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CHWs support diabetes success

Cooking classes teach patients how to eat healthy to manage their diabetes. A provider at HealthFinders Collaborative 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 [...]

2017-08-01T16:46:12-06:00November 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 [...]

2017-01-27T20:45:41-06:00November 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 [...]

2017-01-27T20:45:41-06:00November 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 [...]

2017-08-01T16:51:06-06:00September 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 [...]

2017-01-27T20:45:41-06:00September 8th, 2016|Community Service, Interns & Volunteers|

Volunteers come in all ages!

An Interview with dental volunteer Howard Sauer Volunteers are a vital component here at HealthFinders Collaborative. Howard Sauer, an 84 year old retired dentist in Faribault, has recently begun volunteering as a dental assistant. Dr. Sauer graduated from University of Minnesota dental school in 1956. After two years of serving in the Navy as [...]

2017-08-07T14:10:15-06:00August 15th, 2016|Interns & Volunteers|

Frontline Health Worker Class Helps Our Healthcare Workers Provide Care in Our Community

HealthFinders along with the Faribault Schools Community Education Group has developed a class open to all frontline healthcare workers (Community Paramedics, Community Healthcare Workers, Interpreters, etc.).  This class was designed so that these workers could have the chance to develop their skills and, more importantly, learn from each other.  There are eleven classes in total [...]

2017-08-07T14:09:52-06:00August 4th, 2016|Announcements|

Advanced Dental Therapist Position Available!

HealthFinders is looking for an Advanced Dental Therapist who is looking for a job where they can do what they love while being surrounded by great coworkers and knowing that what they do for a living makes a huge difference in the community.  We also would like them to work 32 hours a week at our Faribault [...]

2017-08-07T14:10:37-06:00July 26th, 2016|Announcements, Dental|

MNsure Finalizes Partnerships with HealthFinders and Other Grantees

MNsure recently announced that they have finalized partnerships with 23 grantees, including HealthFinders. These 23 organizations are carrying out MNsure's mission by making sure people have access to excellent and affordable healthcare. MNsure CEO, Allison O’Toole, commented in a press release that she believes that across the board reductions in the number of uninsured people in [...]