February 2012 Archives

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.

HealthEquity.jpg2012 Health Equity Conference
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

Diversity.jpgDiversity Matters: Urban Native American Health
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.

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