Community Health Services Mailbag: 17 October 2018 - Minnesota ...

 
Community Health Services Mailbag: 17 October 2018
In This Bulletin: General Information, On the Calendar, Jobs and Careers

General Information
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     Now Accepting Applications for the Evidence Based Family Home Visiting Grant Program
     NEW Minnesota public health advocates honored for leadership, impact and service
     Share the News: New Nicotine Addiction Health Advisory and Updated School E-cigarette Toolkit
     NEW Apply for NACCHO’s WASH Emergency Preparedness and Response Workgroup
     NEW New Funding Opportunities: DASH CIC-START and Mentor Programs
     Call for Proposals: Health Care Homes Learning Days
     NEW Survey: Benefits of Public Transportation in Greater MN

On the Calendar
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     NEW 10/15-11/26: Why Treaties Matter Exhibition (Fergus Falls)
     NEW 10/18, 10/23: Webinar Series on Trauma and the Opioid Epidemic
     10/22-26: Strategies for Trauma Awareness & Resilience (STAR) Training (Minneapolis)
     10/23: Aitkin LinkED - Building Resiliency & Critical Incident Risk Management (Aitkin)
     10/23-24: Statewide Toward Zero Deaths Conference (Mankato)
     NEW 10/24: Insatiable: The Cult of Fat Shaming (Minneapolis)
     NEW 10/24: Advancing Justice Through Restorative Networks (St. Paul)
     NEW 10/24: Utilizing Academic Partnerships to Enhance Capacity in Small Health Departments (webinar)
     10/24, 10/30: Rural Health Listening Sessions (Marshall, Alexandria)
     10/24, 10/25, 11/1: 2018 Radon Stakeholder Meetings (various locations)
     10/25: Hearing and Vision Screening for Nurses (Thief River Falls)
     10/25: Hearing and Vision Screening for Screeners (Thief River Falls)
     10/25: Freedom From Smoking Facilitator Training (St. Paul)
     10/25: Collateral Consequences Conference: Life After Conviction (St. Paul)
     10/25: It's Time to Talk: Forums on Race (Minneapolis)
     10/25-26: Many Faces of Community Health Annual Conference: Community Centered Care and the People We
        Serve (Bloomington)
     10/25-26: 2018 Minnesota Prevention Program Sharing Conference (St. Cloud)
     NEW 10/25, 10/31: Webinar Series: How Storytelling and Sharing Lessons Learned Can Add Value to Your
        Organization
     10/26: Refugee Mental Health (Minneapolis)
     10/27: Interprofessional Discussion of Healthcare Ethics Conference (Duluth)
     10/29: Understanding ACEs: Building Self-Healing Communities in St Peter
     10/29-30: First Annual Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Conference (Coon Rapids)
     NEW 10/30: Mental Well-Being and Resilience Learning Community October: Reducing Isolation and Promoting
        Connection Between New Immigrants and Minnesota Women (various locations)
     10/30: School Indoor Air Quality Training (webinar)
     10/30: Labor Trafficking: Intersections With Your Work (Windom)
     10/30: Early Services and Jail Diversion (Andover)
    NEW 10/30: Northern e-Health Collaborations and Transitions of Care Summit (Bemidji)
       NEW 11/1: What's Your Story? How Identity & Culture Impact Community Engagement (St. Paul)
       11/1-2: 2018 Got Your Shots? Immunization Conference (Minneapolis)
       11/2: Minnesota Oral Health Coalition 2018 Conference (Andover)
       11/3: 2018 NAMI Minnesota State Conference: Transforming Attitudes (St. Paul)
       11/5, 11/12: Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) Training (webinar)
       11/5-8: COS-Parenting Facilitator Training (St. Cloud)
       11/5: HIV Professional Development Course (Minneapolis)
       NEW 11/8: Equity Summit (St. Paul)
       11/8: Mental Health First Aid (Carlton)
       11/10-14: APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo (attend virtually)
       NEW 11/13: Opioids and Behavioral Health (webinar)
       11/16: Beyond ACEs: Building Resilience across Communities and Generations (New Brighton)
       11/27-28, 1/15-16, 4/16-17: Minnesota Network Learning Community (St. Cloud)
       11/28: Intercultural Development: Effective Dialogues Across Difference (St. Paul)
       NEW 11/28: Power and Language: Engaging in Difficult Dialogues Across Difference (St. Paul)
       12/3: Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (Rochester)
       12/3: Let's Talk about Sex (Minneapolis)
       12/14: Hepatitis C Educator Training (Minneapolis)
       NEW 12/18: Reducing Underage Drinking with Practical Tools that Develop Social and Emotional Skills (webinar)

Jobs and Careers
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     Public Health Nurse, Carver County
     Opioid Program Technician, Duluth Police Department
     Nutritionist, Otter Tail County Public Health
     Research Scientist 2, Minnesota Department of Health
     Public Health Nurse - Family Health, Blue Earth County
     Community Health Nurse, Bois Forte Band of Chippewa
     Dakota County Health Promotion Specialist - (SHIP Grant Funded Through October 2019)
     NEW Health Program Representative Intermediate, Minnesota Department of Health
     Healthy Living Manager, Minneapolis Health Department
     NEW Health Education Program Assistant, Ramsey County Child and Teen Checkups
     NEW Intermittent Registered Dietitian (On-Call), Dakota County
     Nurse Home Visitor / Public Health Nurse, Supporting Hands Nurse-Family Partnership
     Public Health Nurse, Wright County
     Public Health Nursing Manager, Pierce County Health Department, WI
     Sexually Exploited and Trafficked Youth Coordinator, Lower Sioux Community
     AmeriCorps VISTA, College Health Corps, Minneapolis College

General Information
Now Accepting Applications for the Evidence Based Family Home Visiting
Grant Program
General Info: Title     Now Accepting Applications for the Evidence Based Family Home Visiting Grant Program
                        The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the
General Info:
                        Evidence-Based Home Visiting (EBHV) Grant Program. This is a competitive funding opportunity
Description
                        that will support the implementation of evidence-based home visiting models in communities
that serve families in need. Eligible applicants include community health boards, non-profits,
                      and tribal nations. The Minnesota EBHV Grant Program has an estimated total amount of $26
                      million for grantee funding under this RFP for the period of May 1, 2019 – December 31, 2022.
                      Applicants may choose to apply for an implementation grant for the purpose of start-up or
                      expansion of services using an evidence-based home visiting model.

                      Important Dates: An informational webinar will be held on October 11, 2018. Letters of Intent
                      are due October 17, 2018. Applications are due on December 14, 2018.
Contact: Name         Minnesota Department of Health: Family Home Visiting
Contact: Email        health.fhvgrants@state.mn.us
Contact: Website      http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/cfh/program/fhv/grant.cfm

Minnesota public health advocates honored for leadership, impact and
service
General Info: Title   Minnesota public health advocates honored for leadership, impact and service
                      Minnesota’s public health community honored five people and three groups for outstanding
                      contributions to public health in Minnesota at an October 10 awards ceremony held in
                      conjunction with the annual Community Health Conference in the Brainerd area.

                      The 2018 Community Health Award recipients include:
                      Daniel Huff, director, Environmental Health, Minneapolis Department of Health, Minneapolis
                      (Jim Parker Leadership Award)
                      Terry Ristinen, epidemiologist, Minnesota Department of Health, Bemidji (Jack Korlath
                      Partnership Award)
General Info:         Sandy Tubbs, Director, Horizon Public Health, Alexandria (Commissioner's Award for
Description           Distinguished Service in Community Health Services)
                      Dr. Jokho Farah, director of quality and population health, People’s Center Clinic, Minneapolis
                      (Lou Fuller Award for Distinguished Service in Eliminating Health Disparities)
                      Rose Jost, Richfield Advisory Board of Health, Richfield (Award for Outstanding Dedication to
                      Local Public Health)
                      Meeker-McLeod-Sibley Healthy Communities Leadership Team (Certificate of Recognition)
                      Metro-Area Environmental Health Partners - Super Bowl Food Defense and Food Safety
                      operation (Certificate of Recognition)
                      Minneapolis Health Department and Youth Tobacco Prevention Community Partners (Certificate
                      of Recognition)
Contact: Name         Minnesota Department of Health: Center for Public Health Practice
Contact: Website      http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/opi/pm/awards/

Share the News: New Nicotine Addiction Health Advisory and Updated
School E-cigarette Toolkit
                      Share the News: New Nicotine Addiction Health Advisory and Updated School E-cigarette
General Info: Title
                      Toolkit
                      The Minnesota Department of Health recently released a health advisory on nicotine and the
General Info:         escalating risk of addiction for youth. This advisory dives deeper into the threat of nicotine
Description           addiction. Youth e-cigarette use has risen dramatically in Minnesota in the last three years, with
                      an almost 50 percent increase in high school student e-cigarette use since 2014. This is a major
public health concern. Youth use of nicotine increases their risk of addiction, and can make them
                      more susceptible to addiction to tobacco products and other substances in the future. Nearly all
                      e-cigarettes contain nicotine, and popular e-cigarettes, like JUUL, are sleek and concealable and
                      often used in schools by students. It is important that school staff are familiar with these
                      products and that they have the resources to educate students on the risks of e-cigarette use.
                      To help address youth e-cigarette use in schools, the MDH also released an updated school
                      toolkit outlining resources and opportunities for action by school administrators, educators,
                      teachers, and health services staff. MDH recommends immediate action requiring the
                      participation of parents, educators, health care providers, and policy makers.

                      - Press Release: Health department issues back-to-school warning on nicotine and e-cigarettes
                      - Health Advisory: Nicotine and the Escalating Risk of Addiction for Youth (PDF)
                      - School Toolkit: Addressing Student Use of E-cigarettes and other Vaping Products (PDF)

                      Access these resources and more at www.health.mn.gov/ecigarettes.
Contact: Name         Parker Smith
Contact: Email        parker.smith@state.mn.us
Contact: Website      www.health.mn.gov/ecigarettes

Apply for NACCHO’s WASH Emergency Preparedness and Response
Workgroup
General Info: Title   Apply for NACCHO’s WASH Emergency Preparedness and Response Workgroup
                      NACCHO (the National Association of County and City Health Officials) is accepting applications
                      for the 2018-2019 Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Emergency Preparedness and
                      Response Workgroup.

                      To advance WASH emergency preparedness and response among LHDs, NACCHO is currently
General Info:
                      accepting applications from professionals who have prepared for and/or responded to a WASH
Description
                      emergency in the last five years (including professionals from infectious disease, environmental
                      health and public health preparedness) to join the WASH Emergency Preparedness and
                      Response Workgroup for the 2018-2019 calendar year.

                      The application is open until October 29, 2018 at 5:00pm ET.
Contact: Name         NACCHO (National Association of County and City Health Officials)
Contact: Website      http://essentialelements.naccho.org/archives/11997

New Funding Opportunities: DASH CIC-START and Mentor Programs
General Info: Title   New Funding Opportunities: DASH CIC-START and Mentor Programs
                      Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) is pleased to announce two funding opportunities
                      intended to help local collaborations advance their efforts to share and use multi-sector data to
                      improve community health. Register for upcoming informational webinars to learn more!
General Info:
                      DASH CIC-START PROGRAM
Description
                      DASH CIC-START provides support for near-term activities that help local collaborations take
                      meaningful steps toward planning or implementing multi-sector data systems. Up to 15 CIC-
                      START contracts of up to $25,000 will be available. Who should apply? Members of local
collaborations that have an actionable opportunity to advance their community's data sharing
                      efforts that is strategic, timely, actionable, replicable, and targeted.

                      Informational webinar: November 1 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET
                      Application deadline: November 16, 2018, 3:00 pm ET
                      More information: http://dashconnect.org/cic-start/

                      DASH MENTOR PROGRAM

                      The DASH Mentor Program supports six experienced organizations to create opportunities that
                      foster learning and implementation for small groups of "mentees." Each cohort will be led by a
                      Mentor and comprised of communities that share a common interest in improving their local
                      capacity to share multi-sector data as it relates to a particular topic area. Approximately 25
                      mentees will be selected for 6 cohorts. Each mentee will receive up to $5,000 to support
                      participation in the mentorship. Who should apply? Members of local collaborations that would
                      like to participate in small group sessions and receive technical assistance from a DASH Mentor
                      on specific topics over the course of 10 months.

                      Informational webinar: October 29 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET
                      Mentee applications due: November 9, 2018
                      More information: http://dashconnect.org/mentor-program/
Contact: Name         Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH)
Contact: Website      http://dashconnect.org/

Call for Proposals: Health Care Homes Learning Days
General Info: Title   Call for Proposals: Health Care Homes Learning Days
                      Health Care Homes seeks proposals for concurrent breakout sessions at its daylong learning
                      event on April 10, 2019.

                      The proposal deadline is November 9, 2018.

                      Breakout sessions are 60 minutes in length. Proposals may include individual or group
General Info:         presentations (up to four presenters per session). Proposals should align with conference
Description           objectives of enhancing knowledge and skills to: (1) re-think assumptions about creating health
                      and health equity for all Minnesotans, (2) redesign care delivery to enhance community health
                      and restore joy in practice, and (3) re-tool for the transition to value-based payment.

                      About Learning Days: The annual Learning Days conference brings together more than 300
                      health care providers, public health professionals and community partners to exchange
                      information, advance health transformation, and build relationships.
Contact: Name         Minnesota Department of Health: Health Care Homes
Contact: Website      http://www.health.state.mn.us/healthreform/homes/collaborative/learningdays2019.html#ld191

Survey: Benefits of Public Transportation in Greater MN
General Info: Title   Survey: Benefits of Public Transportation in Greater MN
                      The Minnesota Department of Transportation is funding a study, being conducted by
General Info:
                      researchers at North Dakota State University, about the benefits of public transportation in
Description
                      Greater Minnesota. As part of the study, we are surveying individuals across the state to collect
information and opinions about how transit services benefit their communities. You are invited
                    to complete this survey, which can be found at the link provided. You may receive this email a
                    couple times, please complete the survey once. To reach the survey, copy and paste this link in
                    your browser: https://ndstate.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1ZKe7s5ldYKVaWF Participation is
                    entirely your choice. Your input is unique and important to understanding the benefits of public
                    transit. Please complete the survey even if you are not familiar with or use public transit in your
                    community. The survey is asking about the benefits of public transit services and is not an
                    evaluation of a transit provider or transit services in your area. Results of the study will provide
                    valuable information about transit benefits across the state, but it will not directly impact
                    funding or service levels. If you have any questions about the project, please contact Sara
                    Dunlap, principal planner with MnDOT, at 651-366-4194 or sara.dunlap@state.mn.us, or Jeremy
                    Mattson, assistant professor at North Dakota State University, at 701-231-5496
                    or jeremy.w.mattson@ndsu.edu. Your input is greatly appreciated!

Contact: Name       Sara Dunlap
Contact: Phone      651-366-4194
Contact: Email      sara.dunlap@state.mn.us
Contact: Website    https://ndstate.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1ZKe7s5ldYKVaWF

On the Calendar
10/15-11/26: Why Treaties Matter Exhibition (Fergus Falls)
Event Name          Why Treaties Matter Exhibition
Event: Host
                    Otter Tail County Historical Society, Minnesota Humanities Center
Organization(s)
Event: Start Date   10/15/2018
Event: End Date     11/26/2018
Event: Location     Otter Tail County Historical Society 1110 W Lincoln Ave, Fergus Falls, Minnesota 56537
                    (Oct. 15. 2018-Fergus Falls, Minn.) – “Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and
                    Ojibwe Nations” is a new traveling exhibition that explores Native nations in Minnesota and the
                    history of treaty making with the United States. The exhibit will open on October 15, 2018 at the
                    Otter Tail County Museum in Fergus Falls where it will be on view through November 26. This
                    exhibition is part of a statewide tour that visits locations throughout the state under the
                    auspices of the Minnesota Humanities Center and its partner, the Minnesota Indian Affairs
                    Council.

                    This exhibit reveals how Dakota and Ojibwe treaties with the U.S. government affected the lands
Event Description
                    and lifeways of the Indigenous peoples of the place we now call Minnesota, and explains why
                    these binding agreements between nations still matter today. It is meant to share important
                    cultural information with all Minnesotans, that they may better understand the true
                    circumstances surrounding Minnesota land, its use, and even the treatment of the land’s
                    Indigenous peoples today.

                    “Treaties are agreements between self-governing, or sovereign, nations,” says Kevin Leecy,
                    chairman of the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe and chairman of the Minnesota Indian Affairs
                    Council. “Native Nations existed long before the formation of the United States.”
The exhibition includes 20 free standing banners with evocative text, historical and
                    contemporary photographs and maps and a 10-minute video entitled, “A Day in the Life of the
                    Minnesota Tribal Nations.” The exhibit was developed with money from the Arts and Cultural
                    Heritage Fund that was created with a vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008
                    and the Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation.
Contact: Name       Otter Tail County Historical Society, Minnesota Humanities Center
Contact: Website    http://www.mnhum.org/treaties

10/18, 10/23: Webinar Series on Trauma and the Opioid Epidemic
Event Name          Webinar Series on Trauma and the Opioid Epidemic
Event: Host
                    National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health
Organization(s)
Event: Start Date   10/18/2018
Event: End Date     10/23/2018
Event: Location     Webinars
                    This is Your Brain on Drugs. This is Your Brain on Trauma.
                    Thursday, October 18, 2018 2:00 pm
                    Many of us remember the PSA: This is Your Brain on Drugs. Although the “war on drugs” has
                    had many unintended negative consequences, we remember the egg in the skillet—a powerful
                    image connecting brain function to drug use. Since the 80’s we’ve learned much about the
                    effects of both trauma and opioids on brain structure and chemistry. In this webinar, we will
                    provide participants the tools to confidently discuss the basic science of the surprisingly similar
                    effects of trauma and opioids on the brain, as well as medication and therapeutic interventions,
                    with clients, colleagues, and policy makers.

Event Description   Substance Use, Trauma and Domestic Violence: Critical Issues, Promising Approaches
                    Tuesday, October 23, 2018 2:00 pm
                    Substance use is a challenging issue facing domestic violence survivors and the programs that
                    serve them. The national opioid epidemic has intensified the problem. But progress is being
                    made. We are identifying promising approaches and building community capacity to address
                    the complex needs of survivors. Recognition of the impact of trauma on survivors’ use of
                    substances as well as the role of substance use-related coercion by perpetrators has led to more
                    integrated approaches. This webinar will highlight strategies for addressing the multiple factors
                    that contribute to substance use in the context of domestic violence; promising approaches to
                    the opioid epidemic by rural domestic violence programs; and an evidence-based intervention
                    to increase safety for people dealing with substance use and trauma.
Contact: Name       National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health
Contact: Website    https://ncdvtmh.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=ncdvtmh

 10/22-26: Strategies for Trauma Awareness & Resilience (STAR) Training
(Minneapolis)
Event Name          Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) Training
Event: Host
                    Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute
Organization(s)
Event: Start Date     10/22/2018
Event: End Date       10/26/2018
Event: Location       Minneapolis
Event: Cost           $850 – $995
                      Join the Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute for Strategies for Trauma Awareness and
                      Resilience (STAR) Training on Monday, October 22 – Friday, October 26 in Minneapolis, MN. The
                      STAR Training teaches best practices to become trauma-informed, resilience-oriented, and
Event Description     restorative justice-focused care that promote healing and provides a path toward reconciliation.
                      It is a five-day multi-cultural training for professionals, paraprofessionals, and laypersons to
                      learn how to become empowering individuals and communities. STAR graduates are better
                      prepared to assist when confronted with individual and community traumas.
Contact: Name         Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute
                      https://www.eventbrite.com/e/strategies-for-trauma-awareness-resilience-star-training-tickets-
Contact: Website
                      46617391874

10/23: Aitkin LinkED - Building Resiliency & Critical Incident Risk
Management (Aitkin)
Event Name            Aitkin LinkED - Building Resiliency & Critical Incident Risk Management
Event: Host
                      Life Link III
Organization(s)
Event: Start Date     10/23/2018
Event: Location       Forty Club 960 2nd Street NW Aitkin, MN 56431
Event: Cost           Free
                      5:15PM - 5:45PM Registration
                      5:45PM - 6:00PM Welcome
                      6:00PM - 7:00PM Building Resiliency: How to Protect the Caregiver
Event Description     7:00PM - 8:00PM Critical Incident Risk Management

                      Join Life Link III for an evening of education and to earn continuing education. This event will
                      feature wellness presentations and a meal hosted by Life Link III.
Contact: Name         Life Link III
                      https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aitkin-linked-building-resiliency-critical-incident-risk-
Contact: Website
                      management-tickets-50875914229

10/23-24: Statewide Toward Zero Deaths Conference (Mankato)
Event Name            Statewide Toward Zero Deaths Conference
Event: Host           Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths Program and the Minnesota Departments of Public Safety,
Organization(s)       Transportation, and Health
Event: Start Date     10/23/2018
Event: End Date       10/24/2018
Event: Location       Verizon Center Mankato, MN
Event: Registration
                      10/9/2018
Deadline
Event: Cost         $105
                    Attorneys; Child Passenger Safety Advocates; City and County Engineers; Departments of
                    Transportation, Public Safety, and Health Employees; Driver Educators; Drug Recognition
Event: Audience     Evaluators; EMS and Health Care Personnel; Government Employees; Judges; Law Enforcement
                    Officials; Local and State Elected Officials; Probation Staff; Public Health Officials; Safe
                    Communities Coalitions; Traffic Safety Stakeholders
                    This conference provides a forum for sharing information on best practices in engineering,
                    enforcement, education, and emergency medical/health services and for identifying new
Event Description   approaches to reducing the number of traffic fatalities and life-changing injuries on Minnesota
                    roads.

Contact: Name       Julie Megow
Contact: Phone      612-625-2765
Contact: Email      ccapsconf5@umn.edu
Contact: Website    http://www.minnesotatzd.org/events/conference/info/index.html

10/24: Insatiable: The Cult of Fat Shaming (Minneapolis)
Event Name          Insatiable: The Cult of Fat Shaming
Event: Host
                    University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Organization(s)
Event: Start Date   10/24/2018
Event: Location     Mayo D199 420 Delaware St. SE Minneapolis, MN 55455
Event: Cost         Free
                    Wednesday, October 24
                    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Event Description   We call obesity a public health crisis but how do we address disordered eating without fat
                    shaming or disrespecting food traditions within diverse communities? How do we show up as
                    caring professionals and still work with diverse communities on the joy of “ordered” eating?
                    Using the Netflix series ‘Insatiable’, Stephanie Chrismon will lead a very important conversation.
Contact: Name       University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Contact: Website    http://www.sph.umn.edu/event/insatiable-cult-fat-shaming/

10/24: Advancing Justice Through Restorative Networks (St. Paul)
Event Name          Advancing Justice Through Restorative Networks
Event: Host
                    MSP Network Weaving Community of Practice
Organization(s)
Event: Start Date   10/24/2018
                    Wilder Center (Amherst H. Wilder Foundation) 451 Lexington Parkway North Saint Paul, MN
Event: Location
                    55104
Event: Cost         $15-$30
Anyone interested in Network Weaving. If this is your first session with us, we encourage you to
                    come at 9:00 to attend the half-hour Intro to Network Weaving to help ground the rest of the
Event: Audience
                    session.

                    We'll spend a full day together thinking about the relationship between Networks, Justice, and
                    White Supremacy. We'll read Tema Okun's article about White Supremacy Culture
                    (http://www.cwsworkshop.org/PARC_site_B/dr-culture.html) and explore our own relationships
Event Description
                    to the culture, the impact it has on networks, the impact networks have on the culture, and
                    antidotes we can embrace to help restore our networks to more generative cultural conditions.

Contact: Name       MSP Network Weaving Community of Practice
                    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/advancing-justice-through-restorative-networks-tickets-
Contact: Website
                    50291963617

10/24: Utilizing Academic Partnerships to Enhance Capacity in Small
Health Departments (webinar)
Event Name          Utilizing Academic Partnerships to Enhance Capacity in Small Health Departments
Event: Host
                    American Public Health Association (APHA)
Organization(s)
Event: Start Date   10/24/2018
Event: Location     Webinar
                    cademic health department partnerships — formal partnerships between health departments
                    and academic institutions — have the potential to enhance the capacity of the organizations
                    involved and offer a variety of benefits.

                    Join the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice and the Public
                    Health Foundation to hear how the Kent City Health Department in Ohio is utilizing an academic
                    health department partnership with Kent State University to expand its capacity and support its
                    journey toward Public Health Accreditation Board accreditation. For this small health
Event Description
                    department with seven full-time employees, this partnership is broadening its capabilities;
                    speeding up PHAB accreditation efforts; and providing a thought-provoking, real-world
                    experience for Kent State students.

                    Academic Health Department Learning Community member Michael Anguilano III, accreditation
                    coordinator for the Kent City Health Department, will join the webinar to share this success story
                    of an academic health department partnership in action and will be available for questions and
                    discussion.
Contact: Name       Kathleen Amos
Contact: Email      kamos@phf.org
                    https://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/apha-calendar/webinar-events/2018/academic-
Contact: Website
                    partnerships

10/24, 10/30: Rural Health Listening Sessions (Marshall, Alexandria)
Event Name          Rural Health Listening Sessions
Event: Host
                    Minnesota Department of Health
Organization(s)
Event: Start Date   10/24/2018
Event: End Date     10/30/2018
Event: Location     10/24: Marshall; 10/30: Alexandria
Event: Cost         Free
Event: Audience     Anyone who works in, works with, or uses rural health care
                    Wednesday, October 24: Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center 300 South Bruce Street
                    Marshall, MN 56258; 11:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.

                    Tuesday, October 30: Alomere Health (KFA Douglas County Hospital) 111–17th Avenue East
                    Alexandria, MN 56308; 4:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.

Event Description
                    The purpose for our upcoming October rural health listening sessions—in Alexandria, Bemidji,
                    Chisholm, Marshall and Waseca—is to gather information to inform our Rural Hospital Flexibility
                    Program (Flex) and other state Office of Rural Health and Primary Care projects. The Flex
                    Program was created to improve access and quality, and focuses on Minnesota's Critical Access
                    Hospitals (CAH) as the hub of rural systems of care. If you would like to attend, please to RSVP
                    to: Emma Distel at 651-201-3528.
Contact: Name       Minnesota Department of Health: Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Contact: Website    http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/orhpc/flex/forum/index.html

10/24, 10/25, 11/1: 2018 Radon Stakeholder Meetings (various locations)
Event Name          2018 Radon Stakeholder Meetings
Event: Host
                    Minnesota Department of Health
Organization(s)
Event: Start Date   10/24/2018
Event: End Date     11/1/2018
Event: Location     Blaine (10/24), Mankato (10/25), St. Cloud (11/1)
Event: Cost         Free
                    Radon Professionals
Event: Audience
                    Local Health Agencies (Please note: Local Partner meetings are being scheduled)
                    The Minnesota Department of Health’s Radon Stakeholder meetings are coming up. They will
                    take place at the end of October and early November. We will be covering a number of
                    important topics including the Radon Licensing Rules, Standards, License Application IT System,
                    Enforcement, Inspections and audits, and QA/QC plans. Six hours of Category I Continuing
                    Education credits will be provided to NRPP certified individuals.

Event Description   October 24, 2018 9 am - 4 pm, SBM Fire Department, 11920 Ulysses St NE, Blaine, MN 55434
                    October 25, 2018 9 am - 4 pm, MDH Mankato District Office, 12 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 1205,
                    Mankato, MN 56001
                    November 1, 2018, 9 am - 4 pm, MDH St. Cloud District Office, 3333 W Division St, Suite 212, St.
                    Cloud, MN 56301

                    Register: https://survey.vovici.com/se/56206EE37EBF8D53
Contact: Name       Minnesota Department of Health
Contact: Email      tina.leland@state.mn.us
10/25: Hearing and Vision Screening for Nurses (Thief River Falls)
Event Name            Hearing and Vision Screening for Nurses
Event: Host
                      Minnesota Department of Health
Organization(s)
Event: Start Date     10/25/2018
                      Joint Operations/Facility Building - 250 125th Ave NE First Floor Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Event: Location
                      56701
Event: Registration
                      10/18/2018
Deadline
Event: Cost           $105
                      Nurses and other health professionals who use advanced level skills (using the otoscope,
                      tympanometer, and/or OAE) to perform hearing and vision screening for children through 20
Event: Audience
                      years of age in settings such as C&TC Clinics, Public Health, Early Childhood Screening, Head
                      Start, Schools.
                      08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

                      This seven hour workshop covers current basic and advanced hearing and vision screening best
                      practices for children birth through 20 years of age. The workshop includes recent updates in
Event Description
                      hearing and vision screening and criteria for referral, and the proper use and care of screening
                      equipment. The instructor(s) will demonstrate components of basic hearing and vision screening
                      in the morning session and advanced hearing and vision screening/exam skills in the afternoon.
                      Participants will have the opportunity to practice these skills to gain experience and confidence.
Contact: Name         Minnesota Department of Health: Community & Family Health Division
Contact: Website      http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/cfh/program/ctc/training.cfm

10/25: Hearing and Vision Screening for Screeners (Thief River Falls)
Event Name            Hearing and Vision Screening for Screeners
Event: Host
                      Minnesota Department of Health
Organization(s)
Event: Start Date     10/25/2018
                      Joint Operations/Facility Building - 250 125th Ave NE First Floor Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Event: Location
                      56701
Event: Registration
                      10/18/2018
Deadline
Event: Cost           $60

                      Any person who performs hearing and vision screening for children through 20 years of age in
                      settings such as C&TC Clinics, Public Health, Early Childhood Screening, Head Start, Schools.

Event: Audience
                      Note for Nurses (PHN, RN, LSN): This workshop covers all basics for audiometry and vision
                      screening. Nurses interested in advanced skills (ophthalmology, optometry, etc.) should also
                      register separately for and attend the Hearing and Vision Screening for Nurses workshop,
                      offered the same day in the afternoon, which includes these advanced screening skills.
                      08:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Event Description
This four hour workshop covers current best practices for basic hearing and vision screening of
                      children birth through 20 years of age. The workshop includes recent updates in hearing and
                      vision screening and criteria for referral. The proper use and care of screening equipment is also
                      discussed. The instructor(s) will demonstrate components of hearing and vision screening
                      specific to the screening environment and participants will have the opportunity to practice
                      these skills to gain experience and confidence.
Contact: Name         Minnesota Department of Health: Community & Family Health Division
Contact: Website      http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/cfh/program/ctc/training.cfm

10/25: Freedom From Smoking Facilitator Training (St. Paul)
Event Name            Freedom From Smoking Facilitator Training
Event: Host
                      American Lung Association
Organization(s)
Event: Start Date     10/25/2018
Event: Location       American Lung Association, 490 Concordia Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55103
Event: Registration
                      10/22/2018
Deadline
Event: Cost           $100
                      Partners interested in learning more about nicotine addiction and cessation, Partners who see
Event: Audience       patients/clients in a setting that would facilitate cessation (dieticians, nurses, social workers,
                      counselors, property managers, public health staff)
                      Increase capacity to support tobacco cessation in the community. Upon completion of the
                      course participants will be Certified Freedom From Smoking Facilitators and will have the skills
Event Description     and knowledge necessary to implement the program in a one on one or group setting. This one
                      day training will be held 8:30am - 4:00pm on Thursday, October 25th. To learn more or register,
                      visit bit.ly/FFSOCT25.
Contact: Name         Heidi Larson
Contact: Phone        651-337-5104
Contact: Email        Heidi.Larson@lung.org
Contact: Website      http://action.lung.org/site/TR/Program/ALAUM_Upper_Midwest?pg=entry&fr_id=18055

10/25: Collateral Consequences Conference: Life After Conviction (St.
Paul)
Event Name            Collateral Consequences Conference
Event: Host
                      MN Second Chance Coalition, Hamline University Center for Justice and Law
Organization(s)
Event: Start Date     10/25/2018
Event: Location       Hamline University Center for Justice and Law
Event: Cost           $25 to $100
                      This full-day conference addresses the challenges that individuals face after criminal conviction
                      including access to housing, employment, parenting, and voting rights. Presented by the
Event Description
                      Hamline Center for Justice and Law and the Minnesota Second Chance Coalition.
-- Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)
                    -- Featuring a keynote by Emily Baxter, founder of We Are All Criminals
                    -- CLE and CEU credit available
                    -- Presented by Minnesota Second Chance Coalition and Hamline University Center for Justice
                    and Law
                    -- Stay tuned for more details. #SaveTheDate #SecondChances #MN2ndChance
                    #CollateralConsequences
Contact: Email      cjl@hamline.edu
Contact: Website    https://hamline-university.ticketbud.com/collateral-consequences-life-after-conviction

10/25: It's Time to Talk: Forums on Race (Minneapolis)
Event Name          It's Time to Talk: Forums on Race
Event: Host
                    YWCA Minneapolis
Organization(s)
Event: Start Date   10/25/2018
Event: Location     Minneapolis Convention Center 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
Event: Cost         $150 per attendee
                    11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

                    In the last few years, we have seen how inequities around race, gender and faith impact our
                    communities. Through It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race, we commit to stand together to
                    address these inequities.

                    Please join YWCA Minneapolis for the 16th Annual It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race featuring
                    Caroline Wanga, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and Vice President of Human Resources at
Event Description   Target Corporation.

                    Research shows the foundation for sustained change is engaging dialogue. At It’s Time to Talk:
                    Forums on Race attendees will build their foundation through:

                    - Hearing a powerful keynote speaker
                    - Enjoying lunch with industry leaders
                    - Participating in facilitated dialogue at their table about lived experiences of race and racism in
                    Minnesota
Contact: Name       YWCA Minneapolis
Contact: Website    https://donate.ywcampls.org/event/2018-its-time-to-talk-forums-on-race/e194451

10/25-26: Many Faces of Community Health Annual Conference:
Community Centered Care and the People We Serve (Bloomington)
                    Many Faces of Community Health Annual Conference: Community Centered Care and the
Event Name
                    People We Serve
Event: Host         Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers, Minnesota Department of Health, Greater
Organization(s)     Twin Cities United Way
Event: Start Date   10/25/2018
Event: End Date     10/26/2018
Event: Location     Hyatt Regency Bloomington
Event: Cost         $30 to $300
                    Many Faces of Community Health is a 2-day conference that explores improving care and
                    reducing health disparities in underserved populations and among those living in poverty. Many
                    Faces brings information and resources on clinical care, public policy, and health innovations to
                    Minnesota’s health care community, with a focus on safety net providers.
Event Description
                    Our theme is Community Centered Care and the People We Serve. Many Faces looks at the role
                    of the safety net with a focus on meeting the needs of underserved people. We examine
                    community care innovations, health care delivery models, and other healthcare reform initiatives
                    that promote health equity, prevent and manage chronic diseases, and ensure access for all.
                    Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers, Minnesota Department of Health, Greater
Contact: Name
                    Twin Cities United Way
Contact: Website    https://manyfacesconference.org/

10/25-26: 2018 Minnesota Prevention Program Sharing Conference (St.
Cloud)
Event Name          2018 Minnesota Prevention Program Sharing Conference
Event: Host
                    Minnesota Prevention Resource Center
Organization(s)
Event: Start Date   10/25/2018
Event: End Date     10/26/2018
Event: Location     St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center 10 4th Ave. South St. Cloud, MN 56301
Event: Cost         $60 – $100
                    Community Coalition Leaders • Prevention Specialists • Substance Abuse & Mental Health
Event: Audience     Professionals • Parents & Youth • Student Affairs Professionals • Educators • Public Health
                    Professionals • Law Enforcement • Researchers • Faith Leaders
                    The conference supports people and organizations from across Minnesota to engage in
                    addressing the root causes of substance abuse.

                    WHY GO?
                    Explore the prevention field and be inspired by the passionate people doing impactful work
                    throughout our state
Event Description   Discover action steps, skills and learning strategies to provide the building blocks you need to
                    be successful
                    Utilize the latest data and research to inform your team and community
                    Experience the only Minnesota conference of its kind with your colleagues
                    Access highly relevant tools and resources to move your prevention initiatives forward
                    Connect and reconnect with others doing prevention work to learn, partner, and form
                    collaborations – be part of something BIG!
Contact: Name       Minnesota Prevention Resource Center
Contact: Website    https://mnprc.org/events/minnesotas-44th-annual-prevention-program-sharing-conference/
10/25, 10/31: Webinar Series: How Storytelling and Sharing Lessons
Learned Can Add Value to Your Organization
                    Webinar Series: How Storytelling and Sharing Lessons Learned Can Add Value to Your
Event Name
                    Organization
Event: Host
                    NACCHO (National Association of County and City Health Officials)
Organization(s)
Event: Start Date   10/25/2018
Event: End Date     10/31/2018
Event: Location     Webinars
Event: Cost         Free
                    Join NACCHO and the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation (AZHCF) for a two-part webinar
                    series exploring ways to share lessons learned from your community health programs and
                    rethink how you communicate your program milestones. Using the AZHCF Dissemination and
                    Communications Guide as a starting point, national-level speakers will walk you through how to
                    develop and disseminate your lessons learned and bring your program to life through
                    storytelling.

                    Part One – Communicate with Passion: Say Less and Let Them Remember More (Oct. 25, 12:00-
                    1:00pm ET). AZHCF President Rich Buckley and Executive Director Joyce Jacobson join with Leigh
                    Madden, Senior Vice President of Public Communications, Inc. to offer valuable insights into the
                    power and art of storytelling to advance your community-based program outcomes and lessons
Event Description
                    learned. Learn how to develop key messages and spread the word by leveraging social media
                    and conducting media outreach. Tips, tactics and templates will be shared to help bring your
                    program to life, including through photography and videography, and metrics to assess the
                    effectiveness of each communications tactic will be discussed.

                    Part Two – Disseminate Results: When You Care to Share the Very Best (Oct. 31, 12:00-1:00pm
                    ET). AZHCF Chairman James Blasetto, MD, MPH, FACC is joined by Gopal Sankaran, MD, DrPH,
                    MNAMS, CHES, a physician and public health professor, who will walk you through a step-by-
                    step process for disseminating your program results and lessons learned. Methods for
                    dissemination such as publication in scholarly journals, presentation at professional conferences,
                    and development of program toolkits will be discussed along with steps and tips for each.
Contact: Name       NACCHO (National Association of County and City Health Officials)
Contact: Website    http://essentialelements.naccho.org/archives/11885

10/26: Refugee Mental Health (Minneapolis)
Event Name          Refugee Mental Health
Event: Host
                    People Incorporated Training Institute
Organization(s)
Event: Start Date   10/26/2018
Event: Location     People Incorporated Huss Center for Recovery 2120 Park Avenue Minneapolis MN 55404
Event: Cost         $60
                    9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT

Event Description
                    This session will cover the history of civil war in Africa and how it caused displacement and
                    destruction which traumatized many refugees. Attendees will gain insight about psychological
issues refugee struggle with in the refugee camp, and in the hosting country. The presentation
                    will also cover how families view mental illness and how to improve cross cultural
                    communication about mental illness. Speaker will open a discussion for the audience about
                    behavioral and emotional issues refugees struggle with. will share the best way to approach
                    mental health issues in the refugee community to decrease potential misunderstanding.

Contact: Name       People Incorporated Training Institute
Contact: Website    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/refugee-mental-health-tickets-48849330663

10/27: Interprofessional Discussion of Healthcare Ethics Conference
(Duluth)
Event Name          Interprofessional Discussion of Healthcare Ethics Conference
Event: Host
                    University of Minnesota Medical School
Organization(s)
Event: Start Date   10/27/2018
Event: Location     UMN Medical School, Duluth Campus - Atrium 1035 University Drive Duluth, MN 55812
Event: Cost         Healthcare and Other Healthcare Professional: $75; Resident/Fellow/Student: $25
                    Our rural populations served by the local healthcare organizations and health professional
                    educational institutions have unique ethical concerns. Many conflicts in healthcare result from
                    differences between members of the healthcare team, as well as increased pressures such as
                    costs, sickness of patient and financing all impact ethical principles such as justice.

                    SESSION TOPICS:

                    Rural Opioid Abuse Crisis
                    Naloxone Training Session
Event Description   Gerontology & Aging Services
                    Cultural Understanding & Ethics in Rural Communities
                    Reimbursement/Patient Satisfaction
                    Violence in Healthcare
                    And more!

                    Registration Link: z.umn.edu/IDHE

                    This activity was rescheduled from April 13-14, 2018.

Contact: Name       Wendy Schwartz
Contact: Phone      218-726-7911
Contact: Email      wschwart@d.umn.edu
                    https://www.cme.umn.edu/courses-learning-opportunities/interprofessional-discussion-
Contact: Website
                    healthcare-ethics

10/29: Understanding ACEs: Building Self-Healing Communities in St
Peter
Event Name          Understanding ACEs: Building Self-Healing Communities in St Peter
Event: Host
                    Minnesota Communities Caring for Children
Organization(s)
Event: Start Date   10/29/2018
                    Nicollet County Human Services (River Conference Room) 622 South Front Street Saint Peter,
Event: Location
                    MN 56082
Event: Cost         Free
                    Parents, Teachers, Social Workers, Administrators, Medical Professionals, Law Enforcement,
Event: Audience     Childcare Providers, Faith Communities and Caring Adults.

                    The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study findings represent a paradigm shift in human
                    understanding of the origins of physical, social, mental, and societal health and well-being. We
                    now know that leading causes of disease and disability, learning and productivity problems, and
                    early death have their roots in the cumulative neurodevelopmental impacts of Adverse
                    Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
Event Description
                    The Understanding ACEs: Building Self-Healing Communities presentation provides information
                    about the ACE study, along with neurobiology that explains why ACEs impact people’s lives, and
                    what we can all do to dramatically improve health and resilience for this and future generations.
                    Lunch will be provided!

Contact: Name       Cindy McCabe
Contact: Phone      507-386-4510
Contact: Email      Cindy.McCabe@co.nicollet.mn.us
                    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-aces-building-self-healing-communities-in-st-
Contact: Website
                    peter-tickets-50403177260

10/29-30: First Annual Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
Conference (Coon Rapids)
Event Name          First Annual Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Conference
Event: Host
                    Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health
Organization(s)
Event: Start Date   10/29/2018
Event: End Date     10/30/2018
Event: Location     Streaming locations throughout the state, and Bunker Hills Event Center in Coon Rapids
Event: Cost         One day: $165; Both days: $300
                    This conference is designed to meet CEH (Continuing Education Hours) credits for many
Event: Audience     disciplines: psychology, social work, education, education administration, nursing, marriage and
                    family therapy, and behavioral health and therapy.
                    This conference:

                    Brings together multidisciplinary professionals working with very young children, their families
                    and caregivers
Event Description
                    Promotes Infant Mental Health principles to inform practice across disciplines, including:
                    Work with young children must always occur within the context of their primary relationships
                    The need for reflection in relationship-based work
                    Development informs the work
Infants and very young children and their families have unique relational and developmental
                       needs which require practitioners to have a unique set of skills
                       Explores how research informs practice and practice informs research
Contact: Name          Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health
                       http://www.macmh.org/programs/iec/minnesota-infant-and-early-childhood-mental-health-
Contact: Website
                       multidisciplinary-conference/#3

10/30: Mental Well-Being and Resilience Learning Community October:
Reducing Isolation and Promoting Connection Between New Immigrants
and Minnesota Women (various locations)
                       Mental Well-Being and Resilience Learning Community October: Reducing Isolation and
Event Name
                       Promoting Connection Between New Immigrants and Minnesota Women
Event: Host
                       Minnesota Department of Health
Organization(s)
Event: Start Date      10/30/2018
Event: Location        Various locations. See registration for details.
Event: Reg. Deadline   10/26/2018
Event: Cost            Free
Event: Audience        Everyone is welcome!
                       October Topic: Reducing Isolation and Promoting Connection Between New Immigrants and
                       Minnesota Women Erin Hart, Reconciliation Project Shaymaa Jakjook, Women's Friendship
                       Group Participant Social isolation and connectedness is a national concern; it is particularly acute
                       among new immigrants. Minnesota community members may want to support their newer
                       neighbors but may struggle with how and where to begin. Learn about the Women’s Friendship
                       group, a simple and profound experience that has supported and enriched the lives of everyone
Event Description      involved. Hear from two participants who will share their experiences with this group and how
                       you could start something like this in your community. This project flows from the work of the
                       Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to rebuilding
                       relationships, cultural understanding and respect between the United States and Iraq, with a
                       focus on the arts, cultural and professional exchange, and humanitarian
                       projects. https://reconciliationproject.org/about/

Contact: Name          Anna Lynn
Contact: Phone         651-201-3627
Contact: Email         anna.lynn@state.mn.us
Contact: Website       http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/cfh/topic/mentalhealth/community.cfm

10/30: School Indoor Air Quality Training (webinar)
Event Name             School Indoor Air Quality Trainings
Event: Host
                       Minnesota Department of Health
Organization(s)
Event: Start Date      10/30/2018
Event: Location        Webinar
Event: Cost         Free
Event: Audience     School staff, service providers, health professionals
                    School Indoor Air Quality Training Public schools must have health and safety programs that
                    comply with health, safety, and environmental regulations and best practices, including indoor
                    air quality (IAQ) management. One best practice is that public schools have an IAQ Coordinator.
                    This training will discuss the state’s best practices for school IAQ management.
Event Description
                    Webinar: October 30, 2018 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

                    For more information and to register visit the MDH Indoor Air Unit website
Contact: Name       Tranter, Daniel
Contact: Phone      651-201-4618
Contact: Email      daniel.tranter@state.mn.us
Contact: Website    www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/indoorair/schools/training.html

10/30: Labor Trafficking: Intersections With Your Work (Windom)
Event Name          Labor Trafficking: Intersections With Your Work
Event: Host
                    Southwest Crisis Center
Organization(s)
Event: Start Date   10/30/2018
Event: Location     Windom Community Center 1750 Cottonwood Lake Drive Windom, MN 56101
Event: Cost         $40
                    Human trafficking is a complex issue that requires a high level of collaboration. Attendees with
                    gain insight and knowledge about what labor trafficking looks like, definitions, dynamics and
Event Description   what to look for. Throughout the course of the day participants with be able to apply screening
                    tools and protocol development in case studies as well as hear from experts in different fields.

Contact: Name       Southwest Crisis Center
Contact: Phone      507-376-4311
Contact: Email      juli@mnswcc.org
                    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/labor-trafficking-intersections-with-your-work-tickets-
Contact: Website
                    47850144069

10/30: Early Services and Jail Diversion (Andover)
Event Name          Early Services and Jail Diversion
Event: Host
                    Knowing Why Group, LLP
Organization(s)
Event: Start Date   10/30/2018
Event: Location     Anoka County Sheriff's Office - Community Center 13301 Hanson Blvd NW Andover, MN 55304
Event: Cost         $99
                    This training targets professionals involved in the visioning, planning, design and day-to-day
Event: Audience     operations of jail diversion projects that integrate social services and law enforcement practices.
                    The audience for this training includes representatives of local projects or potential projects
(even raw ideas or concepts). Potential project partners may come from the following disciplines:
                    social services, law enforcement, public health, court services, legal, jail, corrections, mental and
                    chemical health, advocacy, heath care, and others. All are welcome to attend.

                    The Knowing Why Group, LLP is pleased to announce the release of a new multidisciplinary
                    training titled “Early Services and Jail Diversion.” This training focuses on philosophies and best
                    practices for projects that address mental and chemical health needs of individuals that come
                    into contact with law enforcement. This 3-hour training will focus on the “WHAT, WHY and
                    HOW” of project planning.

                    In order to jump start projects in Minnesota the Knowing Why Group is conducting regional
Event Description   workshops on this topic. The next workshop is hosted by Anoka County on October 30th in
                    Andover. These face-to-face sessions will take full advantage of our ability to discuss unique
                    aspects of local projects being considered.

                    Drawing from models and best practices in Minnesota and across the nation, you will leave the
                    training with an understanding of how you can further your project planning and take the next
                    big step towards developing or refining your local efforts.
Contact: Name       Knowing Why Group, LLP
Contact: Website    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/early-services-and-jail-diversion-tickets-50625430024

10/30: Northern e-Health Collaborations and Transitions of Care Summit
(Bemidji)
Event Name          Northern e-Health Collaborations and Transitions of Care Summit
Event: Host
                    Minnesota Department of Health
Organization(s)
Event: Start Date   10/30/2018
Event: Location     Norwegian Language Village- Skogfjorden Bemidji
Event: Cost         $30
                    This event focuses on stories, lessons learned, and discussions from partners across Northern
                    Minnesota. Topics include e-health, transitions of care, health equity, health information
                    exchange, opioids prevention and response, and more.
                    When: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
                    Cost: $30
                    Location: Norwegian Language Village- Skogfjorden Bemidji
                    Learning objectives include:
Event Description   • Learn about National and Minnesota plans for the future to advance e-health policies and
                    implementation and the resources available for this work.
                    • Understand Minnesota and Local perspectives of how important e-Health is to improving the
                    health of individuals and communities.
                    • Gain practical knowledge from local examples of e-health lessons learned and
                    accomplishments through partnerships.
                    • Participate in advancing and taking the next steps forward for connectivity, equity and
                    population health in your communities.
Contact: Name       Wendy Kvale
Contact: Email      wendy.kvale@state.mn.us
Contact: Website    http://www.health.state.mn.us/e-health/updates/101118.html

11/1: What's Your Story? How Identity & Culture Impact Community
Engagement (St. Paul)
Event Name          What's Your Story? How Identity & Culture Impact Community Engagement
Event: Host
                    Nexus Community Engagement Institute
Organization(s)
Event: Start Date   11/1/2018
Event: Location     Amherst H. Wilder Foundation 451 Lexington Parkway North Saint Paul, MN 55104
Event: Cost         Free
                    What does it mean to center culture in community engagement? How do our cultural identities
                    impact our relationships in community? How do we get closer to our own stories in order to
                    move away from extractive relationships toward reciprocal relationships?

                    Join us for our next Engaged Learning Series to explore: What’s Your Story? How Identity &
                    Culture Impact Community Engagement with a dynamic panel of community leaders.
Event Description
                    The session will begin with facilitated individual reflection and small group discussion about
                    personal identities and stories to help ground us in our cultural experiences. The second half will
                    be a facilitated panel of community engagement practitioners (panelists to be announced soon!)
                    to share how personal identities have influenced how they are engaged and how they engage
                    others in community. Following the panel, we’ll break into small group dialogue to explore
                    opportunities and challenges regarding how your own cultural identities impact your work in
                    community engagement.
Contact: Name       Nexus Community Engagement Institute
                    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whats-your-story-how-identity-culture-impact-community-
Contact: Website
                    engagement-tickets-51142344128

11/1-2: 2018 Got Your Shots? Immunization Conference (Minneapolis)
Event Name          2018 Got Your Shots? Immunization Conference
Event: Host
                    Minnesota Department of Health
Organization(s)
Event: Start Date   11/1/2018
Event: End Date     11/2/2018
Event: Location     Minneapolis
Event: Cost         $100 to $150
                    Local public health, nurses, medical assistants, physicians, pharmacists, community vaccinators,
Event: Audience
                    anyone who works with immunizations.
                    Please join us Nov. 1-2, 2018, at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Minneapolis, MN for the
                    2018 Got Your Shots? Immunization Conference. This year’s theme is Close the gap: Improving
                    immunization coverage rates through best practices. We have a great lineup of speakers to help
Event Description
                    give you the tools and resources you need to address immunization coverage gaps, be prepared
                    for outbreaks, and implement best practices in your organization. The early bird registration
                    deadline is Sept. 21. Make your hotel reservations by Oct. 1 to be guaranteed the conference
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