Salud America Visits HealthFinders

Last Friday we were delighted to have Salud America interview Juliana Lima, our Pura Vida Program Coordinator, and Charlie Mandile, Executive Director of HealthFinders, at our Northfield clinic.  Salud America is a part of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Research Network at the University of Texas that works to fight childhood obesity in the Latino community. [...]

June 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Pura Vida at Riverwalk Market Fair

  This past weekend our Pura Vida inters, Mallika Dargan and Kevin Skrip ran the HealthFinders tent at the Northfield Riverwalk Market Fair.  The tent not only provided visitors with information about HealthFinders but also had active games and free fruit. “Our station was one of the funnest and most entertaining for kids and their [...]

June 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

Snapshot of a HealthFinders Volunteer

Iliana Alvares volunteered with HealthFinders as an interpreter for our Faribault clinic.  She recently graduated from Shattuck-St. Mary’s, where she focused on biomedical engineering. HealthFinders staff even attended Iliana’s graduation!  We are grateful that she took time out of her busy schedule to volunteer with us. To learn more about Iliana, check out this article about [...]

June 16th, 2016|Awards and Recognition|

Samantha Mills and Bree Maki Visit Our Faribault Clinic

It was exciting to have Bree Maki and Samantha Mills, field representatives from Senator Al Franken’s office, visit Faribault clinic. HealthFinders Executive Director, Charlie Mandile shared information about the work we are doing out in the local community and how HealthFinders is continually working on care coordination of patients and quality health-centered care.  He also highlighted [...]

June 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Our Community Health Workers are Getting Involved!

Our Community Health Workers are getting involved and making a difference in the local community! Raquel and Yakub have started making home visits, which is already benefitting our HealthFinders patients in big ways! They've been busy attending meetings with organizations, and city departments around Rice County such as the Faribault Police Department and the the Tapestry Project (which introduces new Somali refugees to the Faribault [...]

May 31st, 2016|Community Engagement, Community Service|

Teen Outreach Program (TOP) Volunteers at Feed My Starving Children!

Faribault Teen Outreach Program (TOP) girls took a trip to Feed My Starving Children in Faribault. Beforehand, the girls decorated their own Mason jars and collected coins over a week's period to be donated to FMSC. They made fundraising for FMSC into a competition to see who could raise the most coins. The first place [...]

May 23rd, 2016|Community Service, Events|

Executive Director attends HealthRise Stakeholders Conference

Charlie Mandile, HealthFinders’ Executive Director, made his way to Washington, D.C. recently to attend the HealthRise Global Stakeholders Conference. This past year, HealthFinders was awarded a HealthRise Grant through the Medtronic Foundation. HFC was selected as one of three organizations in Minnesota and one of six worldwide to receive the grant. The goal of the [...]

May 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|

HFC’s Daisey Sanchez Receives “Unsung Hero” Award!

HealthFinders' very own Clinical Services Manager, Daisey Sanchez, received an "Unsung Hero" award by the Faribault Daily News! Every day, she goes above and beyond for the underserved in the Faribault community.  She will stay late, will reach out, and connect members of the community to each other. Most of all, she really cares about [...]

May 18th, 2016|Awards and Recognition|

Northfield YMCA, Healthy Kids Day with Pura Vida!

Our Pura Vida Program Lead, Juliana Lima, and her team of interns attended Healthy Kids Day with the Northfield YMCA, on April 30th, 2016! Attendees and kids did "jumping-jacks" and played "Spin the Wheel" for fruit as their prize to take home!  We gave away 130+ fruit bags! Juliana said, "I have never done so many jumping jacks in [...]

May 2nd, 2016|Events, Pura Vida Program|

Expanding our Diabetes Program to Somali residents!

HealthFinders teamed-up with Banadir Restaurant in downtown Faribault to create traditional Somalian food, in order to expand our food-choices thru our Diabetes Program for the Somalian population! Anne Doering, Medical Student at the University of Minnesota; Yakub Aden, HealthFinders' Community Health Worker; and HealthFinders' Nurse Practitioner, Emily Carroll headed a few doors down to Banadir to pick-up the [...]

April 28th, 2016|Diabetes Program|