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|

MNsure Finalizes Partnerships with HealthFinders and Other Grantees

MNsure recently announced that they have finalized partnerships with 23 grantees, including HealthFinders. These 23 organizations are carrying out MNsure's mission by making sure people have access to excellent and affordable healthcare. MNsure CEO, Allison O’Toole, commented in a press release that she believes that across the board reductions in the number of uninsured people in [...]

July 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The Impact of Our Community Health Workers

After a diabetic patient suffering from dizzy spells and fainting went to the local Emergency Room, a doctor recommended follow up with a primary healthcare provider. However, the patient spoke little English and had no means of reliable transportation to see a primary care doctor. HealthFinders was recommended. The patient had been to HealthFinders before. [...]

July 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Another Beautiful Weekend for HealthFinders at the Riverwalk Market Fair!

It was another beautiful day for HealthFinders to promote wellness at the Riverwalk Market Fair in Northfield last Saturday.  Families enjoyed our table because the kids got to play a game and the parents got tips about how to live a healthy lifestyle. Just like last time, our table was run by our Pura Vida interns, [...]

July 21st, 2016|Pura Vida Program|

Mark Your Calendars for Next Year’s Gala!

Have a blast at this years gala?  Well now's the time to make sure your day is clear on April 22nd, 2017 because that is when next year's gala is!  We're already excited to see you all there in just a few short months.

July 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|