HealthFinders Collaborative was recently certified as a Health Care Home (HCH) by the Minnesota Department of Health. Certification involved document and policy submission, as well as a site visit. 

The name “Health Care Home” acknowledges a critical shift that needs to happen in order to truly improve health in Minnesota. This is a shift from a purely medical model of health care to a focus on linking primary care with wellness, prevention, self-management, and community services.

This certification assures that HFC’s team-based care delivery approach is a partnership with primary care providers, families, and patients with the overarching goals of improving the quality, experience, and value of care. It also provides a valuable, though modest, income stream through care coordination stipends paid by the state, helping to sustain our quality health and wellness programming for low-income and uninsured neighbors in our community. 

This was a major milestone for HFC, and a something not all clinics in Minnesota obtain. HealthFinders was featured in the March 2019 Health Care Home newsletter distributed by the Minnesota Department of Health. To read the article and to learn more visit the Minnesota Department of Health’s HCH website at https://www.health.state.mn.us/facilities/hchomes/.