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Health Notes: Careers at LSC, health-team honors

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Explore health care careers

Lake Superior College announced a health care career night on Feb. 12.

Many jobs are available in the field, a news release from the school noted, and most require only two-year degrees.

Lake Superior College offers more than 15 career paths in health and nursing. Accredited programs include surgical technology, practical nursing medical laboratory technician, dental hygiene and physical therapy assistant. The college collaborates with Hibbing Community College to offer a dental assistant program. For military veterans, Lake Superior College offers an online physical therapy assistant military bridge program.

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The career night will take place from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the college’s main campus, 2101 Trinity Road. It’s free. An RSVP is encouraged but not required. Visit lsc.edu or call 218-733-7601.

Duluth health team chosen for national academy

A team representing Bridging Health Duluth is one of 10 health teams selected for a year of advanced training through the National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health.

Team members are Emily Anderson with Essentia Health, Janet Kennedy with the Duluth NAACP, Joshua Gorham from St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services and Mary Rapps of Generations Health Care Initiatives.

The focus of the training is achieving health equity in the community. It includes webinars, a multi-day retreat, coaching support, peer networking and a population health project. It’s funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Bridging Health Duluth is a collaboration of Essentia Health, Generations Health Care Initiatives, Duluth NAACP, St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services, St. Luke’s and the Zeitgeist Center for the Arts and Community.

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  • In Our Own Voice, a free program featuring two speakers sharing their stories about mental illness, will take place from 10-11:30 a.m. Feb. 11 at Mesabi Range College, 1001 W. Chestnut St., Virginia. It’s offered by the National Alliance on Mental Illness-Minnesota . To learn more, contact Patrick at publicawareness@namimn.org or call 651-645-2948, Ext. 128.

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