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Health Centers Mark Cover the Uninsured Week

More and more uninsured people look to America’s Community, Migrant and Homeless Health Centers for their health care– that’s why many health centers mark Cover the Uninsured Week every year.  Independent studies conclude that uninsured people who live near a health center are less likely to have an unmet medical need.  Among the health centers …

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Making the Case for Health Care Homes in Tennessee

The effort to create more health care homes for Tennesseans is gathering steam. The Tennessee Primary Care Association (TPCA) is preparing to launch a campaign, “Health Care Home Tennessee” that will call for continued investment and partnership in Tennessee’s Community Health Centers to strengthen their infrastructure and provide the necessary tools for growth so that …

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Health Care for Kids in Honduras

Why is this child smiling?  Because she is getting treatment for severe sinus pain, thanks to the medical mission dispatched to her hometown in Tela, Honduras. We’ve been writing about Lutheran HealthCare in Brooklyn, NY, who headed to Honduras for a weeklong mission to provide free medical services. Hundreds lined up for medical care.  Among …

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Rockin’ and Rollin’ for Affordable Health Care

Rock and roll and affordable health care can make beautiful music together. That was the case for Open Door Family Medical Centers in New York, which staged a benefit concert last week with the B-52s.  The band made waves in the music world with such hits as “Rock Lobster” and “Planet Claire.” Now their sold …

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In Honduras There’s a Long Line for Affordable Care

Here’s a recap on our mention last week about a volunteer team of surgeons, nurses, physician assistants, technicians, and speech/language/hearing experts  from Lutheran HealthCare in Brooklyn, NY, who headed to Honduras for a weeklong mission to provide free medical services. Once the team arrived in Tela word spread through town. By the time the team …

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Affordable Health Care Expands in Colorado

The hills are alive with music  and affordable health care in Colorado Springs, CO, where Peak Vista Community Health Centers hosted an Open House for the neighborhood surrounding its newest Family Health Center. The new health center site will expand services to more patients at a time when demand for affordable health care services continues …

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Have You Been Voterized and Immunized?

Remember the NACHC Community Health Vote Campaign we told you about? The effort to “voterize” health center patients is already taking shape in South Dakota. The state’s 34 health centers are launching an effort to get unregistered voters on the rolls. Check out this article about the effort in the local paper, The Argus Leader.  …

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Going the Distance to Save Lives

A volunteer team of surgeons, nurses, physician assistants, technicians, and speech/language/hearing experts head to Honduras for a weeklong mission to provide free medical services. The medical volunteers will provide life-saving surgeries for children at a local hospital in Tela. As one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere (second only to Haiti), the region’s …

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The Advocacy Spirit Thrives in the Big Apple

Kudos to National Community Health Advocate of the Month for April: Lorraine Leong, who is the Director of Community Relations and Advocacy at the William F. Ryan Community Health Center in New York City. Lorraine joined the Ryan family two years ago with an unmatched passion for grassroots advocacy (plus like many New Yorkers she …

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Universal Coverage versus Access to Primary Care

The New York Times examines the state of primary care infrastructure (“In Massachusetts, Universal Coverage Strains Care”) and puts into focus a “widening gap between the supply of primary care physicians and the demand for their services.” The article notes that in Massachusetts, where a landmark law was passed requiring residents to have health insurance …