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  • November 19, 2020 6:46 PM | Anonymous

    MPHA Members:


    The Journal of Health Promotion Practice has 8 articles on Centering Native Voices with free access until Nov. 30th:


    https://journals.sagepub.com/topic/collections-hpp/hpp-2-health_promotion_practice_native_american_indigenous/hpp


    Centering Native Voices: Engagement, Knowledge, and Participation for Prevention from Indigenous Communities


  • November 18, 2020 10:16 AM | Anonymous

    MPHA Members,


    Fellow member Nora Barnett is available to review proposals or consult on ideas for these two funding opportunities! 



    The Network of the National Library of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region has two new funding opportunities, the Quick Response COVID-19 Health Information Outreach Award and the All of Us Awareness and Virtual Engagement Award. Both awards offer up to $49,999 each. Up to seven awards will be granted. More info is available at https://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding


    Please apply to and to share this information with anyone who might be interested in applying. Note that there is a November 30th deadline for applications. 


    If you have questions or would like to discuss proposal ideas, please contact Nora at nora-barnett@uiowa.edu



    Nora Barnett, MSLIS, AHIP

    Pronouns: she/her/hers

    Outreach Specialist

    Network of the National Library of Medicine

    Greater Midwest Region 

    Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa


  • November 18, 2020 8:28 AM | Anonymous

    Region V Public Health Training Center presents:


    Implicit Bias: Using Brain Science to Understand, Recognize and Counter It


    December 2, 11:00 am CST


    Many of our communities and organizations are seeking to understand how stigma and discrimination interacts within our system and personal behaviors, and distorts individual and public health outcomes. This has created a focus on Implicit Bias and Diversity and Inclusion trainings, however the research shows us that spotting unconscious bias in your own mind, in the moment, is almost impossible. So how do we change our biases, and our behaviors? Join us to explore and challenge implicit bias by working with the architecture of the brain, not against it.

    This webinar will support you and your teams to:
    1. Understand the neuroscience behind cognitive bias and it’s impact on individuals and teams
    2. Recognize where organizational missteps happen when attempting to roll out cognitive bias mitigation

    3. Learn practical science-based approaches to hack your brain’s biased perceptions


    Register at: https://thenationalcouncil-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LC5Y06ZBRwGl7yUZU1bDvQ



  • November 13, 2020 4:01 PM | Anonymous

    The Minnesota Society for Public Health Education (MN SOPHE) is looking for a Student Representative to fill the vacant role from January 1st, 2021 – December 31st, 2021. This role will provide experience for the student to volunteer in a leadership position to promote health education and health promotion in Minnesota. Please email Suzanne Driessen at driessen@umn.edu if you are interested in taking on this leadership position.


    Download the flyer


    The Student Representative Description:

                A. Provide student perspective to chapter activities.

                B. Serve as a resource to Minnesota’s public/community health students from all state public and private higher education institutions that offer a course of study in health education, promotion, community health or public health.

                C. Serve as a resource and connection to SOPHE’s Student Representative Committee.

                D. Develop (with Membership input) a strategic plan for chapter for upcoming year. 

                E. Engage in special projects or activities as requested by the Executive Committee and approved by the Board of Officers.

                F. Serve as Chair of the Student Member Committee.

    G. Student Representative must be a member of MNSOPHE or become a member at the time of their appointment.

               

     “I have nothing but good things to say about this position.  Prior to serving as the student representative, I had some experience with working with a board and planning events but nothing like the experience I gained from working with MN SOPHE. Throughout this position I had the opportunity to meet and work with many professionals within the public health field. I also gained skills I will definitely use in my future career.  I learned networking, planning, communication, and leadership skills, just to mention a few. Everyone on the MN SOPHE board is more than willing to help you with anything you need. I got the opportunity to interview one of our board members for a class assignment, she even gave me some names of people who teach at a graduate school I might be interested in. The student representative position will give you great experience of what it might be like working in the public health field, networking opportunities, and it is definitely something that will stand out on your resume.”

    -Madeline Anderson-Sarno, 2020 MN SOPHE Student Rep.


  • November 13, 2020 2:26 PM | Anonymous
     
     

    UPCOMING WEBINAR

    The Future of the COVID-19 Response: The New Administration, Vaccines, and the Health Care System

    DATE AND TIME

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020
    12:00 - 1:00 PM CST
     Today
     
    Register


     

    SPEAKERS

    Michael Osterholm

    University of Minnesota Center of Infectious Disease Research and Policy 
    Named to the Biden-Harris Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board

    Hemi Tewarson

    Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy

    Katherine Dallow

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

    With a new administration and a highly successful vaccine in the making, panelists will discuss what we can expect in the next few months for health care. As COVID-19 outbreaks are rapidly rising across the country and experts warn of a winter that could be the most deadly phase. The pandemic has created rapid and unprecedented challenges to the United States’ health care system, as well as new opportunities for innovation and collaboration. Our expert panel of speakers will explore the path forward and solutions for where we are now. Speakers will discuss: 

    • What’s next at the federal level COVID-19 response, including vaccine distribution, testing, and the economic response.
    • The COVID-19 response at the state level, including policy and plans for reducing transmission and for equitable vaccine distribution.
    • Plans for further vaccine development, distribution, and addressing vaccine hesitancy. 
    • How health plans are planning for 2021 in terms of testing, vaccine distribution, and ensuring continuity of care for members.

  • November 10, 2020 12:44 PM | Anonymous

    Research and Innovation Forum

    ACS CAN Minnesota 2020 Research and Innovation Forum

    Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm


    Register Now


    MPHA members are invited to the November 19 annual American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Research and Innovation Forum. While the event is virtual and will look a little different, participants can expect thoughtful discussion around cancer care and research in Minnesota.


    The event will explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted cancer care, screenings, and research. 87% of patients say the pandemic has affected their cancer care in some manner. What’s more, this pandemic has underscored the health inequities that exist in health care.


    This is your chance to hear from leaders working to prevent cancer, advance research, and create a more equitable health care system in Minnesota. Confirmed program speakers include Commissioner Jan Malcolm, Minnesota Department of Health; Dr. Shaji Kumar, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center; Dr. Jeffrey Miller, Masonic Cancer Center; Ann Nyakundi, United Family Medicine; Tsega Tamene, Pillsbury United Communities; and Representatives Rena Moran and Lisa Demuth, Minnesota House of Representatives.


    ACS CAN is the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, working to make cancer a priority for lawmakers and candidates at the federal, state, and local levels.


    Cancer hasn’t stopped during a global pandemic. ACS CAN and partners are committed to making sure all Minnesotans have a fair and just opportunity to prevent, find, treat, and survive cancer.


    Learn more and RSVP www.fightcancer.org/mnforum



  • November 10, 2020 12:33 PM | Anonymous




    Friday, December 4

    11:00 am - 2:30 pm

    Click here for tickets


    The Center for Justice and Law presents our half day conference Abolition and the Money Bail System featuring nationally renowned activist and scholar, Mariame Kaba, on Friday, December 4th 11:00am-2:30pm.

    Join us for an in-depth conversation on the money bail system and its impact featuring prominent scholars, activists, practitioners, and justice-impacted community members.


    The following CE credits will be available:

    • Continuing Legal Education (pending)
    • Minnesota Board of Social Work (pending)

    Panelists:

    • John Choi, Ramsey County Attorney
    • Sarah Walker, Vice President of Voting Rights Lab
    • Elizer Darris, ACLU Minnesota Organizer
    • Leslie Redmond, President of the Minneapolis NAACP
    • Octavia Smith, President Emeritus, Minnesota Freedom Fund
    • Jared Mollenkof, Public Defender for Hennepin County
    • David Sparks, Justice-Impacted Community Member

  • November 10, 2020 8:23 AM | Anonymous


    Minnesota CHW Alliance Registry Launching Monday, November 9th, 2020!


    It's with great pleasure that the Minnesota Community Health Worker Alliance announces the launch of the MN CHW Registry. The Registry went live on Monday November 9, 2020. All CHWs, CHW supervisors, employers, and stakeholders are invited to discover the benefits of being a part of a statewide CHW Registry. The platform offers CHWs and employers alike a place to connect, foster relationships, and have access to technical support, professional development, training and employment opportunities. Don’t wait, the first 75 CHWs that register will receive $10 off registration fee! Please use coupon code: newregistr


    Where can I find more information
    - Head to the Alliance website, there is a FAQs page located under the Minnesota CHW Registry tab

    -View a registry, how-to register video located under the same tab

    -Attend a Q&A session on the CHW Registry in early November; to join a session please register on our Eventbrite page: MN CHW Registry Q&A.

    Please direct questions to: mnchwallianceregistry@gmail.com 


    A representative from the Alliance will be hosting a Q&A session on the CHW Registry this Thursday, November 12 from 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM CST. To join this session, please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/.../mn-chw-registry-qas...

  • November 04, 2020 8:19 AM | Anonymous

    MPHA Members,

    Hope you can check out our Leadership Co-Chair, Ann Zukoski's upcoming webinar!


    You are invited!

    COVID-19: Stress and Using Systems Theory to Evaluate Public Health Response to a Viral Pandemic

    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM on 20 Nov 2020
    Webinar

    REGISTER NOW

    COVID-19: Stress and Using Systems Theory to Evaluate Public Health Response to a Viral Pandemic


    In December 2019, COVID-19 appeared and spread rapidly impacting countries worldwide. In January 2020, the US public health system initiated its response to address the virus spread and impact  – a focus on flattening the curve. Working with limited resources and facing uncertainty, state, local and tribal public health partners initiated localized response to protect communities. This presentation shines light on how systems theory informed one state’s public health agency’s response. Presenters will share how the context of COVID-19 and related stress impacts staff and the role evaluators can play to support strong decision-making.  The presentation will focus on how adaptive action, a deceptively simplistic approach, can be used as an evaluation method during uncertain times. Join us to discuss how systems theory can help us understand patterns and frame a response for communities in Minnesota. 

                                                           

    Ann Zukoski, DrPH, MPH, conducts research and evaluation of community-based and public health initiatives. She has a strong interest in using systems thinking and use of participatory evaluation to assess systems and policy change. She leads the Evaluation and Research Team at the Office of Statewide Health Improvement Initiatives at the Minnesota Department of Health. She is a co-author with David Fetterman and Lilliana Rodriquez-Campos of the book, Collaborative, Participatory and Empowerment Evaluation- Stakeholder Involvement Approaches.


    Liana R.N. Schreiber, MPH, RDN is a Research Scientist at the Minnesota Department of Health.  In this role, she helps collect and analyze the collection of statewide data around policy, systems, and environmental changes to create healthier communities, provides support to local public health agencies to develop evaluations, and co-leads the evaluation of food service guidelines projects for CDC grants.

    This event will help develop the following evaluator competencies: reflecting on evaluation formally or informally to improve practice (Professional Practice 1.5), attending to systems issues within the context (Context 3.4), promoting evaluation use and influence in context (Context 3.8), and attending to the ways power and privilege affect evaluation practice (Interpersonal skills 5.5). 




  • November 03, 2020 1:04 PM | Anonymous



    Friday, December 4th from 11:00 AM - 02:30 PM

    Abolition and the Money Bail System

    The Center for Justice and Law presents our half day conference Abolition and the Money Bail System featuring nationally renowned activist and scholar, Mariame Kaba, on Friday, December 4th 11:00am-2:30pm. 


    Join us for an in-depth conversation on the money bail system and its impact featuring prominent scholars, activists, practitioners, and justice-impacted community members. Register here! 


    The following CE credits will be available:

    • Continuing Legal Education (pending)
    • Minnesota Board of Social Work (pending)

    Panelists:

    • John Choi, Ramsey County Attorney 
    • Sarah Walker, Vice President of Voting Rights Lab 
    • Elizer Darris, ACLU Minnesota Organizer
    • Leslie Redmond, President of the Minneapolis NAACP
    • Octavia Smith, President Emeritus, Minnesota Freedom Fund 
    • Jared Mollenkof, Public Defender for Hennepin County 
    • David Sparks, Justice-Impacted Community Member
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