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Successfully Crossing Barriers

By Yvette Crenshaw

It has almost been impossible to look at a newspaper and not see the words health center or health reform in the last couple of weeks. This consistent exposure has given health centers a chance to show the world who they are and exactly what it is that they do, as well as inform people on how this landmark law will impact them.  So the message is getting out in communities, from Maine to Florida. 

Here are some of the latest stories:

The New York Times highlights Portland Community Health Center which  has only been in existence for one year and can already see the great impact that they have had in their community.

After four years, the Universal Childhood Immunization Program  has passed both Chambers of Legislature and will now grant children in Maine the opportunity to have access to potentially life- saving vaccines.

Elizabeth Swain, CEO of The Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS), was invited to WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show to talk about health reform.

U.S Senators Kit Bond (R-MO) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) are urging their colleagues to invest in Community Health Centers .

Florida residents  are taking time to look at the benefits of the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act.

Health Centers in Marin County, CA will receive funding from the Sutter Health Grant.