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Comments by residents who distributed the Alley insert on the BYI Assessment results on May 6th

“I met a lot of great people who work for the Alley newspaper.” “Community gardens.” “Burst into song with my neighbor!!!” “ONE THANK YOU!” “Met nice neighborhoods; getting together to garden later!” “Nice neighbors” “Beautiful gardens.” “Clear litter-free sidewalks.” “Encountered Census [...]

Are you curious what’s happening in your “Backyard?” Backyard May Activities & Year’s Results

by Janice Barbee, Cultural Wellness Center Have you seen the BYI Health Assessment Report? Community residents learned about the results of the Backyard Initiative community health assessment in several gatherings in May. The completed report includes the findings and recommendations from 21 Listening Circles and the walk-around survey of 676 [...]

Abatement in April 2010

By H. Lynn Adelsman The Superfund Arsenic Soil Clean-Up by the federal Environmental Pollution Agency continues this Spring of 2010. The EPA expects to start digging the first week of April, hoping to have 340 properties completed by the end of the year. Last year they removed arsenic contaminated soil from 40 yards in Seward Neighborhood. The [...]

We Want Your Ideas For Health Improvement! Backyard Initiative Update

We Want Your Ideas For Health Improvement! Backyard Initiative Update

by Janice Barbee, Cultural Wellness Center & Paula Fynboh, Allina Health System Join a BYI Citizen Health Action Team (CHAT) The Backyard Initiative has moved to a new phase. Community residents who live in the Backyard area (the Phillips neighborhoods, Central, Powderhorn Park, and Corcoran) are now meeting twice a month to develop [...]

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 [...]

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