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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.

"New this year to our event is a poster and exhibitor session to expand professional health and art networks – including people, organizations, and resources to enhance and energize public health education planning, intervention, research and evaluation," says Suzanne Driesen, Summit chair and MN SOPHE president-elect.

A special post-conference session is free for the general public. In partnership with the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance, there will be a display of masks from the Unmasking Brain Injury In Minnesota project; a showing of the award-winning Unmasking documentary; and a question and answer following the film, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. This unique one-hour event is free to the public and registration is not required.

The registration deadline for this year's Health Education Summit is October 18; the full agenda and registration details are

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