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With support from the Medica Foundation, YouthLink developed and implemented a holistic, trauma-informed service model that integrates health and wellness support into every point of contact with the youth they serve.
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Medica today announced grants totaling $70,000 to two Omaha, Neb., health care organizations. The Magis Clinic at Creighton University’s School of Medicine in Omaha will receive $20,000 to expand its prescription drug program and its immunization program for people experiencing homelessness. Visiting Nurse Association will receive $50,000 to expand and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of its telehealth services in the Omaha Metro area and surrounding communities.
The Mission of Mercy is an annual event organized by the Minnesota Dental foundation to provide free dental services to those in need. In 2016, children and adults came from 50 different counties in Minnesota, 23 counties in North Dakota and 13 counties in other states for cleanings, extractions, root canals, dentures and more.
Young people experiencing homelessness are finding a home inside YouthLink’s new expansion
Heather Huseby rattles off all the ways YouthLink's drop-in center helps 2,000 young people each year, from connecting them to schools to feeding them hot meals. But housing on site? It's a first for the organization, as well as downtown Minneapolis.
Primary care clinics have made remarkable gains over the past two years in screening adolescents and teens for depression, according to a new clinic report card from MN Community Measurement.
For more than 125 million Americans, basic dental care is out of reach. But there’s a solution that can help: dental therapy. A dental therapist is similar to a nurse practitioner and works under the supervision of the dentist. They can travel all over the state to help people who may have trouble accessing dental care, such as children or seniors.
Rochester's newly expanded "safety net" dental clinic has received a $25,000 grant to help support a child-based program that's been a marked success in other parts of the country. A grant from the Medica Foundation was announced Tuesday by Community Dental Care, a nonprofit clinic that recently expanded operations at the new Eastwood location. The new grant is expected to help support the clinic's Program to Improve Community Oral Health.
Imagine you are hospitalized for severe frostbite on your feet. You can't walk, and standing causes excruciating pain. You've lost your job and your home, and are about to be discharged from the hospital. You don’t have any family or friends to help and don’t know where you are going to go.
For two days in July, an auditorium at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN was converted into a massive outreach dental clinic. The Mission of Mercy is an annual event organized by the Minnesota Dental Foundation to provide free dental services to those in need.
When homeless hospital patients are discharged, they face a number of different issues. Difficult self-care requirements combined with the chaos of shelters, stress and violence on the streets, and a lack of nutrition and basic facilities can result in repeated visits to the emergency room. In these situations, clients simply don’t have the basic necessities to recover.
It’s challenging enough when someone who lives in a large city has a mental health crisis. For people in rural areas, it can be nearly impossible to get to care before a situation turns into a crisis. To address this challenge, Range Mental Health Center received a Medica Foundation grant to help build a Mobile Crisis Response team.
Staying strong helps people maintain their independence longer. For residents of Granite Falls in southwestern Minnesota, the Block Nurse Program supports this goal. People age 65 and older account for a fourth of the city’s population of 2,897.
The Medica Foundation awarded a three-year strategic grant to St. David’s Center to serve Somali families. This initiative focuses on addressing the needs of the Somali community to support their children and respond to the significant rise in the diagnosis of autism in Somali children.
Early diagnosis and clinically proven therapeutic interventions are crucial to helping young children with a mental health diagnosis function better within their families and achieve success in school. The Medica Foundation awarded a three-year strategic grant to advance two key initiatives at St. David’s Center.
Women and their children coming to St. Anne's Place, an emergency housing shelter, are looking for understanding, hope, and support to overcome huge obstacles. Cathy's life was so unstable that her four year-old twin daughters seldom spoke and were still wetting the bed when they arrived. Seven months later, both are potty trained and have phenomenal vocabularies.
In 2011, a series of cuts to Minnesota's Medical Assistance dental benefits limited dental care for adults with disabilities who lived in group homes. During this time, several dental clinics in southern Minnesota closed, significantly reducing access to dental care for low-income people.
The Mother-Baby Program at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) is the first of its kind in Minnesota, offering a range of mental health services to support women and families. Only three other programs of this type exist nationwide.
In January 2014, Hammer received some great news. We were awarded a $30,000 grant from the Medica Foundation to expand our healthy living initiatives into a Community Life Department. A Program Coordinator was hired to create activities that more comprehensively addressed nutrition, fitness and personal wellness for people with disabilities at Hammer homes.