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Healthy Alliances Matter, Duluth NAACP & Wilderness Health Host COVID-19 Needs Assessment of the African Heritage Community Presentation of Findings

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Healthy Alliances Matter, Duluth NAACP, and Wilderness Health are pleased to announce a virtual event this Friday, February 5th from noon – 1:15 regarding a needs assessment of the local African Heritage community in response to COVID-19.

Dr. Olihe Okaro, from the UMD College of Pharmacy, has led the study and will be presenting her findings on Friday. There will also be a short discussion of key community recommendations for future actions to reduce healthcare disparities, and current ongoing events, led by Janet Kennedy from Healthy Alliances Matter.

COVID-19 Needs Assessment of the African American Community Presentation of Findings

Date: February 5, 2021 from 12-1:15pm

Topic: African Heritage COVID-19 Outreach Research Results and Community Recommendations

Intended Audience: Northland Community Members

Please register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpce2przsoGtywCXznhYy28_lPLTwbHNEw

LEARN MORE: visit the collaborative’ s new website: https://www.healthequitynorthland.org/

The website aims to become a centralized place where the Northland African Heritage Community can seek trusted information from trusted community African Heritage healthcare professionals and to facilitate partnerships among community-based organizations and healthcare systems to address long-standing health-care inequities.

About Healthy Alliances Matter - Building community resiliency and sustainability that works for everyone. Developing and managing solutions that will make a difference in programs, policies and procedures, turning the curve on the stories and impacting community goals for healthy places to live work and play.

A Community will survive and prosper as a whole when we are all walking on even ground.

About Duluth NAACP - The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. The Duluth Minnesota Branch embodies the mission statement of the National NAACP by working to bring unity in our local communities.

Our vision for the Northland is one with equitable opportunities for people of African heritage and other marginalized communities.

About Wilderness Health- a non-profit collaborative of independent providers working together to improve health care in Northeastern Minnesota. Headquartered in Two Harbors since 2013, Wilderness Health brings smart strategies, such as shared services, quality improvement, and accountable care organizations, to Minnesota’s rural health care systems.

Additional partners include:

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

GENERATIONS HEALTH CARE INITIATIVES

UMD COLLEGE OF PHARMACY

ST. LOUIS COUNTY HEALTH

NORTHLAND FOUNDATION

DULUTH SUPERIOR AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

ESSENTIA HEALTH

LAKE SUPERIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER

ST LUKE’S

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