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Mr. Happy Makes It Happen

This guy puts a smile on everyone’s face! Announcing the November National Community Health Advocate of the Month, Howard “Mr. Happy” Sanders, II – School Based Program Coordinator at Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Howard first became involved with health centers as a community volunteer. His dedication and expertise quickly vaulted him into …

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Good Community Health Care in Seattle

You can always find a good “cuppa joe” in Seattle, but bet you didn’t know you can also find good health care. Our kudos go to Seattle-based International Community Health Services, a health center that provides such great care, it drew notice from Premera Blue Cross. The health care plan recently awarded the health center …

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Health Care in Southern Cal’s Disaster Zone

Firefighters continue efforts to put out the massive wildfires in southern California. The wildfires have destroyed nearly 1,500 buildings and forced more than half a million people to flee their homes, according to news reports. Public health remains a big concern during disasters like this. Not only are there respiratory risks associated with breathing in …

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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 …