NorthPoint’s Community Outreach Department is responsible for providing outreach to individuals and families residing in NorthPoint’s service area of North Minneapolis. The department conducts intensive healthcare outreach to high-risk populations and assists them in developing the necessary skills to improve their physical and mental health, along with connecting them with supportive resources. The staff also promotes preventative health and addresses many of the social and economic issues impacting families.
Outreach activities are conducted in neighborhoods, in churches, parks/recreation facilities, partnering agencies and schools. Presentations can be one-on-one or at group level intervention. The goal is to identify adults and families in need of health and social services and connect them with the services and resources they need, including services provided by NorthPoint’s clinic or NorthPoint Inc.
All outreach activities for the clinic and human services are managed and coordinated under one department thus advancing NorthPoint’s goal of integrating health and human services.
We provide lead poisoning prevention services through outreach, education, testing and referrals.
COACH Dental Program is an integrated care model to improve the oral health care for low income children, birth to age five and pregnant women in North Minneapolis consisting of four key components:
- Community Health Workers provide outreach and education / direct appointment link to NorthPoint Dental clinic for preventive and restorative oral health treatment
- NorthPoint Medical Clinic referrals (including both the Medical and OB Clinics)
- Oral health education for health providers, community members, schools, etc.