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Community Engagement Brown Bag

Program in Health Disparities Research & SoLaHmo


AUTHENTIC ENGAGEMENT THROUGH PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH
Partnerships across organizations that have different goals, priorities, and access to resources are not always easy to build. This session will cover the "Gold Standard" of practices that support partnerships to be ready and able to do community based participatory action research (CBPAR). Documenting these practices was a joint effort between the SoLaHmo Partnership for Health & Wellness (SoLaHmo) at West Side Community Health Services, Inc. and the University of Minnesota’s Program in Health Disparities Research (PHDR) Advisory Board gold standard subcommittee.

DATE: Fri, March 24
TIME: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Dept of Human Services | Elmer A Anderson Building, Room 2370, 540 Cedar Street, St. Paul 55101

Free and open to the public. RSVP requested.

For more info, please contact:

SIDA LY-XIONG
Community Engagement Coordinator/Project Consultant
Minnesota Department of Health
Orville L. Freeman Building | 625 Robert Street, St. Paul MN
work 651.201.3878  |  mobile 651.592.7734
Sida.Ly-Xiong@state.mn.us 

 

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2017 Awards Dinner and Poster Session

Join us for our Annual Power in Partnerships
Awards Dinner & Poster Session!

The free event will take place on Thursday, February 16 from 5:00-7:30pm at the Wilder Center in St. Paul.

Poster Session

Come to our annual poster session and dinner to celebrate the research partnerships between community organizations and health research institutions at the University of Minnesota! You will:
  • See how local community organizations are reducing health disparities from a postersession featuring U of M research projects
  • Hear how community organizations and University of Minnesota researchers address ethical concerns encountered during their research
  • Learn more about the power of research 
  • Network with researchers, scholars, and community organizations

Please RSVP no later than February 10, 2017 and direct any questions to phdr@umn.edu.

 

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Cancer Related Health Disparities Training Program

The Cancer Related Health Disparities Training Program seeks to train researchers who are prepared to conduct community-engaged research to develop, test, and disseminate interventions in both clinical and community settings to reduce cancer-related health disparities among underrepresented populations.

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Visit the Family Medicine and Community Health site to see how to apply.

 

 

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Acknowledgements

Marilyn 'Susie' Nanney, PhD the Director with Health Equity in Policy Initiative (HEPI) and a researcher with Program in Health Disparities Research has been named a 2016/2017 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow. 

Michele Allen, MD, MS, Family Medicine and Community Health (FMCH) and colleagues' Luis Ortega, Co-Principal Investigator, West Side Community Health Services, Amy Shanafelt (FMCH) and Shannon Pergament (Westside Community Health Services) study "Participatory Trial of a Health Promoting School Approach to Positive Youth Development and Wellness Promotion" was recently awarded through the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD).

National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) Breaking Barriers awarded to Chelsey Thul, PhD, School of Kinesiology lecturer and colleagues for GIRLS initiative

Lena Palacios, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Departments of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies and Chicano & Latino Studies recognized for her work in social and transformative justice. 

Brooke Cunningham, MD, PhD, physician and sociologist faculty at the University of Minnesota, Medical School, presented a talk on challenging 'unscientific' racial categories.

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News Releases

The Medical School’s Program in Health Disparities Research, Center for Health Equity, and Minnesota Center for Cancer Collaborations successfully hosted the 2016 Promoting Health Equity Conference from May 5-7.  

On December 11, 2015, Program in Health Disparities Research faculty and staff volunteered at the Southwest Center. Volunteers prepared a pancake breakfast for seniors and the center's staff! 
 

PHDR will share an award of $19.2 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lead professional development activities of underrepresented communities in health science research. 

Diego Garcia-Huidobro, MD, Research Associate, MInnesota Center for Cancer Collaborations and Program in Health Disparities Research, was recently selected to participant in the 13th Summer Institute on Behavioral Randomized Trials organized by the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research- NIH as well as the 3rd Translational Health Disparities Course organized by National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities-NIH.

The Program in Health Disparities Research was pleased to host representatives from the University of Ilorin, in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. 

Congratulations to Michele Allen, MD, for her tremendous work in coordinating first and second year medical students in their involvement in service learning projects!