West Side Community Health Services is now Minnesota Community Care

For Immediate Release SAINT PAUL, MINN. — On January 01, 2019, This year, we honor our past as West Side Community Health Services, and move forward as Minnesota Community Care, bringing together our numerous historical brands into one identity. We put the patient and the community first in our decisions and actions, and chose to rebrand our organization to illuminate the essence of our identity, the spirit of our mission, and our charge to positively impact health access and health equity.                                      ...

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East Side Clinic honored at UCare’s “A Salute to Excellence!” event

East Side Clinic honored at UCare’s “A Salute to Excellence!” event 22 Minnesota clinics and care systems recognized for outstanding results in 2018 HEDIS measures SAINT PAUL, MINN. — UCare held its 11th annual “A Salute to Excellence!” event Thursday evening, September 26, to recognize 22 clinics and care systems with top results in 2018 Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures – including preventive care, disease management, behavioral health, maternity care, care transitions and medication management. Minnesota Community Care’s East Side Clinic was honored for improving the health of UCare members. A Salute to Excellence! at the University...

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Minnesota Department of Health announced recipients of its annual Community Health Awards (Lou Fuller Award)

For Immediate Release SAINT PAUL, MINN. — On October 2, 2019, in Brainerd, MN, the Minnesota Department of Health announced recipients of its annual Community Health Awards. These annual awards honor Minnesota public health advocates for their leadership, impact, and service. The 2019 recipient of the Lou Fuller Award for Distinguished Service in Eliminating Health Disparities is Pat Swanson. The Lou Fuller Award for Distinguished Service in Eliminating Health Disparities is given to an individual or organization who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to eliminating health disparities in populations of color and American Indians. Pat Swanson started her career as an...

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Strengthening Community Health Centers Round Table

Representative Betty McCollum (DFL, MN District 4) to host a round table discussion with the Honorable Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, Minnesota’s Commissioner of Health Janet Malcolm, and leadership from United Family Medicine and Open City Health Center. Discussion focused upon how Congress, State and local government can help support equitable access to health care by strengthening Community Health Centers. In the words of Reuben Moore, CEO, Minnesota Community Care, “Federally qualified health centers are the rock, paper and scissors to disrupt health disparities in our country. Each health center represents a...

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Partnering for the Health of Minnesotans

For Immediate Release   SAINT PAUL, MINN. — On August 21, 2019, Minnesota Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan assisted Minnesota Community Care and the Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers (MNACHC) in igniting a year-long conversation series “Partnering for the Health of Minnesotans.” Last week’sprelude Roundtable opened with an address by Deputy Chief Attorney General John Keller, the Governor and Lieutenant Governor, and Minnesota Community Care’s CEO, Reuben Moore, who focused participants’ hearts and minds on the people of Minnesota most deeply affected by health disparities. Health care industry and community health center leaders from across the state readily...

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Minnesota Community Care is a SAFE SPACE

For Immediate Release SAINT PAUL, MINN. — Because it is our mission to provide health care for all, Minnesota Community Care would like to clarify events that took place at our La Clinica location in June. It is our intention to ensure the accuracy of this story and to acknowledge the distress inaccurate reports have contributed to within our community. Please help us to share that we have always been and remain a Safe Place to access health care. On an early afternoon in June, two US Marshalls arrived to the La Clinica parking lot. Upon arrival, Minnesota Community Care...

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MN Community Care Discusses Mental Health with Senator Tina Smith

On April 26th, 2019 Minnesota Community Care convened a community conversation with Senator Tina Smith about access to mental health support for students. This was an opportunity to help inform the Mental Health Services for Students Act of 2019 as authored by Sen. Tina Smith. The event was held at Saint Paul Public School’s Johnson Aerospace & Engineering Senior High, where the Senator toured a school based clinic and visited a health classroom. Meaningful conversation with allied community partners, parents and school support staff brought to light what is working and emerging to support the mental health journey of youth. Media students interviewed Senator Smith about her work impacting adolescent well-being.

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