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Ann OFallon, RN, MA Sara Chute, MPP Refugee Health Program, MN Department of Health RHIN Conference November 17, 2008 Low cost/No cost Health Ed Refugee.

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1 Ann OFallon, RN, MA Sara Chute, MPP Refugee Health Program, MN Department of Health RHIN Conference November 17, 2008 Low cost/No cost Health Ed Refugee Health Program- Minnesota Department of Health

2 Overview Community Forums Professional Forums Radio/TV ECHO Experimenting Next Steps

3 Who is coming to MN?

4 Refugee Arrivals to MN by Region of World * Refugee Health Program, Minnesota Department of Health

5 Community Forums We initiate contact or They initiate contact

6 Health forum for Karen

7 Hmong Resource Fair

8 African World AIDS Day

9 Poisonous Mushrooms Forum

10 Somali Forum on Autism Public/private partnership Goal to educate Somali community about autism Study group currently in progress

11 Professional Forums We initiate or We collaborate/ask to join

12 Metro Refugee Health Task Force CHWs Asylees Health materials Karen refugees Cultural Competence Refugee Health Screening African Born and HIV-AIDS And many more…

13 Global Brown Bag Forums

14 Pan Flu Workshops MankatoMinneapolis MoorheadSt Paul Rochester St Cloud

15 Committee Member

16 World Refugee Day 2007

17 Health Articles in Ethnic Press TBHepatitis BIZ Cancer HIV/AIDS Preventive Care

18 Get Buy-In From Editor Key to success: meet editor in person! Several paragraphs in length Simple language In English (all press are bi- lingual) Topic of relevance to community Charts and graphs okay Development of Ethnic Media Directory Asian American Press Hmong Today Hmong Times Mshale Mestawet African News Journal Tesfa Asian Pages Insight News Warsan Times

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20 Community Radio Monthly shows –Voice of Ethiopia –Somali Voices –Hmong Health Talk KMOJ: African Roots Native speaker if possible Host paraphrase Call in options Docs take over

21 Radio Shows Mental Health Cancer Poisonous Mushrooms

22 Experiment: ESL Classrooms Classrooms of highest level ELL adult students English speakers with topical expertise Monthly classes Evaluation and feedback from student/teachers Cross cultural learning opportunities

23 ESL Classes TB

24 HIV Nutrition Mental Health Health Access

25 ECHO/MIHV

26 ECHO TV and DVDs TBHep B

27 Somali Health DVDs Minnesota International Health Volunteers

28 MN Refugee Health Program Phone: or Website:


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