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Health Disparities in Minneapolis’ Underserved Communities to Be Discussed

By Sumedha Penheiter @sumedhapenheiter

Join the Office of Health Disparities Research (OHDR) for a special research presentation by Southside Community Health Services (“Southside”), which provides medical and dental services to one of Minneapolis’ most underserved neighborhoods.

Founded in 1971 by Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA), Southside serves the Minneapolis south metro community by offering patient focused, friendly, high-quality and comprehensive medical care. Southside believes that, as a community clinic, it is important to know and serve its neighbors, and it emphasizes community outreach to provide free health education, screenings and information in trusted gathering places. Southside also partners with researchers to develop and implement studies and interventions aimed at improving community health and health equity. For example, Southside is a partner in FAITH! (Fostering African American Improvement in Total Health), a Mayo Clinic cardiovascular health intervention study.

Presenters include Southside Outreach personnel Clarence Jones (pictured, far left) and Monisha Washington (second from left).

Tuesday, March 28
Rochester
Noon–1 p.m. CDT
Charlton 6-147 Conference Room
Mayo Clinic

Webcast available:

Audio: 866-365-4406 (passcode 2883946)
Video: Gotomeeting link

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches; beverages and dessert will be provided by the OHDR.

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