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MSNBC Hardball Host Chris Matthews to address America’s Community Health Centers

Political pundit and Hardball Host Chris Matthews will address a national conference of America’s Community Health Centers on Saturday, March 15th 2008. Matthews’ keynote on national health reform and its role in the 2008 Presidential election is one of the many features at the 2008 Policy and Issues Forum, hosted by the National Association of …

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The Real Deal Comes To Georgia

That was U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal (R-GA) making a stop at the open house recently hosted by Georgia Mountains Health Services, Inc at its newest office in Chatsworth, Georgia. The new health center site was funded in part thanks to the President’s Initiative to place a Community Health Center in 200 of the poorest counties …

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Giving Kids Something to Smile About

Giving kids something to smile is what keeps health centers busy during the national Give Kids A Smile campaign, sponsored by the American Dental Association during the month of February. In Orlando, FLA, Community Health Centers, Inc. provided free oral health screenings and oral health education, and goodie bags with toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, stickers, pencils …

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What Do the B-52s and Health Centers Have in Common?

Rock and Roll and health care are rarely subjects one mentions in the same sentence, but Open Door Family Medical Centers in New York is thumbing its nose and convention and mixing it up. The largest federally qualified community health center in Westchester County has broken the mold for fundraisers in the past by producing …

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After Katrina, Lousiana Rebuilds Health Care

The building blocks of an affordable primary health care infrastructure in Louisiana are finally being laid with the handover of a $41,500,000 dollar check to the Lousiana Primary Care Association. The funds will boost availability of primary care health services to the state’s ranks of uninsured and medically underserved people– especially in communities in and …

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Sleepless in Seattle

As we’ve noted before, there wouldn’t be a health center movement without advocacy. That’s why every month we try to congratulate the stand out health center true believers. The first 2008 congratulations goes to our January National Community Health Advocate of the Month: Diana Olsen, Marketing and Community Relations Manager for Community Health Centers of …

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Preventing Deadly Bacteria Outbreaks in Brooklyn

Antibiotic resistant staph infections (also called MRSA or Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus) are causing worry among health officials nationwide. According to news reports, MRSA last year killed more people in the U.S. than AIDS. A Brooklyn, NY, Community Health Center is joining forces with businesses and elected officials to fight back against this deadly bacteria through …

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White House Celebrates Health Center Expansion

The Bush Administration touts health center expansion as a major feather in its cap. This week the Department of Health and Human Services heralded the completion of the President’s health center initiative. “People served by health centers are among the most vulnerable in America,” said Secretary Leavitt in a press release issued last week. “By …

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Colorado’s Breakfast of Champions Draws a Real Champion

In Colorado Springs, a real champion attended the third annual breakfast of champions at Peak Vista Community Health Center. The health center held its third annual fundraising event featuring Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee. The former track and field star provided the keynote at the event, which raised more than $100,000 for primary medical, dental …