National Health Center Week (NHCW) 2015 will take place August 9th- 15th to celebrate the services and contributions of Community, Migrant, Homeless
and Public Housing Health Centers. Check the website of your local health center for activities or go to Minnesota postings on the NHCW website.
COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER JOB OPENINGS IN MINNESOTA FQHCS "Working at a Community Health Center" lists openings at MNACHC member clinics. Many of these community clinic jobs are eligible for federal and state loan repayment for health professionals.
MNACHC's Medical Directors' Rountable has a new time. Starting June 25, it will meet from 7:00 - 8:00 am. See http://mnachc.org/clinical-corner.html for details.
National Health Service Corp (NHSC) Loan Repayment Opportunity –The 2015 NHSC Loan Repayment Program application cycle is now open to support qualified health care providers who choose to bring their skills to where they are most needed. The competitive application cycle will close on Thursday, March 30, 2015, 7:30 pm, ET.
View more information on this opportunity.
Peoples Center Health Services CEO, Sahra Noor, was featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribune on 12-27-14.http://m.startribune.com/lifestyle/health/286906821.html?section=/
Information on HRSA Site Visits for 2015 can be found on MNACHC's "Member Resources" page.
Documents from the MNACHC Uniform Data System (UDS) Training are posited on MNACHC's "Member Resources" page to download materials for the day-long training.
MinnPost hosted a panel discussion, sponsored by UCare, on October 21 at Northrop Auditorium:“Health care equity: How do we get there?” The panel consisted of Dr. Ed Ehlinger, Commissioner, MN Department of Health; Stella Whitney-West, CEO, NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center; Dr. Bjorn Westgard, Regions Hospital; Linda Berglin (former state senator), Health Policy Program Manager, Hennepin County; and Julie Brunner, Executive Director, Minnesota Council of Health Plans.
Migrant Health Service Inc. has changed its name to Community Health Service Inc. (CHSI) effective July 2014. The Clinic wants its communities to know that all are welcime at CHSI clinics. CHSI will continue to serve migrant workers, but its services are not limited to this population.
Open Door Health Center was featured in the July 2014 edition of River Valley Woman magazine. ODHC is completing a sizable expansion which will enable it to provide dental, behavioral health and primary medical care for many more patients. Read the full article HERE.
Drug Pricing Program Update: Manufacturer Compliance
The LA Times has published an article on health disparities that highlights differences in health outcomes between two community health centers providing care in economically similar but geographically different environments. Open Cities Health Center in St Paul Minnesota is featured as a place that does it well. Open Cities is mentioned in LA Times article
The Star Tribune published an article about Cedar Riverside People's Health Services Health Beat: Dental Therapists have CEO smiling