Category: News

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 ...

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 ...

People’s Center Clinics & Services Respond to the Pandemic in a Heavily Somali Neighborhood

The StarTribune featured Minneapolis’ People’s Center Clinics & Services response to the Covid-19 pandemic in the community they serve, the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood. This neighborhood is heavily populated with Somali patients who have been disproportionately impacted by the virus. Click Here to learn more about how the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood was an early epicenter of Covid-19 and how thy have ...

Scenic Rivers Health Services Addresses Vaccine Hesitancy in Rural Minnesota

Vaccine hesitancy in rural areas of Minnesota is discussed by Mike Holmes, CEO of Scenic Rivers Health Services. He addresses the barriers the health center faces in vaccinating the population in northern Minnesota. In addition, Mike shared his staff’s aggressive outreach strategy and the trust Scenic Rivers has with their patients. Click Here to learn more about ...

Community Health Centers are Trusted, Accessible and Vital for the most Vulnerable, Underserved Americans

Community Health Centers are an anchor for patients amid the Covid-19 pandemic. USA Today highlights Dr. Chris Reif of UMN Community-University Health Care Center and his longtime patient who have a discussion about the safety of the Covid-19 vaccine. Click Here to learn more about Community Health Centers and how they are helping to instill vaccine ...

Community Health Care Clinics are Preparing for Future Violence in Response to Recent Health Care Shooting

The fatal shooting at a medical clinic in Buffalo last week is reigniting anxiety about safety and raising new concerns about how best to deal with irate patients vowing violence. Click Here to read what Dr. Antony Stately, CEO of Native American Community Clinic, and Stella Whitney-West, CEO of NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center, shared with the Star ...

Native American Community Clinic Protects the Minneapolis Community from COVID-19

Native American Community Clinic held their largest Covid-19 vaccination event yet! 160 patients were scheduled to receive their Covid-19 vaccines on Saturday, February 6, 2021. Health care workers, elders and patients age 55-65 with high-risk medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and obesity have been vaccinated at their clinic’s location. Click Here to read what Dr. Antony ...