Amid all the uncertainty around health insurance, the fact remains that people need access to healthcare. Clinics and healthcare systems around the country have been seeking new and innovative ways to improve care, from electronic medical records, to searching for trends in big data, to remote or online diagnostics. But the benefits of in-person care and building ongoing relationships, can’t be understated, from early detection of issues to long-term cost control. To help with these efforts, one clinic in Minneapolis is turning to the arts.
This summer, Springboard for the Arts has partnered with the People’s Center Health Services to have Ready Go mobile artists’ tools out in front of their clinic in Minneapolis nearly every Thursday. The projects, selected from a number of different available Ready Go tools, are intended to draw attention to the clinic and spark conversation about healthcare needs.