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As Hurricane Ian Makes Landfall, Florida Health Centers Stand Ready

Hurricane Ian

Several Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), which provide primary preventative care to everyone regardless of their ability to pay, sit in Ian’s projected path. Over 1 million patients are currently in Ian’s path. For many people, FQHCs are their only source of healthcare, except for emergency departments – which is also the case during and after natural disasters.


For Newly Arrived Afghanis, Prenatal Care, Vaccinations, and Open Arms

When HOPE Clinic, a federally qualified health center located in Houston, Texas, began receiving requests to help people who recently arrived from Afghanistan, they had some idea of what might be needed. Local refugee resettlement agencies were helping the new arrivals settle into new lives in the area – a familiar process for HOPE’s staff, …


Health Centers and the Water Crisis in Jackson, Mississippi

Terrence M. Shirley, MPH, is the CEO of the Community Health Center Association of Mississippi The State of Mississippi emergency managers are reporting that all Jackson residents have water pressure and running water, however, it is still not safe to drink out of the tap and boiling is required before consumption. This includes the actions …


Health Centers Help Their Communities Heal in Wake of Tragedies

This post was originally published by Direct Relief and reported by Talya Meyers Long before the shooting, Community Health Development, Inc., a federally qualified health center, had been providing medical, dental, and behavioral health services to approximately a third of Uvalde County, Texas. Then, on May 24, a shooter entered Robb Elementary School in the …


Meeting the Multi-Faceted Needs of Low-Income Patients Demands a New Approach

With the growing awareness of inequities in American society, there is a pressing responsibility for everyone to do their part to address them, including corporations. While many corporations simply make public statements to show their support, BD has gone further by committing resources to invest in addressing the root causes of inequities rather than simply …


Treating Trauma at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Note: This story was written by Amarica Rafanelli and originally published on Direct Relief. When the patient arrived in the emergency room, he was distraught. His brother had been killed while migrating through Central America, leaving him to cross the U.S.-Mexico border alone. “He was getting emergency room-level care, but the thing that was eating …


Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center and Town of Ahoskie Deliver Wellness on Wheels

By Leslie Wolcott, Director of Communications for Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center Ahoskie, North Carolina is the kind of place where you can invite everyone to an event at No Man’s Land on Main Street and they’ll know what you’re talking about. On Wednesday, July 29, the town of Ahoskie and Roanoke Chowan Community Health …