Strengthen our Global Competitiveness

Our ability to compete globally means that we must meet the educational needs of the 21st century. CEHD students take advantage of global partnerships and study-abroad experiences to increase their understanding of other cultures, international education and world issues.


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Reach Your Students with Culturally Responsive STEM Education Methods

I started my career as a high school science teacher in rural Florida. Having grown up in Rhode Island, life in the deep south was a culture shock. When I started teaching, I learned all too quickly that a strong knowledge of science and doing hands-on, engaging (or so I thought) activities can only get […]


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CEHD: Fostering Health and Learning For a Lifetime

Thanks for reading Vision 2020. We started this blog in 2012 as a way of sharing our message, research and knowledge with the people of Minnesota. Three years later, it’s proved to be much bigger than that, earning tens of thousands of clicks per month from countries, governments and institutions as far away as India […]


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Educating the Workforce on Pandemic Preparedness

As Ebola exploded into national and international news coverage, the need for global pandemic preparedness was also making headlines. It highlighted a lack of resources at the source of the pandemic and also galvanized attention on the global consequences. In recognition of our past experience in this area, the University of Minnesota has been selected […]


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Refugee Mental Health: The Importance of Culture & System-Level Support

Refugees face what we call a triple trauma paradigm, making the transition into our society that much harder. They experience stress when forced to leave their countries (pre-migration), stress in their actual relocation (flight) and stress in adjusting to life in a different country (post-migration). There are several phases that make life difficult for refugees—and I have become involved in the mission to provide mental health support at the system level so refugees can obtain the care they need to connect to our community as productive members.


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Improving Mental Health for Families Affected by War Trauma

I have been working with vivo (Victim’s Voice) for more than 12 years. Our mission is to overcome and prevent traumatic stress and its consequences within the individual and the family, as well as the community, safeguarding the rights and dignity of people affected by violence and conflict. vivo developed Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) as […]