Initiating a mass immunization effort aimed at rubella was one of its initial projects in the 1970s; today the Foundation’s priorities are to provide funding to organizations serving the health needs of our undeserved residents and engaging in activities to improve the public health.
Honoring Choices Minnesota was founded in 2007 by the Twin Cities Medical Society and its Foundation as a vital public health initiative. It is Minnesota’s statewide resource for advance care planning. Its mission is to make advance care planning (ACP) the community’s standard of care to ensure that every Minnesotan’s healthcare choices are clearly defined and honored. Honoring Choices Minnesota helps people understand the importance of appointing a healthcare decision-maker and discussing and documenting their healthcare preferences.
In pursuit of its mission, Honoring Choices Minnesota’s goals are to:
Honoring Choices Minnesota collaborates with organizations and communities throughout Minnesota and the nation to promote the importance of advance care planning conversations.
Twin Cities Medical Society Foundation believes that physician advocates play an important role in improving public health and building healthy communities. The Dr. Pete Dehnel Public Health Advocacy Fellowship program offers opportunities for medical students to build their public health advocacy skills by engaging in local public health advocacy activities. Throughout the program year, students build their advocacy skills through skills training, physician mentorship, and hands on advocacy experience.
Grant applications are accepted from January through September 30th each year and grants are awarded in the fourth quarter. The grant application can be downloaded here and returned to Nancy Bauer.