Many Faces of Community Health is a 2-day conference that explores improving care and reducing health disparities in underserved populations and among those living in poverty. Many Faces brings information and resources on clinical care, public policy, and health innovations to Minnesota’s health care community, with a focus on safety net providers.
Our theme is Community Centered Care and the People We Serve. Many Faces looks at the role of the safety net with a focus on meeting the needs of underserved people. We examine community care innovations, health care delivery models, and other healthcare reform initiatives that promote health equity, prevent and manage chronic diseases, and ensure access for all.
Over 400 people attended Many Faces in 2018: health care professionals, students, staff from FQHCs and other safety net programs, policy makers, and Minnesotans active in community and public health. Attendees come together to learn about the impact of health care reforms, ways to advance health equity, and how to apply best practices to the delivery of primary care to the disadvantaged. Many health care organizations and companies support Many Faces as sponsors and/or exhibitors, joining with public health and community-based agencies to promote our conference and deepen our impact on Minnesota’s health care safety net providers and patients.
We hope you will join us in 2019 for this popular and inspiring conference!
Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers
MNACHC is the nonprofit association of Minnesota’s Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), the safety net clinics that provide comprehensive preventive and primary care services to all, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. MNACHC works on behalf of its members and their patients throughout our state to promote the cost-effective delivery of affordable, quality primary health care services. Member clinics offer medical, dental, and mental health care to approximately 190,000 Minnesotans each year, the majority of whom are medically underserved due to income, insurance status, geography, and/or cultural barriers.
Minnesota Department of Health
Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Division
We work to ensure that all people in Minnesota have the knowledge and skills they need to live the healthiest lives possible; that they live, learn, work and play in safe and healthy environments; and that they receive the right care in the right place at the right time. To accomplish this, we collect, analyze and publish data that enable our stakeholders to improve health in their community; support clinical systems in the delivery of high quality care for all; and support community partners with strategies that promote healthy and safe communities, and community-wide prevention and management initiatives.
Greater Twin Cities United Way
Greater Twin Cities United Way addresses our community’s most critical issues through the Agenda for Lasting Change – 10 measurable goals to create pathways out of poverty. We partner with business, government and nonprofit organizations to create lasting solutions and carry out our call-to-action to LIVE UNITED by encouraging everyone to Give. Advocate. Volunteer. Greater Twin Cities United Way is an independent organization serving Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott and western Washington counties. Join the movement. LIVE UNITED.