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ICSI News November 2017

Upcoming events

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.

New & Noteworthy

Thank you goes out to Mary Brainerd, Reinertsen Lecturer

Our community was honored to have Mary Brainerd, former president and CEO of HealthPartners, as this year's Reinertsen Lecturer. She provided reflections and insights on the power of purpose, the importance of recognizing reality and taking action , and the need to shape health care differently for the future. The ensuing conversation was also rich. Thank you, Mary, and to all who joined us.  This event was livestreamed on Facebook Live. Sign in here with your Facebook account to view.

New e-prescribing resources from MDH

Two new e-prescribing resources are now available on the Minnesota Department of Health's e-prescribing webpage. The FAQ (EPCS) provides general information on EPCS and the Factsheet summarizes the Minnesota Statutes 62J.42 that requires the e-prescribing of all prescriptions including controlled substances. EPCS helps to reduce fraud and abuse of controlled substance and is one way to use e-health to prevent and respond to the opioid misuse and overdose.