Category: News

Minnesota College Students Donate Tech Devices to Neighborhood HealthSource to Connect Seniors with Doctors

Neighborhood HealthSource received a donation from TeleHealth Access for Seniors, a student-led organization connecting low-income seniors with donated devices so they can easily access Telehealth services. The organization prioritizes seniors and their access to care as many providers shift to Telehealth in response to COVID-19. On Friday, students made a special delivery dropping off used iPads, smartphones ...

NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center Finds that the COVID-19 Pandemic shows Racial Disparities in Health Care.

Stella Whitney-West, the CEO of NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center in Minneapolis, says she sees themes of increased racial disparities reflected in their own clinic. She says, “90 percent of our COVID-19 positive tests have been from communities of color.” Click here to view the Fox 9 article that explains how the coronavirus pandemic has re-exposed ...

People’s Center Sees an Increase in Racial Gap in Minnesota’s Health Care System Due to COVID-19.

At People’s Center Clinics & Services in Minneapolis’ Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, 6% of the 1,980 COVID-19 tests given to white residents have come back positive since April. But among the 2,530 tests offered to African Americans, including those in the sizable East African communities near the clinic, 76% of the COVID-19 tests have come back positive. ...

NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center had Long Anticipated People of Color to be Hit Harder by COVID-19 in Twin Cities

According to a StarTribune analysis, in the metro area, areas with a higher share of people of color are more likely to have higher COVID-19 rates, regardless of income. Stella Whitney-West, CEO of Northpoint Health and Wellness Center, speaks on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the demographics they serve. Click here to learn more ...

Lake Superior Community Health Center to Open New Dental Center in Carlton

Lake Superior Community Health Center opened a new dental center in Carlton, MN on August 4, 2020! LSCHC works to provide affordable dental appointments and procedures for those who may not be able to afford care. This is LSCHC’s fifth location and third dental site, with other locations in Duluth and Superior. Click here to ...

Southside Community Health Services Delivers Food to Patients Unable to Leave Their Homes

While protests in cities and towns across the country have predominantly been peaceful, they have disrupted essential services in Minneapolis. Public transit has been limited and some businesses, including grocery stores and pharmacies, have temporarily closed. Click here to learn more about how Southside Community Health Services distributed essentials into the community in a time ...

Minnesota Community Care Integrates Tele-Health Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Minnesota Community Care offers online visits to achieve health equity among low-income populations. Expanding Zoom accounts and tele-health capabilities allow health care professionals to check on patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, examine their blood levels and adjust medication as necessary. Click here to learn more information about the implementation of tele-health at Minnesota Community ...

Southside Community Health Services Risk Losing Hard to Recruit Staff

Southside Community Health Services lost 60% of their revenue due to cancelled dental health visits. Laid off and furloughed health care workers due to COVID-19 has created an ominous future for the Community Health Center. Click here to learn more information about the many health providers on the brink of insolvency.