Dental therapists provide preventive and routine restorative care, including filling cavities, placing temporary crowns and extracting diseased or loose teeth.
“If you’ve ever had to recover from a procedure or something, that’s tough in general. But to do that without the basics of shelter really makes it difficult.”
About 42 million Americans receive SNAP benefits, according to the USDA. In 2022, it helped 435,900 Minnesotans or 8% of the state’s population.
From 1910 to 1955, when covenants were used in Minneapolis, 73% of new park areas had at least one racial covenant within a block of the park.
The Minnesota Department of Health has weighed in on many of the proposed programs, which cover areas from funding patient care to COVID responses, research and increasing access to various health care services.
The Department of Human Services has proposed an additional $45 million for behavioral health services that would help address stark racial disparities in the opioid crisis.
Sixteen organizations are seeking $136.4 million in state funding to construct buildings they say will allow them to do their work more effectively.
Some residents are asking why the city is pursuing affordable housing next to a freeway.
MDH makes recommendations to the governor’s office based on what areas data shows a need. The health commissioner then brings proposals to the governor.
Damon Chaplin is only the city’s second commissioner in more than 20 years. He said he will be focused on the city’s opioid challenges and health concerns related to homelessness.
Research shows that many CPCs give medically inaccurate information and the risks of that can be tremendous on the health of both the person giving birth and the fetus.
Every Thursday for six weeks, the Partners in Prevention Clinic will offer health services like checking blood pressure, going over oral health tips, discussing diabetes management and prevention and offering hand massages – as part of their holistic approach to health.
A Q&A with the head of the nonprofit trying to re-link the historically-Black St. Paul neighborhood. This week, his group won a $2 million federal grant to keep studying the idea.
An occupation-style protest against tearing down an East Phillips warehouse — and a judge’s last-minute order halting the demolition — were two new twists last week in a drama that’s lasted almost a decade.
Black people in the Twin Cities live on average seven years less than their white counterparts, according to the Urban League Twin Cities’ “State of Black Minnesota” 2021 report.
What was already a food desert, with four grocery stores for 70,000 people, has been exacerbated.
And nationally, Black people are 42% more likely than whites to have asthma and have a mortality rate from asthma 2.8 times that of white people, according to data from the American Lung Association.
The former head of the Health Equity Bureau was appointed by Gov. Tim Walz as commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health.
In the U.S., sickle cell affects around 100,000 people. For Black Americans, the impact is felt disproportionately, with one out of every 365 Black people having sickle cell disease.
Race and health equity reporter Ava Kian takes an in-depth look at health outcomes of Black Minnesotans in this four-part series.