Join the Minnesota Department of Health’s Health Care Homes (HCH) regional Practice Improvement Specialists for an informal, interactive conversation about Minnesota’s patient-centered medical home models, “Health Care Homes." The participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about primary care in rural Minnesota, the benefits to having HCH certification, and ways that clinics are working with community partners to address social determinants of health. This session is for attendees curious about what an HCH actually is and for those that have been part of a certified HCH for years. Come with questions and learn from one another, and feel free to come and go throughout the session.
Danette Holznagel is a nurse planner for Health Care Homes (HCH) program through MDH. She is responsible for HCH capacity building, certification and recertification in Northern Minnesota and bordering states. Danette received her Bachelor of Arts in Nursing from the College of St. Scholastica, is a Certified Diabetes Educator, and brings 40 years of nursing experience in both acute and primary care to her perspective of healthcare in rural Minnesota.
Joan Kindt is a nurse planner for the Health Care Homes (HCH) section of MDH. She is responsible for HCH capacity building, certification and recertification in Southern Minnesota and bordering states. After receiving her BSN from Winona State University, she moved to Southwestern MN where she continues to represent the rural perspective in health care. Joan has over 30 years of nursing experience in areas including local public health, community psychiatric, acute and clinic nursing.