Gov. Dayton receives 2012 Community Health Center Champion Award
Minneapolis, MN – The Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers (MNACHC) announced that it presented Gov. Mark Dayton with the 2012 Community Health Center Champion Award at the Many Faces of Community Health Conference today (Friday, Oct. 26) at the Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport (MN Valley Ballroom).
“We’re taking this opportunity to honor Gov. Dayton to mark and celebrate the many years he’s worked to expand access to affordable health care throughout Minnesota,” said Rhonda Degelau, Executive Director, MNACHC. “Throughout his career, especially in the U.S. Senate and as Governor, he has been a champion for making community-based health care a reality for the uninsured and for hundreds of thousands of low-income Minnesotans.”
The Many Faces of Community Health Conference is hosted by MNACHC, the Minnesota Department of Health, and the Greater Twin Cities United Way.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Stepping Up to Transform Health Care.” The two-day conference explores ways to improve care and reduce health disparities in underserved populations and among those living in poverty.
This year’s conference focuses on the impact of health reform and market innovation on safety net providers and highlights innovations occurring within the health care safety net community.
Additional information on the 2012 Many Faces of Community Health Conference may be found at www.manyfacesconference.org.