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|

Volunteers come in all ages!

An Interview with dental volunteer Howard Sauer Volunteers are a vital component here at HealthFinders Collaborative. Howard Sauer, an 84 year old retired dentist in Faribault, has recently begun volunteering as a dental assistant. Dr. Sauer graduated from University of Minnesota dental school in 1956. After two years of serving in the Navy as [...]

August 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|

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|Uncategorized|

Advanced Dental Therapist Position Available!

HealthFinders is looking for an Advanced Dental Therapist who is looking for a job where they can do what they love while being surrounded by great coworkers and knowing that what they do for a living makes a huge difference in the community.  We also would like them to work 32 hours a week at our Faribault [...]

July 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|