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Odds and Ends in the World of Community Health

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 …

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Beating the Odds Against Breast Cancer

Breast cancer doesn’t discriminate when it comes to race, poverty, or insurance status. Low-income, uninsured women face a host of obstacles when it comes to following through with the early detection and screening guidelines that are key to survival. In Bridgeport, Connecticut, Southwest Community Health Center is trying to bridge that economic divide between the …

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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 …