Firehouse Clinic Opens in California

A firehouse clinic is such a good idea it has us wondering–  why aren’t there more of them? The Firehouse Clinic  (FHC)  recently opened its doors in Hayward, CA, east of San Francisco.  The health center represents an innovative collaboration of the Hayward Fire Department, Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center (under the direction of CEO David.…

Chicago Health Center Launches Thriving Food Pantry

When Community Health Centers began more than 50 years ago, the mission was not only to prevent illness with affordable primary care, but also address the causes.  Confronting  the social determinants of health, meaning factors such as nutrition, homelessness and poverty, is a mission carried out by all health centers even today.  That is what brought us to the south side of Chicago,…

Chronic Disease Management Flourishes with Innovation in North Carolina

Innovation does not always have to come with a hefty price tag in healthcare.  That is what health centers prove every day in the communities they serve, sometimes in the unlikeliest of places.  In rural Ahoskie, NC, the Roanoke-Chowan Community Health Center (RCCHC) operates a remote monitoring system for patients with chronic conditions, like cardiovascular disease,…