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Spreading the Message about Medical Homes in Memphis

The medical home model takes root in Memphis as part of the “Health Care Home Tennessee” campaign, launched by the Tennessee Primary Care Association. The campaign calls for investment in health centers as well as broader health insurance coverage. William L. Jackson is CEO of a health center and is urging low-income patients to seek …

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Proposed Rule Would Strip Health Care Access for Millions of People

NACHC and a host of other organizations are calling on the Department of Health and Human Services to “rescind a proposed rule that could undermine access to care for millions of patients by stripping areas across the United States of their status as health professional shortage areas, or HPSAs, and Medically Underserved Areas, or MUAs.”  …

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Tennessee Health Center’s Innovation Noted

These girls are smiling because they’re part of a cool new program that’s winning plaudits for promoting abstinence.  The program, called CHOICES, is run by Christ Community Health Services in Memphis, TN.  It is one of seven abstinence education programs, out of more than 130 nationwide, cited by the Administration for Children and Families as …

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The Voting Bug Spreads in the Dakotas

Here’s an update on the Community Health Vote campaign NACHC launched to get people “voterized.” The goal of the campaign is to boost health centers’ ability to initiate positive changes in and around communities where they are located through civic engagement and advocacy. Already health centers are jumping in the game with some clever ad …

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Health Centers Mark Cover the Uninsured Week

More and more uninsured people look to America’s Community, Migrant and Homeless Health Centers for their health care– that’s why many health centers mark Cover the Uninsured Week every year.  Independent studies conclude that uninsured people who live near a health center are less likely to have an unmet medical need.  Among the health centers …

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Making the Case for Health Care Homes in Tennessee

The effort to create more health care homes for Tennesseans is gathering steam. The Tennessee Primary Care Association (TPCA) is preparing to launch a campaign, “Health Care Home Tennessee” that will call for continued investment and partnership in Tennessee’s Community Health Centers to strengthen their infrastructure and provide the necessary tools for growth so that …

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Health Care for Kids in Honduras

Why is this child smiling?  Because she is getting treatment for severe sinus pain, thanks to the medical mission dispatched to her hometown in Tela, Honduras. We’ve been writing about Lutheran HealthCare in Brooklyn, NY, who headed to Honduras for a weeklong mission to provide free medical services. Hundreds lined up for medical care.  Among …

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Rockin’ and Rollin’ for Affordable Health Care

Rock and roll and affordable health care can make beautiful music together. That was the case for Open Door Family Medical Centers in New York, which staged a benefit concert last week with the B-52s.  The band made waves in the music world with such hits as “Rock Lobster” and “Planet Claire.” Now their sold …

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In Honduras There’s a Long Line for Affordable Care

Here’s a recap on our mention last week about a volunteer team of surgeons, nurses, physician assistants, technicians, and speech/language/hearing experts  from Lutheran HealthCare in Brooklyn, NY, who headed to Honduras for a weeklong mission to provide free medical services. Once the team arrived in Tela word spread through town. By the time the team …