Open Streets is a free, family-friendly event part of a global movement to make street places that put people first. On Saturday, August 13, Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute and Hennepin Healthcare had the opportunity to participate in the Open Streets East Lake event. The event took place on East Lake St. in Minneapolis, from 2nd Ave. South to 22nd Ave. South, near Hennepin Healthcare’s East Lake Clinic.
The team was filled with researchers, providers, and staff from various departments of HHRI/HHS with a booth with two tables ready to inform the community of what we do. At the booth, community members could learn about medical research, meet providers, and find out about Hennepin Healthcare services.
The HHRI/HHS tables had activities, giveaways, and treats for the community. Activities included a bike helmet fitting, a pediatric safe sleep demonstration with doll babies, a research-style trivia board game, a prize wheel, informational resources, information about the Between Us program, coloring sheets, crayons, and more. The turnout was great, and everyone had a blast.
Look for HHRI/HHS at the upcoming Open Streets Minnehaha on Saturday, October 1, from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., located on Minnehaha Ave. in Minneapolis from East Lake St. to East 46th St.
Photos from Open Streets East Lake