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Communities of Light update

Communities of Light update

Stop by and purchase a Solar Lantern at the Communities of Light storefront, located next door to the BYI Resource Center in the Midtown Global Market AND, Check out these cool Communities of Light activities: Decorate solar lanterns at Heart of the Beast Theatre’s MAYDAY workshops! (see page 1 for times/days) Sooner than you think, [...]

A-POD Update

A-POD Update

The Growing the Backyard CHAT Looks Ahead Into 2014

The Growing the Backyard CHAT Looks Ahead Into 2014

African suburban farm growing food for the BYI and Hmong farmers delivering vegetables to the BYI Submitted by members of the Growing the Backyard CHAT Growing the Backyard Community Health Action Team (CHAT) has a clear agenda for 2014 to build a sustainable food system for the common health and wellness in the neighborhoods of the Backyard [...]

BYI Community Health Survey

BYI Community Health Survey

WHY is the BYI Doing Research? In 2009, the Backyard Initiative completed a Community Health Needs Assessment.  An assessment team was formed to create a picture of the current state of health and well-being of residents in the Backyard, engage a broad network of resident in the process, and inform and plan the next steps for the BYI.  The [...]

Out in the Backyard CLASSES – Free and open to everyone!

Out in the Backyard CLASSES – Free and open to everyone!

Monday 6:30-7:30 p.m. Zumba at Powderhorn Park Building (3400 15th Ave. South, Minneapolis) Tuesday 6:30-7:30 p.m. Yoga at East Phillips Cultural and Community Center (2307 17th Ave. S., Minneapolis) Wednesday 6:30-7:30 p.m. Zumba at Powderhorn Park Building (3400 15th Ave. South, Minneapolis) Friday 6:30-7:30 p.m. Hip Hop or Brazilian Dance [...]

Opening On February 20! BYI Resource Center at The Midtown Global Market

The BYI TEENS Project is excited to inform the community there will be a new BYI Resource Center opening soon at the Midtown Global Market. The TEENS Project, will organize and staff the BYI Resource Center, a place that anybody can go to and learn about the Backyard Initiative’s resources and programs that may be available to them. The BYI [...]

The BACKYARD INITIATIVE: What It Is and Why It Exists

The BACKYARD INITIATIVE: What It Is and Why It Exists

The Backyard Initiative (BYI) is a dynamic partnership between Allina Health and its neighbors to improve health and health care in the seven communities immediately surrounding Allina Commons, Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Phillips Eye Institute.  The BYI was designed and managed by the Cultural Wellness Center (CWC).  The BYI supports [...]

BACKYARD INITIATIVE Community Health Action Teams (CHATS): ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2013!!!

BACKYARD INITIATIVE Community Health Action Teams (CHATS): ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2013!!!

Latino/a Environmental Health Begins at Home CHAT (Lehbah) Somali Women’s Health Rebirthing Community CHAT ~ Communities Of Light Co-Operative Out In The Backyard CHAT (OIBY) 2013 Achievements! A Story Describing the Achievements of the ANCHOR FAMILY CHAT Growing the Backyard CHAT Learning by the Circle of Healing CHAT in 2013 A [...]

Project S.E.L.F. Achievements 2013

Project S.E.L.F. Achievements 2013

Produced a S.O.M.A.L.I. Spoken Work CD Conducted inter-generational storytelling gatherings every Tuesday Assisted in coordinating a Somali Independence Day celebration where over 6,000 people attended! Hosted numerous community gatherings

A Partnership Of Diabetics (A-Pod) 2013 Accomplishments

A Partnership Of Diabetics (A-Pod) 2013 Accomplishments

A-POD continued to host weekly or twice monthly 90-minute “Meet-ups” to provide the type of support lacking in many clinic/hospital-based programs.  Meet-ups focused on sharing personal experiences and tracking progress toward health goals.  Other activities included: Hosted a monthly Diabetes Breakfast in conjunction with Waite House, [...]

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