HealthFinders’ Changing the Way some People in Rice County Receive Care

Bringing Healthcare directly to the Community HealthFinders endeavors to ensure healthcare access to everyone in our community, particularly those whose needs are not met in our current healthcare system. Because of this, we meet a diverse range of patients with unique needs and work to tailor our healthcare to meet their needs. Our Community Health [...]

September 9th, 2017|Awards and Recognition|

Summer interns share their time and talents with HealthFinders

Every year, HealthFinders is fortunate to employ a group of interns from St. Olaf and Carleton over the summer and during the academic year. This summer's team has been doing amazing work to improve and support HealthFinders through a variety of projects. We'd like to highlight a few of their projects so that our community can get an idea [...]

August 23rd, 2017|Interns & Volunteers|

HealthFinders, a model for the “21st Century Dental Team,” presents at the second annual Minnesota Oral Health Summit

On Thursday, August 3rd, the dental team at HealthFinders Collaborative traveled to Normandale Community College in Bloomington to participate in the 2017 Oral Health Summit II, sponsored by the Normandale Community College, Minnesota Department of Health, and Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation. The event attracted hundreds of dental professionals from across the state. The theme of the day was the practice of integrating medical and dental [...]

August 18th, 2017|Awards and Recognition|

Jenny Berge awarded Loan Forgiveness Funding

Jenny Berge, our Advanced Dental Therapist at HealthFinders Faribault Clinic, has been accepted into the Minnesota Dental Therapist Loan Forgiveness Program. This is a program that is offered by the Minnesota Department of Health to help health professionals pay off their student loans while providing their skills to underserved communities.   Many people have difficulty reaching the healthcare services they need, an issue that we are [...]

August 4th, 2017|Awards and Recognition, Dental|

HealthFinders awarded donation of toothbrushes and toothpaste from Delta Dental of Minnesota

HealthFinders Collaborative received a donation of 1,008 toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste by Delta Dental of Minnesota as a part of their “Inspiring Smile Power” initiative. June was National Smile Month. To celebrate, Delta Dental encouraged the public to nominate deserving Minnesota and North Dakota non-profit organizations to receive up to 1,008 donated toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste. HealthFinders was among the overwhelming number of organizations nominated, and we were awarded the [...]

August 2nd, 2017|Dental|

Jenny Berge at National Dental Conference

HealthFinders’ Advanced Dental Therapist, Jenny Berge, presented at National Dental Conference  Recently HealthFinders' Advanced Dental Therapist, Jenny Berge, had the opportunity to present at the 94th Annual Conference of the American Dental Hygienist’s Association (ADHA). Jenny co-presented with Anne Lynch, the Director of Governmental Affairs, on the topic of Dental Therapy. Anne Lynch gave an overview on the accreditation standards for Dental Therapy and those states proposing legislation for a Mid-Level Oral Health Practitioner. Jenny's topic [...]

August 1st, 2017|Dental|

District One Hospital hosts Community Open House

Allina Health District One Hosptial, an important health system partner to HealthFinders, is celebrating the completion of their new Emergency Department on August 3rd. Check out the details from their website below: The new Emergency Department, measuring 20,000 square feet, offers a large, light, modern space for patients to receive exceptional medical care from highly-trained doctors and nursing staff using the [...]

July 25th, 2017|Community Partner Spotlight|

A former HealthFinders volunteer gives back in an inspiring, unique way

Anne and her husband Matt at their wedding (June 3rd, 2017) HealthFinders has seen many volunteers over the years: students at the local colleges, physicians and dentists, professors, nurses, and many more. Some have been here since the very beginning, while others are able to share with us just a portion of their time in this [...]

July 24th, 2017|Awards and Recognition, Community Service|

HealthFinders completes Access to Coverage grant, increasing its capacity for patient advocacy

HealthFinders Collaborative (HFC) has recently completed its period as a grantee of the Access to Coverage (Access) program. Access, a 4-year grant program created by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation in April 2013, had two primary goals: increase the number of low-income Minnesotans enrolled in public health care coverage and increase [...]

July 7th, 2017|Announcements, Awards and Recognition|

HealthFinders Tackles Chlamydia with Rice County, St Olaf, & Sterling Pharmacy

Getting tested and treated for chlamydia is easy, but the chlamydia rate in Minnesota has reached epidemic rates in the last two decades. In response, HealthFinders has joined forces with local health partners to create a free chlamydia screening and treatment program for Rice County. Through this collaboration, known as Rice County Chlamydia Partnership (RCCP), [...]

June 14th, 2017|Community Engagement, Community Service|