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Safety Net Clinics in Minnesota Face Loss of Federal Funds

In July 2017, Glenn Howatt of the Star Tribune wrote: “As Congress debates health care, $27 million in federal aid for state’s rural and needy is in jeopardy. Cutbacks and closures could follow.” Congress has until September 30, 2017 to act to extend this critical funding. Read the full story here.

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Hennepin Health’s Outreach Efforts Improve Health While Saving Money

Hennepin Health and NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, a key partner in the program, made the news in Saturday’s StarTribune, with this article on improving health outcomes and reducing costs by assisting patients with housing and employment. Read the full story here.

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150 ER Visits in a Year? Minnesota Officials Get Alerts About ‘High-use’ Patients

Dr. Kari Rabie, Medical Director at Native American Community Clinic, is quoted in a Star Tribune article about the Minnesota Restricted Recipient program. Read the full story here. 

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Using Data to Track Patients, Twin Cities Clinics Save Millions While Improving Care

The StarTribune’s Glen Howatt published an article on how health centers in the metro are using patient data to not only measure the quality of care they are providing, but improve outcomes and save money. Read the story here.

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MNACHC Members and Staff Featured in Minnesota Physician Magazine’s “100 Influential Minnesota Health Care Leaders”

Every four years, the Minnesota Physician magazine names “100 Influential Minnesota Health Care Leaders” based on nominations from the publication’s readers.  According to the publication, the list represents “a cross section of the breadth and depth of Minnesota’s health care delivery system, from clinical care to health care policy to administration and management.”   Among those recognized ...

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Northpoint Health and Wellness Plans for Expansion

The StarTribune includes an article on the redevelopment of the Plymouth/Penn intersection in North Minneapolis.  Thor Construction, the state’s largest minority-owned business, and Hennepin County partnered to make this project possible, with Hennepin County contributing $67 million to fund a major expansion of NorthPoint’s campus. The project is expected to revitalize the corridor, bring new ...

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Former Health Center Patient Returns as Pharmacist

Kim Tran first encountered Community University Health Care Center as a small child in the early 1990s when her family immigrated to the U.S. from Vietnam. Her experiences at CUHCC inspired her to pursue a career in health care: she is now a PharmD and on staff at CUHCC. Many of you also heard her ...

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Health Care for Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers: Caring for the Underserved

Kristi Halvarson, Executive Director of Community Health Service Inc., published an article in the Minnesota Physician about the care they are providing to the migrant and seasonal farmworker populations in their communities. Read the article in the November 2016 issue here.