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Many Faces of Community Health is a 2-day conference that explores ways to improve care and health equity in under-served populations and among those living in poverty. The conference brings information and resources on chronic disease prevention and care, public policy and health innovations to Minnesota's health care community, with a focus on safety net providers.

Many Faces emphasizes sharing practical tools, tips and resources, as well as offering useful information, inspiration and networking opportunities. Last year over 350 people attended, representing health care professionals and students, Community Health Center staff, public health practitioners, policy makers, and people active in community health across Minnesota. The conference covers clinical, public policy and management topics. Our presenters are experienced in working with populations from diverse communities who face significant health, social and economic challenges.

Our 2016 theme is Community Centered Care and the People We Serve. Join us 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.

Conference objectives:
Upon completion of this conference, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the impact of health care reform on safety net providers and underserved populations in Minnesota as well as how changes at the national and state levels are affecting access, quality and reimbursement;
  2. Recognize the role safety net providers and communities play in promoting health equity, preventing and managing chronic disease, and assuring access to the underserved;
  3. Identify strategies and resources to help adapt to the challenges of operating within our changing environment;
  4. Summarize clinical interventions that have the potential for improving health and reducing health disparities.

2015 Conference Highlights: