RFP – Qualified Vendor to Provide CHNAA Services

Minnesota Community Care is seeking Proposals from qualified Responders to provide Community Health Needs and Asset Assessment (CHNAA) services. The term of any resulting Agreement is anticipated to be from September, 2021 to August, 2022 (12 months), contingent on satisfactory vendor performance and funding availability. Proposals must be submitted by 5:00pm Central Time on Friday, August 13, 2021. This RFP does not obligate Minnesota Community Care to enter into an Agreement, and Minnesota Community Care reserves the right to cancel this solicitation if it is considered to be in its best interest. All costs incurred in responding to this RFP...

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Three Minnesota Community Care Executives named Twin Cities Business Notable Executives

Twin Cities Business launched their Notable series which honors the best-of-the-best across a range of industries. The profiled leaders are nominated by their professional and community peers. Join us in congratulating three members of our executive leadership team for a well-deserved recognition: 1. 2021 Notable BIPOC Executives – Reuben Moore   2. 2021 Notable LGBTQA Executives – Dr. Lauren Graber and Ruben Vazquez Ruiz (RVR)   For the full list of honorees and to view our honorees, please click on the links below. June/July issue Notable LGBTQA Executive – Page 64 to 65 and page 66 to 67 Notable BIPOC Executive –...

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Lt. Gov. Flanagan Visits Minnesota Community Care COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Lt. Gov. Flanagan Visits Minnesota Community Care COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

On Wednesday, June 9, 2021, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan visited Minnesota Community Care’s community COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Neighborhood House in the Wellstone Center. Her visit spotlighted the crucial role that community healthcare centers play in confronting inequities in vaccine access — particularly prominent are racial disparities in vaccination rates. Our team at Minnesota Community Care works to consistently address barriers to vaccinations. By organizing weekly community vaccine clinics at the Wellstone Center, as well as pop-up clinics throughout the greater Twin Cities area, we provide dependable and convenient vaccinations to community members. With a team that is culturally and linguistically...

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Congratulations, Chris Singer!

Congratulations, Chris Singer!

Congratulations to Chris Singer for receiving the Sandra R. Edwardson Award for Excellence in Post-Masters Doctor of Nursing Practice. The award is conferred on a MS-DNP student who demonstrates leadership in an area of nursing practice and whose DNP project exemplifies the ideals of the DNP scholarship. Chris won for her scholarly project, “A Practical Approach to Improving Patient Well-Being through Barrier Reduction using Social Determinants of Health Protocols.”  

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United Health Group’s $1 million grant helps Minnesota Community Care support Saint Paul youth

In 2020, UnitedHealth Group provided a $1 million grant to Minnesota Community Care to address the health and wellness needs of underserved people in St. Paul during the pandemic and following civil unrest last summer. The partnership has enabled us—the state’s largest federally qualified health center—to address urgent needs by providing health services, mobile clinics, increased social work services, and more. “2020 challenged our society in many ways, but it was not without hope. Communities, health systems, and leaders stepped up and together worked to address challenges our country has struggled with for years – racial inequality, social determinants of health,...

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Shawna Hedlund announced to be 2020 Health Care Hero

Shawna Hedlund announced to be 2020 Health Care Hero

Good healthcare is built on good health care policy. As our director of access and advocacy, Shawna Hedlund leads programs designed to address barriers to care, engages in legislative advocacy in state-wide and national capacities, and supports our Health Start program which provides care in St. Paul Public Schools. Join us in congratulating Shawna Hedlund a 2020 Health Care Hero!  To honor the work of healthcare workers, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal has launched the Health Care Heroes awards, recognizing individuals in the Twin Cities for putting innovation, care, dedication and compassion to work to improve the human condition.  

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Sandy Naughton 2020 Brad McDonnell Commitment to Care Award Winner

Sandy Naughton 2020 Brad McDonnell Commitment to Care Award Winner

Minnesota, 25th February, 2021– Sandy Naughton, a health education manager with Minnesota Community Care, has been awarded the 2021 Brad McDonnell Commitment to Care Award, which recognizes exceptional impact by healthcare workers in their communities. Every day, healthcare professionals at Minnesota Community Care dedicate their lives to going beyond the call of duty to provide underserved communities with the best possible healthcare services. The annual Brad McDonnell Commitment to Care Award was established in 2019 to honor the legacy and impact of one such professional, Dr. Brad McDonnell. The Award seeks to acknowledge individuals who embody the Minnesota Community Care...

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The Hill We Climb – Reuben Moore on Amanda Gorman’s Message

The Hill We Climb – Reuben Moore on Amanda Gorman’s Message

“There is always a light, if only we’re brave enough to see it, if only we’re brave enough to be it” – Amanda Gorman  (PBS recording of Amanda Gorman) On January 20th, the entire world observed the inauguration of Joseph R. Biden Jr. as the 46th President of the United States, and Kamala Harris as the first African American and South Asian American female Vice President. Amanda Gorman, the youngest ever inauguration poet delivered a poem that perfectly articulated the yearnings for the dawn of a new day, a hope for the future that so many in our nation and...

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