September 2011 Archives

11/19-11/21/2011 - Collaborating Across Borders Conference


The MN Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives presents Rural Health Networks and Cooperatives

Rural Health Networks and Cooperatives Program Overview
This program explores rural health and its place in today's dynamic healthcare environment. The speaker will highlight the role of rural health networks and cooperatives, how they impact policy decisions at various levels, and how new business models can benefit hospitals and healthcare providers.

Program features Dave Johnson, Director Member Relations and Business Development, Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative

Thursday, November 17, 2011
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Kirby Student Center
Griggs Center (room 201)
University of MN Duluth
1120 Kirby Drive
Duluth, MN 55182-3085

More information and registration available online; a sandwich lunch will be provided.

mnruralhealth.jpgThe Minnesota Rural Health Association, will host a cyber conference discussing the status of rural health in Minnesota. The event is being held in honor of the first National Rural Health Day, November 17, 2011.

Date: November 17, 2011 ~ Thursday
Time: 12 -1PM
Topic: Health Status in Rural Minnesota
Presenter: Paul Jansen, MN Dept of Health Office of Rural Health and Primary Care

Minnesota is a healthy state, the sixth healthiest in the nation. But like any healthy person, it is important to give our state population an occasional checkup, too. With that in mind, the Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, in conjunction with the Rural Health Advisory Committee, took a regional look at some key health indicators, with an emphasis on the health of rural Minnesotans. This presentation will highlight some of the findings and implications of the recently released report entitled: Health Status of Rural Minnesotans.

Paul Jansen is a research analyst in the Office of Rural Health and Primary Care at the Minnesota Department of Health. Prior to working at the Minnesota Department of Health, he worked as an epidemiologist for the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center in Portsmouth, Virginia, where he focused on occupational and environmental epidemiology. He received his MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Minnesota in 2009.

If you are interested in participating in this cyber conference, please email Judith Neppel RN, MSA, Executive Director, Minnesota Rural Health Association to register at

The MN AHEC Network is an organizational member of the Minnesota Rural Health Association. Laurissa Stigen, Executive Director, Central MN AHEC is the 2011-2012 President Elect for the Minnesota Rural Health Association Boards of Directors.

11/17-11/18/2011 - Tribal Cultural Competency Training

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Please direct questions and submit your registration form to Upper Mississippi Mental Health Center.

This event is sponsored by the Region II Adult Mental Health Initiative with funds from the Minnesota Department of Human Services Mobile Crisis Grant and the Northwest MN AHEC.

11/17/2011 - National Rural Health Day


National Rural Health Day is an opportunity to "Celebrate the Power of Rural" by honoring the selfless, community-minded, "can do" spirit of that prevails in rural America. But it also gives us a chance to bring to light the unique healthcare challenges that rural citizens face - and showcase the efforts of rural healthcare providers and their advocates working to address those challenges across Minnesota, including:

11/16/2011 - MN AHEC Network Participates in Give to the Max Day


On November 16, Give to the Max Day, you can donate to help support community programming in several MN AHEC Network regions. Check out all of the activities supported by MN AHEC regions and be sure to show your support of health careers promotion.

Central MN AHEC

Northeast MN AHEC

Northwest MN AHEC

Minnesota's nonprofit organizations ask Minnesotans to give to their favorite charities at during the third annual "Give to the Max Day" on Nov. 16, with hopes of raising as much money as possible for nonprofit organizations in 24 hours (starting at midnight on Nov. 16 through midnight on Nov. 17).


The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) 2011 National Conference takes place November 10-12, 2011 in Minneapolis, MN

Held annually since 1978, the AISES National Conference is a one-of-a-kind, three-day event convening high school juniors and seniors, college and graduate students, teachers, workforce professionals, corporate partners, and all members of the "AISES family."

Held in a different North American city each fall, the AISES Annual Conference includes professional development, networking opportunities, student presentations, the largest career fair in Indian Country, awards, and traditional events.

The MN AHEC Network will be exhibiting at the conference career fair on Friday, November 11.

More information and registration can be found at the conference website.

11/10/2011 - The Future of Rural Dentistry in Moorhead, MN

The Black Graduate and Professional Student Association (BGAPSA) is hosting its first Bi-annual BGAPSA Bridging the Gap Scholars Panel on November 8, 2011.

The theme for this semester is "Health across the Diaspora."

The BGAPSA Scholar's Panel provides an opportunity to present to other graduate students, faculty, and community members ongoing research and analysis of topics relating to Health and the African Diaspora.

The submission deadline for consideration as a panelist is September 31, 2011. BGAPSA encourages submission of research proposals related to this semester's theme; however, abstracts on other timely topics related to health and communities of color are also are welcome.

The topics listed below are suggested topics for submission of proposals. However, these suggestions should not be seen as exclusive, as the final focus of the panel sessions will depend on reoccurring theme of the selected proposals. With that in mind, please submit your proposal under the topic that is most relevant.
• Chronic illnesses and African/African American populations
• Mental health
• Portrayals of illness or health within the Arts and Humanities
• Historic health trends among communities of color
• Health disparities, social determinants of health and the law
• Health policy and communities of color
• Mental health
• Child health
• The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Research topics that focus on interdisciplinary approaches and research methods are also strongly encouraged.

If interested, please submit an abstract and faculty recommendation to by 5: 00pm on September 30, 2011.

11/4/2011 - Fourth Annual Film Festival on Aging

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Student Leadership Summit:
Interprofessional Education: Do Employers Care?
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

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FREE admission but registration is encouraged on the event website.

Presented at Mayo Auditorium
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Video conferencing to:
Room 125 Animal
Science Veterinary Medicine
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
St. Paul

Room 398
University of Minnesota, Rochester

Library 410
University of Minnesota, Duluth

Hosted by: AHC Student Consultative Committee and Center for Health Interprofessional Programs Executive Council

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