Minority and Multicultural Health Events Listing

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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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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 10: We Are Empowered Tea Event

Noon-2 p.m.
Westminster Church 
1200 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Description: In observance of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD), the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and community partners have set-up the free “We Are Empowered Tea” event to raise awareness about the impact HIV/AIDS has had on women. The event is open for the general public, 12 to 2 p.m., Friday, April 10, at the Westminster Church, 1200 Marquette Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403. Speakers will include: Shvonne L. Johnson, Interim Assistant Dean of Students, St. Catherine University; Dr. Keith Henry, M.D., Hennepin County Medical Center; Chris Waller, Positive Care Center, Hennepin County Medical Center; and Charisma “CC” Smith, Family Partnership. For event details, contact Sandy Johnson, MDH, 651-201-4019, or by email at: sandy.johnson@state.mn.us

Contact:
Sandy Johnson 
651-201-4019
sandy.johnson@state.mn.us 

April 15: Achieving Health Equity in Minnesota 

4:30- 6:00 p.m. 
University of Minnesota
Cancer and Cardiovascular Building 
2231 6th Street SE, Rm 1-125 
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

June 2015

June 20: Twin Cities World Refugee Day

Noon-5 p.m.
Arlington Hills Community Center 
1200 Payne Avenue 
St. Paul, MN 55130

Description: Twin Cities World Refugee Day is a local event that aims to:

  1. Recognize that more than 100,000 refugees are living in every corner of our state and celebrate the diversity of culture and experiences that they bring to our community.
  2. Raise awareness around refugee issues, including international conflicts and violence that create refugee crises, the refugee resettlement process both here and abroad, and the challenges and opportunities faced by refugees after resettling in Minnesota.
  3. Build a cultural bridge between longtime Minnesota residents and our newest community members. The festival brings together refugees from more than a dozen ethnic groups and other Minnesotans to celebrate the diverse gifts that refugees bring to our state. Festival-goers enjoy free live entertainment, food and vendors from around the world, children’s activities, a community resource fair, and interactive educational displays.

Contact:
Mary Niedermeyer 
651-767-3690 
mary.niedermeyer@capiusa.org 

For more information: Twin Cities World Refugee Day

Updated Monday, April 06, 2015 at 10:46AM