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HOPE Releases Anti-Racism Statement

By The HOPE Team Each person is an individual with essential human dignity. Our society, however, continues to struggle with persistent racism. Today, we have posted a new statement about how HOPE intends to infuse an understanding of race, racism,…

Simone Biles, ACEs and PCEs

By the HOPE Team Like so many people, we spent part of the weekend transfixed by the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Despite COVID, no crowds, and troubles with the Tokyo organizing committee, the athletes dazzled us with their speed, endurance and…

Celebrating the Importance of Juneteenth

By the HOPE Team Tomorrow, June 19th, marks the anniversary of the day in 1865 when word finally reached Texas that President Lincoln had outlawed slavery in the United States nearly two and a half years prior. Today, 156 years…

HOPE in the News

By Dr. Bob Sege and Loren McCullough Our recent blog post discussed the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) “Snapshots,” the first in a series of reports that discuss the results of a nationwide poll of parents. The AAP highlighted that families…

Black History Month and HOPE as an Anti-Racist Framework

Throughout Black History Month (which, as Angela Davis reminds us, should be every month, since Black history IS American history), the team at HOPE will be lifting up the achievements of Black people in the fields of public health, education,…

Reflections on Martin Luther King Jr.

“For those who are telling me to keep my mouth shut, I can’t do that…I’m not going to segregate my moral concerns. And we must know on some positions, cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question,…

Positive Childhood Experiences in Ojibwe Culture

HOPE knows that all families, communities, and cultures have inherent strengths. In recent webinars with The Montana Institute, we've learned real world examples of this from co-presenters at the Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center (MIWRC). Zhawin Gonzalez, or Wasegabo, is…

Fighting Food Insufficiency in the Time of Covid-19

HOPE involves a change in mindset. For many of us, our professional training and inclinations lead us to discover risks, problems, and deficits. In this blog (the first from our new team member, Loren McCullough), we examine national data that…

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