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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 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. 

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

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!

Christen Glass 

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August 2015

August 12-14: National Maternal Nutrition Intensive Course  

8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cowles Auditorium, University of Minnesota 
301 19th Ave S 
Minneapolis, MN

Audience: Dieticians, nutritionists, certified nurse midwives, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians. 

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. It is designed for dietitians, nutritionists, certified nurse midwives, registered nurses and nurse practitioners, physicians and public health professionals who serve preconceptual, pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women. The registration fee includes program sessions, materials, refreshment breaks and continuing education certificate for up to 15 contact hours of professional continuing education or Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Single day registration is available and students may register for the entire conference at a reduced rate. Conference topics for this year include:

  • Vitamin D in Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding Promotion
  • Depression & Physical Activity in Pregnancy
  • Food Allergies, Fetal Orgins of Disease
  • Choline Supplementation in children with FASD
  • Nutrient Content of Infant & Toddler Foods

The National Maternal Nutrition Intensive Course is also available as an online program from September 14 to November 30. The online program is eligible for up to 11.75 contact hours of professional continuing education or Continuing Education Units (CEUs). More information can be found on the website: U of M School of Public Health -  2015 National Maternal Nutrition Intensive Course

Ruth Rasmussen

September 2015

September 15: Minnesota Reproductive and Sexual Health Update 

8 a.m.-5 p.m.
University of Minnesota Continuing Ed Center
1890 Buford Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108

Audience: Nurses, nurse practitioners, other health care providers and health educators in the field of sexual and reproductive health.

Cost: $160

Description: The Minnesota Reproductive and Sexual Health Update is an annual conference of health care providers, educators, and others in the field of reproductive/sexual health. We offer the latest in clinical reproductive health care practice, research, and technology with the goal to ensure these professionals have the tools they need to provide the highest quality reproductive/ sexual health information and care. 

Jason Decker

For more information: Health Care Training and Education - Minnesota Reproductive and Sexual Health Update (PDF)

Updated Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 01:28PM