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The Office for Equity and Diversity at the University of Minnesota is proud to sponsor the Multicultural Kickoff, which helps first-year students make a successful transition to college by building community and identifying academic and cultural supports on campus. It provides an opportunity for you to meet students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Multicultural Kickoff begins Tuesday morning August 28 and concludes Wednesday before Welcome Week begins.

Multicultural Kickoff offers a unique opportunity to:

* Connect with other new students and returning students and develop new friendships
* Build relationships with multicultural students, staff, and faculty
* Learn about faculty expectations in the classroom
* Learn about programs and services on campus that will make you successful
* Make valuable multicultural connections that can support your educational goals

Please contact Jasmine Omorogbe for registration information or with questions at 612-625-7308.

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:

Health Care Career Camp Coming June 13-15, 2012

Central Minnesota Area Health Education Center Camps to Careers in Healthcare will be held on the University of Minnesota-Morris campus June 13-15, 2012.

This is an exciting opportunity for 2012-13 school year 10th - 12th grade students to explore and prepare for exciting, high-wage, high-demand careers in the health care field. Students can 'try on' careers through interactive, hands-on projects led by a variety of health care provider experts. Participants will also receive resources and guidance to take the next steps in their career development.

In addition, students will stay on campus for the two nights of camp, and get that "university" experience. Cost is $100 per participant which includes dorm room, meals, and activities. The cost for this camp is subsidized by Central Minnesota Area Health Education Center. Students are required to arrange transportation to and from camp.

Space is limited. Priority registration deadline is May 15, 2012. Applications will be accepted beyond this date if space is still available.

Download an application here .

For further questions contact Regional Specialist Lori Larson at Central MN AHEC, 218-736-1690 or

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:
End of Life Training-1.pdf


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

9/23/2011 - Health Care Ethics Workshop

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The Minnesota Rural Health Association is sponsoring the rural health advocacy day at the Minnesota State Capitol on April 7, 2011 from 9:30-2:30AM.

Staff from Minnesota AHEC will participate in the event.

More information can be found at

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