Center for Health Equity

A Program of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute


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    Center for Health Equity Fall Newsletter

    The Fall 2015 Newsletter includes features on the September CTSI poster session, CHE summer scholars, upcoming events, and an interview with 2015 travel award winner and mentor.

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    The Power of Partnerships

    On Nov. 12th, the Center for Health Equity co-hosted "The Power of Partnerships Poster Session and Awards Dinner." The event featured posters from Community Members as well as University faculty and researchers.

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    Save the Date - Health Equity Conference

    Mark your calendar for May 5th - 7th, 2016 for a Midwest regional conference on health equity at the Commons Hotel in Minneapolis. The conference will showcase much of the health equity work that has been accomplished in the MN region over the last 10 years. Stay tuned for further details.


Working to create an informed, empowered, and activated community that collaborates with researchers and practitioners to improve the health of their populations with the goal of health equity.
Community Outreach Projects
Somali Youth Tobacco Prevention Project

The Center for Health Equity has been partnering with WellShare International for the past four years with the last year and a half dedicated to promoting tobacco prevention among Somali youth in the Twin Cities as part of the Somali Youth Tobacco Prevention Project. Specifically this project aims to develop culturally tailored tobacco use prevention messaging for Somali youth utilizing social media. The messaging consisted of three videos that were developed by youth in the Young Achievers program at Franklin Library who wrote the scripts for the videos and acted in them.

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Body and Soul Project

 The Center for Health Equity has been working with the Stairstep Foundation to promote healthy living through the Body and Soul program in African American churches in the Twin Cities. The program focused on fruit and vegetable intake among parishioners, while measuring changes in health biometrics such as blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels. The Center for Health Equity was directly involved in the implementation of the program by measuring participants’ biometric numbers and offering support to church members looking to improve their health. In addition to the realized health benefits to the community, participants seemed to enjoy the program and the opportunity to interact with each other. 

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