MN Urban AHEC staff took part in the Twins Cities Economic Summit on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 at the Urban Research and Outreach/Engagement Center (UROC). The event was a forum for community leaders to discuss strategies to create jobs and build up the economic security for African American and people of color in the Twin Cities.
Representative Bobby Joe Champion and MN Urban AHEC Director Pam Cosby converse at the economic summit.
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, Representative Bobby Joe Champion, Representative Jeff Hayden, Representative Rena Moran and State Senator John Harrington were among the political leaders and community leaders in attendance and presenting at the event.
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton listens to community leaders.
Abstracts will be considered for workshops, discussion groups, research papers, demonstrations, and posters. The deadline for responding to the Call for Abstracts is April 29, 2011. Submissions can be made online.
Barbara F. Brandt, Ph.D., Director of MN AHEC and Associate Vice President for Education, Academic Health Center, University of Minnesota, is a Co-Chair for Collaborating Across Borders III.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable.
You can see other HRSA funded programs working to improve access to health care services in Minnesota and other states at the HRSA in Your State website.
In addition, more than half of the students are expected to go into primary care residency programs (internal medicine, family practice, or pediatrics). Primary care is the area of focus for MN AHEC as there is a great need for these practitioners in rural and urban areas. This year, all of the family practice residency slots filled across the state.
Match Day is coordinated by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), a private, not-for-profit organization established in 1952 at the request of medical students to provide an orderly and fair mechanism to match the preferences of applicants to U.S. residency positions with the preferences of residency program directors for those applicants.
The Bridges Career Exploration Day at Central Lakes College in Brainerd on March 11 drew more than 2,300 high school students from across central Minnesota to sample more than 150 career options through interaction with professionals in health care, business, public service, and higher education.
Career clusters highlighted during the event were business, management, and administration; arts, communications and information systems; agriculture, foods, and natural resources; human services; engineering, manufacturing, technology; health services; and liberal arts.
Event attendees Education Commissioner Dr. Brenda Cassellius, Minnesota State Representative John Ward (District 12A) meet with RPAP students Dan Freeman(Detroit Lakes), Brainerd Erin Norby(Brainerd) and Katelyn Rogers(Aitkin).
Central MN AHEC was part of the planning committee for the health services career cluster. University of Minnesota health professions students and Central MN AHEC staff also participated in guiding the health services careers cluster activities. More than 183 non-profits, businesses, higher education institutions, and other organizations contributed to the success of the event.