Community Health and Advocacy Talks

Engaging a Community in the Social Determinants of Health, sponsored by the UMN North Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program

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Storify Recap Of November’s CHAT: Critical Conversations On Early Childhood Development


Attendees to our November CHAT event participated in a robust and collaborative Critical Conversation on action items for the state of Minnesota to take on early childhood development, sparked by the documentary airing on PBS: The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation. This Critical Conversation event was a partnership of the Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center; the University of Minnesota School of Public Health’s Health Equity Work Group and Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health; and the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Program in Health Disparities Research.

If you couldn’t make it – check out the Storify of the evening’s proceedings!



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Storify Recap of September’s CHAT: “Beyond Medical Transition”

CHAT attendees enjoyed a great presentation at September’s meeting given by Katie Spencer, PhD, from the Program in Human Sexuality at the University of Minnesota on social and cultural concerns in transgender health.


If you were unable to attend, check out our Storify capturing highlights of the evening’s conversation!

The “Gender Unicorn” was one particularly colorful and informative image Katie shared with us during the evening, which we’ll share here courtesy of Trans Student Educational Resources:

For more transgender health information, also check out the MN Transgender Health Coalition.

Thanks to Katie Spencer for an engaging presentation and conversation!

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Storify Recap Of July’s CHAT: “On Immigrant Experience of Healthcare in Minneapolis”

Thanks to everyone who came out for July’s CHAT presentation, and special thanks to Minneapolis Ward 5 City Councilman Blong Yang for sharing his and his family’s experience as immigrants.

If you couldn’t be there in person – check out the Storify recap of July’s CHAT presentation!


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Storify Recap Of May’s CHAT: “Doula Care In Pregnancy”

Thanks to everyone who came out for tonight’s CHAT presentation, and special thanks to our presenters Rachel Hardeman and Katy Kozhimannil for sharing their knowledge and research results on doula care!

If you couldn’t be there in person – check out the Storify recap of tonight’s CHAT presentation!


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Storify Recap Of April’s CHAT: “Housing Is Healthcare: Homelessness in Minnesota”

Many thanks to everyone who came out this evening for our presentation and discussion on not only the health impacts of homelessness, but the positive health impacts and outcomes in providing housing to those experiencing homelessness. Special thanks to St. Stephen’s Human Services and Monica Nilsson for her time and presentation.


Check out the Storify recap of tonight’s presentation!

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Storify Recap Of March CHAT: “LGBTQ Health in Minnesota 2012-2014”

Thank you to all of the community members, physicians and students who came out for our CHAT session on March 10th. Special thanks to John Salisbury and the Rainbow Health Initiative for sharing valuable data from RHI and leading a lively and informative discussion!


Check out the Storify of John’s presentation!