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Communities use More Resilient Monnesota's '100 Cups of Coffee' process to aim for community well-being

Paula Carlsen

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The Minnesota Department of Health holds a Mental Well-Being and Resilience Learning community every last Tuesday of each month from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. This community learning will build resilience and promote well-being for people who are interested.

The upcoming learning community will be on June 29, 2021 with the topic of Building Community Capacity One Cup of Coffee at a Time. Emily Clary, Sr., Director of Prevention Initiatives of Family Wise Services; Melissa Adolfson, Research Scientist at Wilder Research; Wendy Kalass Thompson, Executive Director of Beltrami Area Service Collaborative (BASC); and Melodie Hanson, Program Director at Robbinsdale Redesign FSC are part of the More Resilient Minnesota initiative.

The More Resilient Minnesota initiative aims to help improve the health and resilience of the young generations through The 100 Cups of Coffee process. This process has been used by communities to raise the voices of members who are not always present. It involves a one-on-one conversation with the member in order to learn about their perception and experience with the community assets and challenges.

The process will help gather community input to run the community resilience planning. It also supports partnership with the community members, as well as creates opportunities for leadership development.

Beltrami and Robbinsdale are two communities that have been successful in engaging with this process. The 100 Cups of Coffee process is a practical and valuable tool to build a community that aims at community well-being.

Join the overview of the More Resilient Minnesota initiative, a Minnesota Department of Human Services funded initiative and learn how to implement or adapt this tool in your community.

Register here.

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