Category: Health Center News

Health Center News

Responding to a One-Two Punch – USVI One Year After Hurricanes Irma and Maria

The 2017 hurricane season was one of the most devastating in recent history. Hurricane Maria struck the Caribbean just weeks after Hurricane Irma had already devastated many of the same islands. Homes were leveled, power grids were destroyed, and thousands of people were displaced. Area health centers set plans in place so that they could …

Health Center News

“All plans are good until you hear the first shot, and then everybody panics.”

Hurricane Maria was 2017’s 13th named storm system in the Atlantic Ocean and made landfall on Puerto Rico on September 20th having already devastated many islands in the Caribbean. Maria proved to be one of the worst natural disasters in recorded history, destroying the island’s power grid, water supply, homes, and roads. A study released …

Health Center News

Planning for the Next Disaster – Lessons for Primary Care Associations

A new project by NACHC highlights the challenges, lessons learned, and response by Community Health Centers, PCAs, and other non-profit organizations following the natural disasters in 2017. Listen to the following podcast to learn more.  With hurricane season upon us, Community Health Centers along the coast are likely braced for the worst.  More important, they …

Health Center News

Honoring Health Center Heroes

We all know that it takes more than a village to care for the 28 million patients who rely on a health center for their care.  It takes a multitude of dedicated health care heroes. In fact, more than 224,000 people work at health centers, including care coordinators, clinicians, community health workers, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, …

Health Center News

What Makes a Health Center Hero?

The theme of this year’s National Health Center Week, “Celebrating Health Centers: Home of America’s Health Care Heroes,” has got us thinking about all of the ways health centers and their staff go above and beyond to treat the more than 27 million patients they see each year. Did you know that health centers have …

Health Center News

NHCW Health Center Hero Nominee: Molly McMahon

Nominee: Molly McMahon, LCSW  Organization: Greater Portland Health “Molly McMahon is a gifted clinician and a respected leader who is beloved and trusted by our most vulnerable patients,” writes Renee Fay-LeBlanc, Chief Medical Officer at Greater Portland Health. Whether she is meeting with a new Mainer who is processing severe trauma and torture, a person experiencing …

Health Center News

NHCW Health Center Hero Nominee: Charles Shorter

Nominee: Charles Shorter Organization: Ryan Health  Charles Shorter is Executive Director of Ryan Health | Adair and Frederick Douglass, two health center sites of Ryan Health,  located in Harlem, NY. Charles has over 25 years of experience dedicated to health and social services, including sixteen years as a staff member of Ryan Health, nine of …

Health Center News

NHCW Health Center Hero Nominee: Ashley Popejoy

Nominee: Ashely Popejoy, DDS, MS Organization: Jordan Valley Community Health Center   Ashely Popejoy was nominated by Elizabeth Fogle, Director of Program Advancement at Jordan Valley Community Health Center in Springfield, MO. Dr. Popejoy is a pediatric dentist whose innovation, coupled with her heart for service, has created solutions-based programs to help expand access to care. Under her leadership, …

Health Center News

NHCW Health Center Hero Nominee: Martha Madero

Nominee: Martha Madero Organization: Family Medicine Health Center (Operated by Family Medicine Residency of Idaho) Martha Madero has worked in Community Health Centers for over a decade. Beginning her career first as a medical assistant and now as community health worker working mostly with Latino seasonal farmworkers. “Martha is incredibly effective at her job as …

Health Center News

NHCW Health Center Hero Nominee: Courtney Allen Cowardin

Nominee: Courtney Allen Cowardin, CNM Organization: OneWorld Community Health Centers Courtney Allen Cowardin, CNM, is the Associate Medical Director of Women’s Health at OneWorld in Omaha, NE.  Courtney has been an employee at OneWorld for 14 years and as one of the health center’s first midwives, she paved the way for additional midwives–at OneWorld and in …