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Our trainings also address the Social Determinants of Health - SDOHAbout Us
At Impetus - Let's Get Started,. we believe that health is a right, not a privilege -  and is based on principles of social justice and parity.  We are committed to serving the health education, promotion and training needs of the community that initiate, advance and sustain discussions resulting in  health equity. 

Impetus - Let's Get Started provides professional development, training and consultation, advice and TA to youth and women serving agencies, K-12 schools and after-school programs, community based organizations, parent/caregiver groups, faith based organizations, governmental entities and private and public businesses. 
Instructional Systems Design and Development, Trainings, Seminars and Learning Labs
  • Health Equity:  Determinants of Health
  • Adolescent Sexual Health Curriculum Training
  • Skills-based Comprehensive Sexual Health Curriculum Training and Instruction
  • HIV/AIDS/STI Awareness and Prevention Curriculum Training
  • Sexual Violence Prevention Curriculum Adaptation Training
  • Healthy Youth Development
  • Culturally Competent Curriculum Adaptation
Impetus - Let's Get Started also offers training and consultation in Pre-diabetec Prevention Coaching, nutrition, physical fitness and obesity.
Consultation specialty areas
Let us assist you in getting started with your health equity education and promotion and your healthy youth development efforts. Consultation and Technical Assistance - TA:
Adolescent Health Promotion, Policy Advocacy, Program Development and Implementation, Program Assessment and Evaluation, Cultural Competency and Adolescent Sexual Health Curriculum Design, Adaptation and Delivery focused on teen pregnancy, HIV  and STD prevention.

Speakers' Bureau
Impetus - Let's Get Started has speakers knowledgeable in Health Equity: Social Determinants of Health, Health Education and Promotion,  Healthy Youth Development, Parent Education in Youth  and Children's Sexual Health,and Physical Fitness.
By Appointment
Some Evening and Saturday hours are available

Ms. Makeda Norris - Lead Consultant, Trainer and Health Educator
Ms. Norris is a consultant, speaker, trainer of trainers, health educator and leadership development coach with expertise and experience in Health Equity and Social Justice; Health Education and Promotion; Instructional Systems Design;  Youth Development Program Planning and Administration; Leadership Training and Team Building; Strategic Planning; and Coalition Building.  

Currently, Ms. Norris employs her expertise in health education and promotion, and youth programming management as a consultant and trainer.  From 2002 - 2010, she designed, developed and managed OOPS (Other Options Program Services), for the Minneapolis Urban League - an after-school and summer comprehensive sexual health program for middle school youth living in North and South Minneapolis.  Ms. Norris also provided leadership for the Minneapolis Urban League’s Social Wellness Cluster to address other health disparities – asthma and respiratory health, childhood obesity, nutrition, cardiovascular diseases and access to health care.  She co-facilitated the agency’s emergency response team.  Ms. Norris currently serves on several health related Boards of Directors and advisory panels.   Ms. Norris received the Mayor's Healthy City Award from the City of Minneapolis in 2009.  In 2011, she was appointed to serve as a member of the Minnesota delegation to the Region V Health Equity Council - part of the federal Health and Human Services' Office of Minority Health's National Stakeholder Strategy for Achieving Health Equity.

With a background in youth development, nursing services, emergency preparedness, career guidance, business and small group communications, and pastoral counseling, Ms. Norris is able to provide excellent consultation, training services and technical assistance to your organization or agency.

Further information about Makeda Norris can be found at:
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