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Minnesota Health Center Promotes Financial Equity and Staff Well-Being Through Raising Wages

Minnesota Community Care recently became the first community healthcare organization in Minnesota to increase its minimum wage from $17/hr. to $20/hr. for all employees an increase which impacted close to 20% of their work force. Reuben Moore was interviewed by the Star Tribune last month. Click here to read the full story.

Celebrate the Power of Rural Health

  National Rural Health Day is celebrated on the third Thursday of November every year. This day highlights the selfless, community-minded, “can do” spirit of community health centers that serve underserved, rural communities in Minnesota. Minnesota Health Centers address rural communities with unique healthcare needs such as accessibility and bandwidth issues, a lack of healthcare ...

Minnesota Community Care Helps Teens and Community get Vaccines by Expanding into Local Schools

Minnesota Community Care shows a great example of how Community Health Centers make sure COVID-19 vaccines reach populations and communities that need it the most. Community Health Centers recognize the need of their patients, and meets them where they are at. Click here to read the full article.

2021 NHCW: Get to Know Minnesota’s Community Health Centers

National Health Center Week (August 8 – 14) is an annual celebration with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers. This year’s theme is “The Chemistry for Strong Communities”. During this week of remembrance, light a candle for those community health leaders, patients that we lost. As we ...

Minnesota Health Centers Re-Establish Community Trust with the J&J Vaccine

Three Minnesota Health Centers are featured in a story about the J&J vaccine pause. Stella Whitney-West (NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center), Kate Surbaugh (Sawtooth Mountain Clinic), and Raul Noriega (Southside Community Health Services), speak about both the impact of the J&J pause and the effort it will take to re-establish community trust with the J&J ...

Star Tribune’s “Our Best Shot” Series Highlights NorthPoint’s Dr. Kevin Gilliam

In a series titled, “Our Best Shot,” the Star Tribune spoke with NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center‘s Associate Medical Director, Dr. Kevin Gilliam. The piece, highlighted in Sunday’s Editorial column, discussed the misperception that patients have to pay/have insurance to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. Dr. Gilliam discussed NorthPoint’s efforts to ensure patients understand not only ...

Resiliency Resources

Are you and those around you feeling burnt out? Looking for ways to cope with the extreme stress of the pandemic? Check out this page to find resources to help build resiliency for yourself and other staff at your CHC.

TPT Features Minnesota Health Center Doctor in their “Leading Through the Pandemic” Series

UMN Community-University Health Care Center‘s Dr. Roli Dwivedi was featured in TPT-Twin Cities’ “Leading Through the Pandemic” series. In this article, Dr. Dwivedi describes the obstacles, successes and opportunities for experimentation presented by the last year from her perspective of working at the Minnesota Health Center Level. Click here to read the article that highlights ...