Author: Erica Addison

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Fighting Breast Cancer in the Crescent City

Just like Open Door Medical Family Medical Centers, which we featured in a recent blog post, EXCELth Primary Care Network, in New Orleans, is working to increase the city’s breast cancer screening rates and address the unequal burden of breast cancer within the community thanks to a $50,000 grant from the National Football League (NFL) …

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Transforming Clinical Practice

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell has announced that the federal agency is awarding $685 million to 39 healthcare collaborative networks to help them improve quality of care, increase patient access to information, and reduce costs at their institutions under the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative. “Supporting doctors and other health care professionals change the …

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Stories from the Field: One Doctor’s Reflections on 30 Years at Community Health Centers

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Community Health Centers, we continue to shine a spotlight on those who have helped the movement.  Our focus this week is Peter Simon, MD,  or “Dr. Martes” (which is Spanish for “Dr. Tuesday) as his patients familiarly called him because of his once-a-week sessions at Providence Community Health Centers, in Providence, …

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Training the Leaders of Tomorrow’s Community Health Centers

One of the great challenges for Community Health Centers is meeting the increasing demands of a growing healthcare system while facing a shortage of primary care physicians. Fortunately, some programs have made it their mission to encourage students to train to return to work at health centers  — programs like A.T. Still University’s, which we profiled …