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Clinic wins ‘Innovator of the Year Award’

Kaylan Dix accepting the Colorectal Cancer Screening innovator of 2018 award. Submitted photo.         “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 ...

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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!

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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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 ...