information: Health Disparities Roundtable: Improving Access to Mental Health Services

April 25: OMMH EHDI Grantee Training Meeting

9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)
Wilder Foundation 
451 Lexington Parkway N. 
St. Paul, MN 55104

Audience: EHDI grantees  

Registration deadline: April 23 (Noon)

Description: This is a training for all active EHDI grantees. Registration is required due to limited space and to allow us to plan adequately for refreshments. Each grantee may register up to two (2) persons for this training, one of which must be the designated EHDI grant coordinator.

To register, please see the Event registration page. Select OMMH EHDI Grantee Training Meeting 2014 from the dropdown menu, complete the registrant information and click "Register for Event."

Loring Eyo

May 2014

May 6: Free Mammography

8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
1915 Chicago Avenue 
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Audience: Women over 40 who have had their last mammogram one year ago 

Description: In partnership with Park Nicollet Foundation and Sage, Centro will provide free mammograms to women. Please contact Sandra Reyes at 612-874-1412 to register or email: sreyes@centromn.org.

Sandra Reyes

May 27-June 13: 2014 Summer Public Health Institute

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 
University of Minnesota - West Bank 
Minneapolis, MN

Audience: Graduate students and professionals in public health, medicine, veterinary medicine, nursing, dentistry, public affairs, law, social work, pharmacy, public policy, global health, agricultural, food and environmental sciences. 

Cost: Please visit website to get cost information for the various courses offered.

Registration deadline: 05/26/2014 

Event description: The Summer Public Health Institute, now in its 13th year, offers courses for students and practice professionals in public health and related fields. Participants can build or expand their professional expertise, learn best practices, broaden career options, network with other professionals or explore a new area of interest. Courses are intensive, highly interactive and applications based with opportunities for field trips, case studies, hands-on labs and simulations. 

Meghan Taylor 

For more information: Summer Public Health Institute

June 2014

June 17: Minnesota Medical Association - Health Disparities Forum 

5:30-8 p.m.
Wilder Center
451 Lexington Parkway North
St. Paul, MN 55104

Description: On February 1, 2014, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) released their report titled, "Advancing Health Equity in Minnesota". Join the Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) on June 17 when they will host a forum on health disparities featuring Commissioner Edward Ehlinger who will discuss the Advancing Health Equity report, and a panel of physicians who will share their insights on working with minority populations.

Audience members will have the opportunity to: -Learn more about MDH's efforts to address Minnesota's health disparities and health inequities. -Hear physicians share their best practices for working with minority populations. -Discuss what role physicians can play in addressing health disparities.

Registration information: MMA member price: $25, non-member price: $40, medical student price: $10. Registration information can be found at Minnesota Medical Association - Health Disparities Forum.

Juliana Milhofer

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 Friday, 18-Apr-2014 13:25:29 CDT