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Minnesota College Students Donate Tech Devices to Neighborhood HealthSource to Connect Seniors with Doctors
Neighborhood HealthSource received a donation from TeleHealth Access for Seniors, a student-led organization connecting low-income seniors with donated devices so they can easily access Telehealth services. The organization prioritizes seniors and their access to care as many providers shift to Telehealth in response to COVID-19. On Friday, students made a special delivery dropping off used iPads, smartphones and laptops that will help older adults continue care with providers at the clinic.
Click here to read how Neighborhood HealthSource will use these donated devices to connect older adults with doctors for Telehealth visits.
NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center Finds that the COVID-19 Pandemic shows Racial Disparities in Health Care.
Stella Whitney-West, the CEO of NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center in Minneapolis, says she sees themes of increased racial disparities reflected in their own clinic. She says, “90 percent of our COVID-19 positive tests have been from communities of color.”
Click here to view the Fox 9 article that explains how the coronavirus pandemic has re-exposed the deep racial disparities in Minnesota when it comes to healthcare.
People’s Center Sees an Increase in Racial Gap in Minnesota’s Health Care System Due to COVID-19.
At the People’s Center Clinics and Services in Minneapolis’ Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, 6% of the 1,980 COVID-19 tests given to white residents have come back positive since April. But among the 2,530 tests offered to African Americans, including those in the sizable East African communities near the clinic, 76% of the COVID-19 tests have come back positive.
Click here to read the StarTribune article where Ann Rogers, CEO of People’s Center, speaks on COVID-19 and how it has “worsened what had been a sense of concern around health care for people of color”.
Minnesota Health Centers Receive HHS Awards to Support Quality Improvement
4 Health Centers – Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, Scenic River Health Services, Southside Community Health Services, and Minnesota Community Care – received quality leaders awards. Neighborhood HealthSource received the Access Enhancer and Health Disparities Reducer Awards.
Click here to view the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announcement of over $117 million in quality improvement awards to 1,318 health centers across all U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia.
Lake Superior Community Health Center to Open New Dental Center in Carlton
Lake Superior Community Health Center opened a new dental center in Carlton, MN on August 4, 2020! LSCHC works to provide affordable dental appointments and procedures for those who may not be able to afford care. This is LSCHC’s fifth location and third dental site, with other locations in Duluth and Superior.
Click here to learn more about their grand opening and affordable care offerings in a time where there is a shortage of available dentistry for people.