Health Centers in the News

NorthPoint Provider May Hang reflects on the hard tole that Covid19 took in the Minnesota Hmong community.

  May 4, 2022
Minnesota Community Health Centers are a product of the communities we serve. We are governed by – and employ – the communities that we serve. We know when representation matters, our communities are healthier. NorthPoint Health and Wellness provider May Hang and others reflect on the hard tole that Covid19 took in the Minnesota Hmong community and how… Read More

2022 Many Faces of Community Health Conference

  Mar 24, 2022
Save the date for our 17th annual conference- August 18th and 19th, 2022 We are accepting proposals for presentations until May 20th. Sponsor and Exhibitor registration is also now open! Click here to learn more!

Lake Superior Community Health Center Reopens at New Facility in Superior

  Feb 7, 2022
Congratulations to Lake Superior Community Health Center as they reopen their facility in Superior, WI. This expansion will improve quality and affordable health care for all and will create more efficient care for patients and providers! Click here to read the full article.

Disadvantaged Populations Face Barriers to Free Federal At-Home COVID Testing Program

  Feb 3, 2022
Minnesota Community Care‘s Vice President of Clinical Operations and Nursing, Chris Singer, shares the barriers that minority communities are facing with accessing the Biden administration’s free at-home Covid-19 tests. “Not everyone has access to a computer or a phone that can follow the link to be able to get to that, so there’s definitely some… Read More

Celebrate the Power of Rural Health

  Nov 15, 2021
  National Rural Health Day is celebrated on the third Thursday of November every year. This day highlights the selfless, community-minded, “can do” spirit of community health centers that serve underserved, rural communities in Minnesota. Minnesota Health Centers address rural communities with unique healthcare needs such as accessibility and bandwidth issues, a lack of healthcare… Read More

Minnesota Community Care Helps Teens and Community get Vaccines by Expanding into Local Schools

  Aug 10, 2021
Minnesota Community Care shows a great example of how Community Health Centers make sure COVID-19 vaccines reach populations and communities that need it the most. Community Health Centers recognize the need of their patients, and meets them where they are at. Click here to read the full article.

2021 NHCW: Get to Know Minnesota’s Community Health Centers

  Jul 13, 2021
National Health Center Week (August 8 – 14) is an annual celebration with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers. This year’s theme is “The Chemistry for Strong Communities”. During this week of remembrance, light a candle for those community health leaders, patients that we lost. As we… Read More

Minnesota Health Centers Re-Establish Community Trust with the J&J Vaccine

  Apr 27, 2021
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… Read More

Star Tribune’s “Our Best Shot” Series Highlights NorthPoint’s Dr. Kevin Gilliam

  Apr 27, 2021
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… Read More

Resiliency Resources

  Apr 26, 2021
Are you and those around you feeling burnt out? Looking for ways to cope with the extreme stress of the pandemic? Check out this page to find resources to help build resiliency for yourself and other staff at your CHC.

TPT Features Minnesota Health Center Doctor in their “Leading Through the Pandemic” Series

  Apr 26, 2021
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… Read More

Upcoming Webinar – Free Resources and Strategies for Risk Management Training for Health Center Staff

  Mar 29, 2021
Effective risk management is crucial for safe patient care. Risk management training for health center staff is a compliance requirement because everyone plays a role in risk management. Risk managers in health centers and free clinics often struggle to identify training resources, but this task does not need to be costly or time-consuming. In this… Read More