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Posted on: October 5, 2017


On Tuesday, October 24, from 6 - 9 p.m., the Scott County Health Care System Collaborative is hosting Health Matters! a community feast and conversation about health and wellness at the Shakopee Community Center at 1255 Fuller Street South in Shakopee.  During the evening, participants will explore what is needed to be well and how all residents can fully access health care when they need it.  Dinner will be provided, and there is no charge to participate.  Children and youth are also welcome to attend.  Free door-to-door transportation is also available through SmartLink by calling (952) 496-8341 ext. 2 to reserve your ride by October 20th.  

Attendees can expect to be enlivened, engaged, and to have fun as they share an abundant feast and discuss what they can do together to make a healthy and more equitable community for all. Dinner is served respectfully to allay any dietary or cultural concern -- from vegan to carnivore -- using Marnita's Table model of a resource-abundant environment where all can eat their fill!   Marnita’s Table seeks to close gaps across difference through making Intentional Social Interaction (“IZI") where the traditionally unheard and excluded are actively and intentionally included and valued at the policy-making and resource-sharing table.

The Scott County Health Care System Collaborative is comprised of health care leaders who work together to maintain and improve the health of people living in Scott County.  The Collaborative creates a healthier community by connecting identified community needs with resources.  Their work supports Scott County in creating a safe, healthy, and livable community.  

Those who wish to attend the event are asked to register by e-mailing [email protected] or by calling (612) 928-7744 (or (612) 875-3215 on the day of the event).

Funding for this event was generously provided by the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership, St. Francis Regional Medical Center, and Mayo Clinic Health System New Prague.

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