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Rocky Mountain High on Activism

Jennifer Morse has been a dynamic leader in developing the advocacy efforts of Salud Family Health Centers and in sharing her grassroots advocacy strategies and tools with the other community health center advocates in Colorado. Jennifer is the Development Director of Salud, a health center that provides affordable primary health care services and operates out …

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Health Care After Katrina

Two years after Katrina struck, health care is still trying to recover in the Gulf Region. News headlines report that there’s shortage of health care providers in New Orleans with four hospitals that remain closed after the storm, and an overall shortage of primary care physicians. National Public Radio reported on the mental health care …

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A Boost for the Uninsured and Underserved

$61 million in new Community Health Center Grants to help half a million Americans– many with no health insurance– have been unveiled. Health Resources and Services Administration head Elizabeth Duke made the announcement at the annual convention of the National Association of Community Health Centers in Dallas, TX. Right now 56 million Americans have no …

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The Community Health Institute To Kick Off in Dallas

Hold on to your cowboy hats. Nearly 2000 Community, Migrant and Homeless Health Center representatives descend on to Dallas, TX this week for the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) 38th Annual Convention and Community Health Institute (CHI) & EXPO. The NACHC CHI will focus on a host of pressing health care policy issues– …

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Advocacy Grows in the Garden State

Tadum! It’s official: our National Community Health Advocate for the Month of August is Leslie Morris, Community Relations Director at the New Jersey Primary Care Association. Leslie has set a new national standard with her efforts to mobilize New Jersey’s 19 health centers, elected officials, and community partners in celebration of National Health Center Week …

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Report Finds Health Centers are a Bright Spot

Community Health Centers are a bright spot in the public health debate, providing high-quality care while controlling costs and pumping money and jobs into the national economy. Just in time for National Health Center Week this new study entitled, Access Granted: The Primary Care Payoff, found that health centers not only provide care to 16 …

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Cool Tools for Fighting HIV/AIDS

Now available: Treating Adolescents with HIV: Tools for Building Skills in Cultural Competence, Clinical Care and Support – an interactive online training series where health care providers who work with HIV-infected adolescents can learn more about culturally competent approaches for clinical care and support. The training is free, and continuing education credits are offered to …

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USA TODAY Takes A Look At the Safety Net

Just want to point out a great article this week in USA TODAY about Community Health Centers, by reporter Larry Wheeler (“Health Centers Offer a Safety Net But Rising Demand a Strain”). The article takes a comprehensive look at the mission and work of health centers that treat medically underserved and more “uninsured patients who …