Current Fellows
Adolescent Health

Wendy Hemme

Bloomberg Fellow

Wendy Hemme is a pediatric nurse practitioner, with a focus in adolescent primary care. She works for the City of Minneapolis Health Department in the Minneapolis School Based Clinics Program. She provides direct primary care services for teens in a large urban public high school in South Minneapolis. As site lead, she works with a multidisciplinary clinic team to provide accessible, inclusive, and barrier-free healthcare for the youth of Minneapolis, many of whom are uninsured or underinsured. She is especially passionate about providing and expanding reproductive access, education, and resources to youth across her city and state. She is devoted to empowering teens with the tools needed to make informed choices, seek healthy relationships, and reach their full potential. 

The Minneapolis Health Department (MHD) improves the quality of life for all people in the city by protecting the environment, preventing disease and injury, promoting healthy behaviors, and creating a city that is a healthy place to live, work, and play. The Minneapolis School Based Clinics (SBC) program is a part of the MHD Division of Policy and Healthy Communities. The program offers school based physical health, sexual health, mental health, health education, and nutrition services. MHD operates clinics within eight Minneapolis public high schools and one alternative school for pregnant and parenting teens. Services provided are teen friendly, inclusive, and convenient. The SBC program helps to eliminate barriers and maintains a critical safety net for Minneapolis youth.   

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