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Join Us at the IHI National Forum for Too Big to Solve Alone: Minnesota Collaborates

We are excited to be part of the IHI Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care in Orlando this December. ICSI's Claire Neely, MD and co-presenters from Allina Health System, HealthPartners, and Mayo Clinic will talk about the work that began in January focused on addressing the opioid crisis and improving mental health care. 

Please plan to attend our session on Tuesday, December 12, to hear more about this momentous collaborative effort. Read more in ICSI News.

Now Available: Updated Respiratory Illness in Children and Adults Guideline

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This ICSI guideline covers viral upper-respiratory infections, Acute Pharyngitis, Non-Infectious Rhinitis, and Acute Sinusitis. It has undergone some major revisions, especially with regards to Group A Strep Pharyngitis testing and treatment recommendations and Acute Sinusitis treatment recommendations. View the guideline (freely available to all Minnesota health care organizations).

James L. Reinertsen Lecture - October 24, 2017

Mary Brainerd shared her thoughts on the incredible gift of working in health care, the need to shape it differently for the future, and opportunities to make an impact. This lecture was streamed live on Facebook. If you have a Facebook account, click here to see the full lecture.

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Reaching Immigrant & Refugee Populations through a Culturally-Responsive Community Health Worker Model Focusing on Tobacco Systems Change

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 12-12:45 pm CT, Webinar

WellShare International's East African Smoke-Free Program and Karen Tobacco-Free Program will share highlights of their work in the Somali/East African and Karen communities of Minnesota, respectively; emphasizing the importance of the community health worker and covering basic culturally-responsive cessation activities currently underway. Register here.

SAVE THE DATE! Final Tobacco Health Systems Change Statewide Event

Tuesday April 24, 2018 | 10 am - 3 pm CT, Wilder Center, St. Paul

Filled with gems shared by a network of change agents all working to more effectively address tobacco in their clinics. This is an interactive session providing an opportunity to learn from people working with different populations across the state. Details to come!

Midwest Forum on Hospitals, Health Systems and Population Health: Partnerships to Build a Culture of Health

November 29 - December 1, 2017 | Chicago, IL

The Midwest Forum will bring together organizations and key stakeholders dedicated to improving the health of all Americans. Participants will share innovative models that are working and inspire the audience to take action to help transform the existing system of care in the United States to a system that strategically plans for and supports the health of its population.

For more information, or to register, visit the event website.

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