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Saturday May 18th 2024

‘Health’ Archives

City’s Health Department Awards First Round of Opioid Settlement Funding to Combat Crisis in Underserved Communities and Youth

Press Release March 12, 2024 (MINNEAPOLIS) – The City of Minneapolis is losing community members to the opioid epidemic at an alarming rate. To help combat this crisis, the City is expected to receive approximately $18M in opioid settlement funds over the next 18 years from national settlements reached with opioid distributors and manufacturers. The City has awarded the first round of opioid settlement money to community-based, culturally specific organizations combating the opioid crisis, with a focus on underserved communities and youth.The awardees of the Community Opioid Response & Engagement (CORE) funding will focus their work on treatment, long-term recovery, and prevention to reduce disparities in the number of overdose-related deaths and emergency room visits. Awardees The awardees represent the diverse needs of the Minneapolis population and will increase access to and options for opioid treatment. Their focus will carry out the outlined CORE funding [...]

Review Your Medicare Plan Every Year

By JETTA WIEDEMEIER BOWER, for the Senior LinkAge Line and Trellis It’s important to select a Medicare plan that meets your needs and fits your budget. It’s also important to review that plan every year to see if the benefits within it have changed or if your current situation requires a different plan. You may discover the doctor you like is no longer in your network, or that a medication you take is no longer covered. You can choose a different plan, but only at certain times of the year with certain types of plans. You can change your Medicare Advantage, Cost or Part D plan once a year during the Medicare Open Enrollment Period, from October 15 to December 7. If you have a Medicare Advantage plan, you have a second opportunity to choose a different Medicare plan. That period is January 1 to March 31. Medicare beneficiaries can also change plans at other times under certain circumstances using a Special Enrollment Period. Don’t Believe Everything You See on [...]

Cooking Up a Storm with Edible Boulevards

Cooking Up a Storm with Edible Boulevards

By MICHELLE SHAW Minneapolis Edible Boulevards partnered with participants in both Green Zones to create some amazing new boulevard gardens in 2023. One of them was at the Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association office, which is already an amazing space as it is. Kieran Morris was the instructor for our Southside participants this year, and Lucy Jarman was the Southside youth intern. We’re so appreciative of them and all the participants who continue to sign up to create a “shared fruit” garden space for neighbors and passersby for a minimum of 3 years. Family and friends plant side-by-side with Minneapolis Edible Boulevards instructor Kieran Morris and 2023 Southside intern Lucy Jarman. PHOTO: Edible Boulevards Our cooking classes for the rest of the year will be on Zoom only, where we invite you to cook along with the instructor in your own kitchen. Registration can be found in the description of each event on our Minneapolis Edible Boulevards Facebook page. Coming [...]

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