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Mino Izhiwebzi (“Good Health”)

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Native Americans live with some of the nation’s most significant health disparities. While the causes are immensely complex, it is widely recognized that food insecurity, associated food behaviors, and malnutrition are major influences.

To help combat these disparities, the Greater Midwest Region funded Anna Wirta Kosobuski, assistant professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Duluth, MN, a health information outreach award to support her Mino Izhiwebzi (“Good Health”) project in 2019.

Mino Izhiwebzi used a multifaceted approach to address chronic disease management and improved wellness among Ojibwe Elders of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa by fostering: 1) health literacy and patient empowerment, 2) nutrition and wellness awareness, and 3) intergenerational bonding and learning.

Join us as professor Wirta Kosobuski describes the development and evolution of her year-long project, the unexpected challenges and successes with its implementation, and how she is building on the results of Mino Izhiwebzi with her current project: Minwanjige, Mino Bimaadizi (Eat Well, Live Well).

Date: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Region/Office: National
Jul 29, 2020
1:00PM - 2:00PM CT
Instructor(s):
Samuel D Watson, Academic Outreach Specialist
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Class Overview

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