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National Health Center Week

August 12-18, 2018

National Health Center Week is an annual celebration that raises awareness about the work of community health centers across the country and aims to generate community pride and support of local CHCs. Learn more at https://healthcenterweek.org/.

Check out these events happening around Minnesota:

August 13th:
Patient Appreciation – Learn about Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocacy Services (1:30-3:00 pm) – Community University Health Care Center, Minneapolis
August 14th:
Patient, Participant, and Volunteer Appreciation (1:00-3:00 pm) – NorthPoint Health & Wellness, Minneapolis
Grand Opening of New Clinic (3:00-6:00 pm) – Community Health Services, Inc., Grafton, ND
August 15th:
Community is Good for Your Health Block Party (5:00-7:00 pm)Lake Superior Community Health Center, Duluth
Patient, Participant, and Volunteer Appreciation (11:00 am-1:00 pm) – NorthPoint Health & Wellness, Minneapolis
August 16th:
Healthy West 7th Block Party (5:00-8:00 pm)United Family Medicine, St. Paul
Patient, Participant, and Volunteer Appreciation (10:00 am-12:00 pm) – NorthPoint Health & Wellness, Minneapolis
Employee Breakfast (7:30-10:00 am) – NorthPoint Health & Wellness, Minneapolis
Patient Appreciation – Health and Wellness Day (11:00 am-3:00 pm) – Community University Health Care Center, Minneapolis

 HEALTH CENTERS IN THE NEWS

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.


Health law clinic guides patients through broad legal hurdles

Read about United Family Medicine’s innovative health-legal partnership with Mitchell Hamline School of Law, from Minnesota Public Radio.


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.