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Background briefing for media on novel H1N1 flu


Tue, Aug 25th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

Event:

Background briefing on novel H1N1, including recent developments, current concerns, anticipated issues and challenges if a second wave of illness occurs in the fall, and preparations for the possibility of a major pandemic involving severe illness.

Time/Location:

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 10:00 a.m. to noon; Red River Room, MDH/Snelling Office Park, St. Paul. Directions are at: http://www.health.state.mn.us/about/sop.html#location.

Participation via Webinar:

If you are unable to attend in person, register for webinar participation at https://health-state-mn-ustraining.webex.com/health-state-mn-ustraining/k2/j.php?ED=115802192&UID=1049631577&RT=MiM3&FM=1.



Only your name and e-mail address will be required for registration. Once you are registered, you will receive an e-mail with instructions, including (1) a link to the Web site where you will log on for the webinar, and (2) a conference call phone number, where you will be able to hear the presentations and ask questions. You can also submit written questions using the webinar tool. The Web site is optimized for Internet Explorer.

Tentative agenda:

Welcoming Remarks

Dr. Sanne Magnan, Minnesota Commissioner of Health

Overview of Current Situation & Outlook for the Fall

Dr. Ruth Lynfield, Minnesota State Epidemiologist

Vaccine Issues

Kristen Ehresmann; Director, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention & Control Division, Minnesota Department of Health

Public Health Response Planning for Novel H1N1

John Linc Stine, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health

Novel H1N1 Flu and the Emergency Response System

Kevin Leuer, Director, Preparedness Branch, Minnesota Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

General Comments About H1N1 and Public Information

MDH Communications Staff

Also available for questions:

Cathy Hockert, Director, Continuity of Government Planning, Minnesota Management and Budget; Christine DuFour, Minnesota Department of Education

MN2020 Statement on the Minnesota Free Market Institute's False Assertions about Climate Change

Mon, Aug 24th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

SAINT PAUL, MN - Responding to the Minnesota Free Market Institute's assertions that climate change is just politicized science, Minnesota 2020 Executive Director John Van Hecke issued the following statement:



"This symposium is nothi ..... 
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END-OF-SUMMER DWI CRACKDOWN MEANS END OF THE ROAD FOR IMPAIRED DRIVERS

Mon, Aug 24th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - Minnesota law enforcement agencies statewide will be cracking down on impaired drivers as part of a nationwide Drunk Driving - Over the Limit. Under Arrest. enforcement campaign, August 21-Sept. 7. Around 400 Minnesota agencies will partic ..... 
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Minnesota State Fair Foundation at the Fair

Mon, Aug 24th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

St. Paul, MN - The Minnesota State Fair Foundation will host a Minnesota County Fair photography exhibit in the J.V. Bailey House, south of the Space Tower on the fairgrounds. The photography will be displayed the twelve days of the fair. The exhibit ..... 
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MN2020 Executive Director John Van Hecke's Statement on Final Round of State Budget Cuts

Sat, Aug 15th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

SAINT PAUL, MN - Responding to the final round of state budget cuts, Minnesota 2020 Executive Director John Van Hecke issued the following statement:



"With Minnesota's unemployment rate above eight percent, our state government should ..... 
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Variety of Values at 2009 State Fair

Wed, Aug 12th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

St. Paul, MN - Visitors to the 2009 Great Minnesota Get-Together will enjoy a variety of values and bargains during the fair, Aug. 27 through Labor Day, Sept. 7.

Pre-fair discount admission tickets are $9 and are valid any day of the fair. Als ..... 
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MN 2020 Education Policy Fellow John Fitzgerald's Statement on AYP Results

Tue, Aug 11th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

SAINT PAUL, MN - After the Minnesota Department of Education said that nearly half the schools in the state failed to make adequate yearly progress under the federal No Child Left Behind law, Minnesota 2020 Education Policy Fellow John Fitzgerald rel ..... 
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GET SCHOOLED IN FIRE SAFETY TO LIVE OFF-CAMPUS

Fri, Aug 7th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - Thousands of students will soon be reporting to Minnesota college campuses; more than 100,000 attend public institutions, alone. Many will live in off-campus housing, and some will be living away from home for the first time. The Minnesota ..... 
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Walz-Pelosi Agenda Continues To Fall Flat With High Unemployment

Fri, Aug 7th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

Washington- For another consecutive month, families in Minnesota and across the country are feeling the devastating consequences of Tim Walz's big-spending agenda. With the national unemployment rate remaining well above nine percent in July and an a ..... 
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