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New Willmar Program Takes Aim at Chronic Condition Self-Management

"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 [...]

New Willmar Program Takes Aim at Chronic Condition Self-Management2019-04-15T11:34:28+00:00

Take Charge of Your Pain; Take Charge of Your Life

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 [...]

Take Charge of Your Pain; Take Charge of Your Life2019-04-01T22:19:50+00:00

6 Tips for Reducing Falls in Winter

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 [...]

6 Tips for Reducing Falls in Winter2019-01-07T15:39:00+00:00

Preventing Falls: Just the Latest Obstacle for Ken Hobbins

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 [...]

Preventing Falls: Just the Latest Obstacle for Ken Hobbins2019-03-05T14:10:06+00:00

Community-Based Organizations: The Backbone of the Juniper Network

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. [...]

Community-Based Organizations: The Backbone of the Juniper Network2018-01-17T20:10:01+00:00

Wise Elders: Creating Family and Improving Health in the Latino Community

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 [...]

Wise Elders: Creating Family and Improving Health in the Latino Community2018-01-17T20:10:40+00:00

Welcome to Juniper

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 [...]

Welcome to Juniper2018-01-17T13:11:58+00:00