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Cool Tools for Fighting HIV/AIDS

Now available: Treating Adolescents with HIV: Tools for Building Skills in Cultural Competence, Clinical Care and Support – an interactive online training series where health care providers who work with HIV-infected adolescents can learn more about culturally competent approaches for clinical care and support. The training is free, and continuing education credits are offered to …

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USA TODAY Takes A Look At the Safety Net

Just want to point out a great article this week in USA TODAY about Community Health Centers, by reporter Larry Wheeler (“Health Centers Offer a Safety Net But Rising Demand a Strain”). The article takes a comprehensive look at the mission and work of health centers that treat medically underserved and more “uninsured patients who …

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Health Centers on the Frontlines of the War Against AIDS/HIV

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt has announced $22 million in grants for early intervention HIV/AIDS care and services to medically underserved populations– and over community-based health centers, migrant health centers, hospitals, and other entities in 23 states and Puerto Rico will receive early intervention services grants under Part C of the Ryan …

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Fixing America’s Primary Doc Shortage

The shortage of primary health care doctors is happening everywhere but out west an exciting solution is taking off. AT Still University’s first class of osteopaths hit the books this fall. Community Health Centers will be an important part of their education. In a unique partnership, select health centers will host the medical students to …

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St. Lawrence University Honors Health Center Leader

We are so darned proud of Lindsay Farrell, President and CEO of Open Door Family Medical Centers, located in Ossining, NY. Lindsay was recently honored at St. Lawrence University with the Sol Feinstone Award for Humanitarian Service. Farrell, who graduated from St. Lawrence in 1979, was recognized for her commitment to making affordable healthcare “available …

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Donna Sue We Still Love You

We have talked about super grassroots advocate Donna Vent before. Here’s an update: She’s still super! That’s her smiling in the photo because she was recently surprised with a certificate and silver lapel pin for being the National Community Health Advocate for NACHC. Ms. Vent is an LPN at Southeast Missouri Health Networks (SEMO). She …

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Ending Cervical Cancer

The expertise of a health center doctor has been enlisted for the war against cervical cancer. Dr. Judith Steinberg, assistant clinical professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Boston Medical Center and most of all Medical Director of Neponset Health Center in Boston has …

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Where We Live Can Impact Our Health

Where you live may help determine how long you live, according to a new report. The Commonwealth Fund has ranked states according to measures of cost, insurance coverage and medical quality. No single state performed well across all categories, but some states far surpassed others. States in the Northeast and Upper Midwest often rank high …