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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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January 2015

Jan. 22: Community Dialogues on Clinical Research with Vanessa Northington Gamble

4:30-6:30 p.m.
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation 
451 Lexington Parkway North 
St. Paul, MN 55104

Audience: Anyone with an interest in the topics being presented is welcomed to attend the event. 

Title of the event: "Trust and Trustworthiness in Research Partnerships: Historical Perspectives and Personal Reflections."

Event description: The University of Minnesota Program in Health Disparities Research, Clinical and Translational Science Institute and Center for Bioethics are pleased to host the second in a series of Community Dialogues on Clinical Research with Dr. Vanessa Northington Gamble. Northington Gamble will speak about her work and host a dialogue aimed at identifying constructive ways for communities and researchers to work together to improve health.  

Colleen Doyle

February 2015

February 4-April 27: Program in Health Disparities - 2015 Pilot Grants: Request for Applications

4 p.m.
University of Minnesota - PHDR 
717 Delaware St SE, Suite 166 
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Audience: Fellows/Scholars

Deadline: April 25

Description: The University of Minnesota Program in Health Disparities Research announces the 2015 Pilot Grants in Health Disparities Research. These grants are designed to encourage community-initiated research and foster sustainable long-term collaboration between community-based organizations and academic researchers on research projects focused on reducing and eliminating health disparities. 2015 Pilot grant proposals should focus on: Health disparities from second hand smoke in Minnesota, cancer-related health disparities in Minnesota, any health disparities topic in North Minneapolis, and a broader sharing of new knowledge generated from a research project (e.g., dissemination research) related to topics 1-3 above. See list of important dates at Pilot Grants 2015 Health Disparities Pilot Grants: Request for Proposals.

Kristin Eide

Feb. 6: Free HIV Testing for Walk-ins for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day  

10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Turning Point 
1500 Golden Valley Road 
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Description: Turning Point, Inc., will offer free HIV testing in observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. For more information, contact Marie McDonald, Turning Point, at 612-209-9055 or marieneelymcdonald@yahoo.com, or visit their website: Turning Point.  

Marie McDonald 

Feb. 6: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Free HIV Testing for Walk-ins  

10 a.m.-2 p.m.
African Health Action 
1074 Robert Street South
West St. Paul, MN 55118

Description: AHA will offer free HIV testing in observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. For more information, contact AHA at 612-216-3886 or info@africanhealthaction.org, or visit their website: African Health Action.  

Alvine Siaka 

Feb. 6: The Aliveness Project NBHAAD HIV Testing Day Event  

10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Aliveness Project 
3808 Nicollet Avenue South 
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Description: In commemoration of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), The Aliveness Project will offer free HIV testing for walk-ins. For more information, contact Tom Bichanga, The Aliveness Project, 612-822-7946, ext. 214, or tom@aliveness.org.  

Tom Bichanga  

Feb. 7: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Free HIV Testing for Walk-ins  

10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Open Cities Health Center 
409 North Dunlap Street 
St. Paul, MN 55104

Description: In commemoration of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the Open Cities Health Center (OCHC) will offer free HIV information, resource assistance and confidential testing for all walk-ins. For more information, contact Pete Jackson, OCHC, 651-251-5987 or Pete.Jackson@ochealthcenter.com.  

Pete Jackson 

Updated Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 09:49AM