HealthFinders completes Access to Coverage grant, increasing its capacity for patient advocacy

HealthFinders Collaborative (HFC) has recently completed its period as a grantee of the Access to Coverage (Access) program. Access, a 4-year grant program created by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation in April 2013, had two primary goals: increase the number of low-income Minnesotans enrolled in public health care coverage and increase [...]

July 7th, 2017|Announcements, Awards and Recognition|

HealthFinders Partners to Provide Somali Mental Health Resources

This year, HealthFinders Collaborative has partnered with Minnesota Care Counseling Services (MCCS) to source mental health services for our Somali community. Somali residents of Rice County will be able to meet with one of two Somali-speaking counselors in Faribault who are piloting this program. With this resource, we hope to mirror the successes [...]

June 14th, 2017|Announcements, Community Engagement, Community Service|

Meet Our New Community Health Worker: Bisharo Farah!

Meet Bisharo Farah, who joined the HealthFinders team in May as our first female Somali Community Health Worker (CHW)! Bisharo, who grew up in Faribault, is a current student at South Central College studying child development. As a CHW, she will be working to improve community health through home visits, diabetes classes, and being a [...]

June 14th, 2017|Announcements|

Meet Our New Patient Advocate: Herlen Barcenas!

Herlen came to work at HealthFinders in March 2017 as a Patient Advocate, and she is excited to help the Rice County community in any way she can. In the past few months, Herlen has been doing a bit of everything here, from scheduling appointments, reminding patients of appointments, interpreting for Spanish-speaking patients, and by [...]

June 14th, 2017|Announcements|

Dr. Hogan to Fill in as Interim Clinical Director

Join us in welcoming Dr. Tim Hogan to our staff team! Dr. Tim Hogan, who has worked in Rice County as a Family Practice physician since 1985, is assuming clinical duties as part-time Clinical Director while CNP Emily Carroll is abroad. Emily and her family will be spending in Scotland for a year, returning in [...]

June 14th, 2017|Announcements|

HFC’s executive director participates in legislative retreat

Earlier this month, before state and federal legislators began their 2017 sessions, the entire state legislature met for a one-day retreat to discuss upcoming issues. The One Minnesota Legislative Conference was held at the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs in Minneapolis. Charlie Mandile, Executive Director of HealthFinders Collaborative, was one of four [...]

January 17th, 2017|Announcements, Awards and Recognition|

Meet Jenny, our new advanced dental therapist!

Our newest team member! Click to learn about who she is and how she will dramatically expand access to dental care in Rice County.

December 14th, 2016|Announcements, Dental|

Frontline Health Worker Class Helps Our Healthcare Workers Provide Care in Our Community

HealthFinders along with the Faribault Schools Community Education Group has developed a class open to all frontline healthcare workers (Community Paramedics, Community Healthcare Workers, Interpreters, etc.).  This class was designed so that these workers could have the chance to develop their skills and, more importantly, learn from each other.  There are eleven classes in total [...]

August 4th, 2016|Announcements|