Welcome!

News Feed Item

HealthEast Foundation funds launch of programs to improve healthy food and mental health resources on St. Paul's East Side

ST. PAUL, MN--(Marketwired - January 05, 2017) - The launch of two new pilot programs to support healthy eating and mental well-being on St. Paul's East Side are being fully funded by the HealthEast Foundation. The programs -- East Side Table and the East Side Mental Health & Stress Resilience Partnership -- will launch in 2017.

The pilot programs were co-designed by 17 community organizations and HealthEast. The $691,184 start-up grant represents the first time the HealthEast Foundation has targeted major funding for community-building programs. It is expected to serve as a model for future grants from other organizations to sustain the programs. The funding source was the HealthEast Foundation's Community Innovation Fund, which comprises investment earnings set aside for community health and well-being innovation partnership work.

"At HealthEast, we have been learning how a great deal of what affects health and well-being happens outside the walls of our hospitals and clinics," said HealthEast CEO Kathryn Correia. "We are grateful for the chance to learn from and partner with more than a dozen organizations on the East Side of St. Paul to co-create local, culturally responsive approaches to support community members to improve their own physical and mental health and resilience."

The East Side has a strong civic community, yet has significant concentrations of poverty, medically underserved areas and food deserts. About a quarter of East Side residents are new Americans, including many refugees and immigrants from Southeast Asia, Latin America and Somalia. Thirty-eight percent of residents speak a primary language other than English.

East Side Mental Health & Stress Resilience Partnership
The East Side Mental Health & Stress Resilience Partnership's goal is to connect East Side residents with holistic and culturally responsive mental health and stress resilience resources. The Partnership will:

  • Map culturally-based services
  • Hire three cultural brokers to serve as bilingual, bicultural liaisons to connect members of the community with identified and mapped resources
  • Develop or provide programming at identified safe and sacred spaces to build community and provide respite
  • Facilitate community conversations to deepen understanding and break stigmas
  • Train service providers to be cognizant of cultural norms related to mental well-being

"HealthEast recognizes that health is more than just curing an illness," said Mauricio Cifuentes, partnership collaborator and senior division director of health and well-being for CLUES (Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio).

East Side Table
The East Side Table's goal is to increase consumption of healthy foods by improving the skills needed to overcome barriers the community identified to cooking healthy meals at home: time, motivation and expense. East Side Table will offer:

  • Make-at-home meal kits featuring culturally specific recipes and locally procured ingredients
  • Grocery coupons for healthy food items at East Side stores and small businesses
  • Cooking demonstrations and tastings at community events such as Fiesta Latina and the Dragon Boat Races on Lake Phalen
  • Community meals to promote social connectedness.

"All of the organizations that developed the East Side Table concept brought different skills and experience -- from running food shelves or youth programs to delivering hot meals to the elderly or working on food policy change," said Ann Majerus, East Side Table collaborator and a community paramedic with the St. Paul Fire Department. "We worked hard to come up with something that didn't duplicate existing services: encouraging people to cook whole, fresh foods in their kitchens."

Diane Tran, HealthEast's system director of Neighborhood Integration and Community Engagement, said: "In collaboration with our partners, HealthEast can play a bridging role to help leverage health system and community assets to improve health and well-being at the local level. We have high hopes that these innovative, community-generated approaches to addressing health equity can make a meaningful difference in the lives of many of our neighbors."

The East Side Health & Well-being Collaborative, convened by HealthEast, includes a number of community organizations that are active on St. Paul's East Side and worked with HealthEast to co-design the East Side Mental Health & Stress Resilience Partnership and East Side Table programs. The partner organizations involved with the co-design are: American Indian Family Center, Arlington Hills Lutheran Church, City of St. Paul Fire Department, CLUES, Community Dental Care, Dayton's Bluff Achievement Plus Elementary, East Side Seniors, First Lutheran Church, Golden Harvest Market, Hmong American Partnership, Karen Organization of Minnesota, Kofi Services, Merrick Community Services, Neighborhood House, The Sanneh Foundation, Shobi's Table, Urban Oasis and Urban Roots.

About HealthEast
HealthEast (healtheast.org) is the leading health care provider in the Twin Cities' East Metro area. From prevention to cure, we meet the needs of the community with family health and specialty programs that span four hospitals -- Bethesda Hospital, St. John's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital and Woodwinds Health Campus -- plus 14 clinics, home care and medical transportation. HealthEast has nearly 7,500 employees and nearly 850 physicians on staff. Our focus is optimal health and well-being for our patients, our communities and ourselves.

Contact
Diane Rose
(651) 232-5171
drose@healtheast.org

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
My team embarked on building a data lake for our sales and marketing data to better understand customer journeys. This required building a hybrid data pipeline to connect our cloud CRM with the new Hadoop Data Lake. One challenge is that IT was not in a position to provide support until we proved value and marketing did not have the experience, so we embarked on the journey ourselves within the product marketing team for our line of business within Progress. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Sum...
The modern software development landscape consists of best practices and tools that allow teams to deliver software in a near-continuous manner. By adopting a culture of automation, measurement and sharing, the time to ship code has been greatly reduced, allowing for shorter release cycles and quicker feedback from customers and users. Still, with all of these tools and methods, how can teams stay on top of what is taking place across their infrastructure and codebase? Hopping between services a...
Virtualization over the past years has become a key strategy for IT to acquire multi-tenancy, increase utilization, develop elasticity and improve security. And virtual machines (VMs) are quickly becoming a main vehicle for developing and deploying applications. The introduction of containers seems to be bringing another and perhaps overlapped solution for achieving the same above-mentioned benefits. Are a container and a virtual machine fundamentally the same or different? And how? Is one techn...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev, a client-oriented software development company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MobiDev is a software company that develops and delivers turn-key mobile apps, websites, web services, and complex softw...
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm.
What sort of WebRTC based applications can we expect to see over the next year and beyond? One way to predict development trends is to see what sorts of applications startups are building. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Arin Sime, founder of WebRTC.ventures, will discuss the current and likely future trends in WebRTC application development based on real requests for custom applications from real customers, as well as other public sources of information,
Interoute has announced the integration of its Global Cloud Infrastructure platform with Rancher Labs’ container management platform, Rancher. This approach enables enterprises to accelerate their digital transformation and infrastructure investments. Matthew Finnie, Interoute CTO commented “Enterprises developing and building apps in the cloud and those on a path to Digital Transformation need Digital ICT Infrastructure that allows them to build, test and deploy faster than ever before. The int...
Whether you like it or not, DevOps is on track for a remarkable alliance with security. The SEC didn’t approve the merger. And your boss hasn’t heard anything about it. Yet, this unruly triumvirate will soon dominate and deliver DevSecOps faster, cheaper, better, and on an unprecedented scale. In his session at DevOps Summit, Frank Bunger, VP of Customer Success at ScriptRock, discussed how this cathartic moment will propel the DevOps movement from such stuff as dreams are made on to a practic...
ChatOps is an emerging topic that has led to the wide availability of integrations between group chat and various other tools/platforms. Currently, HipChat is an extremely powerful collaboration platform due to the various ChatOps integrations that are available. However, DevOps automation can involve orchestration and complex workflows. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Himanshu Chhetri, CTO at Addteq, will cover practical examples and use cases such as self-provisioning infra...
The cloud competition for database hosts is fierce. How do you evaluate a cloud provider for your database platform? In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Chris Presley, a Solutions Architect at Pythian, gave users a checklist of considerations when choosing a provider. Chris Presley is a Solutions Architect at Pythian. He loves order – making him a premier Microsoft SQL Server expert. Not only has he programmed and administered SQL Server, but he has also shared his expertise and passion with budd...
"My role is working with customers, helping them go through this digital transformation. I spend a lot of time talking to banks, big industries, manufacturers working through how they are integrating and transforming their IT platforms and moving them forward," explained William Morrish, General Manager Product Sales at Interoute, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Apache Hadoop is emerging as a distributed platform for handling large and fast incoming streams of data. Predictive maintenance, supply chain optimization, and Internet-of-Things analysis are examples where Hadoop provides the scalable storage, processing, and analytics platform to gain meaningful insights from granular data that is typically only valuable from a large-scale, aggregate view. One architecture useful for capturing and analyzing streaming data is the Lambda Architecture, represent...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ocean9will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Ocean9 provides cloud services for Backup, Disaster Recovery (DRaaS) and instant Innovation, and redefines enterprise infrastructure with its cloud native subscription offerings for mission critical SAP workloads.
With billions of sensors deployed worldwide, the amount of machine-generated data will soon exceed what our networks can handle. But consumers and businesses will expect seamless experiences and real-time responsiveness. What does this mean for IoT devices and the infrastructure that supports them? More of the data will need to be handled at - or closer to - the devices themselves.
In his session at DevOps Summit, Tapabrata Pal, Director of Enterprise Architecture at Capital One, will tell a story about how Capital One has embraced Agile and DevOps Security practices across the Enterprise – driven by Enterprise Architecture; bringing in Development, Operations and Information Security organizations together. Capital Ones DevOpsSec practice is based upon three "pillars" – Shift-Left, Automate Everything, Dashboard Everything. Within about three years, from 100% waterfall, C...