Amazing what one can find out about the exciting developments in community health just by picking up a local news letter. Here’s what we found out in the recent newsletter dispatched by the Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved (KAMU): grants cobbled together from the state and foundations will expand oral health services for Kansas residents through eight safety net clinics. The “dental hub” program in Kanas aims to break down the geographic and financial barriers many people face in getting access to preventive dental care, which is part of good health.
And speaking of good health care, you need look no further than the Triangle area of North Carolina to find it. Piedmont Health Services Inc., which operates the Carrboro Community Health Center in Chapel Hill, NC, has received the Gold Seal of Approval from the nation’s largest health care accrediting organization. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations accredited the organization based on its compliance with national standards for health care quality and safety. Check out the news story here.