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|Uncategorized|

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|Uncategorized|

Sharon and Diane, our volunteer dream team Mondays in Faribault

Meet Sharon and Diane, our dynamic volunteer nurse and interpreter duo who make sure our busy Monday clinics flow, and our patients get top-quality care! When Diane Pearsall isn’t teaching Spanish at Carleton College, she’s using her language skills to help HealthFinders’ patients get the care they need. On any given day, often 75% of [...]

December 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|

CHWs support diabetes success

Read about how community health workers use community resources to find success in managing diabetes. A provider at HFC connected a patient with one of our Clinical Health Workers (CHW’s), to help her set up a strong diabetes management plan.  Struggling with ongoing fatigue, headaches, and a language barrier, the patient had trouble reading food [...]

November 29th, 2016|Community Engagement, Diabetes Program|

Kaylee completes emerging leaders internship at HFC

HFC and Workforce Center collaborate for a successful summer internship. Kaylee Lino, a senior at Northfield High School, is interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. After visiting the high school career center, Kaylee discovered the Workforce Development program. Workforce Development Inc. is a non-profit agency that focuses on helping youth from minority populations of [...]

November 29th, 2016|Community Service, Interns & Volunteers|

“Like” our Community Health Conversations Facebook Page

Our organizers, advocates, and community health workers have been engaging folks from across the community on what health means to them, in their words. We have posted these conversations online, in three languages. We hope you can engage with us, check out our facebook page and continue the conversation online! Like the page, follow us, [...]

November 29th, 2016|Community Engagement|

HFC Collaborates to vaccinate over 60 people

   HealthFinders recently vaccinated 30 children and adults in the Hulett Community Trailer in Faribault and another 30 at the Greenvale Park Community school.  The immunization clinics were held at the same time as our diabetes program class, but we encouraged participants to bring their families and neighbors when they came. The clinics have been going for [...]

November 10th, 2016|Community Engagement, Events, Uncategorized|

Jesse James Days 5K Run/Walk was a success!

Jesse James Days 5K Run/Walk was a success this past weekend!  With the help of Northfield Shares, and sponsored by HealthFinders, our Pura Vida program took their health to another level, sharing many inspiring moments.  Pura Vida participants had been preparing for this event all summer long, through twice-weekly classes in nutrition, exercise, and healthy living [...]

September 18th, 2016|Events, Pura Vida Program|

Kaylee Lino and Workforce Development Inc.

Kaylee Lino, a senior at Northfield High School, is interested in pursuing a career in the medical field.  She decided to visit her high school's career center, where she enrolled in the Workforce Development Inc. program.  Through this program, Kaylee was assigned to career counsellor Amy Lofquist.  Lofquist placed Kaylee in an internship with HealthFinders Collaborative (HFC) and through the Emerging Leaders [...]

September 8th, 2016|Community Service, Interns & Volunteers|

Growing Up Healthy and the Somali Community

HealthFinders recently collaborated with the Growing Up Healthy organization to host a 'Somali round table' event at the Faribault Public Library. This event was an opportunity to meet with members of the local Somali community to share and discuss health issues that affect them, as well as to discover ways in which HealthFinders can more [...]

August 24th, 2016|Community Engagement, Somali Round Table|