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Connecting to Transform Communities: Stakeholders in Health and Wellness
Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 8:00 AM - Friday, April 26, 2013 at 4:45 PM (CDT)
Locally and nationally there is growing support to prevent disease and promote health to improve the health of both individuals (children and adults) and communities. To achieve improved health for all, evidence-based policy, systems and environmental change is necessary. However, how do we move from theoretical frameworks to practical application? More collaboration across entire communities (i.e., cities, counties, states) is the key to success. In order for any health improvement efforts to work, it’s clear that all stakeholders must work together to create communities that foster and encourage healthy living for all.
The conference will provide a forum for discussion of innovative approaches and solutions, to help engage communities, maintain momentum, measure impact and sustain your efforts. The event will help advocates learn from others who are working toward the same goals, facing the same barriers, and experiencing similar successes and milestones. Join us to learn and connect as we share tools and strategies that will strengthen your efforts to improve the health of your community.
1. Discuss effective approaches for engaging a community.
2. Provide practical strategies and tools to create replicable and sustainable community health improvement.
3. Discover methods for developing infrastructure and measuring impact to facilitate community change.
Stakeholders in health and wellness, including community, health care and business leaders, program staff and others interested in improving community health.
Continuing Education Credit
MNBN: This activity has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements for up to 16.8 hours of continuing education credit. Nurses are responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.
Other: Individuals representing other professional disciplines may submit course materials to their respective professional associations for up to 14.0 hours of continuing education credit.
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Teresa Ambroz, MPH, RD, LD
Health and Wellness Manager, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation
Courtney Baechler, MD, MS
Vice President, Penny George Institute for Health and Healing; Medical Director, Healthy Communities Partnership; Medical Director, Cardiac Preventive Services, United Heart and Vascular Clinic
Jackie Boucher, MS, RD, LD, CDE
Vice President, Education, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation; Co-Investigator and Director, Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project
Jeff Dusek, PhD
Director of Research, Penny George Institute for Health and Healing at Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Rebecca Lindberg, MPH,RD
Nutrition Environment Project Manager, Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project
Hayley Matthews-Jones, BA
Professional Education Specialist, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation
Pamela Mink, PhD, MPH
Senior Scientific Advisor, Center for Healthcare Research & Innovation, Allina Health
Laboratory Supervisor, St. Francis Regional Medical Center
Community Programs and Public Policy Specialist, Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project
Eva Kovacs Zewdie, MBA
Professional Education Manager, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation
Director, Community Benefit & Engagement, Allina Health
Early bird discount – book by midnight on February 28:
$175 individual registration
$150 group registration (per person when registering three people or more)
$225 individual registration
$200 group registration (per person when registering three people or more)
Eventbrite will accept payments by bank or credit card. Early registration is recommended. Please note: Session handouts will be in paperless format, available online only. All files will be updated online as released by speakers and provided in Adobe PDF format to allow for downloading or printing by attendees.
Radisson Plaza Hotel Minneapolis
35 7th Street South, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Self parking for $6/day for attendees is available in the heated Plaza VII ramp directly beneath the hotel with elevators leading to the hotel lobby. The ramp entrance is on Seventh Street.
Don’t like to drive downtown? Consider using public transit. Preview park and ride options with this interactive metro transit map: http://metrotransit.org/map/. Then either use the metro transit website or Google maps to plan your route, or talk to a customer service agent through Rideshare at 612-373-3333.
The Radisson Plaza Hotel Minneapolis offers participants of the MHIF Prevention Conference the special group rate of $159 (plus tax) per night for the dates of April 24–26, 2013. The rate is guaranteed until April 3, 2013. Reservations can be made online using this link: http://www.radisson.com/minneapolis/mhif
To reserve your room by phone, please call (612) 339-4900 or (800) 967-9033 and reference “MHIF” to receive the group rate.
Substitutions are accepted at any time. For cancellations received by Thursday, April 19, a $50 processing fee will be retained and the tuition balance refunded. Notices after this date will not receive a refund. To complete your cancellation or substitution email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-863-7806. In the unlikely event the program is cancelled, MHIF is not responsible for airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by participants.
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When & Where
Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation & Allina Health
The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) is working to create a world without heart disease. Through groundbreaking clinical research, professional education and health behavior change programs, we are improving individuals’ quality of life and reducing the mortality rate associated with cardiovascular disease.
As the research, education and philanthropic arm of the Minneapolis Heart Institute, MHIF is an independent, not-for-profit, community-based foundation. Among the top ten clinical cardiovascular research and education institutions in the country, we conduct more than 100 clinical research studies in the course of a year. Locally, we have reduced the 30-day heart attack mortality rate by more than 50% for individuals within a 210 mile radius of Minneapolis. Building upon this protocol, our therapeutic hypothermia trial is further advancing emergency cardiac care services and has improved survival rate by 28%.
Allina Health is a not-for-profit integrated delivery system of hospitals, clinics and other health care services. Nearly 24,000 employees, 5,000 physicians and 2,500 volunteers are dedicated to meeting the lifelong health care needs of communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
Funding for this project is provided by the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, as part of the Blue Cross’ long-term commitment to tackle the four leading causes of heart disease and cancer: tobacco use, obesity, lack of physical activity and unhealthy eating.