Bridging the Communications Gap for Immigrants and Refugees in Minnesota

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NEWS RELEASES

July 22, 2013 - "Going to Court in Minnesota:  New multilingual program about the courts system" View PDF.

June 25, 2013 - "Fire:  Anything but Child's Play - a new multilingual program explores the dangers and consequences of when children misuse fire."  View PDF.

May 15, 2013 - "Youth from immigrant famlies at risk of Type 2 Diabetes - Teens speak out about Type 2 Diabetes in new multilngual videos"  View PDF.

April 16, 2013 - "New multilingual materials for Severe Weather Awareness Week - important information and rsources about severe weather in four languages."  View PDF.

April 2, 2013 - "Restaurants have a new multilingual tool to keep their kitchens healthy and safe - videos offer bridge to language barriers so commercial kitchens understand critical health guidelines."  View PDF.

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ECHO IN THE NEWS

October 4, 2013 - "KSTP Evening News" Todd Wilson interviewed Cultural Services Unit member Major Parker and Monique Drier of the Brooklyn Center Police Department, and shared with the community about the impact this program has. Click here to watch the news story!

August 11, 2013 - "News and Views:  Immigration Reform"  Roshini Rajkumar's WCCO 830AM Radio Show featuring ECHO's Lillian McDonald  Listen here.

June 30, 2013 - "News and Views:  Fire Safety" Roshini Rajkumar's WCCO 830AM Radio Show featuring MN Dept. of Public Safety and ECHO's project "Fire:  Anything but Child's Play."  Listen here.

July, 2013 - "Bench & Bar," a publication of the Minnesota State Bar Association, shares news of ECHO's new program "Going to Court in Minnesota".  Read here. 

Mary 1, 2013 - "Minneapolis aims to bridge language, safety gap in restaurants," by Kelsey Shirriff, of the Minnesota Daily.  Read here.

January 29, 2013 - "Explaining Minnesota's severe weather to new immigrants," by Cynthia Boyd, MinnPost. Read here.

November 4, 2012 - "TV show promotes health for low-income residents," by Julie Siple, Minnesota Public Radio. Read here.

October 28, 2012 - Interview about Voting and the Democratic Process with Lillian McDonald, ECHO's ED, and MN Secretary of State, Mark Ritchie, on WCCO Radio's "News & Views" program hosted by Roshini Rajkumar. Listen.

 October 18, 2012 - Interview with Lillian McDonald, ECHO's Executive Director, about domestic abuse with Brooklyn Park Channel 12. View.

September 30, 2012 - Interview about Domestic Abuse with Lillian McDonald, ECHO's ED, and Lolita Ulloa, Hennepin County Attorney's Office, on WCCO Radio's "News & Views" program hosted by Roshini Rajkumar. Listen.

May 6, 2012 - Interview with Jane Braun from MDH and Lillian McDonald, (with ECHO Spokesperson Leo Espinoza translating) on Cara a Cara on La Invasora 1400 about Operation Medicine Delivery. Listen.

May 5, 2012 - "Exercise to evaluate new strategy for protecting public during health emergency," Montevideo American-News. Read here.

May 1, 2012 - "Weather Safety in Other Languages," Homeland Security and Emergency Management, MNDPS. Read here.

May 1, 2012 - "Operation Medicine Delivery Tests Emergency Resource," Community Reporter. Read here

May 2012 - "Beyond Words: When working with immigrant patients, the messenger can be as important as the message," Minnesota Medicine. Read here.

May, 2012 - "Be Prepared as Storm Season Approaches" Ward 7 E-News. View PDF.

April 25, 2012 - "USPS to Test Emergency Medicine Delivery to Four Twin Cities Zip Codes," KSTP. Read here.

April 23, 2012 - "MDH/USPS 'Operation Medicine Delivery' Test: May 6th" MultiCultural LIFE. Read here.

April 19, 2012 - "Metro Area Test of 'Operation Medicine Delivery'" 394 Block Club. View here.

April 19, 2012 - "Operation Medicine Delivery - May 6." Minnesota InfraGard Chapter. Read here.

April 17, 2012 - "Be prepared as storm season approaches." Red Lake Net News. View PDF.

April 6, 2012 - "Postal Services tests ability to deliver medication in a public health emergency." InsightNews. Read here.

April, 2012 - ECHO on "Comcast Newsmakers" with Colleen Needles. Watch.

March 28, 2012 - "Rebuilding emotionally one year after the tornado." NorthNews. View PDF.

March 8, 2012 - "Breast Cancer Doesn't Discriminate" program on KFAI. Listen.

February 2, 2012 - Interview with ECHO's Executive Director, Lillian McDonald, on Cara a Cara on La Invasora 1400. Listen.

January 14, 2012 - Secondhand Smoke and Diverse Populations, Asian American Press. View online.

January, 2012 - Show Discusses Impact of Secondhand Smoke, Minnesota Health Care Consumer Association News. View PDF.

January 9, 2012 - "Show Discusses Secondhand Smoke and its Risk to Ethnic Communities" Minnesota Physician @MEDFAX. (article is on page 1, view newsletter)

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SURVEY RESULTS

We believe that it is important to listen to the voice of those who use ECHO materials, whether they are community members or work for organizations that serve Minnesota's refugee and immigrant communities. To better understand need within the community, we produce and circulate a survey to the community, ECHO partners and stakeholders, other organizations. This helps us to gather information on the types of health, safety, emergency, and civic topics ECHO should pursue funding for in the coming year.

2010 Programming Survey Results - Fact Sheet

 

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