Senator Al Franken Talks About His Visit to HealthFinders (Video)

In March of 2017, Senator Al Franken visited HealthFinders' clinic in Faribault to learn more about the organization's work. He sent this video for our annual spring gala, explaining HealthFinders' importance in the community and how current health policies can impact Rice County. He notes that HealthFinders is "important because it ensure that no matter [...]

April 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

HealthFinders Hosts an All-Day Clinic at Greenvale

April 6, HealthFinders' dental team set up shop at Northfield's Greenvale Park Elementary School to provide an all-day dental clinic for 75 kids. Renae Blome, Dental Clinic Coordinator & Dental Hygienist, Jenny Berge, Advanced Dental Therapist, and Fausto Rodela, Dental Program Assistant, worked as a team, looking for decay, brushing and flossing the kids' teeth, [...]

April 18th, 2017|Dental|

Senator Al Franken Visits HealthFinders

We were so happy to welcome Minnesota Senator Al Franken to HealthFinders this March! Senator Franken visited various sites around Minnesota to explore the differences small businesses can make in improving the lives and health of community members. We loved touring Senator Franken around HealthFinders, and introduced him to health providers and staff members to [...]

April 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Barasho horteeda ha, inicin – do not hate me before we get to know each other

Barasho horteeda ha, inicin – do not hate me before we get to know each other A dozen Somali elders and community members gathered yesterday in Faribault to talk about health in their community. The meeting was derailed by a discussion of current events. Participants were quick to talk about the importance of collaboration, community [...]

February 3rd, 2017|Community Engagement|

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|

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|