• Growing Older and Wiser

    Spend a day cultivating community, reflection, and growth with Center faculty Erik Storlie and Mark Umbreit.

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  • November Wellbeing Lecture

    What are the possibilities for future generations when it comes to the relationship between food, cooking, and responsibility?  Dr. David Eisenberg will explore food and your wellbeing during our Wellbeing Lecture on Nov. 16 at 4 pm.

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  • New Course for Health Professionals

    In CSPH 5905 Food Matters, you will learn about the latest research on healthy eating and you will learn how to apply this knowledge in the kitchen! The course meets for 6 weeks from 6-9 PM at the Goodacre Cooking Kitchen in St. Paul, MN. Each class is a blend of classroom discussion and hands-on cooking in the kitchen. At the conclusion of the class, you will have gained skills that will help you counsel patients, clients, and colleagues, that you may also apply in your own life. Registration is limited to 20 students/section so sign up early.

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With two decades of experience in healthcare innovation, the Center has played a pivotal role in improving the health and wellbeing of people, organizations and communities at the local, national and international levels. Our remarkable faculty, experts drawn from the University and the community, are committed to innovation, service and social change.

Aligned with the University's mission of education, research and service, the Center is a pioneer in forging new paths for interprofessional education and research - breaking down silos and disciplinary boundaries. Our diverse and multidisciplinary faculty strive to advance health and wellbeing around the world.

No matter where you are on your journey to increased wellbeing, we encourage you to discover, learn, engage and partner with us.

Recent News

Health Care Professional Speaking with Elderly Female PatientCenter Experts: How to Talk About Dying

Dying is an uncomfortable topic of conversation. No one wants to bring it up, not even our doctors. Unfortunately, this leads to miscommunication about how a person wants to die.

In fact, about 7 in 10 Americans would prefer to die at home, but only about a quarter of them actually do.

“There is a fundamental disconnect between what happens and what we want, and that stems from a lack of communication about dying,” said Frank Bennett, MDiv., senior fellow in the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality & Healing and former hospital chaplain and minister.

Read more on Health Talk.

Featured Course

Yogi on a beach at sunset


Anatomical considerations/understanding critical to executing safe/effective Hatha Yoga instruction. Overview of human gross anatomy/bodily systems essential to Hatha Yoga. First in sequence of three courses in University of Minnesota Yoga Teachers Education & Training Sequence. Students who complete sequence may be qualified to register with Yoga Alliance as 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher.

Upcoming Events

Growing Older and Wiser
Saturday, November 5, 2016 -
8:30am to 5:00pm

The Waters of White Bear Lake

3820 Hoffman Road

White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Baby Boomers have already swollen the ranks of the retired, with more to come. Millions ofmen and women face the opportunity and challenge of having “free” time.