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Project HEALINGS of MN

HEALINGS provides an opportunity to close vaccination gaps and solve persistent health inequities by galvanizing disparate regional efforts and forging unbreakable connections between BIPOC Minnesotans and the state, local, private, and nonprofit entities that serve them. More than 250,000 touches that will establish a formidable network of human relationships to fulfill current COVID priorities and lay a foundation for equitable management of major health events arising in the future. The initiative will focus on Minnesota’s major population centers and the tribal communities of the Anishinaabe and Dakota.

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Project Information

Collaborators, Project Phase & Type, Impacts, Related Projects

Collaborators 

Lead Organization: Diversity Council

Contact: Dee Sabol ; Email: TBD ; Phone: TBD

Known/Likely Collaborators: Asian Media Access ; Community Mobilization Resource Coalition (CMRC) ; Diversity Council ; HISPANIC ADVOCACY AND COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT THROUGH RESEARCH (HACER) ; Olmsted County Public Health Services ; OpenBeam

Potential Collaborators: IMAA ; Mayo Clinic ; Olmsted Medical Center


Related Projects

America Community for Health ; Community Mobilization Resources Coalition ; Joint Studies on tackling Racism as a Public Health Issue


Impacts 

Major Impact:  Health

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Best Practice, Diversity and Inclusion, Health, Medical Services, OpenBeam, Pandemic

Level 2:

DMC Impacts:

Community Health Impacts:

Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Mortality, Social Determinants


Project Phase

Available  Phase

Project Type

Programming  

 

Detailed Description

THE WORKS

 

HEALINGS will be executed by an alliance of nonprofit organizations deeply embedded within BIPOC communities and effectively connected with government and health sector entities. The allied community-based organizations are led by Diversity Council, a nonprofit focused on health equity with more than 30 years of service in the state. The 20 plus implementation partners who have joined the alliance have proven engagement and programmatic successes as well. Each is committed to collaborative work and aligned with the purpose and outcomes of HEALINGS.

Though a work plan that includes:

 

More background

 

HEALINGS will take critical information and interaction to the granular level within minority communities, accomplishing something everyone desires: equitable participation and inclusion in the health ecosystem. Project HEALINGS takes the very best people and practices and integrates them around equitable community health response.  It is an initiative with tangible benefits in the immediate sense in terms of COVID-19 vaccination, and sustainable benefits in the long term for the State of Minnesota and each individual who calls it home.
Project HEALINGS is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1 million with 20% percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.

 

 

 

Program Kickoff

 

 


 

Press Release

 

 

 


Key reports on: Project HEALINGS of MN


Project HEALINGS of MN Covid-19 Series - Articles 6 (November 02, 2022)

Series 6  Articles: Strength in vaccines: How parents protect their children.

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Project HEALINGS of MN Covid-19 Series - Articles 5 (October 01, 2022)

PROUD AND HEALTHY: HOW LGTBQIA+ COMMUNITIES ARE SUPPORTED WITH COVID CARE

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Project HEALINGS of MN Covid-19 Series - Articles 4 (September 03, 2022)

Vaccination empowers learning learning about health and wellness: Covid disproportionate health impacts to black community. 

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Project HEALINGS of MN Covid-19 Series - Articles 3 (August 05, 2022)

1. Vacines protect pregnancy and privacy - Find out now. 2, VACCINATION EMPOWERS LEARNING ABOUT OVERALL HEALTH AND WELLNESS

 

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Why Get Vaccinated? (July 22, 2022)

 July 2022 e-Magazine; November 2021 e-Magazine; Info about booster; Education Slides in English and Chinese.  

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Vaccines Protect Our Families (June 29, 2022)

Information Series Article 2: Vaccines Protect Our Families

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Project HEALINGS Communication (April 09, 2022)

Sample of partner recordings to encourage Covid vaccination

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Press Release: $ 1M grant from HRSA (August 20, 2021)

"The Diversity Council, a nonprofit based in Rochester MN, has received $1 million in grant funding from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through its “Local Community-Based Workforce to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Access” Initiative for Covid-19 Vaccine promotion and awareness."

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Key reports on: Project HEALINGS of MN


Project HEALINGS of MN Covid-19 Series - Articles 6 (November 02, 2022)

Series 6  Articles: Strength in vaccines: How parents protect their children.

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Project HEALINGS of MN Covid-19 Series - Articles 5 (October 01, 2022)

PROUD AND HEALTHY: HOW LGTBQIA+ COMMUNITIES ARE SUPPORTED WITH COVID CARE

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Project HEALINGS of MN Covid-19 Series - Articles 4 (September 03, 2022)

Vaccination empowers learning learning about health and wellness: Covid disproportionate health impacts to black community. 

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Project HEALINGS of MN Covid-19 Series - Articles 3 (August 05, 2022)

1. Vacines protect pregnancy and privacy - Find out now. 2, VACCINATION EMPOWERS LEARNING ABOUT OVERALL HEALTH AND WELLNESS

 

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Why Get Vaccinated? (July 22, 2022)

 July 2022 e-Magazine; November 2021 e-Magazine; Info about booster; Education Slides in English and Chinese.  

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Vaccines Protect Our Families (June 29, 2022)

Information Series Article 2: Vaccines Protect Our Families

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Project HEALINGS Communication (April 09, 2022)

Sample of partner recordings to encourage Covid vaccination

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Press Release: $ 1M grant from HRSA (August 20, 2021)

"The Diversity Council, a nonprofit based in Rochester MN, has received $1 million in grant funding from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through its “Local Community-Based Workforce to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Access” Initiative for Covid-19 Vaccine promotion and awareness."

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Other Community News and Reports having impacts on:

Best Practice, Diversity and Inclusion, Health, Medical Services, OpenBeam, Pandemic  
December 08, 2022: Olmsted County Statewide Health Improvement Partnership

Application for Community Partner Funding Awards will open on December 7, 2022

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December 05, 2022: Luther College Rochester Semester Cohort

 Luther College Rochester Immersion internship placements and coursework information: 2021, 2022 programming information 

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December 01, 2022: Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization 2022 Communication

4Q22: November messages and reports;  October messages and reports; 3Q2022:  August, July messages and reports; 2Q2022: June, May, April message and report; 1Q 2022 (1) TB report and message (2) An apprenticeship readiness program is now recruiting women, people of color and veterans for careers in the construction industry. (3) Bloomberg news

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November 11, 2022: Destination Medical Center (DMC)

November 2022 DMCC Meeting: Featuring Equity Development 

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November 11, 2022: DMC Discovery Square Design Process

Discovery Square Status to DMCC November Board Meeting: 6 Elements of Success

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October 25, 2022: Promoting cultural events and projects

Two community markets that could fit into the Community Hall concept: 2022 Winter Market (Golden Market Space) & Summer Night Market. 

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October 25, 2022: Microwash News

100K boost by NMotion via its growth accelerator program to Microwash.

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October 24, 2022: Sports Mentorship Academy (SMA) - New Rec Center

2022 Goal: "To see kids entering the doors of the “Sports Mentorship Academy” by the last week of November or the first week of December."

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October 19, 2022: County of Olmsted, MN $31 million ARPA

Olmsted County’s latest video provides insight into how we are using nearly $31 million in federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

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October 10, 2022: 21st Community Space Concept Refinement

(1) Concept flyer of 21st Century Intercultural Space expressed as a Community Hall. (2) Community spaces examples from other communities. 

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October 08, 2022: Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans (CAPM)

2022 Community Priorities Survey. Let your voice be heard. 

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September 09, 2022: Adminstration of Rochester's 3.12M award from Minnesota Main Street Economic Revitalization Program

(1) DMC Announces First Recipients of Main Street Grant Funding 30 Businesses ($1.6M) ; (2) Launching of Main Street Grant 

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Last modified by support on 2022/07/30
Created by support on 2021/08/25

 

 

 

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