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The Office for Equity and Diversity at the University of Minnesota is proud to sponsor the Multicultural Kickoff, which helps first-year students make a successful transition to college by building community and identifying academic and cultural supports on campus. It provides an opportunity for you to meet students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Multicultural Kickoff begins Tuesday morning August 28 and concludes Wednesday before Welcome Week begins.

Multicultural Kickoff offers a unique opportunity to:

* Connect with other new students and returning students and develop new friendships
* Build relationships with multicultural students, staff, and faculty
* Learn about faculty expectations in the classroom
* Learn about programs and services on campus that will make you successful
* Make valuable multicultural connections that can support your educational goals

Please contact Jasmine Omorogbe for registration information or with questions at 612-625-7308.

The Northeast Minnesota AHEC and the Minnesota Area Geriatric Education Center (MAGEC) are pleased to invite you and your colleagues to a complimentary webinar.

Paul J. Osterbauer, D.C., M.P.H., Associate Professor, Northwestern Health Sciences University will present on Monday June 11, 2012 from 2:00-3:30pm.

Dr. Osterbauer's presentation will take an in-depth look at CAM Therapies and Older Adults.

This webinar is free of charge, but registration is required. Please register for this event at: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3597766015.

Health Care Career Camp Coming June 13-15, 2012

Central Minnesota Area Health Education Center Camps to Careers in Healthcare will be held on the University of Minnesota-Morris campus June 13-15, 2012.

This is an exciting opportunity for 2012-13 school year 10th - 12th grade students to explore and prepare for exciting, high-wage, high-demand careers in the health care field. Students can 'try on' careers through interactive, hands-on projects led by a variety of health care provider experts. Participants will also receive resources and guidance to take the next steps in their career development.

In addition, students will stay on campus for the two nights of camp, and get that "university" experience. Cost is $100 per participant which includes dorm room, meals, and activities. The cost for this camp is subsidized by Central Minnesota Area Health Education Center. Students are required to arrange transportation to and from camp.

Registration:
Space is limited. Priority registration deadline is May 15, 2012. Applications will be accepted beyond this date if space is still available.

Download an application here .

For further questions contact Regional Specialist Lori Larson at Central MN AHEC, 218-736-1690 or lori.larson@minnesota.edu.

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Summer Public Health Institute registration opens today for enrolled University of Minnesota students.

The University of Minnesota 11th annual Public Health Institute offers courses for everyone practicing in or studying public health or fields related to public health.

The Public Health Institute includes a collection of fast-paced and interactive courses in nine public health areas with an emphasis on theory-to-practice, with opportunities for field trips, case studies, hands-on labs, and simulations.

The courses are available May 21-June 8, 2012.

5/21-6/28/2012 - Summer Public Health Institute

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The University of Minnesota 11th annual Public Health Institute offers courses for everyone practicing in or studying public health or fields related to public health.

The Public Health Institute includes a collection of fast-paced and interactive courses in nine public health areas with an emphasis on theory-to-practice, with opportunities for field trips, case studies, hands-on labs, and simulations.

The courses are available May 21-June 8, 2012.

Registration is open for professionals seeking Continuing Education Units. Registration for Graduate credit opens , enrolled University of Minnesota Students can register beginning April 10th and to the public on April 17.

Course topics include:
Culturally Responsive Public Health Practice
Environmental Health Sciences
Food Protection
Global Health
Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Public Health Leadership and Management
Public Health Preparedness, Response and Recovery; Research Methods
Women and Child Health and Nutrition.

Graduate credit or noncredit continuing education hours are available.

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April 23-24, 2012
Earle Brown Heritage Center

The agenda 2012 Health Equity Conference will focused on eliminating health disparities. The event will be co-hosted by the Center for Health Equity, Program in Health Disparities Research and the Minnesota Center for Cancer Collaborations.

Information, registration and details on the call for abstracts (due February 15th) are available online.

4/23/12 - End-of-Life Training for Health-Care Providers

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End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) is a national initiative to improve end-of-life education to healthcare providers, which translates into excellent care to patients and their families. This training conference is targeted for health providers who are interested in learning more about Palliative Care and end-of-life patient care, including those working in: medical, oncology, intensive care, home care/hospice and skilled nursing units or facilities.

Following the program, the participant will be able to:


  • Describe the philosophy and principles of hospice and palliative care that can be integrated across settings to affect quality care at the end-of-life.

  • Discuss aspects of assessing physiological, psychological, spiritual, and social domains of quality of life for patients and families facing a life-threatening illness or event.

  • Describe pharmacological and nonpharmacological therapies used to relieve pain.

  • Discuss the role of the nurse involved with pain assessment and management at end-of-life.

  • Identify common symptoms associated with end-of-life processes and potential causes for these symptoms.

  • Describe interventions that can prevent or diminish symptoms at end-of-life.

  • Discuss ethical issues and dilemmas that may arise in end-of-life/palliative care.

  • Identify dimensions of culture and the influence of culture on palliative care for patients across the life span.

  • Describe important factors in communicating bad news. Indentify three factors that influence communication in the palliative care setting.

  • Define loss, mourning, grief and bereavement. Provide three interventions that may be appropriate to facilitate grief.

  • Define personal death awareness and cumulative loss associated with professional care giving.

  • Assess physical, psychological, social and spiritual care needs and interventions

Please view the PDF for additional information and registration details:
End of Life Training-1.pdf

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The Center for Hmong Studies at Concordia University Presents
The Fourth International Conference on Hmong Studies
March 30 - 31, 2012
To be held on the campus of Concordia University, St. Paul, MN

The Health Track of the conference includes topics on primary care and community health research in the Hmong community

Registration information is available online.

2/27/2012 - Diversity Matters: Urban Native American Health

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Hosted by University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Monday, February 27, 2012
11:30AM to !:30PM
Room 1-451 Moos Tower

Panelists include Lea Foushee, North American Water Office; Craig Hassel, University of Minnesota; and CoCo Villaluz, Clearway Minnesota.

Open to the public. Lunch will be provided at 11:45 a.m. and will include gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian options

2/22/2010 - What is Public Health?

What Does Public Health Have To Do With You?

Do you brush and floss your teeth?

If you bike to class- do you where a helmet and use the bike lanes?

If you drive to class- do you buckle your seat belt?

If you walk to class- do you use the crosswalks?

If you do any of these things (and let's hope you are doing some of them)- that's public health at work!

We invite you to join Sherlonda Clarke, Coordinator for Diversity and Experiential Learning Programs, for the workshop "What is Public Health?" You will learn the basics of public health, how to become a competitive candidate for admission and scholarships, and why public health needs you.

What is Public Health?
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
4:30-5:30 PM
Appleby Hall Room 41

Please RSVP by Monday, February 20 to Jasmine Omorogbe

The UMN School of Public Health is one of the best in the country. Because it is such a vast program- many students may not know all that a degree in Public Health has to offer. If you have any interest in nutrition, community education, women's health, children's health, health disparities, or health policy, Public Health may be a great fit for you.

This event is presented by the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

2/15/2012 - UROC Collaboration Information Session

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The University of Minnesota's Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center(UROC) is hosting their first Collaboration Information Session.

Collaboration Information Session
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC)
To RSVP, please send an email to uroc@umn.edu or call 612-626-8762.

This event is open to the public and is an opportunity to learn about programs at UROC. As a developing organization, this will be an occasion where UROC can share the work that we are doing and offer an opportunity to foster new collaborations and partnerships.

The MN Urban AHEC is housed in UROC and a collaboration with the University of Minnesota and several other community organizations.

906.gifRamp-Up to Readiness is a school-wide guidance program for students in grade 6-12 that helps them master the knowledge, skills and habits for success in higher education. Ramp-Up to Readiness will help students advance toward reaching five goals by the end of the high school: academic readiness, admissions readiness, career readiness, financial readiness and personal and social readiness.

This free workshop is intended for superintendents, principals, counselors, instructors, and members of academic teams.

College Readiness Consortium Presents:
Ramp-Up to Readiness Workshop
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
10AM to 12PM

Bede Ballroom
University of Minnesota Crookston
2900 University Ave
225 Sargeant Student Center
Crookston, MN 56716

For more information, please contact Michelle Christopherson.

2/13/2012 - Medical School Admissions: The Basics

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Medical School Admissions: The Basics

Monday February 13, 2012
3:00 - 4:30
2-530 Moos Tower
Presented by the Health Careers Center at the University of Minnesota
Register online.

An overview of the application process and selection criteria for students planning to apply to the University of Minnesota Medical School. This session will cover the basics of the application process with input from members of the Admissions Committee.

More information on planning for a health career program can be found on the MN AHEC website or you can consult with MN AHEC Network staff and the Health Careers Center.

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For more information, visit the Minneapolis American Indian Center website.

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In the last 30 years since the first diagnosed cases of HIV/AIDS, the epidemic has changed and older adults are at greater risk than ever. On Wednesday, January 25th, the Administration on Aging (AoA) will hold a webinar on HIV/AIDS and aging to explore community programs and resources associated with positive aging and prevention.

The Graying of HIV/AIDS: Community Resources for the Aging Services Network

Wednesday, January 25, 2:00 -3:00 pm Eastern.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Charles Emlet, Professor of Social Work, University of Washington | Tacoma & affiliate faculty with the University of Washington Center for AIDS Research
  • Joan DeVaughn, Healthy Aging Project Director, Area Agency on Aging PSA9
  • Diana Travieso Palow, Chief, HIV Education Branch, Division of Training and Technical Assistance, HIV/AIDS Bureau, HRSA
  • Aisha Moore, Communications Director, AIDS.gov
    Carol Crecy, Director, Office of Outreach and Consumer Information, AoA

Presentations will last 60 minutes with a question and answer session to follow; register online.

The Administration on Aging (AoA) is the Federal agency responsible for advancing the concerns and interests of older people and their caregivers. AoA is part of the Department of Health and Human Services and is headed by the Assistant Secretary for Aging.

The MN AHEC Network works with the MN Area Geriatric Education Center, a partner HRSA program, to promote education for health professionals on geriatric care.