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Organization: Lotus Health Foundation

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit

Organization Mission: The Lotus flower grows in the mud and blooms clean and pure. That is the concept Mei Liu and Dr. Jengyu Lai wanted to portray when they created their non-profit organization, The Lotus Health Foundation. The foundation’s mission is to provide evidence-based education and preventative services to empower individuals to successfully manage or prevent chronic illness and decrease medical costs through healthy lifestyle management, resulting in decreased needs for medical interventions. In other words, to educate and bring the community together around one common purpose: living a fuller, healthier life.

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Status Reports / News 
Related PlanScape Status on: Best Practice, Chronic Illness, Diversity and Inclusion, Food, Health, Pandemic
November 20, 2021: Use of "America City for Health" as moniker to attract DMC investment

Presentation to DMCC Board in November 2021 Board Meeting. Focus on attracting more companies coming in.  America City for Health as lead generation asset. 

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November 01, 2021: Why Get Vaccinated?

Education Slides in English and Chinese. More languages to come. 

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October 29, 2021: 2021 Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan Reports

Key info includes: 4Q 2021 News;  3Q 2021 News, 2021 Global Mayors Challenge, DMC Discovery Walk Pre-bid 

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October 23, 2021: MPR Regional Development Advisory Council Rochester Announcements

Media outreach grant opportunities for BIPOC communities from Star Tribune supported by MPR.

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October 23, 2021: Facing Race 2021 Awards Ceremony

2021 Facing Race Awards Event on TPT 7PM October 24 and other broadcasts schedule. 

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October 23, 2021: Tackling Racism as a Public Health Issue

1. 10/22/2021 Presentation to CMRC;  2. August update posted on Olmsted County website

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October 20, 2021: APM Research Group MN Diversity Communities Survey

  1. Survey results 2. MINNESOTA’S DIVERSE COMMUNITIES SURVEY: WHAT? WHY? AND HOW?

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October 16, 2021: Adminstration of Rochester's 3.12M award from Minnesota Main Street Economic Revitalization Program

Press Release DMC EDA to administer 3.12M distribution of MN Main Street Economic Revitalization Program.

"Formal grant criteria will be established, including the prioritization of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) participation. DMC will serve as the administrator of the grant."

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October 10, 2021: Commitment to Action for Racial Justice project

September 27 2021, checkpoint meeting with commitment undersigned.  

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October 05, 2021: P-TECH 535

RCTC grand opening and IBM video in support of P-Tech. 

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September 22, 2021: History Center of Olmsted County

Newsletter and article about importance of the history center. 

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September 18, 2021: Zumbro Valley Medical Society

Zumbro Valley Medical Society program aims to connect medical students with local service providers as part of academic year elective.

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September 14, 2021: Olmsted County Health Assessment and Planning Partnership (HAPP)

Status reports: September 2021, March 2021 from CHAP quarterly meetings

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September 10, 2021: Age-Friendly Olmsted County (AFOC) Meetings Log

9/10/2021 message from Dave Beal, August 2021 kickoff and inventory meeting

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Impacts

The work of this organization may have impacts on the following areas:

PlanScape

Lvl 1: Best Practice ; Chronic Illness ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Food ; Health ; Pandemic

Lvl 2: Clinical Care: Access to Care ; Clinical Care: Quality of Care ; Health Behaviors: Tobacco Use ; Health Behaviors: Diet and Exercise ; Health & Wellness

DMC Impact: Health & Wellness

Community Health Impact area: Comprehensive ; Diabetes ; Mental Health ; Obesity ; Mortality ; Morbidity ; Physical Enviroment

 



 

Organization Life Cycle Assessment (Pause, Startup, Steady, Isolated Impact, Collective Impact  Unknown)

Collective Impact

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