Sixth National Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations: Plenary Sessions Minnesota Collaboratives: Cooperation for Common Good

Plenary I Serving culturally diverse populations: Models of collaboration

Minnesota Collaboratives: Cooperation for Common Good
Monday, September 22, 2008: 9:00 AM-10:15 AM, Minn Marriott, 4th Floor - Ballroom 3+4
The presenter will highlight experiences of a number of collaboratives in Minnesota and their purpose, describe how they are organized and supported, give examples of how success is measured, identify essential elements of effective partnerships, discuss benefits and challenges of working in a cooperative approach with multiple stakehoders/partners, and discus how to get collaboratives started.
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  • Presentation Information:

    Program: Plenary Sessions

    Carol E. Berg, RN, BSN, MPH , Government Programs, UCare, Minneapolis, MN
      Public Health and County Manager
      Government Programs
      P.O. Box 52
      Minneapolis MN, USA 55440-0052

      Phone: 612-676-3635
      Fax: 612-676-6501
      Email Address:

      Biographical Sketch:
      Carol Berg received her RN degree in 1977 from Lutheran Deaconess Hospital and a BS degree in Nursing in 1982 from the University of Minnesota. She received a Master of Science in Community Health in 1983 from the University of London. She spent 10 years in Madagascar and worked as Director of Nursing Education and Consultant for the Primary Health Care Program of the Malagasy Lutheran Church. After returning to the U.S., she was employed as Assistant Coordinator of Community Health Services at the Minneapolis Health Department for two years and then served as State Refugee Health Coordinator for 7 years at the Minnesota Department of Health. She is currently the Public Health and County Manager for UCare which is a health plan serving diverse members throughout the state. Carol is the Chair of the Interpreting Stakeholder Group (ISG) and recently published a chapter on interpreter services in a textbook entitled, Immigrant Medicine.