Note: Article may require subscription to view. On October 7, 2022, KSTP published an article on low vaccine booster rates among Minnesotans. MCC’s Senior Vice President of Population Health and Quality spoke to KSTP about the concern. “We are grateful we have enough vaccine that if at any point any single person wants to get it, we have no concerns about access.” She added, however, “We are not seeing the demand for the bivalent booster like we were expecting. I think there is a change in attitude both towards the vaccine but also towards the virus.” “It has additional protections...
Here are some Minnesota Community Care highlights from 2022: Free Food Distribution – Farmington Twin Cities Diversity Housing Fair V-Fest Diva Moms Drop-ins
“During the ongoing pandemic, it was more important than every to show our community we were there for them. Along with our robust vaccine operations, we hosted a few great events! Here’s a few: https://www.mncare.org/event/health-and-harvest-2021-farmington/ https://www.mncare.org/event/dia-de-los-muertos-traditional-altar-and-free-food-at-la-clinica/ https://www.mncare.org/event/national-health-center-week-agricultural-workers-day/ https://www.mncare.org/event/family-values-eastside-mothers-day-event/
Missed the Community Health Call To Action event? Don’t worry, you can watch the full recording here. Dr. Nathan Chomilo (MN DHS Medicaid Medical Director), Reuben Moore (President & Executive Officer, Minnesota Community Care), Stella Whitney-West (CEO, NorthPoint Health and Wellness), Mitchell Davis (CEO, Open Cities Health Center), and Ann Nyakundi (CEO, United Family Medicine) speak on how leaders in local healthcare can impact culturally responsive care, community co-design, and creating healthy outcomes.
The free wellness checks provided by Minnesota Community Care are featured in this Star Tribune article about the Diversity Homeownership Fair.
“Leading her team even when information about COVID was changing quickly, Herrera radiated calm and reassurance to staff and clients alike throughout the testing and vaccination waves…” Monica Herrera, Minnesota Community Care’s Urban Core Project Coordinator, was recently featured in Finance and Commerce as a Rising Young Professional of 2021. Read the story here.
Since 1981, Julie Mosca has been a critical force in Minnesota Community Care’s growth, uplifting health equity through a variety of managerial roles. She began her 40-year organizational tenure at Humboldt High School’s School-Based Health Center. From there, she made leaps and bounds for the community by spearheading the opening of 10 School Based Health Centers and training and supervising over 80 School-Based Medical Assistants. In response to deep health inequities in Minnesota, Julie founded the Community Health Access Team in 2018 and managed its programming and staff as a Community Liaison until the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in...
“Wages and equity mean earning enough to pay the bills. … We see a huge number of people who are still in poverty and still working.” – Reuben Moore Minnesota Community Care recently boosted starting wages by 17% – from $17 to $20 an hour. On December 13, 2021, the Star Tribune highlighted pay raises in Minnesota by interviewing Reuben Moore, Minnesota Community Care’s President and Executive Officer. Read the story to learn more.
On October 23, 2021, Minnesota Community Care celebrated the opening of its Farmington Clinic. The Health and Harvest festival served as an opportunity to get to know the Farmington community and understand current health needs. Watch the following video for highlights of the community-based event.