One year ago, this month, our realities drastically changed. But you know what hasn't changed? Our commitment to shaping a healthier community. Thanks to dedicated partners and community members like yourself, this past year has still been full of positive changes. Scroll on to find even more opportunities, resources, and updates; and keep up the good work!
New Community Resouce Available
Resourceful is a new social care platform available to help connect patients and community members with services in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Community Based Organizations can access free tools through the Resourceful platform to help connect with individuals seeking their services including intake management, referrals, analytics, and reporting.
To learn more, find a service, "claim" your organization, or attend a free training, visit: https://www.weareresourceful.org/.
Information on COVID-19 and Vaccinations
Click Here for vaccine related information from St. Luke's Click Here for general information related to the COVID-19 virus from St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services Click Here for vaccine related information from Essentia Health
Collective Action to Address Structural Inequities
Healthy Alliances Matter and Duluth NAACP are hosting a follow-up discussion from the African Heritage Community COVID-19 Needs Assessment to address action steps towards a more equitable healthcare system.
Join Generations Health Care Initiatives to learn more about the results from the 2020 Bridge to Health Survey.
Save the Date: May 14th from 1pm-3pm
Invites and registration will be forthcoming.
Community Program Highlights
Farm to School
The Farm to School program, coordinated by Renee Willemsen, has been awarded funding for another year. The Farm to School program brings garden, produce, and nutrition education to the Duluth schools, and helps to address food access for children.
The American Lung Association and the Bridging Health Duluth (BHD) Vaping Action Team have been hard at work advocating to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products at the state level. Many BHD organizations sent letters of support to the state legislature and participated in the Virtual Day of Action. If you'd like to learn more and/or get involved further, you can contact Taylour Blakeman with the American Lung Association at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northland Healthy Minds is resuming quarterly coalition meetings, called, Mental Health Coffee Chats. These virtual gatherings are intended to highlight a local mental health resource, provide a networking opportunity, and foster connection. To get on the email list for updates and monthly newsletters, contact Michaela Scharmer at email@example.com.
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