Q and A – RFP for Qualified Vendor to Provide DEI Services

Answers to questions received by Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 4:30 pm RFP response deadline extended to February 7, 2020 5:00 PM – See Updated RFP 1. Is the $200,000 budget ceiling annual or over the course of two years? The proposed budget should not exceed $200,000 over the life of the contract (2 years). It is at the vendor’s discretion how they build out their budget to meet the deliverables described in the RFP. 2. What types of D&I related organizational assessments (if any) has Minnesota Community Care conducted in the past? Employee engagement assessments? Cultural audits? Focus groups? How...

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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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