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Vaccines and Variants

Tips from a COVID-19 Case Investigator By LINDSEY FENNER As I’m writing this in early February, COVID-19 news has seen rapid developments: hopeful, frustrating, and uncertain. The two biggest uncertainties have been how to get a vaccine and understanding how the different COVID variants will impact the pandemic in Minnesota. First [...]

Feeling Sick and Uncertain

Feeling Sick and Uncertain

Tales from a Covid-19 Case Investigator By LINDSEY FENNER More information on vaccines: https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/index.jsp  We recently had a COVID scare in our house. I wanted to share a little bit about that experience, because even though I have had hundreds of conversations about how to cope with COVID isolation, I [...]

Abbott Northwestern Hospital Campus Renewal Project is About to Begin

Abbott Northwestern Hospital Campus Renewal Project is About to Begin

By ALISON PENCE, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, ALLINA Plan for new promenade along the Greenway between Chicago Avenue and Elliot Avenue (courtesy Allina Health) Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital is about to kick-off a multi- year campus renewal project that will help us transform our facilitiesand prepare to provide patient [...]

Cultural Wellness Center

Cultural Wellness Center

Keeping Cool in the Heat of It

Phillips Neighborhood Clinic  By Harry Leeds There’s this joke about Minnesota: “We have a really incredible summer! You should come see it.  It’s on a Thursday.”  Yes, Minnesota is blessed with sunny skies, relatively low humidity, cool breezes, and some of the best parks in the country, all at our disposal to enjoy in July and [...]

Phillips Neighborhood Clinic: Things Open Up

By Harry Leeds Our lives have changed tremendously over the past few months, and as we very slowly move towards normalcy, it is important to remember your healthy habits. Perhaps the first thing to keep in mind is that we are not out of the woods yet. The State of Minnesota has done a better than average job of social distancing and preparing [...]

The Practice of Mutual Aid & Community Care

The Practice of Mutual Aid & Community Care

by Nicole Sara Simpkins, Sarah Jane Keavney, Cara Carlson, Minkara Tezet Photo: Minkara Tezet In mid-March, several community practitioners and elders began sharing concerns about our city’s collective response to Covid-19. In particular, we were concerned for our neighbors who depend on social services, health clinics, and community for [...]

City Denies Neighborhood Initiative, Disregards Laws and Guidelines, and Threatens Housing

City Denies Neighborhood Initiative, Disregards Laws and Guidelines, and Threatens Housing

By FORMER STATE REPRESENTATIVE KAREN CLARK and STATE SENATOR PATRICIA TORRES RAY Neighbors demonstrate their work and support of the EPNI Initiative recently at the corner of 28th Street and Longfellow Ave.PHOTO ELIZABETH CAMPBELL East Phillips Neighborhood, the lowest-income neighborhood in Minneapolis, where the majority of residents are [...]

Backyard Community Health Hub

Backyard Community Health Hub

Physical Distance While Still Connecting

Adapting to (COVID-19) By HARRY LEED, Phillips Neighborhood Clinic A policy of “social distancing” has been implemented by schools, universities, businesses, and the state. Social Distancing, however, is a poor term; we need Physical Distancing. Viruses and bacteria can travel in droplets, particles that can move through the air up [...]

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