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Rosemond Owens, Director of Health Equity | Diversity and Inclusion for Blue Cross and Blue Shield, will speak to The Ecology of Human Suffering nursing class on September 10th.
If you are looking for a speaker for your class please contact the Strommen Center.
Minnesota consistently ranks as one of the healthiest states in the nation, but those advantages don’t accrue to all. The fact is, our gap in health outcomes is among the greatest in the nation, with communities of color and American Indian communities usually facing the worst inequities. The face of Minnesota is changing. Our state will lose its healthy edge – and its way forward – if we don’t meet the needs of diverse communities and changing demographics.
Lately everyone is talking about health equity, while health inequities have been with us for generations. People experiencing inequities are often blamed for their predicaments, while health inequities are often caused by unfair treatment and systemic injustices such as structural and institutional racism.
Rosemond Sarpong Owens makes a compelling and urgent case for building equity into policies and practice. With her wide-ranging experience in public health, health equity and cultural competency, Rosemond brings a multifaceted perspective to this issue. She will provide insight on the many promising practices that can combat health inequities, including how Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has created tools to embed equity in its policies and practices.
In this session, attendees will:
• Obtain a shared definition of health equity
• Understand what causes health inequities
• Understand strategies for advancing health equity
• Discuss effective resources and strategies in providing culturally competent care, including the LEARN Model
Presenter: Rosemond Sarpong Owens, Director of Health Equity | Diversity and Inclusion
Strommen Center for Meaningful Work
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Next week’s Focused Conversation on Monday and Tuesday provide an opportunity to hear about plans in the works for the celebration of the 150th anniversary of Augsburg’s founding, which will be celebrated during the 2019-20 academic year.
The Focused Conversation sessions will be hosted by Sesquicentennial Co-chairs Darcey Engen ’88, Theater Department professor, and Jeff Swenson ’79, athletic director, and Sesquicentennial Project Manager Jodi Collen, senior director of University Events.
Date, time, place:
Monday, September 10, 12:30 p.m., Marshall Room (including remote access)
Tuesday, September 11, 10 a.m., Marshall Room
Also: Mark your calendar for the fall 2018 All Hands Meeting scheduled Thursday, September 27, 11:30 a.m. (Chapel time), in Hoversten Chapel. Use the link below to access the 2018-19 All Hands and Focused Conversations schedule, where you can click on events and add them to your calendar.
2018-19 All Hands and Focused Conversations schedule (login required)
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Come learn about Augsburg’s Campus Kitchens program and get some free, fresh veggies. Stop by our table in Christensen between 10:30am-1:30pm on Friday (9/7).
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The Fall Student Involvement Fair is taking place TODAY from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Quad. (In case of bad weather, it will be in Christensen Center Lobby.)
All incoming students are strongly encouraged to attend, where you’ll have an opportunity to meet student leaders from 40+ student organizations, learn about upcoming events and meeting times, and find out what Augsburg has to offer for activities and groups. You can also chat with Campus Activities and Orientation staff about starting a student organization of your own.
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Come learn about the off-campus study programs available to Auggies!
Programs are available around the world as well as the USA, and range in length from 8 days to a whole year. There is something to fit every student!
Ask your questions, pick up program brochures, and discover global opportunities that are perfect for you! Don’t forget to enter the prize drawing, too! Join us:
Wednesday, September 12, 10:00 – 2:00, Christensen Center
Learn More about Study Abroad & Away
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Join us in chapel to hear Pastor David Wrightsman preach on our fall topic “Welcome the Stranger” at 11:30 am in Hoversten Chapel.
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Help crowdsource candles and vases for the PEACE MEAL on September 14, 2018. The PEACE MEAL will take place during the Nobel Peace Prize Forum and is a curated experience designed to promote dialogue, reflection and human connection by sharing food around a common, collectively decorated table.
WHAT TO CONTRIBUTE?
– medium-sized vases that can hold small bouquets of flowers (any color or shape – 40 total needed)
– votive glasses to hold tea lights (clear or white glass, no colors – 200 total needed)
HOW TO CONTRIBUTE?
You can drop off your loan collection at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum Office (Memorial Hall 20) on the following days:
– Wednesday, September 5, 9am-12pm
– Thursday, September 6, 9am-12pm
– Monday, September 10, 9am-12pm
– Tuesday, September 11, 9am-12pm
Please put a label with your name on the bottom if you would like your item(s) back. If you would like to donate your item(s), we will gladly use it/them for the series of community dinners that will be happening on campus in the process of developing the new Environmental Action Plan.
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