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  • 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
  • November 03, 2020 10:36 AM | Anonymous

    Upcoming Webinar Reminder

    Overdose Crisis in Transition:
    Changing Trends in a Widening Drug Death Epidemic


    Join SHADAC on Tuesday, November 10th at 1:00 PM Central / 2:00 PM Eastern for a webinar discussing the latest data and analysis regarding the U.S. opioid crisis.

     

    For nearly two decades, the United States has experienced a growing epidemic of drug overdose deaths. But even by standards of the rapidly evolving opioid crisis, mortality data from 2018 illustrate a stark transformation: While the U.S. recorded rare declines in death rates from prescription opioids and heroin, overdose deaths from synthetic opioids continued their rise. The year also highlighted the dramatic ascent of emerging substances in the changing crisis, as overdose death rates from cocaine and psychostimulants (e.g., methamphetamine) reached record highs and outpaced overdose deaths from prescription opioids.

    Focusing on these recent developments in the opioid crisis, an upcoming SHADAC webinar will
    concentrate on analyzing and discussing changes in overdose deaths in more recent years, especially in 2018. 
    Using the latest available data, Senior Research Fellow Colin Planalp will detail changing trends—both in terms of substances and subpopulations of concerns—across the nation and among the states.

    Mr. Planalp will also be joined by SHADAC Research Fellow Robert Hest, who will explain how to access and use the data on opioid-related overdose deaths through SHADAC’s State Health Compare website.

    Event Resources
    The Opioid Epidemic (SHADAC Resource Page)

    Overdose Crisis in Transition: Changing National and State Trends in a Widening Drug Death Epidemic (Briefs)

    50-State Analysis of Drug Overdose Trends: The Evolving Opioid Crisis Across the States (Infographics)

    After drop in 2018, newer data indicate a resurgence in drug overdose deaths


  • October 30, 2020 10:22 AM | Anonymous




    MPHA Friends,


    The UMN SPH Maternal & Child Health Interest Group on Monday, November 9th at 10:10 AM CST is sponsoring a speaker lecture by Amy Haddad, Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs for the Association of MCH Professionals (AMCHP). Her talk is titled "Advancing Maternal and Child Health Through Legislation and Policy". We hope to see you there on Zoom! 


    Amy Haddad leads AMCHP in advocacy for Title V appropriations; she promotes AMCHP's policy priorities, represents AMCHP in various policy coalitions, and supports the Legislative and Health Care Finance Committee. Prior to assuming her current position, she served as the Associate Director of Government Affairs for more than three years. Before joining AMCHP, Ms. Haddad served as the director of public policy for Children's Cause for Cancer Advocacy and brings over seven years of Capitol Hill experience, including six years as legislative assistant to Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA). In addition, she spent over two years living in Tel Aviv as the country director of a small nonprofit organization. 

    Zoom Information:

    https://umn.zoom.us/j/95143256377?pwd=bis3ZlFyc29xTU9sSHNIU01Ud0Nzdz09
    Passcode: ZmKm03

    Or Join by Telephone: +1 651 372 8299
    Webinar ID: 951 4325 6377
    Passcode: 147062
      


    Please click on the above date & time to add the Zoom link to your Google calendar and, as always, don't hesitate to reach out to sphmchig@gmail.com if you have any questions or accessibility concerns!  


  • October 29, 2020 1:56 PM | Anonymous


    Friday, October 30th from 12-2:30pm.


    Community Health, Research, and Trauma: Scholarly Perspectives from Young Black Scholars - virtual panel presented by Hamline University


    This panel will feature scholars who research at the intersection of trauma and community-based research. We will consider questions such as: how can data collection practices be harmful? How does this connect with experiences of generational trauma, grief, and exploitation of the most impacted communities? This will be an open panel discussion with an opportunity for thoughtful cross-sector conversations on best practices needed moving forward. Register for the event here. 


    The following CE credits will be available: 

    • MN Board of Psychology 
    • MN Board of Behavioral Health (LPC & LPCCs)
    • MN Board of Social Work (pending)

    Look out for our upcoming events (CE/CLEs will be available):  

    • October-November: Weekly CJL Spotlight on the 2020 Election 
    • Friday, December 6th: Money Bail System & Public Health: Roots, Consequences, Pathways Forward 



                                                

  • October 23, 2020 2:37 PM | Anonymous


    The Saint Paul and Minnesota Foundation presents the 14th Annual Facing Race Awards, first airing Sunday, Oct. 25, 7 pm.


    The Facing Race Awards offer an annual recognition of anti-racism activists and organizations in Minnesota. They are a way to honor those in our community who challenge absent and harmful narratives on race, build solutions that unite, instead of divide, and push for justice and equity. Through these Awards, we celebrate and learn from those leading the way forward.


  • October 23, 2020 1:15 PM | Anonymous


    Hindsight 2020: Our Health, Our Future


    A conference on Urban Planning through the Equity Lens


    COVID-19 has amplified our nation’s structural inequities as evident in racial disparities in deaths, access to care, income distribution, and police brutality against Black lives. This year's Hindsight Conference calls on planners and policy makers to center racial justice in our understanding of health and the environment. Join us and take action towards centering the Black and Brown existence in health, joy, creativity, and healing.

    The two day, virtual event from November 12-13, 2020 will focus on diversity and social equity not solely as a topic at a conference, but as a lens through which all planning and community development should be implemented.


    Learn more & register at: https://www.hindsightcon.com/

  • October 09, 2020 9:55 AM | Anonymous
    Charting the Pathto Health Equity A 20/20 Review of the Political Determinants of Health

    QUIE AND PETERSON GLOBAL HEALTH LECTURE

    Charting the Path to Health Equity:
    A 20/20 Review of the Political Determinants of Health


    In our collective effort to achieve health equity, both in the US and around the globe, contributing factors beyond access to healthcare providers can often have a larger influence on the health of a community.


    In this year’s Quie and Peterson Global Health Lecture, our featured speakers will highlight the ways in which political determinants of health have a far greater impact on our ability to achieve health equity than we may realize, and how the long lasting impact of decisions made by our political leaders can influence the health of generations to come.

    All are welcome to join us on October 26, 2020 from 11:30–1:00pm ct to learn more about the political determinants of health in advance of the 2020 U.S. elections.

     

    Our annual Quie & Peterson Global Health Lecture honors the work of Dr. Paul G. Quie and Dr. Phillip K. Peterson, striving to continue their legacy of global health leadership and to inspire the next generation of global health leaders.

    MEET THE SPEAKERS

    Ilona Kickbusch, Ph.D.


    Professor Ilona Kickbusch has had a distinguished career with the World Health Organization and was the director of the Global Health Division at Yale University School of Public Health and responsible for the first major Fulbright Program on global health.

    MEET THE SPEAKERS

    Daniel Dawes, J.D.


    Attorney Daniel E. Dawes is a nationally recognized leader in the health equity movement and has led numerous efforts to address health policy issues impacting vulnerable, underserved, and marginalized populations. 

    MEET THE SPEAKERS

    Laura Bloomberg, Ph.D.


    Dr. Laura Bloomberg is professor and dean of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Her academic research focuses on community-based leadership, program evaluation, and elementary/secondary educational policy.

    Quie & Peterson Global Health Lecture 


    Monday, October 26, 2020
    11:30–1:00 pm ct


    This event is free, open to the public, and available online.

    Reserve your spot at the virtual Quie & Peterson Global Health Lecture.

    Unable to attend the first session of our Mini Medical School: A Focus on Global Health? Don't worry!
    You can still register and you'll get the recording of the first session along with access to the next two live panels. Our next session covers how global health is local health by connecting global health to the health of Minnesota.

    Register for Mini Medical School: A Focus on Global Health.

    Contact the Center

    University of Minnesota Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility

    Mayo Memorial Building C311, Mail Code MMC329

    420 Delaware St. S.E.

    Minneapolis, MN 55455


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