The C.A.R.E. Clinic, a free clinic in Red Wing, Minnesota, recently received an American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Family Medicine Cares grant.
Since the C.A.R.E. Clinic opened in 2010, it has provided a variety of primary care services to the Red Wing and Goodhue County communities, including dental care, mental health care and help navigating MNsure.
We asked C.A.R.E. Clinic Executive Director Julie Malyon to tell us more about the clinic and the community it’s serving.
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The number of rural family doctors providing obstetric care is falling. Many small, rural communities are at risk of losing OB services, and maternal mortality continues to be significantly higher in rural areas. Family medicine doctors with advanced OB training are needed now more than ever.
Read More We Need Family Docs With Advanced OB Training
Use our Speak Out Tool to ask Minnesota legislators to support expansion of the loan forgiveness program to address health care workforce shortages in rural Minnesota and make our state a healthier, more equitable place to live.
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Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians member Emily Onello, MD, profiles prominent rural medical educators in a new book meant to serve both as a guide for the next generation of rural medical educators and a resource for rural communities and policy makers when it comes to addressing rural physician recruitment and retention.
Read More Emily Onello, MD, Profiles Rural Medical Educators
Dave Renner, CAE, legislative rep for the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP), recaps recent activities at the Minnesota State Capitol related to health care, including a hearing on MinnesotaCare expansion, the introduction of a new vaccine exemption bill, funding for physician loan forgiveness and a hearing on climate change and public health.
Read More Public Option, Vaccine Exemptions, Loan Forgiveness & Climate Change