500

Blood Pressure Checks

50k

Quality of Life Guides

250

Blood Sugar Checks

3

Research Studies

25k

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HEALTH EQUITY.

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The Minnesota Integrated Care for Early Childhood Initiative is a community-led, collective effort to engage families, professionals, and other community partners to build the infrastructure for an equitable, family-centered, integrated model for conducting early childhood screening, referral, and follow-up in health settings for young African American children and their families.

The ANIKA Foundation is working with African American Parents of children under age 5 across the state of Minnesota to infuse a grassroots family voice to inform policy to increase healthcare and education access. Our primary goals are to: 

  • Identify and explore barriers to early childhood screenings and development

  • Engage community around solutions for increased access to resources and support

  • Participate in leadership development programs around parent and child advocacy, civic participation and policy development. 

  • Black Parent of children under age 5

  • Chosen Family member actively involved with children/grandchildren caregiving

  • Health or Education professional, Special Education, Guardian, Juvenile systems or other subject matter expert as needed

For more information, email: blackparents@theanikafoundation.org

Quality of Life 

From the Heart

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Quality Life MN initiative promotes healthy living in partnership with healthcare professionals, public entities and community and business leaders. Our goals are to normalize participation in these processes and equip community members with the tools and information to make informed personal decisions and build confidence to engage authentically in advocacy. The Quality Life MN website, social media page and health equity programs engage communities to make empowered lifestyle choices.

We partnered with the Dr. Susan Everson-Rose of the Program of Health Disparities Research to design a research study that introduced Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to a group of African American Women to explore its potential as a heart disease intervention.

 

African American women between the ages of 45-55 are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than any other group. Stress reduction and other lifestyle changes have been shown to reduce risk factors. To learn more, click here

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Pinked Out Party!

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Pinked Out Party

COVID-19 Care Collective

Our annual Pinked Out Breast Cancer, is dedicated to creating awareness while promoting empowering opportunities for women of all ages-and their supporters-to uplift and inspire one another!

From healthcare resources, testing and vaccine information, mental wellness, food and to other wraparound support, we've compiled a list of available resources from trusted community service agencies to government resources. 

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