Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota

Minnesota SOPHE Presents Second Annual Health Education Summit: "Arts, Health and Wellbeing: A Creative Approach to Public Health Education"

Minnesota Society for Public Health Education will present "Arts, Health and Wellbeing: A Creative Approach to Public Health Education" at Gustavus Adolphus College, in St. Peter, Minnesota, on October 24 from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This year's conference planning committee is excited about this year's novel theme and line up of speakers, which includes keynote speaker, Dr. Gary Christenson (MD), past director of the Boynton Student Health service at the University of Minnesota. His presentation, "Leveraging the Arts for Public Health" will showcase examples illustrative of the current state of arts and health, with a particular emphasis on community targeted public health approaches including those at the University of Minnesota and within local Minnesota communities.

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Few people understand the personal impact brain injury can have. Its effects often are subtle and difficult to express. In March of 2016, the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance began the Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota project - a statewide community-based art project that enlisted the participation of over a thousand individuals living with the effects of brain injury. Unmasking allowed individuals affected by brain injury to design masks that communicate their unique perspectives and altered outlooks. It gave survivors and caregivers a voice to illuminate their life with a brain injury; to show others that persons living with a disability due to brain injury are deserving of respect, compassion and the same opportunities afforded all citizens in their respective communities.


The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is a statewide nonprofit that provides advocacy; education; and resource and referral services for the over 100,000 Minnesotans living with a disability as a result of brain injury. The organization was established in 1984 when a small group of passionate family members and providers joined together to advocate for services for individuals and families affected by brain injury.

The mission of the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is to raise awareness and enhance the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury.




Give us a call at 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442to learn more, to have a mask-making event at your facility, orif you are interested in hosting a mask-making event.