Healthy Student Partnership: Exploring the Intersection of Healthcare and Education


Karen Manikowski, MPH, CHES
Project Manager, Healthy Student Partnership, Allina Health, Northwest Metro

Session Details

Date and time: Wednesday, April 5, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Learning track: Social Determinants of Health
Learning level: Beginning or Intermediate

Session Description

The Accountable Communities for Health grant has allowed for the expansion of the Northwest Metro Healthy Student Partnership which targets high school students in the Anoka-Hennepin School District. The expansion has provided a rich understanding of how healthcare systems, such as Allina Health, can successfully partner with school districts and community-based organizations to enrich health services available to students and families. This session will provide a summary of the Healthy Student Partnership including project planning, implementation, successes and challenges while highlighting opportunities for replication in your community.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize why educational and community-based programs and strategies play an important role in reaching public health goals.
  • Explain how to implement interventions utilizing multi-organizational partnerships to address community health concerns.
  • Identify relevant youth and adolescent-focused resources to help address health issues in equitable and sustainable ways.