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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:


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


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

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:
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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

2/15/2012 - UROC Collaboration Information Session


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 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.

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

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.


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.


  • 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,
    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.

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with Senator Al Franken

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
12:00 P.M. - 1:15 P.M.

Cowles Auditorium
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis

The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance is hosting the talk as a kick off to a series of public talks by prominent government leaders as part of our ongoing commitment to fostering informed and substantive discussion on important matters of public policy.

Strength in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects is an important part of preparing students for continuing education in health professions. The MN AHEC Network can help Minnesotans access STEM resources.

NationalRuralHealthAssociation.gifRural Multiracial and Multicultural Health Conference
New Horizons in Rural Health Care: Vision or Mirage
Dec. 7-8
Daytona Beach, Fla.

The Rural Multiracial and Multicultural Health Conference is one of the only meetings in the nation to have an agenda focused on rural multiracial and multicultural health issues, this conference is designed to benefit those who are dedicated to bringing quality health care and health services to this underserved and often under-represented portion of the rural population.

Minneapolis Public School students and their families will have the opportunity to explore careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and learn more about programs to help them prepare for high school and beyond.

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Wednesday, November 30
> Morning session - 9:30-11:45 a.m.
> Afternoon session - 12:45 to 3 p.m.
> Evening session - 6:15 - 8 p.m.

Lincoln Community School
1200 North Penn Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

The Expo will include a Career Alley where students can talk in small groups with STEM professionals. An Exhibit Fair will highlight after-school, community, business, and post-secondary STEM opportunities. Daytime participants will also experience a main-stage performance surrounding the wonders of science.

Many health care careers require in-depth knowledge in science, technology, engineering, or math. Course work and training in these fields are a part of the education of a health care professional.

The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA), Minneapolis Public Schools and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) are sponsoring the STEM Expo. The Expo is organized in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Education and AchieveMpls.

11/19/2011 - University of Minnesota, Crookston Preview Day


New and prospective students are invited to visit the University of Minnesota, Crookston to learn more about the campus during Preview Day, on Saturday, November 19, 2011. The welcome and admissions presentations begin at 10 a.m..

Preview Day is designed to help students and their families as they make decisions about college. Students are encouraged to bring their families along for the in depth look at campus.

Students may register for Preview Day by visiting or by contacting the Admissions Office at 218-281-8569.

During Preview Days, students have the opportunity to interact with current students, faculty, and staff as they learn about the U of M, Crookston. Throughout the day the students will be able to receive detailed information about the various opportunities available on the Crookston campus, participate in a question and answer session, tour the beautiful campus, and enjoy lunch in Brown Dining Hall.

For more information, visit

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 26 bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and 36 concentrations, including 10 online degrees, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology. With an enrollment of 1,600 undergraduates from 25 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.

The MN AHEC Network partners with the University of Minnesota, Crookston. The Northwest MN AHEC, based in Crookston, leads the way in engaging with University of Minnesota, Crookston students who have in interest in health sciences and health careers.

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


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.


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.

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


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.

10/13/2011 - 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.

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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.

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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4/11-4/14/2011 - National AHEC Organization Spring Meeting


National AHEC Organization Spring Meeting will take place April 11-14, 2011 in Arlington, Virginia.

This conference is designed for Area Health Education Center regional directors and program directors from across the country to connect with colleagues, learn about opportunities for outside collaboration and grant writing, and spend a day on Capitol Hill.

2/10/2011 from 1 pm - 3 pm: Webinar sponsored by Minnesota Office of Rural Health & Primary Care

Help Create Great Ideas to Strengthen the Primary Care Workforce in Minnesota

Participate in regional planning for strengthening Minnesota's primary care workforce by attending one of eight two-hour "Great Ideas for Minnesota's Primary Care" regional strategic input planning meetings in February. Complete registration information is online.

The meetings are sponsored by HealthForce Minnesota and the regional Area Health Education Centers (AHECs). Funding for this project comes from a federal HRSA Primary Care Workforce Grant.

2/4/2011 from 1 pm - 3pm in Minneapolis, sponsored by Minnesota Urban AHEC.

Help Create Great Ideas to Strengthen the Primary Care Workforce in Minnesota

Participate in regional planning for strengthening Minnesota's primary care workforce by attending one of eight two-hour "Great Ideas for Minnesota's Primary Care" regional strategic input planning meetings in February. Complete registration information is online.

The meetings are sponsored by HealthForce Minnesota and the regional Area Health Education Centers (AHECs). Funding for this project comes from a federal HRSA Primary Care Workforce Grant.

2/3/2011 - Faces of AHEC Day at the Minnesota State Capitol


The Minnesota Area Health Education Center Network will be hosting The Faces of AHEC event at the Minnesota State Capitol on Thursday, February 3, 2011.

Program Director Barbara Brandt, Ph.D., and directors from the six Minnesota AHEC regions plan to share current progress and initiatives during the second annual event, which includes lunch and networking with Minnesota AHEC board members and staff, state legislators, leaders from the Academic Health Center at the University of Minnesota, regional partners and health professions students.

For more information, please contact the MN AHEC Program Office.

1/20/2011- Minnesota Urban AHEC Board Meeting


1/20/2011- Minnesota Urban AHEC Board Meeting

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