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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.

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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.

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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

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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 www.umcrookston.edu/admissions 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 www.umcrookston.edu/admissions.

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

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

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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

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

Where:
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

Description:
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.

Presenter:
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 jneppel@umn.edu

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

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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

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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

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Minnesota's nonprofit organizations ask Minnesotans to give to their favorite charities at GiveMN.org 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).

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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 bgapsa@umn.edu 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
Minneapolis

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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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
10:00am-3:00pm
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

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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

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Diversity Networking and Scholarship Event
Thursday, October 6, 2011
3-5PM
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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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 www.mngero.org to register for this webinar by Sept. 23.

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

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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

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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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Migranthealthservices.jpgTo honor Farmworker Health Day, Migrant Health Services Inc is hosting an Open House.

Thursday, August 11th from 4-7pm
Townsite Center
810 4th Ave S, Suite 101
Moorhead, MN

Take a tour of the clinic and the mobile unit, check your blood pressure, become aware of farmworkers in the U.S., and learn more about the services provided by Migrant Health Services Inc!

National Farmworker Health Day is a part of the week-long celebration of Community and Migrant Health Centers. The special needs and contributions are highlighted on this day.

For more information on this event or our services, please e-mail Peter Turpin.

8/9/2011 - Scrubs Camps, Grades 6,7, & 8 - Avera Marshall

Scrubs Camp at Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center
Aug 9, 2011
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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  • Hands-on activities
  • A glimpse behind the scenes at the hospital
  • Access to health care professionals
  • Scrubs attire for each student
  • Information on health careers such as: pharmacy, diagnostic imaging, long-term care, laboratory, emergency care, therapy and more!

Scrubs Camp is open to 40 students entering 6th, 7th and 8th grades in the 2010-2011 school year.

Register today!

Sponsored by Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center and Southern Minnesota Area Health Education Center

smallkahler2011.jpgThe new president of the University of Minnesota, Eric Kaler, will visit communities in southern Minnesota next Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 2-3.

Kaler will discuss his vision for the future of the university, learn about the university's many connections to Minnesota's agriculture and farm industry, and meet with key leaders.

More details can be found here.

6/27-6/28/2011 - Minnesota Rural Health Conference

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The Minnesota Rural Health Conference "Cornerstones of Rural Health: Access, Community, Quality Value" is June 27-28, 2011, in Duluth, Minnesota.

The MN AHEC Network will be an exhibitor at the conference and Central MN AHEC will be giving a presentation.

For more information contact Minnesota Rural Health Conference at 218-727-9390 or rhrc@ruralcenter.org.

6/21-6/23/2011 - North Shore H.O.T. Camp

Northeast MN AHEC invites 8th -12th grade students to take part in the 2011 North Shore Health Occupations Today(H.O.T.) Camp June 21 through June 23, 2011.

This 3-day program is for students who have an interest in a health career. Attendees will get a chance to meet professionals, tour health care facilities, and engage in hands-on activities.
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Explore careers such as:
-Emergency Medicine
-Nursing
-Pharmacy
-Athletic Training
-Physical Therapy
-Surgery
-Massage Therapy & many more!

Applications must be received by June 3rd, 2011. For more information, please contact Brittany Chopp at 218-312-3010.

6/15-6/17/2011 - Camps to Careers, Focus on Health Care

Central MN AHEC is hosting Camps to Careers, Focus on Health Care, a program for students in grades 9 to 12 with interest in health care.

Camps to Careers, Focus on Health Care(C2C) is an exciting opportunity for students to explore and prepare for exciting, high-wage, high-demand careers in the health care field.
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Students can 'try on' careers through interactive, hands-on projects. Participants will also receive resources and guidance to take the next steps in their career development.

CCH will be held on the University of Minnesota Morris campus and will feature a variety of experts from the health care field.

In addition, students will stay on campus for the two nights of camp, and get the experience of living on a university campus.

Registration forms are now being accepted.
The priority registration deadline is May 15, 2011.

Cost: $50 per participant which includes dorm room, meals, and activities.

When: June 15, 16, 17, 2011

Questions? Contact Central MN AHEC Regional Specialist Lori Larson at 218-736-1690.

The cost for this camp is subsidized by Minnesota's Pathways to Employment Initiative.

6/13-6/15/2011 - Moose Lake H.O.T. Camp

Northeast MN AHEC invites 8th -12th grade students to take part in the 2011 Moose Lake Health Occupations(H.O.T.) Camp June 13 through June 15, 2011.

This 3-day program is for students who have an interest in a health career. Attendees will get a chance to meet professionals, tour health care facilities, and engage in hands-on activities.
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Explore careers such as:
-Emergency Medicine
-Massage Therapy
-Pharmacy
-Clinical Laboratory Science
-Nursing
-Public Health
-Dental Hygiene & many more!

Applications are due May 27th, 2011.
For more information, please contact Brittany Chopp at 218-312-3010.

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The Center on Aging and Minnesota Area Geriatric Education Center are pleased to welcome J. Andrew Billings, MD, co-director of Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care, as keynote speaker to the June 1, 2011, Summer Institute.

The 2011 Summer Institute: Understanding Palliative Care Across Settings, will provide an opportunity for health professionals, clinicians, administrators, educators,

MAGEC-logo.giffaculty and students to learn from national and local experts about the implementation of palliative care programs in health care and community settings, including active initiatives across Minnesota.

Please see the 2001 Summer Institute Brochure for additional information and registration details.

5/3-5/6/2011 - 34th NRHA Annual Rural Health Conference

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The Minnesota Rural Health Association is offering their membership the opportunity to participate in a cyber conference on palliative care that will describe working models and future opportunities to offer these services in rural Minnesota. mnruralhealth.jpg

Date: Friday, April 29,2011
Time: 12 Noon-1 P.M.
Topic: Palliative Care: Opportunities and Successes in Rural Minnesota

Palliative care aims to reduce suffering and improve the quality of life for people with advanced illness and their families. It is offered at the same time as all other medical treatments a person may be receiving (intended to provide comfort and relieve pain and other symptoms of chronically ill and dying patients).

Since 2008, Stratis Health, with the assistance from the Fairview Health Services' Palliative Care Program, has led palliative care initiatives with 16 rural Minnesota communities to assist in the development of community-based palliative care services.

In September 2010, the Northeast Minnesota AHEC was awarded a three-year $600,000 grant through the Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration CFDA: 93.912 for the Rural Health Workforce Development Program. The project title is Palliative Care Initiative (Pall CI).

The goal of the Northeast Minnesota AHEC's Pall CI is to train, support, recruit, and retain primary care and allied health care professionals who have a commitment to providing palliative care in the Northeast Minnesota AHEC's mnHEALTHnet Network.

Learn about the findings from this work, additional opportunities for community support for developing rural palliative care services

Presenters:
Janelle Shearer, RN, BSN, MA: Janelle is a program manager with Stratis Health and is currently leading the Stratis Health Rural Palliative Care Projects.

Brendan L. Ashby, MBA, MPH, CHES, FACHE: Brendan is the executive director of the Northeast Minnesota Area Health Education Center (AHEC).

If you have interest in participating in this cyber conference, please contact Judith Neppel RN, MSA, Executive Director, Minnesota Rural Health Association to register.

Accelerating the Future: The Changing Face of Health in America
An event of the School of Public Health Continuing Education Roundtable

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Coffman Memorial Union

Objectives for the event:

1. Explore strategies that target the underlying causes of health disparities in minority, immigrant, and low income populations.

2. Examine policy level strategies to reduce health disparities. We will specifically focus on the intersection of immigration and health care reform in reducing health disparities.

3. Examine institutional and other level strategies to reduce health disparities. We will focus on strategies at the institutional (i.e. health care system) and other levels to reduce cancer disparities.

An agenda and registration information can be found on the University of Minnesota School of Public Health website.

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

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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.

On Friday, April 8th, 2011, nursing students from central Minnesota are invited to participate in the Students Investing in Nursing's Future-Geriatrics (SIN-G) Event at Alexandria Technical College.

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Central MN AHEC is hosting the event along with the University of Minnesota School of Nursing and West Central Initiative. This event is supported through a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Partners Investing in Nursing's Future
(PIN) program, and local matching funds.

You are welcome to review the agenda and contact Laurissa Stigen, Director of Central MN AHEC, for more information.

University of Minnesota School of Public Health Student Research Day
Monday, April 4, 2011
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Coffman Memorial Union Great Hall

All are welcome to join School of Public Health students and learn about their research interests. A list of students presenting posters and their topics is available online.

SPH Student Research Day is a time to:

* Honor and celebrate the research endeavors of public health students.
* Show others the kind of research activities possible in public health by students.
* Encourage students to consider further research in their public health careers.
* Give all SPH students the experience of developing and presenting a poster.

The Health Careers Center at the University of Minnesota is hosting a Collaborative Health Care Event on March 31.

The goal of the event is for pre-health professionals to learn to develop strategies to work collaboratively. Dr. Stephen Schondelmeyer, a world expert in health care systems, will begin the night speaking about team-based implications of health care reform.

Thursday, March 31, 2011
6:00 - 8:00pm
Science Teaching & Student Services Building
Room 412
222 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Please contact the Health Careers Center with questions and RSVP online.

3/11/2011 - Bridges Career Exploration Day

The fourth annual Bridges Career Exploration Day will take place at Central Lakes College in Brainerd, MN on March 11, 2011 from 9AM to 1:30PM.

The Bridges Career Exploration Day showcases more than 150 regional high-demand careers with hands-on demonstrations, simulators, and breakout sessions are all a part of the experience. Make plans to participate in the Bridges Career Exploration Day.

Central MN AHEC and health professions students from the University of Minnesota will be participating in the health services career cluster.

2/28/2011 from 1pm - 3pm in Winona, sponsored by Southeast MN 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.

2/24/2011 from 10am - 12pm in Brainerd, sponsored by Central MN 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.

2/23/2011 from 1pm-3pm in Detroit Lakes, sponsored by Northwest MN 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.

2/18/2011 from 11am - 1:30pm in Hibbing, sponsored by Northeast MN 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.

2/16/2011 from 2pm-4pm in Willmar, sponsored by Southern MN 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.

2/16/2011 from 9am - 11am in Mankato, sponsored by Southern MN 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.

2/10/2011 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.

2/4/2011 - Give Kids a Smile Day at Apple Tree Dental Clinics

"Give Kids a Smile" day at Apple Tree Dental Clinics in Hawley & Fergus Falls, MN

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Two Apple Tree Dental Clinics will be participating in the annual American Dental Association's Give Kids a Smile Day on February 4 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hawley Clinic and the Fergus Falls Clinic.

This nationwide event designates a day for free dental care for children who may have difficulty accessing dental care. The clinic will be providing dental care to individuals age three to 20.

Services provided may include basic restorative procedures, simple extractions and patient exams. Allied Dental Students will perform cleanings, radiographs, sealants, fluoride application and oral health education.

Those interested in scheduling appointments in Hawley, please call 218-483-1038 or in Fergus Falls call 218-998-2218.

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

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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 - First Meeting of Scrubs & Scopes in Central MN

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Scrubs and Scopes
Thursday, January 20, 2011 4:00-5:00pm
What is your passion? There may be a career opportunity in health care for you. Sign up and check it out! Scrubs & Scopes is a new health careers club for 7th and 8th grade students.

Meet all kinds of health care providers - See an operating room - Try out your hand in suturing (stitches) - Many more hands-on experiences!

Seventh and eighth grade students in the Fergus Falls area who are interested in Scopes and Scrubs should apply soon by calling Cheryl Buck at 736-8471 or clicking on Education and Events at Lake Region's website.

1/20/2011- Minnesota Urban AHEC Board Meeting

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1/20/2011- Minnesota Urban AHEC Board Meeting

December 1, 2010 is the deadline for MN Health Professional Loan Forgiveness Programs through the Office of Rural Health and Primary Care at the Minnesota Department of Health.

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According to the Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, the purpose of Minnesota's Loan Forgiveness Program is the recruitment and retention of health care professionals to needed areas and facilities within Minnesota.

Applications are available online. Note that most programs require applicants to apply while still enrolled in a program of study or residency.

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Loan forgiveness is an important benefit for health care professionals as well as health care facilities and communities experiencing a shortage of access to primary health care services.

Contact Amy Vallery for information on these programs at amy.vallery@state.mn.us or 651-201-3870.

11/10/2010 - Central MN AHEC Board Meeting

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Central MN AHEC Board of Directors Meeting
Long Prairie, MN

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10/20/2010 - Author Event: The Country Doctor Revisited

4 p.m., Oct. 20, University of Minnesota Bookstore, Coffman Memorial Union

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The Country Doctor Revisited by Therese Zink, M.D., M.P.H.

Join Therese Zink, M.D., M.P.H., family medicine faculty and Rural Physician Associate Program Associate Director for Research and Evaluation, as she reads and discusses an anthology she edited, capturing the joys and tribulations of rural health.

10/28-10/29/2010 - National AHEC Organization Fall Conference

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National AHEC Organization Fall Conference
Washington, DC - Oct. 28-29, 2010

The National AHEC Organization's Fall Conference will be held October 28th and 29th in Washington, DC. This meeting is designed for center directors and program directors to connect with colleagues and learn about opportunities for outside collaboration and grant writing.

The planned agenda includes a presentations by HRSA leadership on AHEC's role in health care reform, panels on new and expanded AHEC collaborative activities, updates on AHEC legislation, external relations, publications and evaluation activities, and a discussion of best practices for productive center/program director partnerships.

More information on the National AHEC Organization's website.

10/8/2010 - Lunch and Learn: Nursing in Central MN

Central MN AHEC and West Central Initiative Present
Lunch and Learn: Central MN Nursing Workforce

Learn about what schools of nursing in Central MN are doing to ensure that nurse graduates are competent in caring for older adults.

October 8, 2010 from 12-1:30PM at West Central Initiative, 1000 Western Ave, Fergus Falls, MN 56537

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To RSVP or for more information, please contact Denise Kvern

10/6/2010 - Bemidji State University Grad Prep for Seniors Event

Bemidji State University Grad Prep for Seniors Event

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 10:00AM
Beaux Arts Ballroom, Hobson Memorial Union, Bemidji State University

Grad Prep for Seniors is an event to help seniors and juniors strategically plan for graduation and beyond. Information on interviewing, internships, employment, and graduate education will be available.

10/4/2010 - Health Careers Center Hosts the Health Careers Fair

ahc_article_249319.jpg The Health Careers Center at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, will host a Health Careers Fair on Monday, Oct. 4 from 12 - 3:30pm in the Great Hall at Coffman Memorial Union.

Visit with MN AHEC staff, learn about health professions programs across the University, and other health careers opportunities.

Click here for the promotional poster.

9/27-9/29/2010 - Rural Physicians Associate Program Orientation

The 2010-2011 class of Rural Physicians Associate Program (RPAP) trainees completed an intensive orientation program at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities September 27th through 29th.

The students will begin their clerkships across Minnesota on October 4th. Thirty-four of the students will spend the nine-month program in rural Minnesota and two MetroPAP students will be located in North Minneapolis.

MN AHEC staff will present opportunities available around the state to enhance the RPAP and MetroPAP experience.

9/22/2010 - Community Involvement Fair

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Coffman Union, Great Hall
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Community and Service-Learning Center at the University of Minnesota presents the Community Involvement Fair.

This big, 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.

8/19-8/20/2010 - 1Health: Connecting with Partners

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MN AHEC will present and participate in the 1Health: Connecting with Partners conference on August 19th and 20th, 2010 in Chanhassen, MN.

MN AHEC and Academic Health Center Office of Education partners in health care education from across the state have been invited.

8/3-8/5/2010 - Farm Fest

Southern MN AHEC will take part in the Farm Fest event August 3-5, 2010 on the Gilfillan Estate in Redwood County, MN.

With over 40,000 attendees, it is the largest outdoor agricultural event in the state.

Visit Southern MN AHEC staff at their booth during the event.

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