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Preventing Deadly Bacteria Outbreaks in Brooklyn

Antibiotic resistant staph infections (also called MRSA or Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus) are causing worry among health officials nationwide. According to news reports, MRSA last year killed more people in the U.S. than AIDS. A Brooklyn, NY, Community Health Center is joining forces with businesses and elected officials to fight back against this deadly bacteria through …

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White House Celebrates Health Center Expansion

The Bush Administration touts health center expansion as a major feather in its cap. This week the Department of Health and Human Services heralded the completion of the President’s health center initiative. “People served by health centers are among the most vulnerable in America,” said Secretary Leavitt in a press release issued last week. “By …

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Colorado’s Breakfast of Champions Draws a Real Champion

In Colorado Springs, a real champion attended the third annual breakfast of champions at Peak Vista Community Health Center. The health center held its third annual fundraising event featuring Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee. The former track and field star provided the keynote at the event, which raised more than $100,000 for primary medical, dental …

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Mr. Happy Makes It Happen

This guy puts a smile on everyone’s face! Announcing the November National Community Health Advocate of the Month, Howard “Mr. Happy” Sanders, II – School Based Program Coordinator at Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Howard first became involved with health centers as a community volunteer. His dedication and expertise quickly vaulted him into …

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Good Community Health Care in Seattle

You can always find a good “cuppa joe” in Seattle, but bet you didn’t know you can also find good health care. Our kudos go to Seattle-based International Community Health Services, a health center that provides such great care, it drew notice from Premera Blue Cross. The health care plan recently awarded the health center …

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Health Care in Southern Cal’s Disaster Zone

Firefighters continue efforts to put out the massive wildfires in southern California. The wildfires have destroyed nearly 1,500 buildings and forced more than half a million people to flee their homes, according to news reports. Public health remains a big concern during disasters like this. Not only are there respiratory risks associated with breathing in …

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Odds and Ends in the World of Community Health

Amazing what one can find out about the exciting developments in community health just by picking up a local news letter. Here’s what we found out in the recent newsletter dispatched by the Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved (KAMU): grants cobbled together from the state and foundations will expand oral health services for Kansas …