The Health Equity Work Group General Fall Meeting!

To begin the year, we will be holding our Fall General meeting on Wednesday, October 3rd from 11:30-12:45 p.m. (Location: Moos Tower 2-520).  

The Center for Health Equity at the Minnesota Department of Health will be guiding a discussion of the latest Statewide Health Assessment. Our discussion of the assessment will focus on how “belonging” shapes our health, at both the individual and community levels.

In prepration for the activity and discussion, please review the following items:

2017 Minnesota Statewide Health Assessment: A Brief Overview

Video: What is your health equity story?

General meetings are open to all members of the organization, including faculty, staff, and students. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP if you are able to attend the meeting. If you have questions, feel free to email the HEWG RA at

We look forward to seeing you at our Fall General Meeting!

Health Disparities Round Table 2018: Incarceration: A Public Health Issue

Friday, April 6th, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Coffman Memorial Union Theater

The Health Disparities Round Table brings national and local experts to campus to discuss emerging issues in health and racial equity research, policy and/or practice.

This year’s event focuses on strategies to prevent individuals from entering the criminal justice system, and examines what can be done to reduce the impact of incarceration on the health of family members.

Light Breakfast and Poster Session: 9-9:30am

Keynote Speakers:

Shay Bilchik, B.S., J.D., Directory and Founder for the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy.

Lee Buckley, M.A., Community Reentry Coordinator, Reentry Services, Minnesota Department of Corrections.

Dr. Nekima Levy-Pounds, J.D., Ph.D., a renowned civil rights attorney, ordained Reverend, and national expert on issues at the intersections of race, public policy, economic justice, public education, juvenile justice, and the criminal justice system.

Moderated by:

Rebecca J. Shlafer, Ph.D., MPH

2.5 CPH recertification credits and 0.25 CEUs
**Registration is required. Please click here to register.


Registration is required. Please click here to register. 


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