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June 2018 Out in the Backyard Calendar

June 2018 Out in the Backyard Calendar

Backyard Initiative – May 2018

Backyard Initiative – May 2018

How does the work of the BACKYARD INITIATIVE align with the overall health status? CULTURAL WELLNESS CENTER, MARCH 2011 The Backyard Initiative (BYI) is a 10-year partnership between community residents in South Minneapolis and Allina Health. The Cultural Wellness Center, as the lead agency, assists in facilitating the partnership and the [...]

Backyard Initiative – March 2018

Backyard Initiative – March 2018

Triple D’s Thursday: A Dinner and Dialogue on Diabetes 

Triple D’s Thursday: A Dinner and Dialogue on Diabetes 

Thursday, February 1, 2018 5 to 7 pm. Bring your family and neighbors. There will be healthy foods to assist in creating diets that are good for those with diabetes. We want to connect with people who have diabetes or are caring for people with diabetes. Hosted by: The BYI Resource Center Located at the Midtown Global Market 920 East [...]

Approaching YEAR 10 of the Backyard Initiative!

Approaching YEAR 10 of the Backyard Initiative!

Grounded in a simple premise—that active community and cultural connections are the foundation of good health—the Backyard Initiative (BYI) is a dynamic partnership between the residents of 7 neighborhoods of South Minneapolis, the Cultural Wellness Center, and Allina Health. Despite having access to world-class medical care right in their [...]

Phillips Neighborhood Clinic NOVEMBER Highlights!

Phillips Neighborhood Clinic  NOVEMBER Highlights!

Nov 15th: We will be hosting our ‘MOVE’ night workout classes- 5 to 7 pm Nov 20th: Get your EYES checked and get some glasses at our ophthalmology specialty night Nov 27th: We will be hosting our ‘EAT’ night cooking class - 5 to 7 pm Nov 30th: PNC will host their monthly FOOT care night, including diabetic foot tests Monday Nights: [...]

Somali Women Dance the Buraanbur For Health and Cultural Wellness!

Somali Women Dance the Buraanbur For Health and Cultural Wellness!

Somali women involved in the Backyard Initiative Community Health Action Team (CHAT), Project S.E.L.F., come together each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon at the Brian Coyle Center from 1 to 3 pm to dance the Buraanbur.  The Buraanbur is a traditional dance done by women at Somali weddings and other ceremonies. Miski Abdulle, one of the CHAT [...]

Making a BIG difference through small “p” policy changes…

Making a BIG difference through small “p” policy changes…

ReTHINK Your Drink! Through the efforts of the Backyard Initiative (BYI), implemented by staff members of the BYI Resource Center, the second City of Minneapolis ReTHINK Your Drink campaign is coming to a successful close at the Midtown Global Market. The campaign effectively established a relationship-building model for working with small [...]

Honey-Mustard Fruit Slaw*

*Better Home and Gardens: Diabetic Cooking Made Easy INGREDIENTS 1-½ Cups of green cabbage (shredded) 1 Cup carrots (shredded) 2/3 Cup apple or pear (coarsely chopped) 4 teaspoons salad oil 4 teaspoons coarse brown mustard 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon honey 2 small cloves garlic (minced) 2 tablespoons peanuts or cashews [...]

JOIN a Diabetes or Diabetes Prevention Core Group in Mid-August !!!

JOIN a Diabetes or Diabetes Prevention Core Group  in Mid-August !!!

In collaboration with the City of Minneapolis, residents within the Backyard will be able to join a Diabetes/Diabetes Prevention (DDP) Family, Friends and Neighbors (FFN) group aimed at lifestyle changes for dealing with or preventing diabetes. There will be 4 Diabetes/Diabetes Prevention Family, Friends, and Neighbors (DDP-FFN) core groups, with [...]

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