January 2017
You can help Redefine Ability

With your partnership, so much is possible. Help us in 2017 by: 
  1. Making a gift to support our critical work.
  2. Liking us on Facebook and sharing our message.
  3. Sharing your Redefine Ability story with us.
A look ahead - service redesign

We never take the work we do for granted. We know when all people have the chance to be accepted and included, our world is better. The year ahead will bring unique challenges to organizations like Opportunity Partners. With increasing requirements to expand community integration and independent employment, we acknowledge our services may not look the same in the future. But we vow to forge ahead, leading change in our sector by reinventing our services as needed so we can continue to provide people opportunities to lead the happy, dignified and rewarding lives that everyone deserves. With your support, we will "Redefine Ability." Opening Minds. Changing Lives. Together.
Welcome new board members!

This year, Opportunity Partners is excited to welcome Sarah Bridges, Joe Kukla and Leslie Neugent to our Board of Directors.  Read more.
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Leslie Neugent
OP pups make the news

Last year, Opportunity Partners adopted a pet policy for two main reasons: to boost morale in the office and help with staff recruitment and retention. We have also seen many benefits among the people we serve who enjoy interacting with pets. Kevyn Burger of the Star Tribune recently visited Koch Campus to talk about OP's pet policy. Read the story.
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Innovation in health care

We're excited to share that Opportunity Partners is participating in a state-certified Health Information Exchange (HIE), called Simply Connect. The decision to connect our information systems to an HIE was driven by our desire to provide the best care possible and comply with goals laid out by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The HIE allows care providers like Opportunity Partners to securely share critical information on people we serve related to their medical, behavior and overall well-being. This aligns well with our mission to advance the quality of life of individuals overall. The HIE is a government-sponsored initiative in collaboration with sector partners in the Altair Accountable Care Organization (ACO) to which we belong. More information to come!
What you need to know about the 169 closure

A major construction project has closed Highway 169 just north of OP's Koch Campus until late October. The Nine Mile Creek bridge replacement project between Bren Road and 7th Steet started January 23. The Londonderry/Bren Road exit from northbound 169 will remain open through the construction; however, 169 just north of that exit will be closed in both directions. Please be aware that construction may impact commutes to and from Koch Campus. Learn more.
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Established in 1953, Opportunity Partners helps people with disabilities live, learn and 
work more independently through innovative services and collaborations with business. 

Together we advance the quality of life for people with disabilities.