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Challenge Accepted

By Mary Jo Katras, Program Leader — Family Resiliency

Family Development staff will be presenting 15 different sessions at the “Meeting Society's Grand Challenges Through Community-Engaged Research, Teaching, and Learning” University of Minnesota systemwide conference on Thursday, March 31.

This conference will showcase the University’s most innovative engagement practices through sessions that focus on community-engaged research, teaching, and outreach. Family Development will be showcasing our innovative work in the topic areas of community partnership building, diabetes prevention for Somali audiences, disaster recovery, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, Extension mapping, financial capability, food shelves, food networks, health equity, health promotion program for young Latino teens and parents, Minnesota’s achievement gap, and the spectrum of prevention. Thank you to all FD staff members who submitted proposals!

For more information about the conference, visit Meeting Society’s Grand Challenges. To attend the conference, register here. Please consider extending an invitation to your community partners — this conference is a great way for them to see just how committed we are to meeting these grand challenges and how critical their partnerships are to the success of our work!

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