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Health Centers in the News

Clinic wins ‘Innovator of the Year Award’ 

“Sawtooth Mountain Clinic was presented the ‘2018 Innovator of the Year Award’ by the Colon Cancer Coalition during a recent event in the Twin Cities.

The clinic’s effort to raise awareness about the value of a colorectal cancer screening was among the reasons the award was presented to the local healthcare facility.”

Click here to learn more about the great work Sawtooth Mountain Clinic is doing to increase their colorectal cancer screening rates!

Southside Pride Community Newspaper features health center staff

Geraldine Cereceda has helped thousands of people gain access to healthcare services over the past 18 years, and it all began when she herself sought a helping hand at Southside Community Health Services. Read Geraldine’s story here!

For clinics offering health care to all, ‘the economic challenges are intense’

St. Paul-based West Side Community Health Services has a new name: Minnesota Community Care. Its role as a “beacon of hope” is the same.

Reuben Moore grew up a patient of community health centers and he now leads the state’s largest as CEO of St. Paul-based West Side Community Health Services.

As of Jan. 1, West Side has a new name: Minnesota Community Care. Its role as a “beacon of hope” is the same as it has been since its 1969 founding, Moore said.

With 400 employees and 17 locations, it serves 40,000 unique patients annually. Moore joined in October 2017, bringing nearly 20 years of health insurance and health care experience from Mayo Clinic, UnitedHealth Group, Humana and elsewhere.

Read the full StarTribute article here!

Read the full press release here!

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!