HRSA-funded health centers across the nation have distinguished themselves in promoting public health and providing primary care services in underserved areas. The examples below provide a snapshot of the exemplary work health centers have carried out across the country.
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Feature story: Community Partnerships Take on Substance Abuse Challenges in Wisconsin
The Family Health Center in Marshfield, Wisconsin, teams up with multiple non-profits in a coordinated effort to provide comprehensive services. Pictured is the center’s Alcohol & Drug Recovery Center in Minocqua, rural northern Wisconsin. Read more in Community Outreach.
Sometimes throwing a big party is the best way to start something new. The Community Health Foundation of Puerto Rico in Bayamòn recently unveiled expanded mental health services with a bash that included food and music.
Some mothers in the Bronx are so busy caring for their children and working that they neglect to care for themselves. Concerned staff members at Union Community Health Center in New York are responding with a new health care model. They will try to bring moms and kids in simultaneously.
When a senior health clinic abruptly closed earlier this year, thousands of elderly residents suddenly found themselves without access to primary health care. It did not take long before telephone call volume rose dramatically at the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center.
The Roxbury section of Boston is home to a new effort to increase mental health and substance use screenings. The Whittier Street Health Center now routinely offers screenings in four mobile vans that make the rounds of a network of churches, schools and public housing developments.
Community Health Center, Inc. (CHCI) provides primary care to more than 100,000 patients a year in Connecticut. The center delivers integrated behavioral health services in domestic violence shelters, homeless shelters, school-based locations and 15 primary care sites.
Health centers often face enormous challenges in attracting and keeping a skilled workforce, but Cahaba Medical Care in Alabama has found that extensive training programs have helped to bring in a wide array of employees.