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HealthFinders Opening in Faribault - Community Meeting held 2/18

February 20, 2012

Faribault Community Meeting and Focus GroupsLast Saturday (2/18) over 40 patients, community members, and volunteers, joined HFC staff in an engaging discussion about HFC's future in Faribault. The meeting, held in three languages, started with HFC executive director Charlie Mandile giving a presentation and facilitating Q & A session. Mandile explained how this additional location would impact the Faribault community with not only primary care appointments, but also wellness programming and a community space to foster connections.

"We hope to leverage our proverbial waiting room to create discussion and facilitate connections around the health and wellness of our community," Mandile explained.

Faribault Community Meeting and Focus GroupsAfter that, the group broke into three smaller language-specific groups  to dig deeper into what participants were looking for in a new facility in Faribault. Somali, Spanish, and English groups discussed what health and wellness meant to them, and shared ideas with what features they would like to see at this new space. The focus groups, facilitated in conjunction with Carleton College, were a huge success; all three groups talked for over 90 minutes.

HFC hopes to hold its first open house at its new location on Central Avenue in early March.

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Read this feature in the Faribault Daily News:

"Public opinion wanted for Faribault HealthFinders free clinic"
Faribault Daily News, 16 February 2012
http://faribault.com/content/public-opinion-wanted-faribault-healthfinders-free-clinic

Also an editorial opinion:

"Lend support to HealthFinders Clinic"
Faribault Daily News, 16 February 2012

http://faribault.com/content/lend-support-healthfinders-clinic 

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Please come to a community meeting about health care.

HealthFinders is opening a new location on Central Avenue in Faribault. This Saturday we will answer any questions, and look to you for feedback on how we can best meet your needs at this new free community clinic location for Faribault.

Refreshments, childcare, interpreters available.

English, Spanish and Somali conversation welcome. 

Saturday February 18, 2012
10:00-11:30 AM
Faribault Public Library
Great Hall
(use door at south parking lot)

Questions please call Sameena Ahmed (507) 646-8964

 

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