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Health Centers Make an Impact on HIV/AIDS with Early Testing

National HIV Testing Day took place on June 27, 2008 with the goal of raising awareness and saving lives.  Thanks to a health center pilot project, people are getting tested who haven’t been tested before.  The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) launched a pilot project two years ago in response to new early …

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Iowa Flooding Impacts Area Health Centers

The recent flooding throughout parts of the Midwest has NACHC teaming up with international aid organization Direct Relief International (DRI) to assess the host of medical provisions health centers in the area will need to help their communities recover from the disaster. According to DRI, parts of Illinois and Missouri are being threatened as floodwaters …

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The Miraculous Rise of Milwaukee Health

After living through some hard times, Milwaukee Health Services has made a miraculous recovery – reinventing itself as the most integral part of Milwaukee’s health care system. They’ve doubled their revenues, added more than two dozen doctors, nurse practitioners and other health care providers to their staff, and taken steps toward incorporating the newest health …

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Texas Health Center Leader in the Spotlight

Rachel Gonzales Hanson of Uvalde, TX, is a beloved member of the health center family and a force to be reckoned with when it comes to expertise in rural community health issues. That’s why we’re tickled the CEO of Community Health Development, Inc. (CHDI) is finally getting some notice for all her hard work in …

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Just Say “No” to Flushing Pharmaceuticals

The Helen Hunt Health Center Pharmacy in Old Town, ME is in the media spotlight for a cutting-edge pilot program to keep Maine’s water drug-free. The health center has received a $150,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to fund the Safe Medicine Disposal program. The program is designed to help residents counter the adverse …

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Spreading the Message about Medical Homes in Memphis

The medical home model takes root in Memphis as part of the “Health Care Home Tennessee” campaign, launched by the Tennessee Primary Care Association. The campaign calls for investment in health centers as well as broader health insurance coverage. William L. Jackson is CEO of a health center and is urging low-income patients to seek …

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Proposed Rule Would Strip Health Care Access for Millions of People

NACHC and a host of other organizations are calling on the Department of Health and Human Services to “rescind a proposed rule that could undermine access to care for millions of patients by stripping areas across the United States of their status as health professional shortage areas, or HPSAs, and Medically Underserved Areas, or MUAs.”  …

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Tennessee Health Center’s Innovation Noted

These girls are smiling because they’re part of a cool new program that’s winning plaudits for promoting abstinence.  The program, called CHOICES, is run by Christ Community Health Services in Memphis, TN.  It is one of seven abstinence education programs, out of more than 130 nationwide, cited by the Administration for Children and Families as …