Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation Helps Bring Added Care to Reimagined Minneapolis Clinic
MINNEAPOLIS (8/9/2022) – A newly opened dental clinic in Minneapolis’ Cedar-Riverside neighborhood is set to hold a Grand Opening event in August, thanks in part to a grant from Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation, allowing it to better serve the community.
People’s Center Clinics & Services or simply “People’s Center” is a community center delivering affordable and culturally relevant medical, dental, and behavioral health care to all, regardless of their ability to pay. People’s Center health providers and team members reflect the diversity of patients served with more than 70% of its staff being people of color, while 40% are multi-lingual.
Opened in February of this year, the new comprehensive dental clinic is located on the 3rd floor of the center. Funding provided by Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation supported the renovation which included the addition of nine dental operatories. This addressed a tremendous need for walk-in urgent dental care in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood. More than 48% of People’s Center patients have never seen a dental provider in their lifetime. Bringing comprehensive dental services to the medical, behavioral health, and wellness site will increase health equity and access to care for many more patients in need.
“The renovation and expansion of our clinic in Cedar-Riverside brings fully integrated primary medical, dental, and behavioral health care to the community in a culturally informed way. We could not be more proud of our team as we prepare to welcome the neighborhood to this amazing new space!” said People’s Center Clinics & Services CEO Ann Rogers. “Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation is proud to support the People’s Center and the patients it serves,” said Joseph Lally, Executive Director of Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation. “The expansion of the dental clinic will truly help make the center a one-stop-shop for the Cedar-Riverside residents looking to improve their overall health.”
About Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation
Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation supports Delta Dental of Minnesota’s mission of improving the health of Minnesotans through oral health. Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation works to expand access to dental care for Minnesota’s underserved populations across the state by primarily investing in dental care for people in need.
About People’s Center Clinics & Services
A Federally Qualified Health Center serving low-income patients in South Minneapolis, including a large East African immigrant and refugee population. People’s Center offers a full range of preventative care, primary care, behavioral health, and oral health services. All patients are welcome, regardless of their ability to pay for care. Our mission is to deliver affordable health care, inspire hope, and promote community wellness. For more, visit https://www.peoples-center.org/