Marijuana Symposium

On April 26, 2018, Hazelden, Partnership for Change, North Memorial Health, and Partners in Prevention sponsored a sold out marijuana symposium to educate policy makers, community leaders and health care experts about the impact marijuana can have on communities. National speakers discussed the insights and learnings from other states who have already legalized marijuana for […]

Coalition Member Spotlight: Marie Maslowski

Coalition Member Spotlight: Marie Maslowski, RN, MPH Community Health Outreach Manager, North Memorial Health [picture]   What attracted you to join Partnership for Change? M: I have been involved with Partnership for Change since the beginning. Alison Pence, who was the Injury Prevention Coordinator at North Memorial at the time, brought a group of us together […]

Coalition Member Spotlight: Jen Holper

Coalition Member Spotlight: Jen Holper, MA, LSW Marketing Director, PrairieCare What attracted you to join Partnership for Change (PFC)? J: Working in the mental health field I am always looking for ways to connect to the community. The idea of being a part of a community group engaged in making the community a healthier place to […]

University of Minnesota Pharmacy Student: Rowan Mahon

University of Minnesota Pharmacy Student: Rowan Mahon What are you currently working on with Partnership for Change (PFC)? R: I am working with PFC in opening a medication disposal box at North Memorial Health Outpatient Pharmacy. This would allow patients of North Memorial to have a convenient location to drop off their unused or expired medications. […]

Smart Approaches to Marijuana – Legalization Advocated

National Leaders and Elected Officials Gather in Atlanta to Coordinate Opposition to Marijuana Legalization in America Contact: Anisha Gianchandani +1 (703) 828-8182 [Alexandria, VA, April 20, 2017] –  Today, a group of national drug policy leaders, elected officials, and public health experts convened in Atlanta to coordinate the opposition to marijuana legalization in the […]

Spring Cleaning!

Time for Spring Cleaning! Dispose! Find local drop boxes for unused medicine here.

“Chasing the Dragon” at April Coalition Meeting

The next Partnership for Change coalition meeting is Tuesday, April 11, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Osseo City Hall. The meeting will feature a viewing and discussion of “Chasing the Dragon,” a 45 minute documentary aimed at youth produced by the FBI and DEA about the stark realities of opioid abuse. The film’s title refers to the […]

Panel Tackles Solutions to Painkiller Epidemic

Has our level of pain gone up 400% in a decade? No, says Dr. David Frenz, but our use of pain killers has. Frenz, Vice President and Executive Medical Director of Mental Health and Ambulatory Services at North Memorial Health Care, told health and law enforcement professionals in October that Americans absolutely love their drugs. […]

Town Hall: Keep Kids Safe & Social

Krista Brenno spoke at the November 3rd Town Hall. The Town Hall will be broadcast November 20 at 10:30 am and November 21 at 2:30 pm. “If I teach my children how to drink at home, they will be safe.” At least, that’s the mistaken thinking of some parents who allow their children to host […]

Coalition Member Spotlight: Subin & Eva

University of Minnesota Epidemiology Graduate Students: Subin Jang & Eva Okedele What attracted you to Partnership for Change (PFC)? S: I am studying epidemiology at the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health. Studying the health of a community is one of my interests. I joined PFC because I wanted to make a difference in the community and the medication […]