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The Miraculous Rise of Milwaukee Health

After living through some hard times, Milwaukee Health Services has made a miraculous recovery – reinventing itself as the most integral part of Milwaukee’s health care system. They’ve doubled their revenues, added more than two dozen doctors, nurse practitioners and other health care providers to their staff, and taken steps toward incorporating the newest health …

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Texas Health Center Leader in the Spotlight

Rachel Gonzales Hanson of Uvalde, TX, is a beloved member of the health center family and a force to be reckoned with when it comes to expertise in rural community health issues. That’s why we’re tickled the CEO of Community Health Development, Inc. (CHDI) is finally getting some notice for all her hard work in …

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Just Say “No” to Flushing Pharmaceuticals

The Helen Hunt Health Center Pharmacy in Old Town, ME is in the media spotlight for a cutting-edge pilot program to keep Maine’s water drug-free. The health center has received a $150,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to fund the Safe Medicine Disposal program. The program is designed to help residents counter the adverse …

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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 …