April 4, 2023

National research suggests that a person’s health is strongly influenced – as much as 50 percent or more – by income, education, and neighborhood conditions. How does the Twin Cities area fare? Wilder Research, together with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation and Twin Cities Compass will host an event to release a report on socioeconomic factors that influence health, October 7, 2010, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Wilder Center, 451 Lexington Parkway North, St. Paul, MN 55104.

The event begins with an 8:00 a.m. continental breakfast and networking session followed by the program. The event is free, but registration is limited.

Be among the first to learn about key findings from a new report, The distribution of unequal health in the Twin Cities, prepared by Wilder Research, commissioned by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation. Learn about links between health outcomes and income, education, neighborhood conditions, and race in the Twin Cities. Then stay for a provocative panel discussion about ways to reduce health inequities including policy changes that can make the Twin Cities healthier for everyone.

Craig Helmstetter, a Wilder Research consulting scientist will discuss the key findings in the on the distribution of unequal health in the Twin Cities. A panel discussion will follow with Atum Azzahir, executive director, Cultural Wellness Center; Pat Geraghty, chair, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation; Justin Huenemann, president and CEO, Native American Community Development Institute; and Dane Smith, President, Growth & Justice.

Also scheduled to attend are Paul Mattessich, executive director, Wilder Research and Compass Project Manager; Marsha Shotley, president, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation.

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