We are excited to share as a Minnesota Department of Health Regional Health Equity Network Grantee our Grant Project! Care Resource Connection will develop and facilitate a series of monthly community health forums to help identify Trusted Community Messengers in Anoka County. These messengers will brainstorm, identify, and plan strategies and efforts to increase health equity amongst their respective communities. The goal of this project is to collaboratively address health inequities and connect and educate partnering agencies with community leaders from migrant communities, immigrant communities, aging populations, the LGBTQIA+ community, and various diverse religious and race identifiers. Creating a Health Equity Data Analysis focused on barriers to accessing primary care, social determinants of health for this geographic area and the factors of health equity therein, for any and all populations who face health inequities. Extend the use of Community Health Workers to embed with numerous fire and public safety agencies within our Community Health Model to address health equity in targeted populations. Stay tuned for more information!
In partnership with Normandale Community College, Community Health Worker interns can enroll under our Care Resource Connection CHW Internship Program, to fulfill the 80 hours required as part of their coursework requirements. We are pleased to offer this internship opportunity with the St Louis Park Fire Department that will serve as our training hub.
The West Fargo Fire Department’s Community Health Alliance met to discuss the next steps to connect residents with the right solution at the right time to support their immediate medical need with community stakeholder engagement!
We were so excited to kick off our Community Listening Forums this week at Banfill Crossings in Fridley! We had great conversations about the needs of our seniors and aging in place.
West Fargo Fire Department is the first Fire Department in North Dakota to lead the Community Health Alliance movement in the state. We are excited to have them lead by example to share and scale this to build resilent communities across the state.
Purpose Driven Paychecks (PDP) is a funding opportunity to catalyze school-business partnerships to fill the gaps that exist in our current school-to-employment ecosystem. Our vision is that all students in Minnesota can access wealth-building, purpose-driven work experiences aligned with the career pathway of their choice.
Breaking the barriers for equity in access to care and services. Their dedication to the health and wellness of their staff and clients is exactly what we want to support and celebrate in our communities. “Connecting the Right Resources at the Right Time is key for measurable results!” Our Community Health Alliance continues to grow each week with new partners working alongside our collaborative group.
The St Louis Park High School CNA class had a great day of speakers and demonstrations! Thank you Talia Pletcher from The Estates at St Louis Park for sharing your expertise! And a huge shout out to Fire Chief Koering who did a great job with donning and doffing! It’s great to see the first CNA class get ready to enter the healthcare field in St Louis Park! A HUGE shout out to the Spring Lake Park OEC and CNA program for helping us bring this to St Louis Park High School! #communityhealth #equityineducation #infectionprevention #healthcare
Let’s all give a big round of applause and welcome the first Nursing Assistant students who completed the NATCEP program to St. Louis Park High School! The team included SLP HS Teacher Allison Luskey, Dr. Ann Hayden, Kara Mueller Career and College Readiness SLP High School, and Steve Koering SLPFD Fire Chief. I’m humbled to be part of this great team who took on this labor of love over the past 6 years. The students will soon take their nursing assistant certification exams and some already have job interviews for open CNA positions throughout the city. Chief Koering was named an honorary instructor on the last day of class! A special thank you also to Bill & Jenny Neiss from the Spring Lake Park OEC & NATCEP Programs who also helped bring this across the finish line for the entire team. Thank you to everyone who helped these students have equitable access to a bright future. Next semester's class is full with a waitlist! #cna #team #school #jobinterviews #equity #career #communityhealth #celebrations2022 #thankyou #chiefsmessage
Congratulations to the St Louis Park High School Nursing Assistant Class Graduates! And a special thank you to Allison Luskey who has been an amazing instructor! It was a pleasure to come to class and have job opportunities from our SLP LTC/SNF Collaborative before graduation! These students are empowered today as their community's mission is to re-envision and help create equitable access by working alongside the SLPFD Community Health Alliance coordinating programs and community partnerships to create bright futures. We wish you all the best of luck on your certification exams! #nursing #health #jobopportunities #schools #communityhealth
Another successful vaccine clinic at Perspectives Inc. Our Community Health Alliance is all about empowering health by removing barriers to access to care. #communityhealth
Our Community Health Alliance partnership had another productive week administering COVID-19 boosters! Thank you to Jessica with Polaris Pharmacy you are so appreciated by our entire team. And thank you to the leadership teams at both Ebenezer Tower Light Senior Living and Parkshore Senior Campus! And a special thanks to all the Firefighters who came in on their days off to help administer over 200 boosters. Our Community Health Alliance is proud to say there is a real community health team focused on the quality of life here in St Louis Park. #communityhealth #polarisrx #silvercrestproperties #towerlightseniorliving