2021 Conference Information


  Friday, May 14, 2021

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  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


  Virtual Zoom Webinar



**Registered attendees will receive a reminder email with the meeting link one hour before the conference begins.  Check your junk folders if you don't see it in your inbox.  See you soon!**

Please join us for the release of the 2020 Bridge to Health Survey data at the “How Healthy Are We in the Northland?” conference.  A summary of the regional level data analysis will be presented.  Information on accessing the reports and data will also be provided.

The conference is open to anyone interested in the health status of adults in our region.  Registration is free but required.  Please register here.

CEUs will be available for attendees of the live event (up to 2 contact hours for MN Board of Nursing and others). 

A video recording of the conference will be available in the future.

Meet the Speakers:

A Kinney from Ann

Senior Research Scientist with the Minnesota Center for Health Statistics at the Minnesota Department of Health.  She has been with the Department since 1995.  Dr. Kinney provides technical assistance to state and local public health agencies and public health collaboratives regarding survey research methodology and the use of survey and other statistical data. She received her PhD in Sociology from the University of Michigan. Ann has been a technical advisor to the Bridge to Health Collaborative since its inception.


 Ann Kinney, PhD











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A principal at Finch & King, Inc., Mike provides business development and analytics support to the health care sector. In addition, he is the Executive in Residence in the Medical Industry Leadership Institute at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.  Mike has been a consultant to the Bridge to Health Collobraorative since its inception.


Mike Finch, PhD

Survey Topics

  • Current health conditions
  • Lifestyle factors that impact health
    • Nutrition
    • Physical activity
    • Smoking
    • Alcohol use
  • Access to medical, mental, and dental health care
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Social connection and belonging
  • Social and economic needs
    • Food
    • Transportation
    • Housing
  • Impacts of COVID-19


Geographic Area of the Survey


  • Aitkin County
  • Cook County
  • Carlton County
  • Itasca County
  • Koochiching County
  • Lake County
  • Pine County
  • St. Louis County
  • City of Duluth
  • Duluth Hillside Neighborhood
  • Duluth Lincoln Park Neighborhood


  • Douglas County