HEALTH CENTERS IN THE NEWS
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.