When it comes to inequalities across ethnicity and race, Minnesota has one of the largest resource gaps in the country.
And this fall, the Community-University Health Care Center was recently honored by the Children’s Defense Fund for their work in addressing these inequalities.
CUHCC was designated as a Star of the State in the Minnesota Kids Count Data Book 2010, an annual document produced by the Children’s Defense Fund of Minnesota. Others awarded include Admission Possible and Project SIGHT and Reuben Lindh Family Services and White Earth Early Childhood Initiative.
With the mission of advancing the well-being of those experiencing health disparities, CUHCC opened its doors in 1996 to provide primary care services to children in low-income families.
CUHCC provides a variety of services, including pediatric and adult care, immunizations, a free dental clinic, mental health clinic with bilingual practitioners, and more.
In 2009, CUHCC served more than 11,000 people: 71 percent were immigrants, people of color, or refugees, and 30 percent were children.
For more information about CUHCC, visit www.ahc.umn.edu/cuhcc.