Minority and Multicultural Health Events Listing
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
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
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:
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.
For more information: Assumption Catholic Church Calendar
Fridays: Groupo de Caminar (Walking Group)
Consulate of Ecuador
333 E. Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55414
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.
Third Friday of each month
6 - 8 p.m.
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!
April 1: Community Dialogue Series: Cancer and Health Equity in the Asian Community
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.
For more information: U of M Community Dialogue Series
April 10: We Are Empowered Tea Event
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: email@example.com.
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.
May 26-June 12: Summer Public Health Institute
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus
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.
For more information: Summer Public Health Institute 2015
June 20: Twin Cities World Refugee Day
Arlington Hills Community Center
1200 Payne Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55130
Description: Twin Cities World Refugee Day is a local event that aims to:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
For more information: Twin Cities World Refugee Day