We’ve been working collaboratively with partners across Minnesota to imagine—and create—the most effective way to empower people to manage or even prevent chronic health conditions. We are excited to launch YourJuniper.org to help make that happen. Our classes help you improve your ability to manage health conditions, worry less about falling, increase self-confidence and experience [...]
Check out Georgia Lane, Juniper Program Developer at Arrowhead Agency on Aging, on Fox 21 News. The Six-Week Living Well with Diabetes class is offered every Monday at Blue Cross Blue Shield Retail Center in Downtown Duluth. This class in ongoing but find a class starting soon in your area by visiting yourjuniper.org.
"What we are really aiming for is healthier communities. These are evidence-based programs that really can make a substantial difference in people's health," said Dr. Dan Trajano, senior medical director at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. Dr. Trajano's quote is part of an article published April 12 in the West Central Tribune in [...]
By Sara Lindquist, MD, Director of Healthcare Integration, Juniper Chronic pain is one of the most common reasons adults seek medical care. It can limit mobility and daily activities, produce anxiety and depression, and reduce quality of life. Chronic pain has the added potential of setting in motion dependence on opioids. According to the CDC, approximately [...]
By Sara Lindquist, MD, Director of Healthcare Integration, Juniper It’s winter in Minnesota and that means snow, ice and often an increased concern and risk for falling. Falling is a common problem as people age. 1 in 3 adults over the age of 65 fall each year and that number increases to 1 in 2 [...]
Ken Hobbins knows a lot about overcoming obstacles. He was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor at the age of 23. “My wife and I were young and, we thought, invincible. I was working at Republic Airlines and I had a series of odd experiences. Eventually, I got a CAT scan—there were no MRIs at [...]
The Juniper network is an innovative approach for disseminating health promotion programs into the community, helping people improve health in a holistic, proactive way. Juniper provides a set of evidence-based programs, an infrastructure for training community-based leaders and an online portal that makes it easy for people to find a class that suits their needs. [...]
Sol Moran is gregarious and full of life. But, if you had known her a few years ago, you wouldn’t recognize her. When Sol first came to Centro Tyrone Guzman, a Latino community center just south of downtown Minneapolis, she was very ill. She had diabetes, which was not well managed, and her liver was [...]