Category: News

Minnesota’s Communities of Color are Suffering the Most from COVID-19

Minnesota’s Community Health Center patient populations have disproportionately been impacted by COVID-19 and across the state have been testing positive for COVID-19 at 4x higher rate than the national average. Click Here to read how Axis Medical Center and other Health Centers have been battling COVID-19 on the frontlines since the beginning of the pandemic.

United Family Medicine Begins Distributing Covid-19 Vaccinations to Underserved Patients

United Family Medicine, one of Minnesota’s 17 Community Health Centers, have two key assets with vaccine rollout. First, long-standing trust that’s been built with their patients. Second, distribution sites like this one all across Minnesota. Click here to learn more about their dedicated work in providing vaccines to underserved populations United Family Medicine’s newly created vaccination distribution clinic ...

Minnesota Community Care’s Mobile Health Clinic Helps St. Paul Students

Minnesota Community Care connects students and families to accessible care with their Mobile Health Start Program. With school being held online, St. Paul students face a larger barrier to getting the health care they need to be successful in and outside of school. Learn more about their dedicated work to providing affordable and accessible care ...

People’s Center Clinics & Services Partners with University to Provide All Students with Access to Comprehensive Healthcare

People’s Center Clinics & Services is working with Augsburg University to provide all students access to comprehensive healthcare. Some examples of services include immunizations, sports physicals, annual exams, well woman exams, flu shots, dental exams, preventive and restorative services, and behavioral health.  Click here to learn more about the partnership between People’s Center Clinics & ...

Minnesota Community Care Addresses Health Inequities in Underserved Communities with their New Senior Leadership Roles

Minnesota Community Care is working to translate community needs into programs and services in underserved communities throughout Minnesota. Cindy N. Kaigama, MA and Ruben A. Vázquez Ruiz are addressing health inequities through their new leadership roles at MCC. Click here to learn more about MCC’s new senior leadership roles.

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. ...