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1st Anniversary of the Backyard Initiative

1st Anniversary of the Backyard Initiative

Update on the Backyard Initiative By Janice Barbee, Cultural Wellness Center 1st Anniversary of the Backyard Initiative Community residents celebrated the first year of the BYI at the Cultural Wellness Center (CWC) on January 30th. Atum Azzahir, CWC Executive Director and facilitator of BYI community meetings, reviewed the progress that has [...]

Health Assessment Leads to Health Action Teams

Health Assessment Leads to Health Action Teams

By Janice Barbee, Cultural Wellness Center Thank you to all the residents who participated in the Listening Circles and the Walk-Around door-to-door or telephone interviews. Gracias a todos los residentes que participaron en los grupos de pláticas y en la encuesta, en persona o por teléfono. Waxaan u mahadcelineynaa dhamaan dadki kasoo [...]

First Year Anniversary Celebration January 30

First Year Anniversary Celebration January 30

by Janice Barbee All residents of the four Phillips neighborhoods, Corcoran, Central, and Powderhorn Park are invited to a celebration of the first anniversary of the Backyard Initiative at the Cultural Wellness Center on Saturday, January 30, 2010. You will hear about the accomplishments of the past year, particularly about the assessment of [...]

First Anniversary, New Director, Commission on Health

First Anniversary, New Director, Commission on Health

by Janice Barbee The Backyard Initiative, a partnership between Allina and the surrounding community, will be celebrating its first anniversary on January 30, 2010. Come to the Cultural Wellness Center to hear about the accomplishments of the past year and plans for 2010. The Backyard Initiative’s assessment process is already producing a [...]

Recovery Act Project Activity to Remove Soil at Arsenic Levels That Pose Long-Term Health Threat to Residents

EPA will use the $10-25 million in Recovery Act funds allocated to the Minneapolis Residential Soil Contamination site to conduct all cleanup and restoration work at the approximately 500 remaining residential properties with soils above the arsenic soil cleanup standard. The activities include the excavation and off-site disposal of all [...]

16 residents will interview 750 households door-to-door by year’s end

By Janice Barbee The Backyard Initiative’s Community Interviews are now happening in the Phillips Community and in Powderhorn Park, Central, and Corcoran neighborhoods. Over the past several months, community residents have been meeting weekly as part of the Backyard Initiative’s Assessment Team. The Assessment Team has been charged by the [...]

Now Begins the Process of Staying Together

Now Begins the Process of Staying Together

Update on the Backyard Initiative Many of the Allina Backyard Initiative participants are describing the process of community engagement as “trustworthy”,” “deeply instructive,” “nurturing,” “Informative” and completely surprising. The Process Since December of 2008 there have been 11 dinner dialogue gatherings. Each [...]

President Obama in Town for Health-Care Reform Rally

President Obama in Town for Health-Care Reform Rally

By Raymond Jackson On Saturday, September 5, President Obama returned to Minneapolis and spoke to a crowd of 17,000 at the downtown Minneapolis Target Center. This Health-Care Reform Bill is taking on a life of it’s own as many in the Legislature labor hard to get this bill through. It is attached to a lot of confusion and unclear tactical [...]

H1N1 Flu: Prevention, and Vaccine

by Kristen Godfrey and Sarah Ekerholm The seasonal influenza vaccine is now available; if you would like to lessen your chance of getting the seasonal flu, you should get the vaccine. Getting a vaccination in the fall gives your body a chance to build up immunity and protect itself from the flu virus. It is important to note that the seasonal [...]

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