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Delaware Gets Dollars to Expand Care

Westside Health Inc. in Wilmington, Del. has received $549,517 in federal funds to expand its reach to the state’s medically disenfranchised. The big check from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Service will be used to provide life-saving primary health care services to more people in the Wilmington area. Already Westside serves about 16,000 …

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Narrowing Health Disparities

Health disparities is the disease gap that exists between whites and minority populations. Minorities suffer a disproportionate share of chronic disease largely due to uninsurance and lack of accessible and affordable health care. Reducing health disparities is what Community Health Centers do best. In fact, the Health Centers’ Diabetes Health Disparities Collaborative (HDC) gets top …

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Law of Unintended Consequences

As many as 319,500 eligible Medicaid beneficiaries who receive care at America’s Health Centers could lose coverage because of federal rules requiring that beneficiaries and applicants provide documentation proving their U.S. citizenship. This is according to a study recently released by the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Service. The Deficit Reduction …

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Coming Up Rosie

Announcing NACHC’s May National Community Health Advocate of the Month…And the award goes to…Ms. Rosie Armstrong, Executive Assistant (and advocacy superstar) at Community Health Services in Hartford, Connecticut. Rosie joined the CHS team just two years ago after spending more than ten years working in the Hartford non-profit world working to affect positive change in …

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Breaking Down Barriers in Delaware

We like it when good ideas and resources meet in the same place to solve a problem. That’s what is going on in Delaware at Westside Health in New Castle County. The health center and pharmaceautical giant AstraZeneca marked Cover the Uninsured Week by launching the “Healthy Delawareans, Today and Tomorrow” initiative. The program will …

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The Digital Divide

Community Health Centers lag behind the private sector in adopting electronic medical records (EMRS), writes Doug Smith, a health center leader in North Carolina. Doug is also the chief executive officer and chief information officer of Community Partners HealthNet, Inc. and is president and chief executive officer of Greene County Health Care. He’s passionate about …