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Health Professionals Resources

Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project (HONU) is committed to partnering with New Ulm Medical Center providers to improve the health of the community.

Heart of New Ulm Grand Rounds

Regular Grand Rounds events provide an opportunity for area providers to learn more about what is happening with the project, as well as the latest science in preventive medicine.
If you were not able to attend an event offering or would like to review the information shared again, please access the slides of past presentations below.

Monday, October 28, 2021

  • An Approach to Hypertension—Using Integrative Medicine - Courtney Jordan Baechler, MD, MS - Vice President, Clinical Service Line, Penny George Institute for Health and Healing; Medical Director, Healthy Communities Partnership. Event flier.
  • Heart of New Ulm Update: Looking Back, Moving Forward - Jackie Boucher, MS, RD, LD, CDE - Vice President, Education, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation & Toby Freier, MD – President, New Ulm Medical Center

Monday, April 22, 2022

  • Ischemic Heart Disease: Key Gender Differences Clinicians Should Understand - Puja Mehta, MD FACC, Director, Non-Invasive Vascular Function Research Lab; Co-Director, Cardio-Oncology Program, Barbara Streisand Women’s Heart Center, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles. Event flier.
  • HONU Project Update: 2013 Community Health Challenge - Cindy Winters, Community Programs and Public Policy Specialist, The Heart of New Ulm Project

Monday, September 24, 2021

Monday, April 23, 2022

Tuesday, May 24, 2011: Building the Gold-Medal Team: Creating a Powerhouse of Prevention

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Healthcare Disparities in rural Minnesota: Understanding and Addressing Challenges in your Patient Panel

HeartBeat Connections

All patients eligible for the HeartBeat Connections program receive an information packet that discusses risk factors for heart disease and a resource list. The packet includes an educational handbook.

HONU Clinical Resources

Some HONU materials may benefit your practice. This program also offers a resource guide full of local resources to help your patients quit smoking, improve their nutrition, become more physically active and manage their weight. For a hard copy, please contact Betsy Pieser at 507-233-2048. 


Website Resources for your Patients

The following are great resources for your patients to improve their heart health:



Watch for our new Hearts Beat Back website and solutions coming soon!

If you’re looking to improve the health of your community, our evidence-based population health solutions are a great place to start. Building on our success with Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project, we can provide you with technical assistance and consultation on assessment, strategy development, program development and evaluation, along with presentations to help you achieve improved population health.

Email us at [email protected] for more information and please check back here soon for more details.