Diverse group gathers to discuss health care and HealthFinders

February 29, 2012 at 11:52 am
By Cindy Plash


On Saturday February 18th, Carleton students and faculty helped HealthFinders with a community gathering for input, as they open a new clinic for uninsured and low income individuals in Rice County. As part of Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg's Anthropology of Health and Illness course, students helped organize questions for the focus groups, which they will discuss in their end-of-term research papers. HealthFinders will then use the students' research to guide the creation of the new clinic.

ACE director Adrienne Falcon facilitated a focus group in Spanish and found great inspiration from the ideas of participants, who look forward to using the new clinic and to making it successful by helping clean the facility and spreading the word about its services.

Read more about the event in this article on the HealthFinders website.