April 3: Minnesota State Mankato’s Health Summit to Explore ‘Creating Community Well-Being: Shaping the Future of Health Care’

March 20, 2024 | News Story

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato will hold its annual Health Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, with this year’s topic being “Creating Community Well-Being: Shaping the Future of Health Care.”

The Health Summit will explore the link between good health and social connections and delve into how to thrive in communities that support individuals’ physical, economic and social well-being to allow them to reach their fullest potential for wellness.

The Health Summit is open to the public. Registration is required. Register online here. Cost is $30, and all registered attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. There is no cost for students.

The April 3 event begins with registration and check in at 8:15 a.m. The Health Summit schedule includes a keynote address at 9:15 a.m. by Dr. Sarah Y. Vinson, a triple board-certified physician who specializes in adult, child & adolescent, and forensic psychiatry and is a professor of pediatrics and psychiatry and the chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Morehouse School of Medicine.

The Health Summit features more than 15 speakers in breakout sessions, a lunch presentation and featured speaker sessions. Details, a full schedule and registration information can be found at ahn.mnsu.edu/healthsummit.

(NOTE TO EDITORS: Media interested in more information should contact Megan Mahowald, interim associate dean in Minnesota State Mankato’s College of Allied Health & Nursing at megan.mahowald@mnsu.edu or 507-389-1415.)

Minnesota State Mankato’s College of Allied Health and Nursing is the host of the Health Summit.

Mayo Clinic Health System is the lead sponsor of the summit, which is intended to highlight the University’s distinctive academics, research and industry connections in health and biomedical sciences.

Mayo Clinic Health System consists of clinics, hospitals and other facilities that serve the health care needs of people in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Additional sponsors include Mankato Clinic, Open Door Health Center, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, Ecumen Pathstone Living and Delta Dental of Minnesota.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,635 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 26 colleges and seven universities.

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