Gain Perspective from Dr. Hedy Lemar Walls
This month we celebrate Thanksgiving where we intentionally remember and count our blessings. In a time where we are still in midst of a pandemic affecting our way of life, it may be difficult to find what you are grateful for…but now more than ever we need to reflect on our lives.
I am thankful for my family, friends, colleagues and neighbors who provide me love and support. I am appreciative – and humbled - by the incredible health care professionals, scientists, educators, child care and front line workers, and many more who have selflessly cared for all of us and provided life-saving services, especially during the 19 or more months of COVID.
I am grateful for you, our clients and community partners, who are together advancing equity efforts so all can thrive in our communities and truly feel like everyone belongs. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to participate with you on your equity journey.
Whether it is the Equity Leadership Institute, Transformational Workplace Culture series, custom training, free online classes or more, the YMCA Equity Innovation Center of Excellence is here for you to intentionally engage in thought-provoking experiences and resources that will expand your knowledge and skills. We hope you will join us as you continue your equity journey.
Connect with our team to discuss how we can support you.
Read past issues of the UnitedHealth Group Equity Innovation Center of Excellence Connection.
Experience Enlightening Videos
Hear from Minnesota veterans who answered the call to serve and how their lives were changed by their service and sacrifice.
Read Noteworthy Books
Check out the stories of "Code Talkers" where Native Americans were recruited during multiple wars by the U.S. military to use their languages as a secret code. While many Americans never knew of their heroism and contributions to history, these books ensure that their legacy will be recognized by future generations.
Strengthen Our Community Together
With your support, the Y is making an impact right now for you and your neighbors. See the many ways in which we are making a difference.
Discover the story of a veteran working at the YMCA and learn more about how she is making a difference continuing her service to our community.
Explore Organizations Increasing Equity and Becoming More Inclusive
Learn more about the City of Burnsville's very diverse, vibrant community and how they committed to providing services and approaching their work with an equity lens and being as responsive and open as they can to serving the community.
Join our Healing Circles
YWCA St. Paul, in partnership with our UHG Equity Innovation Center, invites community members living, working and/or fellowshipping in the Midway area of St. Paul to join Healing Circles, a supportive, facilitated space to affirm African American culture, community and lived experience, and to share dialogue and feelings to promote health and well-being.