University Of Minnesota Using $5 Million Gift To Establish Center For Antiracism ResearchThe University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health has received its largest philanthropic gift ever to establish a center for antiracism research.
Minneapolis City Council Declares Racism A Public Health EmergencyThe resolution, penned by council members Andrea Jenkins and Phillipe Cunningham, declares that racism impacts outcomes in many areas of life for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC); it is the root cause of inequities in housing, education, health, employment, public safety, and criminal justice.
Minnesota House Committee OK's Resolution Calling Racism A Public Health CrisisThe resolution was declared with the intention of making the House "an active participant" in dismantling systemic racism in the state of Minnesota.
Hennepin County Board Passes Resolution Declaring Racism As A Public Health CrisisThe board concluded that racial disparities have lifelong health impacts among minorities, including higher disease rates.
What You Should Know About Tick Season In MinnesotaSpring officially began in March, and with warmer weather on the way we can expect ticks to arrive with it. The University of Minnesota School of Public Health says deer ticks are spreading and becoming more common-- and the time to watch out for ticks is now.
UCare Customer Suing Minnesota Over Contract BiddingAn anonymous Minnesota resident is suing the state over its decision to drop UCare for public health care programs in a competitive bid process.
In Tax Plans, Small Stuff Aims For Big Impact On HealthSome smaller measures in tax plans on the table in Minnesota's budget discussion aim to make a big impact on public health and child safety. They won't get the attention of business property tax breaks or across-the-board income exemptions causing clashes, but the measures stand a decent chance of happening.
Flu Season Persists Despite Warmer TemperaturesThe Minnesota Department of Health is reminding Minnesotans that warmer temperatures do not mean an end to flu season.
Gov. Dayton Updates State On Ebola PreparednessWith Minnesota home to the largest Liberian population outside of West Africa, there's growing concern that the deadly virus could travel here. That's why Gov. Mark Dayton called together a panel of health, public safety and government leaders on Friday to update Minnesota's plans and preparedness.
Coon Rapids Company Recalls Products Due To Listeria ContaminationA Coon Rapids company is voluntarily recalling some of its products due to concerns of possible listeria contamination, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Product sampling by the state agriculture department determined that some of the finished products produced by Parkers Farm Acquisition, LLC contained listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which could cause the disease listeriosis.
Bill Aims To Back State Off On Chili Cook-OffsCrosslake citizens say unnecessary health regulations have hurt their annual chili cook-off, and a state lawmaker has the fix.