June 30th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Southeast Minnesota partnership strives to reduce the impact of chronic disease on Minnesotans

By Miguel Valdez Soto

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic and the George Family Foundation are leading supporters of the newly formed Southeast Minnesota Partnership for Community-Based Health Promotion. A key aim of this partnership is to extend the care that occurs in Southeast Minnesota health systems into the communities. The partnership will focus first on incorporating clinical referrals of effective, community-based programs into routine primary care treatment strategies. The new program is called Living Well with Chronic Conditions (formally known as the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program).

“The goal of this partnership is to fundamentally change the way individuals and communities in Southeast Minnesota experience life with chronic health conditions,” says Aaron Leppin, M.D., a research associate in Mayo Clinic’s Knowledge and Evaluation Research Unit.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 7 out of every 10 deaths in the U.S. are the result of chronic disease. In Southeast Minnesota, Community Health Needs Assessments consistently identify chronic disease management as an area of priority

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June 12th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

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By Miguel Valdez Soto

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June 12th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

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May 19th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Dr. Judith Kaur — Teacher, Healer, Role Model

By Miguel Valdez Soto

Judith Kaur, M.D., says it was her grandmother who first put the thought of becoming a doctor into her head. "My grandmother, Ada, had no formal education, but she was a very wise woman and a very keen observer," Dr. Kaur, medical director for Native American Programs at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, says in a recent interview with Indian Country Today Media Network. Her grandmother, she says, "was not a healer, but she thought that I had the potential to be a healer, and she was the first one that ever put that little seed in my brain."
Read more.. http://intheloop.mayoclinic.org/discussion/dr-judith-kaur-teacher-healer-role-model/

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