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People’s Center Health Services is thrilled to announce that Minnesota legislators granted $2.2 million in the bonding bill signed by Governor Dayton on Wednesday, May 30, 2017 for capital improvements to its Cedar Riverside clinic building.

The grant will enable People’s Center to design, renovate, construct, and equip a facility that provides medical, dental, mental health, and wellness services to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay.

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People’s Center Health Services to increase staff, expand access to dental care with $300,000 grant from Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation
People’s Center Health Services recently received a $300,000 grant from Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation to expand access to dental care for underinsured and uninsured patients. This funding will allow People’s Center to hire additional staff and increase its number of dental visits by 30% to provide care to more people who need it, including children and those with chronic conditions.
“Dental healthcare is an integral part of overall health, and shouldn’t be reserved...
People’s Center Health Services Receives Grant to Develop Holistic Health Program
People’s Center Health Services has received $25,000 from the Catalyst Initiative of the George Family Foundation to develop a holistic health program focused on addressing the mind/body/spirit needs of its patient community. “People’s Center serves an East African immigrant and refugee community that faces unique and significant barriers to health, such as unresolved trauma and inordinately high stress levels,” said People’s Center Chief Executive Officer Sahra Noor. “A holistic ...
Preparing Children – and Families – for Kindergarten
Beginning Thursday, October 6, People's Center Cedar-Riverside Clinic is partnering with Minneapolis Public Schools to launch a weekly Early Childhood and Family Education program. Licensed teachers will provide programming that prepares young children for school, as well as parent ideas, strategies, and resources to continue to develop their children's cognitive and emotional skills. Kindergarten readiness is the foundation for lifelong academic success, and People's Center is excited pro...
People’s Center Featured in OneMpls Community Hub
People’s Center Health Services is proud to partner with The Minneapolis Foundation in launching the OneMpls Community Hub! The OneMpls Community Hub is an interactive platform where visitors can find out what’s going on in the community and connect with people and organizations who want to shape the future of Minneapolis. At People’s Center, we know that strong communities are built when people feel supported and connected to resources. Holistic, integrated health care leads to better ...
Clinic Location Update

The People’s Center Chicago Avenue Clinic, formerly known as TAMS, has closed. People’s Center Health Services is centralizing care at its Cedar-Riverside clinic location to build on its mission to transform communities through affordable healthcare. The Cedar-Riverside clinic is a fully inclusive health center that offers medical, behavioral health, and dental care, and also provides radiology, laboratory, interpreter services, legal, and care coordination services.

“Our Ced...

Teen Age Medical Services expands to become the People’s Center Chicago Avenue Clinic News2
After more than 40 years of serving teens in need of medical assistance and advice, Teen Age Medical Services (TAMS) is expanding to offer preventative and primary care to all ages. To reflect this broader reach, the clinic has been renamed People’s Center Chicago Avenue Clinic. People’s Center Chicago Avenue Clinic will remain in TAMS’ long-time location, a century-old converted house near Children’s Minneapolis. Walk-in appointments are available; clinic hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mo...
People’s Center Chicago Avenue Clinic is Featured on Minnesota Public Radio news
A Minneapolis health clinic credited with helping the state drive the number of unwanted teen pregnancies to historic lows is changing with the times as patient demand wanes for its teen-only reproductive care.After 40-plus years, Teen Age Medical Services is expanding its care to patients of all ages. With teen health needs changing, clinic leaders believe the best way to address them is by extending care to the entire family. They hope the renamed People's Center Chicago Avenue Clinic builds s...
Sahra Profiled in Pollen Magazine
As CEO of People's Center Health Services and a woman of color, Sahra is a rarity in the nonprofit sector. How rare is it for a leader to reflect the population it serves? Rare. Less than 10%. Here's her story about using her leadership to actively include others. Click here for the full article..
2014 Annual Report Published
People's Center underwent exciting changes in 2014, with a new CEO, the opening of a new pediatric clinic, implementation of a new dental electronic health record and an expanded midwifery program. To learn more, read the 2014 Annual Report.
Physician Assistant Sharmarke Samatar Joins People’s Center
We are delighted to announce that Sharmarke Samatar has joined our team at People's Center. Sharmarke says of his new role, "My goal has always been to deliver care with compassion and to provide high quality patient centered care. I enjoy working with diverse patient populations with both clinical complexity and socioeconomic diversity, and that combination affords me great challenge for professional growth. Peoples Center’s mission to serve the community with compassion matches my interest...
Mount Sinai Community Foundation Awards PCHS $10,000
Our expecting mothers will have ultrasound exams right at People's Center, thanks to a grant from the Mount Sinai Community Foundation, a designated fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation. The $10,000 in funding is designated for an ultrasound machine and ultrasound training for Christine Rangen, People's Center's Certified Nurse Midwife. We are delighted with this generous gift. The mission of the Mount Sinai Community Foundation is to improve health...
Abbott Northwestern Hospital Foundation Renews Grant Award to People’s Center
On May 7, Abbott Northwestern renewed their commitment to community healthcare through a grant of $50,000 to People's Center to help with plans to add another care coordinator to the team. The grants committee said, "We particularly appreciated the report of the Care Coordinator services that you have been able to provide with our 2014 grant, and your plans for an additional Care Coordinator in 2015. Your statistics are truly impressive! So glad to hear that what you’re doing is making such ...
Family Dental Care: New Hours and Revised Services Begin March 23, 2015

To better serve our patients and increase access to affordable dental care, we are changing Family Dental Care’s hours of operation. Effective March 23, 2015, we will be open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with extended hours on Tuesday, when the clinic is open until 6 p.m.

We have increased the number of scheduling slots available for preventative and acute care visits, and will continue to offer adult and pediatric preventative care, emergency care, sealants, fill...

Sahra Noor Named in Top 40 List of Twin Cities Young Business Leaders
The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal recently announced their 2015 40 Under 40 honorees, their annual recognition of top young business and community leaders. Sahra Noor, People's Center CEO was among the top leaders chosen following a record number of nominations. To read the full article and see the photos, click here
Sahra Noor, People’s Center CEO, Featured in Star Tribune article on Somali Women
The front page article profiles Noor, discussing her journey from a young visitor to People's Center Health Services, to its current-day CEO.
 “Young Somali women are becoming much more visible,”
(— Caow Abdi, University of...
CEO Sahra Noor Featured in University of MN Alumni Magazine
Former Humphrey Fellow Sahra Noor (M.S. ‘07) started growing the seeds of leadership as a teenager living in a Kenyan refugee camp. Volunteering at the camp’s hospital at her grandfather’s suggestion, she remembers standing by the bedsides of women who clenched her hand for support and comfort as they struggled to give birth in a place lacking in physicians, medicine, or emergency services. “The nurses and midwives in that camp were up against impossible odds,” she recalls. “They wer...
Expanded Hours and Wellness Services For Women and Adolescents at TAMS

Beginning in December 1, 2014, Christine Rangen, our certified Nurse Midwife will see new and established patients at our TAMS clinic.

New Hours will be 10am -5pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

To schedule an appointment, please call: 612-332-4973.

Grand Opening of Pediatric Wing

People’s Center Health Services celebrated National Health Center Week on Tuesday, August 12th. The event included the grand opening of our new pediatric wing and official introduction of our new CEO, Sahra Noor. We were overjoyed with everyone who came out to support us.

New CEO Selected for People’s Center Health Services

The People’s Center Health Services’ Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has selected a new CEO, Sahra Noor, to lead the organization beginning August 4th. Board Chair, Julie Tate, said, “We have chosen someone from the community who will lead us into a future of greater health and well-being for the community.”

Trained as a nurse, Noor comes to People’s Center Health Services with over 15 years of experience in healthcare. Most recently, she served as Di...


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