Ever said, “Why didn’t we know that ____ was doing that? We could have let our clients know!” Or, “We need to offer _____ to our clients, but we don’t have the resources to do it.” Ever thought, “With whom might we work together on _______?” We have! HealthFinders’ Community Engagement team is convening a [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Our newest team member! Click to learn about who she is and how she will dramatically expand access to dental care in Rice County.
Meet Sharon and Diane, our dynamic volunteer nurse and interpreter duo who make sure our busy Monday clinics flow, and our patients get top-quality care! When Diane Pearsall isn’t teaching Spanish at Carleton College, she’s using her language skills to help HealthFinders’ patients get the care they need. On any given day, often 75% of [...]
Our organizers, advocates, and community health workers have been engaging folks from across the community on what health means to them, in their words. We have posted these conversations online, in three languages. We hope you can engage with us, check out our facebook page and continue the conversation online! Like the page, follow us, [...]