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Health funding stuck in Congress: Local, state programs brace for impact if there’s no legislative fix

John Lundy of the Duluth News Tribune breaks down the impacts of going over the “federal funding cliff” for Minnesota’s community health centers. Read the full story here.

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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 ...

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United Family Medicine Names New CEO

SAINT PAUL – United Family Medicine (UFM), an independent, nonprofit provider of primary health care, mental health, dental, obstetrics, preventative care, and chronic disease management in St. Paul, names Melissa Parker as Chief Executive Officer. Read more here.

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United Family Medicine Names New CEO

SAINT PAUL – United Family Medicine (UFM), an independent, nonprofit provider of primary health care, mental health, dental, obstetrics, preventative care, and chronic disease management in St. Paul, names Melissa Parker as Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Parker had been serving as interim CEO since January 2018 and has played a critical role on the leadership team for ...

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Health law clinic guides patients through broad legal hurdles

Read about United Family Medicine’s innovative health-legal partnership with Mitchell Hamline School of Law, from Minnesota Public Radio.

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St. Paul clinic’s fight against the opioid menace shows promise

Read about United Family Medicine’s Suboxone medication-assisted treatment program for opioid addiction, from the Twin Cities Pioneer Press.