Farm to Fork: HealthFinders Picnic Gathers Community

  Few things connect people around the world more significantly than food, and our relationship to it.  Recognizing the potential that food has to unite a community, HealthFinders hosted its first annual Community Picnic at the Main Street Project (MSP) Farm this summer. MSP is a non-profit organization of several local farms dedicated to providing accessible, sustainable and ethical nutrition to the community.   In the past, HFC has hosted [...]

2018-08-31T11:34:10-05:00August 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|

So what is an Advanced Dental Therapist?

Ever wonder what a Dental Therapist is? Do they go around asking people how they feel about their teeth? Well our friends at the MN Department of Health, Office of Rural Health & Primary Care recently published a report on dental therapy in Minnesota. "Dental therapists are a small but growing profession. Dental therapists perform [...]

2018-08-15T13:12:04-05:00August 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|

HealthFinders Welcomes Medtronic’s Global Innovation Fellows

Last month, HFC was host to four fellows from Medtronic's Global Innovation Fellows (GIF) program. Medtronic Philanthropy is an important partner of HFC and because of this relationship, Medtronic selected HFC to be the host site for this worldwide program available to their employees. HFC was one of three sites selected to host this intensive three-week program, the other sites being in [...]

2018-07-13T11:00:25-05:00July 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Meet our new Providers

Did you know, HFC has over 12 volunteer doctors and nurse practitioners who give their time and talents to help you be healthy? Last year alone these providers donated over 1,000 hours of service to our community! We are excited to announce we have four new providers to add to this mix, and look forward [...]

2018-06-04T09:47:51-05:00June 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Committed to the Community

Richie Eye Clinic is intentional in their commitment to the community. They partner with HealthFinders to provide pro-bono vision care to some of our patients who would not have access to care otherwise. Knowing that “Vision is a Precious Gift”, Dr. Michael Richie and his team have built a full service vision practice which includes [...]

2018-05-29T16:10:05-05:00May 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Community Services Resource Fair

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 [...]

2018-05-18T11:45:18-05:00May 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

HealthFinders Board Member Ramon Carrion receives Faribault Small Business of the Year Award

New HealthFinders Board Member Ramon Carrion is making a big mark in the Faribault Community. He and his partner Len Sorstokke own and operate Ruf Acres Market, a healthy eating market, on Central Avenue in Faribault right across the street from HealthFinders Faribault Clinic. In the short ten months since Ruf Acres Market opened, they [...]

2018-05-17T09:47:56-05:00May 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Housing and Health

HealthFinders Collaborative strongly believes that health and wellness begin in the community. Our community engagement team is in ongoing conversation with leaders and residents across the community about what makes them healthy. Frequently, the conversation turns to a variety of social determinants, or underlying factors, that impact community members' ability to be healthy. These social [...]

2018-05-14T13:57:22-05:00May 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Dedicated HealthFinders’ Volunteer Receives HCI Making a Difference Award

  This December, the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) selected our very own Diane Pearsall, volunteer interpreter, as the recipient for the “Making A Difference” award! This award recognizes members of our community who help to make Northfield a better place for young people, and Diane does exactly that. Emily Carroll, nurse practitioner at HealthFinders [...]

2018-05-14T10:02:57-05:00May 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|