NTC Faculty Members Present at Annual Health Educators Summit

Northwest Technical College’s Wendy Potratz, community health worker faculty, and Alicia Carley, biology faculty, presented at the virtual Annual Summit for the Minnesota Society of Public Health Educators on Oct. 22.

Their presentation “What’s New with Getting Old?” aimed to familiarize participants with various aging topics in health education courses and discuss the influence of COVID-19 on the aging population.

The Annual Summit for the Minnesota Society of Public Health Educators builds on the theory, roots and philosophies of health education with new insights that address disease, diversity and disparities.

Attendees develop new knowledge and skills related to community needs, health and well-being.



MN State logoNorthwest Technical College, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, has prepared students for fulfilling careers in high-demand fields for more than 50 years. The college’s accessible, affordable, hands-on programs also help the region’s employers meet their ever-growing need for a highly skilled workforce. NTC serves more than 1,000 students with an excellent education, an open-enrollment policy and affordable tuition. Students may pursue nearly 40 degree, diploma and certificate programs in six distinct career paths. Classes are offered on campus, online, or as a combination of both. NTC is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities. For more, visit ntcmn.edu.