The Redesign for Whole Families first annual Research, Policy & Practice Series & Summit will be hosted by the Future Services Institute, May 14 - 15, 2018. The summit will highlight relevant research for policy makers and program leaders committed to integrating publicly funded human services to better serve whole families.

Rarely there are opportunities for national researchers and program managers to engage in mutual dialogue about the insights uncovered from research and practice. We will consider the question, What needs to be taken into account to design more effective programs and systems to support families?

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The cost of $175 includes registration, breakfast and lunches



The Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, located at 301 19th Avenue South, is conveniently located on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus (location and direction information).

The Marriott Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown is a 5 minute/0.2 mile walk away.


Pre-Summit Lunch Series

Leading up to the Summit, University of Minnesota researches will be hosting a series of lunch conversations on a variety of topics connected to supporting Whole Families. These dialogues will be held at Nolte Center Room 140 on the east bank of the University of Minnesota campus, 11:30-1:00. A light lunch will be provided.

There are limited seats so please RSVP at

January 12: Dr. Angela Fertig, Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Healthy cooking and food-buy practices: Community intervention to increase fruit and vegetable consumption among low-income families. [Due to construction, this session will take place in the Humphrey Forum at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.]
February 23: Assistant Professor Brooke Cunningham, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
March 23: Associate Professor Aaron Sojourner, Carlson School of Management
April 20: Assistant Professor Jeff Waid, School of Social Work