“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.
Reuben Moore, Minnesota Community Care’s President and Executive Officer, appeared on Stratis Health’s 50th Anniversary Podcast Series back in April 2020. In this episode, Jennifer Lundblad, Stratis Health president and CEO, talks with Moore as a Board Member of Stratis Health. Listen to Moore discuss how addressing social determinants of health contributes to health equity here.
On October 26, 2021, KSTP published a story on Minnesota Community Care’s expansion into the old St. Joseph’s Hospital in Downtown Saint Paul. Read the story here.
On October 27, 2021, Pioneer Press published a story on Minnesota Community Care’s expansion in to the Old St. Joseph’s Hospital in Downtown Saint Paul. “There’s huge demand. Losing St. Joe’s created a huge gap in care for 10,000 or 20,000 folks who were receiving care there.” says Reuben Moore, President and Executive Officer. Read the article here.
On October 26, 2021, StarTribune published an article detailing Minnesota Community Care’s plans to open a new clinic in the old St. Joseph’s Hospital in Downtown Saint Paul, as a part of Fairview Health Services’ strategy to address health disparities. Read the article here.
The catrinas stand at 6 feet tall, featuring classic sugar skulls, face paint, and elegant dress. The artist, Mario Villeda Maldonado, is an HIV Health Educator at Minnesota Community Care, and has worked on the HIV Health Education and Outreach team since 2005. In 2019, Mario designed his first catrina for Día de los Muertos to display at La Clinica. This year, he’s crafting four different catrinas, to be placed at three locations in the Twin Cities, including La Clinica and East Side Clinic in Saint Paul and Plaza Mexico in Minneapolis. The catrinas are skeletal figures, one of the most...