Request for Proposals:
Event Management Company – 14th Annual Many Faces of Community Health Conference
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Proposals will be received until January 14, 2019 | 5 PM CST
2018 UDS Training Materials
MNACHC hosted their annual UDS training on November 2nd! Click here to access the materials!
HEALTH CENTERS IN THE NEWS
Harvesting Hope in South Minneapolis
Southside Community Health Services (SCHS) and Urban Ventures (UV) are literally harvesting hope.
Since 2016, the two nonprofits have run Produce Share Program, a partnership to grow fresh produce for SCHS patients as well as provide health education and help improve life for everyday folk living in South Minneapolis.
In addition to receiving a free box of fresh produce each week during the growing season, clients also receive targeted health education and nutrition tips. Patients are also invited to help in the garden and learn how to grow food. Read the full article from the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder here!
Big Results from a Small Clinic: NACC is Tops in Child Asthma Education & Self-management!
The Native American Community Clinic (NACC) is a Federally Qualified Health Center offering a full range of health services (medical, dental, and behavioral health) and community focused care. NACC has approximately 17,000 patient visits every year and 85% of their population is Native American. Their mission is to serve the Native American community with programs designed around that purpose.
The burden of asthma in Minnesota falls disproportionately on people of color and in poverty. NACC is increasing the percent of children with asthma who receive asthma education, instruction on self-management of their condition and has a written asthma management plan. Read more about how NACC has achieved these results here!
Minnesota Makes Changes to Speed Access to Opioid Treatment Drugs
Providers from Community University Health Care Center are featured in this Star Tribune article detailing the changes to the prior authorization process required for Medicaid patients receiving opioid addiction treatment. Physicians will no longer need to obtain prior authorization from the state to prescribe drug therapy to those with opioid addictions. Read more here.
Growing Minneapolis Homeless Camp Raises Public Health Alarms
Dr. Antony Stately, of Native American Community Clinic, is interviewed and describes the risks and challenges of trying to remove this camp. Rather, this could be an opportunity to bring care to those who most need it. Read more here.
Lake Superior Community Health Center Celebrates National Health Center Week
New Clinic Aims to Fill Care Gap in Grafton
GRAFTON, N.D. As more state leaders recognize a lack in health care options across rural North Dakota, a new care clinic in Grafton wants to be another option for low-income residents and migrant workers.
The new center from Community Health Service Inc. will begin accepting patients Wednesday, executive director Kristin Halvarson said, with an open house and ceremony for local and state officials Tuesday afternoon. Read more here.
United Family Medicine Names New CEO
SAINT PAUL – United Family Medicine (UFM), an independent, nonprofit provider of primary health care, mental health, dental, obstetrics, preventative care, and chronic disease management in St. Paul, names Melissa Parker as Chief Executive Officer. Read more here.
St. Paul Clinic’s Fight Against the Opioid Menace Shows Promise
Read about United Family Medicine’s Suboxone medication-assisted treatment program for opioid addiction, from the Twin Cities Pioneer Press.