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Community-University Health Care Center receives national award; only center of its kind in Minnesota to be recognized

The Community-University Health Care Center (CUHCC) has received special funding from the National Association of Community Health Centers. CUHCC was the only federally-qualified health center in Minnesota to receive the award.

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outreach

CUHCC legal clinic merges human rights with medical care

At the Community-University Health Care Center, a long-standing medical-legal partnership offers patients legal resources alongside care.

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expert-perspectives

Eight tricks to make Halloween a treat

Halloween can be a scary time of year, but don’t let fear hold you back.

We checked in with a few of our UMN experts for tips on how to stay sane, and healthy, through the spook!

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education

Narrative medicine weaves storytelling into health care

Illness is collaborative. It’s not just a list of symptoms and a diagnosis, but a story.

That’s the philosophy behind a new educational initiative at the Community‐University Health Care Center (CUHCC). It’s called narrative medicine.

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u-of-m-voices

Q&A: The importance of having diverse providers that reflect patient populations

By 2044, more than half of all Americans are projected to belong to a minority group, according to recent census data. By 2060, nearly one in five of the nation’s total population is projected to be foreign born.

In the medical community, it’s important to reflect that changing demographic landscape.

Health Talk spoke with spoke with Roli Dwivedi, M.D., Medical Director at CUHCC, to learn more about the importance of having diverse care providers.w

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patient-care

Community-University Health Care Center joins state in efforts to improve care, limit health care costs

Last week, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton announced a new health reform initiative that, if successful, could provide better health care for 100,000 Minnesotans while lowering costs for taxpayers.

According to the state, the new system will “test a new payment model that prioritizes quality, preventive care and rewards providers for achieving mutually-agreed upon health goals,” and could save the state’s Medicaid program nearly $90 million over the next three years.

One of the six major health care providers to contract with the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) under the new payment model is the Federally Qualified Health Center Urban Health Network (FUHN) which includes the University of Minnesota’s Community-University Health Care Center (CUHCC).

According to Executive Director Deanna Mills, CUHCC has planned for this new system for more than a year in efforts to make the new pilot program successful.  “We are shifting our care delivery model by building our capacity to provide care coordination that not only increases quality of care but also enhances patients’ satisfaction with our care,” said Mills.

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