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Ending Cervical Cancer

The expertise of a health center doctor has been enlisted for the war against cervical cancer. Dr. Judith Steinberg, assistant clinical professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Boston Medical Center and most of all Medical Director of Neponset Health Center in Boston has …

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Where We Live Can Impact Our Health

Where you live may help determine how long you live, according to a new report. The Commonwealth Fund has ranked states according to measures of cost, insurance coverage and medical quality. No single state performed well across all categories, but some states far surpassed others. States in the Northeast and Upper Midwest often rank high …

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Manufacturing Grassroots Muscle in Michigan

Michigan is best known for manufacturing cars, but one determined man is churning out an engine of a different kind: newly minted health center advocates. Mr. David Brown, Board President of Family Medical Center of Michigan in the community of Carleton, is our June National Community Health Advocate of the Month. David’s history with health …

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A New Health Center Voice on Medicare

Decision-makers on Medicare now have a fresh voice from the health center community to listen to. Dr. Thomas M. Dean, a board-certified family physician from Horizon Health Care, a Community Health Center in South Dakota, will now sit on the so-called MedPAC panel. MedPAC is an independent federal body created in 1997 to advise Congress …

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Delaware Gets Dollars to Expand Care

Westside Health Inc. in Wilmington, Del. has received $549,517 in federal funds to expand its reach to the state’s medically disenfranchised. The big check from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Service will be used to provide life-saving primary health care services to more people in the Wilmington area. Already Westside serves about 16,000 …

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Narrowing Health Disparities

Health disparities is the disease gap that exists between whites and minority populations. Minorities suffer a disproportionate share of chronic disease largely due to uninsurance and lack of accessible and affordable health care. Reducing health disparities is what Community Health Centers do best. In fact, the Health Centers’ Diabetes Health Disparities Collaborative (HDC) gets top …

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Law of Unintended Consequences

As many as 319,500 eligible Medicaid beneficiaries who receive care at America’s Health Centers could lose coverage because of federal rules requiring that beneficiaries and applicants provide documentation proving their U.S. citizenship. This is according to a study recently released by the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Service. The Deficit Reduction …