1st Annual Youth Health Care Awareness Cohort

We are looking for 20 high school seniors interested in the health care field and equity and equality justice to learn about how health outcomes affect African American and Indigenous people from diverse experts in the health care field.

  • Students must be in good academic standing (GPA of 2.5 or better),
    have volunteer experience and identify as a person of color.
  • Apply with a letter of recommendation from a teacher, spiritual leader, or community organization.
  • Two paragraph statement on why you have an interest in the health care field.

YHCA Cohort benefits:

  • 2 five-week options for students to attend
    • June 2021 for five consecutive Wednesdays from 5pm – 8pm 
    • September 2021 for five consecutive Wednesdays from 5pm – 8pm
  • CPR/First Aid Training (on-line)
  • $75 Stipend upon completion
  • Certificate of completion
  • Dinner provided
  • Networking with diverse students and teachers
  • Build health care advocacy knowledge & vocabulary
  • The opportunity to show extracurricular activity for higher education or future employment

2 FREE Sessions available:  June 2021 or September 2021

Send applications to: Sameerah.bilal-roby@wilder.org by April 1, 2021

Questions to: samantha.rust@wilder.org

This program is sponsored by:

Cultural Wellness Center (CWC) | Wilder African American Babies Coalition and Projects (AABC) | Ignited Faces of Beauty (IFOB)

2021 YHCAC Flyer and Application

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2021 Spring into Action Luncheon

Wilder’s African American Babies Coalition and Projects, Integrated Care for High-Risk Pregnancies Initiative, and the Minnesota March of Dimes invite you to Spring into Action!

Saving mothers, babies, fathers, and communities and inviting health and policy stakeholders to take action.

Registration link to follow. Contact Sam Rust with any questions or concerns — samantha.rust@wilder.org.

 

 

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African American Historical Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experience

CEU’s available!

The African American Babies Coalition is a group of African American community leaders committed to supporting the healthy development of babies by translating what we know from early childhood development research and brain science into culturally relevant information that can be used in  African American family and community life. We are looking for service providers (case managers, social workers, family specialists, health care providers, early childhood education or childcare providers, etc.) who are working with African American clientele to join us in one or all of our three 2-hour workshops in order to gain knowledge, skills, and practices about how to work with African Americans in a culturally-appropriate manner. Our trainers will explore topics such as trauma, toxic stress, and factors that impact the African American community and health outcomes.

Attend one, two or all of our workshops! 

Registration Fee:  $30.00 per workshop. However, if you attend all three workshops the fee is $80.00

Workshop 1: African American Historical Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experience

This workshop will explore the link between historical trauma faced by the African American community and current challenges that significantly impact health outcomes today. We will also provide best practices to recognize, understand, and address the trauma and disparities with African American clientele. Speaker: Brandon Jones

Time and Date: 9:30am-11:30am on Friday, September 23rd

Location: Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

Registration

Purpose: The African American Babies Coalition is a group of African American community leaders committed to supporting the healthy development of babies by translating what we know from early childhood development research and brain science into culturally relevant information that can be used in African American family and community life. We are looking for service providers (case managers, social workers, family specialists, health care providers, early childhood education or childcare pro-viders, etc.) who are working with African American clientele to join us in one or all of our three 2-hour workshops in order to gain knowledge, skills, and practices about how to work with African Americans in a culturally-appropriate manner. Our train-ers will explore topics such as trauma, toxic stress, and factors that impact the African American community and health out-comes.

This is the third and final workshop of the series and will address how to effectively engage with African American clientele as a service provider. We will use a variety of adult learning frameworks to improve relationship-building.

Registration

Selby Jazz Festival

ABOUT…

“Begin with art, because art tries to take us outside ourselves. It is a matter of trying to create an atmosphere and context so conversation can flow back and forth and we can be influenced by each other.”

–W.E.B. DuBois, civil rights activist, Co-Founder, NAACP

 

Since 2002 on the second Saturday in September, the intersection of Selby and Milton Avenues becomes a wondrous gathering that celebrates the positive path taken by neighborhood residents and business owners. People from all walks of life, cultures, backgrounds and professions interact together through music, food and activities to become an engaged community.

 

ACTIVITIES

Music: A full day of free jazz from “just down the block,” local, regional, national and international entertainers.

young sax player bassist Malletman

Health and Wellness Area Sponsored by UCare: Local health organizations and area nonprofits provide free screenings and tips for healthier living and diet.

UCare logo

Food: Anything from “State Fair food with a soul food twist,” to healthy options and ethnic specialties. There’s something for everyone’s tastes and pocketbook!

healthy pizza food sign grillin' the turkey legs

Family Fun Zone Sponsored by U.S. Bank: A place where families with young children can take a break, make take- home arts and crafts, climb our climbing wall and “just be a kid.”

face painting stick puppets family fun zone sign

US Bank Logo

Art!: Local artisans demonstrating and retailing their passions.

mudslinger painter wood carving

…all surrounded by a strong bond of community and inclusiveness.

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Community Conversation Host All-Male Training – Cohort 3

CALLING ALL AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN!!!

Living Room & Kickin’ It Conversations Training

Who: Living Room and Kickin’ It Hosts are African Americans, ages 17 years and older, who are passionate about the healthy development of our babies. For this training, we are looking for African American males to join our first ever all-male cohort of Conversation Hosts!

What: A FREE two-day training where participants learn about and discuss various topics, including Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES’s), Historical Trauma, Facilitating, and more! After the training , participants who complete two community conversations will also receive a $150 stipend. When & Where: Friday, Sept. 25th & Saturday, Sept. 26th from 9am-4pm in St. Paul (exact location giv-en after registration).

Why: African American men play a critical role in the development of our youth. Unhealthy babies become unhealthy adults! As the fathers, grandfathers, brothers, uncles, and loved ones of these babies, we must address the impact of trauma and stress on their health, celebrate healthy parenting practices, and decondition ourselves from unhealthy practices.

Interested? Register online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AABCMaleCohort

AABC Male Training Flyer

Questions? Contact Sydney at sydplunkett@gmail.com or (651)280-2652