Campus-Community Engagement as a Strategy for Health

Minnesota Campus Compact

Minnesota Campus Compact fall conference hosted by IHCC and DCTC Center for Experiential Learning Oct. 30, 2014

WHAT: Minnesota Campus Compact Fall Conference “Campus-Community Engagement as a Strategy for Health”

  • Event hosted by IHCC and DCTC Center for Experiential Learning

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 • 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m (event starts at 10 a.m.; registration opens at 9:30 a.m.)


Heritage Hall Room 203
Inver Hills Community College
2500 East 80th Street
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

COST: Registration is $15 for students and $30 for any IHCC or DCTC faculty and staff • Cost includes lunch • Please register by Thursday, Oct. 15, 2014


Questions? Contact Sinda Nichols at 612-436-2080

“Campus-Community Engagement as a Strategy for Health”

The keynote speaker will be Melanie Peterson-Hickey of the Minnesota Department of Health, the acting director of the Center for Health Equity. Peterson-Hickey will speak on MDH’s Advancing Health Equity report for the state and recommendations for how campuses can help to move the needle on health equity in strategic ways. Three college faculty—Jackie Athmann, Kristi Kelly and Margaret Noirjean—will be presenting during breakout sessions.

How do we engage our resources, as campuses and communities, to move Minnesota toward more equitable health outcomes? Join colleagues for an interactive and informative day focused on three main themes:

  • Innovative efforts to promote health equity through campus-community collaboration
  • Ways to create high-impact, community-based education experiences for future health professionals
  • Strategies that contribute to development of a diverse healthcare workforce

Speakers and breakout facilitators currently confirmed include:

  • Trena Allbritton, PHN, NorthPoint Health & Wellness
  • Mary Clem, Director of Research and Sponsored Programs at St. Catherine University
  • Pam Cosby, MPA, formerly of Minnesota Urban Area Health Education Center
  • Dr. Penelope Moyers, Dean of the School of Health, St. Catherine University
  • Jonathan Watson, Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers Advancing Health Equity representative, Minnesota Department of Health
    Clinical faculty, Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • Margaret Noirjean, Medical Assistant faculty, Dakota County Technical College
  • Jackie Athmann and Kristi Kelly, Nursing faculty, Inver Hills Community College

This gathering is designed to be inclusive of community leaders invested in health equity, faculty and staff in college and university health education programs, and others interested in these issues, including students, national service members, and community members.

The day will feature a plenary with short presentations on each of the key themes of the day, interactive content to draw upon the wisdom of attendees and help them advance their work through connections with others, and afternoon breakouts offering deeper discussion of the morning’s themes.

For more information about the conference, visit the Minnesota Campus Compact event page.
Or contact:

Katie Halcrow
Director of Community-Based Learning
Inver Hills Community College
Dakota County Technical College
IHCC: 651-450-3241
DCTC: 651-423-8674