Event Details

Health Equity Work Group Student Sub-Committee Meeting

September 18, 2020
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Join the Health Equity Work Group for our first student engagement sub-committee meeting for the fall semester. We will go over what the Health Equity Work Group is, what the student sub-committee does and start planning for the fall semester. This meeting is open to all students. Please register here.
Presidents’ Talks: Andrea Jenkins, Police Brutality, and Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis in Minneapolis

September 28, 2020
12:00 – 1:00 pm

Exciting cross-school work! The SPH Health Equity Work Group is jointly organizing a series of talks with the President of the Public Affairs Student Association: Presidents’ Talks. The first talk will be on Monday, Sept. 28 at 12 p.m. CST. We will host a conversation with Minneapolis City Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins, moderated by SPH Professor Dr. Rhonda Webb-Jones. In this conversation, we will explore the movement to defund the police and declare racism as a public health crisis in Minneapolis. There will be time for questions following the conversation. We cannot wait to see you there!

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Fall General Meeting

October, 2020



Stay tuned for more details on our fall 2020 general meeting.

Health Equity Faculty Networking Event

October, 2020

More details to come.
Health Equity Journal Club: Police Violence and Public Health

October 21, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Join the Health Equity Journal Club for a conversation on police violence and public health. We will be joined by special guests Prof. Rhonda Jones-Webb, Prof. Sonya Brady and Collin Calvert.

Before the meeting, please read Preventing Violent Encounters Between Police and Young Black Men: A Comparative Case Study

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Health Equity Journal Club: The Minnesota Paradox: Why Minnesota’s History of Progressivism Has Lead to Nation Leading Inequalities

November 5; 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Join the Health Equity Journal Club for a conversation with Prof. Joe Soss on the Minnesota paradox. Before the meeting please watch this panel discussion on the Minnesota paradox.

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Health Equity Journal Club #3

Date: TBD

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Health Equity Journal Club: Health Equity in the Global Context: Biomedical Reductionism and Colonialism in Global Health

December 2; 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Please join the Health Equity Journal Club to discuss health equity in the global context with Dr. Shailey Prasad.

Before the meeting, please read Global Health – Emergence, Hegemonic Trends and Biomedical Reductionism

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Community Information Exchange Summit

August 12-14, 2020

The CIE Summit brings together key 2-1-1, social, health, non-profit, research data, philanthropy, education, technology and government thought leaders from across the nation to engage in workshops and interactive discussions about bridging health and social service sectors to build strong and thriving communities. Plenaries and breakout sessions will focus on care coordination innovations to address social determinants of health needs (housing, nutrition, employment, etc.) across populations, including families, women, children, low-income, veterans, etc. with the overall goal of advancing equity for all.

Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) is making up to 40 scholarships available for this valuable event. Up to half the slots will be reserved for DASH Mentee 2.0 organizations and their partners and the rest will be for anyone in the All In: Data for Community Health Network, with priority given to organizations DASH has not previously supported. We encourage scholarship recipients to take advantage of the full event. All applicants must also complete a profile in the All In online community to enable ongoing discussion and networking during after the event. To apply for the DASH scholarship, please complete this form by or before July 31, 2020.

Spring General Meeting

Monday, February 17th, 2020

11:30 am -1:00 pm

Mayo D199

Jesse Berman PhD is a new faculty member in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences in the School of Public Health. He is an environmental epidemiologist, whose mission is to understand the relationship between human health and complex environmental exposures. He have a particular interest in evaluating how extreme weather (notably drought, heat, and precipitation) and population level health. During this seminar he will present his recent drought related work in respect to rural/urban health disparities. Please join us in welcoming Prof. Berman!

RSVP is suggested, but not required.

Joint Seminar with Program in Health Disparities Research

Nov 11th 12:15 – 1:30 pm

717 Delaware, Room 105

Prof. Yingling Fan will be presenting her recent work. Prof. Fan is a professor in the regional planning and policy area who works in the fields of land use, transportation, social equity, and public health. Her overarching goal is to investigate the impacts of spatial planning on human activities and movement, and to understand the health and social aspects of such impacts. Contact with questions.

Health Equity Job Panel (Student Engagement Sub.)

Nov 22nd 2019 9:00 – 11:30 AM

Mayo D199

Please join us for the Health Equity Job Panel on Friday, November 22 from 9-11:30am. This event is FREE and open to ALL School of Public Health students!  This two-part event includes a moderated job panel featuring health equity professional leaders in the Twin Cities, followed by a career workshop led by Darren and Vic of the Career and Professional Development Center. See the attached flyer for more details.

Please RSVP online using the form linked here or email

Health Equity Faculty Networking Event (co-sponsored with PHDR)

Oct 23rd 12:30-2:00pm

Mayo A301

An event for faculty and advanced trainees who are interested or currently engaged in health equity research. Participants will have the opportunity to foster new connection, meet future collaborators, or catch up with current colleagues. Refreshments and snacks provided.

Click here to RSVP to the event.

Fall General Meeting

Sept 18th 12:15 – 1:30 pm

Mayo A110

Join us in welcoming Prof. Kumi Smith!

We have the pleasure of hosting Prof. Kumi Smith, a new faculty member in the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health. Prof. Smith’s research strives to harness cutting-edge science for prevention of HIV and STIs to tackle these where their burden is greatest: resource constrained settings. Much of her research to date focuses on health outcomes in marginalized communities including commercial sex worker, people who use drugs, and sexual minorities. Please RSVP using this link. RSVP is encouraged.

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