Community Health & Well-being Programs

Our outreach and community education efforts focus on connecting with community members where they work, live, learn, play, and worship. In collaboration with community partners, we provide support, tools, and education to improve health and well-being in our community.

Learn more about our programs and check out upcoming classes:

Mental health and stress resilience
Falls prevention
Chronic disease self-management

Mental health and stress resilience

Contact Kate Taylor with any questions.

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces the risk factors and warning signs of common mental health and substance use disorders, builds understanding of their impact, and reviews support options. The interactive virtual course teaches participants how to offer initial help to an individual who may be experiencing a mental health concern or crisis and connect them to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-care resources.

Upcoming classes: Virtual Adult Mental Health First Aid

All virtual MHFA trainings are preceded by two-hour, self-paced, online work which must be completed before attending the ZOOM session.

February 4 (Thursday) 12:00 p.m.– 5:30 p.m.
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February 13 (Saturday), 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
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February 18 (Thursday) 12:00 p.m.– 5:30 p.m.
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February 25 (Thursday) 12:00 p.m.– 5:30 p.m.
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March 18 (Thursday) 5:00 p.m.– 10:00 p.m.
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*This training is specifically for those who identify as Somali community or for those who are serving the Somali community.

March 25 (Thursday) 12:00 p.m.– 5:30 p.m.
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Upcoming classes: Virtual Youth Mental Health First Aid
All virtual MHFA trainings are preceded by two-hour, self-paced, online work which must be completed before attending the ZOOM session.

March 4 (Thursday) 12:00 p.m.– 5:30 p.m.
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March 11(Thursday) 12:00 p.m.– 5:30 p.m.
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Psychological First Aid

Psychological First Aid (PFA) is an evidence-informed approach that is built on the concept of human resilience. PFA aims to reduce stress symptoms and assist in a healthy recovery following a traumatic event, natural disaster, public health emergency, or even a personal crisis. Emotional distress is not always as visible as a physical injury but is just as painful and debilitating. After going through a life altering experience it is common to be affected emotionally. While physical First Aid is used to reduce physical discomfort due to a bodily injury, Psychological First Aid is a strategy to reduce the painful range of emotions and responses experienced by people exposed to high stress.

View or download the Psychological First Aid card here

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COVID-19 Specific Resources

This video provides the healthcare responder with just-in-time training on stress during COVID-19 and provides stress management strategies that should be implemented now to protect our healthcare workforce.

Thank you to the Minnesota Department of Health for sharing these resources with M Health Fairview.

Flourish

This four-part resiliency skills series will help increase self-esteem, reduce stress, and improve overall quality of life. You will experience clarifying breathing techniques, expressive writing, mindfulness, guided movement, and meditation.

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Falls prevention

Contact Erin Schliesman with any questions.

Tai Ji Quan

Tai Ji Quan is an evidence-based program that’s designed to keep older adults mobile and independent by improving balance and reducing their likelihood of falling. Classes are for adults who are able to walk and have an interest in improving balance, flexibility, and strength. Canes and walkers are welcome.

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Chronic disease self-management

Contact Erin Schliesman with any questions.

Living Well with Chronic Conditions

This evidence-based program is designed to help participants with chronic conditions and includes techniques to manage frustration, fatigue, pain, and isolation. Participants gain knowledge on appropriate exercise, use of medications, effective communication skills, and how to evaluate new treatments.

February 11, 2021 – March 25, 2021 (Thursdays)
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
ONLINE (via Zoom)
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*This series will be taught in Spanish

March 1, 2021 – April 5, 2021 (Mondays)
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
ONLINE (via Zoom)
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*This class is being hosted by our partners at the Faith Community Nurse Network and East Side Neighborhood Services

Living Well with Chronic Pain

This evidence-based program is designed for those living with chronic pain. It offers strategies for dealing with symptoms and teaches healthy ways to live and be active.

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Living Well with Diabetes

This evidence-based class is for those living with Type 2 diabetes. It teaches techniques to manage symptoms. Participants also gain knowledge about appropriate exercise, healthy eating, medication, and working with healthcare providers.

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