August 2011 Archives


2011 Many Faces of Community Health Conference
"Building Blocks For Better Health"

Thursday & Friday, October 27 - 28, 2011
Hilton Minneapolis - St. Paul Airport

Many Faces of Community Health is a two day conference that explores way to improve care, reduce health disparities in underserved populations and among those living in poverty.

The event is presented by the Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers, the Minnesota Department of Health - Diabetes Program and Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention Program, and the Neighborhood Health Care Network.

10/21/2011 - Government and Nonprofit Career Fair

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Friday, October 21st, 2011
Great Hall at Coffman Memorial Union

The Government & Nonprofit Career Fair allows candidates to pursue professional opportunities and internships in all levels of government and nonprofit agencies. Details and registration information available here.

10/13/2011 - Minnesota Health Care Round Table


10/13/2011 - Corps Community Day

ccdlogo.jpg The first Corps Community Day will be on October 13, 2011, during the 13th annual National Primary Care Week.

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) is conducting a variety of events and activities nationwide on this day in an effort to recruit additional health professionals to serve communities in need and to strengthen the public's understanding of the importance of access to primary care.

Check out Corp Community Day events in your area.

MN AHEC staff across Minnesota are NHSC Ambassadors and are available to help with questions about NHSC opportunities available year round.

10/12/2011 - Graduate and Professional School Day

Graduate and Professional School Day
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Coffman Memorial Union, Great Hall

Graduate and Professional School Day is a great way to connect with a large number of graduate schools, without leaving campus!

This University-wide event provides students the opportunity to speak with representatives from health sciences, law, business, education and a variety of other graduate and professional programs. About 100 graduate/professional programs participate in this event. Take advantage of this opportunity to explore graduate school options.

The event is hosted by CLA Career Services at the University of Minnesota and is free and open to the public.

10/11-10/14/2011 - National AHEC Organization Fall Meeting

NAOBannerLogo.gifThe National AHEC Organization's Fall Conference will be held October 11 - 14, 2011 in Alexandria, Virginia.

This meeting is designed for AHEC center directors and program directors from across the United States to connect with colleagues and learn about changes for AHEC's, as well as to create opportunities for collaboration and partnership.

10/6/2011 - Diversity Networking and Scholarship Event


Diversity Networking and Scholarship Event
Thursday, October 6, 2011
University Hotel Minneapolis (formerly the Radisson University Hotel)
615 Washington Avenue S.E., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414

Join the Office for Equity and Diversity and University Career Services for the Diversity Networking and Scholarship Event. This event is an opportunity for diverse undergraduate students at the U to:

  • Meet and network with representatives from Twin Cities employers who are interested in increasing their organizational diversity
  • Talk to scholarship experts on-site to help answer your questions
  • Learn about internship opportunities with local corporations and government agencies.

Registration for students and interested organizations can be found online.

Partners Investing in Nursing's Future (PIN) 2011 Annual Meeting
When: October 5-7
Where: Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico

The 2011 annual meeting will emphasize the importance of diversity and cultural competency in the development of the health care workforce. As our country becomes increasingly more diverse, so too does our patient population, making it even more
important to have a diverse health care workforce to meet the changing populations' needs.

Central MN AHEC is involved with a PIN project in central Minnesota.PIN grants are awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support the capacity, involvement and leadership of local foundations and community partners in implementing localized nursing shortage solutions to serve as templates for communities facing similar issues nationwide.

If you have a question about the PIN meeting, please contact Renee Jensen Reinhardt.

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Visit to register for this webinar by Sept. 23.

9/23/2011 - Health Care Ethics Workshop

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Students across the University of Minnesota are invited to join one of International Student and Scholar Service's new cross-cultural discussion groups.

Group members will meet two hours per week to share cross-cultural experiences, personal thoughts and feelings in a relaxed small group atmosphere.

Why Join a Cross-cultural Discussion Group?

You can...

>Make friends from all over the world
>Expand your cross-cultural understanding
>Give and receive support for difficulties you may be having
>Help each other to make your study abroad experience successful
>Develop self-awareness of your own cultural background

Groups will meet on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons beginning October through November. Groups will have a consistent meeting time and will be led by two leaders with group facilitation experience.
To apply and for more information contact International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) by September 23, 2011.

9/23/2011 - 8th Annual Long Term Care Pharmacy Update

The 8th Annual Long Term Care Pharmacy Update
Friday September 23rd, 2011
8 AM - 3 PM
Thumper Pond Conference Center, Ottertail, MN

In collaboration with Central Minnesota Area Health Education Center and the Minnesota Area Geriatric Education Center, the pharmacists of Consultant Pharmacists Inc (CPI), with a combined 80 years of experience consulting to Long-Term-Care facilities(LTCFs), are providing a 5 CEU program for nurses, prescribers, medical assistants, administrators, & other caregivers involved in long tern care facilities and assisted living facilities.
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logo_uofm_D2D-002.gifTransforming Partnerships: Community Engagement for Health Summit
Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
8:00am - 2:00pm
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of the University of Minnesota is embarking on a new mission to create meaningful connections among researchers and the community to reach toward our mission: improving health by accelerating discoveries into practice. To this end, the Office of Community Engagement for Health (OCEH) of the CTSI would like to invite you to participate in this one day summit to begin the dialogue on how the Community and University can co-design strategies and activities to transform the research process.

The overall goal of this Summit is to gather community advisory members, university engagement faculty and staff, and others interested in furthering this goal to celebrate our growing partnerships and discuss recommendations for supporting engagement between the Community and University to improve health. This meeting will include some plenary-style presentation and small group working sessions.

This event is free, but you must register BEFORE Tuesday, September 13th 2011.

9/21/2011 - Community Involvement Fair


Wednesday, September 21, 2011
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Coffman Union, Great Hall
University of Minnesota Twin Cities

This free event gives students a chance to learn about Twin Cities volunteer and internship opportunities. Talk to representatives from more than 90 local organizations to find a position that matches your major or interests.

Learn about volunteer and internship positions in fields such as:

Youth Education and Mentoring
ESL Tutoring
the Environment
Animal Rights
Healthcare / Public Health
Law / Criminal Justice
Housing / Homelessness
Refugee and Immigrant Communities
Political Organizing
Public Policy
Family Services / Family Violence
the Arts
GLBT Communities
Women and Gender issues


What: A presentation and discussion about Navigators: Jobs and Health Care for Minnesota Communities
When: Tuesday, August 30th 2-3:30 pm
Where: Alliance for Metropolitan Stability, 2525 Franklin Ave. E., Suite 200, Minneapolis 55406

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) federal healthcare reform passed in 2010 offers states many opportunities to reduce racial, gender, and geographic inequities in health, create jobs, and increase the citizen voice in the health care access. But the law is still being written, because many key decisions are left up to states.

The ACA created a new role called "Navigators" whose job will be to help people purchase insurance on the Health Care Exchanges that are currently being set up by states.

This role could be a great opportunity for jobs, and to increase access to health care for communities of color, low-income, and rural communities that have the least access to the current system and would likely have the least access to the web-based health care exchange.

If you have questions or to RSVP, please contact Sarah Greenfield at 651-379-0751.

8/26/2011 - Bridges Into Health Workshop

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