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July 25, 2016
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Healthy West 7th: United Family Medicine Hosts a Community Health Celebration
West Seventh Community Clinic to Celebrate National Health Center Week By Bringing The Community Together
SAINT PAUL –Free, fun health-focused activities, live music and delicious food. Fun for the whole family. That’s what you’ll find at United Family Medicine’s inaugural Healthy West 7th Block Party Thursday, August 11th from 4:00 to 8:00PM at 1026 West 7th Street in Saint Paul. UFM will be showcasing their many programs and partnership with community organizations and businesses in the West 7th neighborhood and beyond. The event will also include free blood pressure checks and dental cleanings.
“United Family Medicine is excited to launch the Healthy West 7th Block Party with the support and participation from organizations and business in our community, highlighting the many ways we are working together to build a healthier neighborhood and community,” said Brian Nasi, CEO of UFM.
UFM is grateful for the support and sponsorship from Allina Health, Delta Dental of Minnesota, the American Cancer Society and Dermatology Consultants. Thanks to their generous support, the Healthy West 7th Block Party, which will take place during National Health Center Week, is free and open to the public.
In 2003, a small health clinic nearing its seventh decade of serving patients from underserved populations made a big decision. United Family Medicine became an independent, non-profit organization, leaving the large umbrella of Allina Health.
Thirteen years later, the comprehensive family health care clinic occupies its own facility at the corner of Randolph and West Seventh streets, helped revitalize a changing Saint Paul neighborhood, and earned national recognition for its quality care. A designated Federally Qualified Health Clinic, it has expanded its care offerings to include dental services and optometry, and through all of these changes, it has stayed true to its mission – To Serve and To Teach. For two years in a row, the United State Department of Health and Human Services has recognized UFM for exceeded national clinical quality benchmarks, a recognition given to just 61 clinics in the country
“We are extremely proud of our providers and staff who not only ensure the highest quality of care but demonstrate deep compassion and dedication to each of our patients every single day,” said Mr. Nasi.
For more information about the activities being offered by UFM and partners during the Healthy West 7th Block Party, visit the clinic’s website at www.unitedfamilymedicine.org/events or find and “Like” the clinic on Facebook.