Minnesota's one and only community care hub

Juniper is Minnesota's community care hub, a statewide network that connects aging adults with services such as grocery delivery, transportation, wellness education and more. By connecting community organizations, healthcare providers, public health organizations and health insurers, we help older Minnesotans take charge of their health and bridge the gap between medical and social care.

Juniper evidence-based programs

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What are evidence-based programs?

Juniper programs are based on rigorous research and are proven to produce results. You can be confident that the classes will be a good investment of your time. Our trained and certified leaders are experts at presenting class content and connecting class participants with each other.

But don't worry. We'll meet you where you are. Our classes are perfect for people of all physical abilities.


Cost Savings Through Juniper

At Juniper, we know the fall prevention classes we offer help people feel stronger, improve their balance and reduce their fear of falling. Thanks to a review of participant data, we can now show that these programs represent significant healthcare cost savings. Learn more.

Juniper since 2016

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Provider Organizations

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Class leaders

Our team

Direct media inquiries to Andy Brown, VP of Communications & Engagement. Direct personnel inquiries to Nicole Pace, Human Resources Manager.

Sarah Blonigan
Juniper Network Director
Rachel Bremness
Senior Provider Relationship Manager
Andy Brown
VP of Communications & Engagement
Ginger Carroll
Project Manager
Mark Cullen
VP of Strategy & Business Development
Stacy Dunn
Provider Relations Coordinator
Dave Fink
David Fink
Program Consultant
Mackenzie Fransen
Wellness Engagement Specialist
Erin Haugen
Wellness Engagement Center Supervisor
Camile Nash
Community Health Worker
Lauren Peterson
Assistant Director of Juniper Operations
Monika Westphaln
Graphic Design & Marketing Specialist
Xue Yang​
Senior Community Health Worker

Juniper providers

Using a network approach

Juniper works through a network of community organizations, local healthcare organizations, class leaders and funding partners.

The best health outcomes come from an integration of clinical care and social care, and Juniper is at the forefront of this growing movement. We are committed to continuing to build partnerships that will allow us to provide services targeted to people who will benefit from them most.

Powerful partnerships

Our provider organizations ground Juniper in local communities. Powerful and well-known within their communities, these organizations are essential to achieving Juniper’s goal of creating a culture of health and wellness in our communities.

Our funding partners

Administration for Community Living (ACL)

Minnesota Deparment of Health

Blue Cross Blue Shield Minnesota


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Trellis is the managing partner for Juniper, providing management information systems, coordination, provider services and support to our partner organizations.

Interested in being a part of transformative healthcare culture change in Minnesota? For information or to get involved, contact us at 855-215-2174 or email.