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|

HFC Collaborates to vaccinate over 60 people

   HealthFinders recently vaccinated 30 children and adults in the Hulett Community Trailer in Faribault and another 30 at the Greenvale Park Community school.  The immunization clinics were held at the same time as our diabetes program class, but we encouraged participants to bring their families and neighbors when they came. The clinics have been going for [...]

November 10th, 2016|Community Engagement, Events, Uncategorized|

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|