Fostering Good Health and Literacy in Colorado

One can rarely find anything healthy to consume in a vending machine, unless you happen to visit  Sunrise Community Health in northern Colorado. The Community Health Center, which has been in the business of delivering excellent care since 1973,  offers patients a vending machine in its clinic library that dispenses healthy portions of literature. The…

Preventing Lead Poisoning in Milwaukee

Concerns about lead poisoning has been much in the news lately and Milwaukee is no exception.  Lead paint remains the leading cause of lead poisoning in Milwaukee [see news article], and children are especially at risk.  Lead poisoning, which is often undetected, can cause decreased bone and muscle growth, poor muscle coordination, damage to the…

Hiring Veterans in South Dakota

Horizon Health Care, Inc., located in Howard, South Dakota, has been in the business of healthcare for nearly forty years.   Not only does the Community Health Center pride itself on providing excellent and personalized care to its rural patients, it also hires veterans and is doing what it can to hire more. Now the health center…

A Health Center and Supermarket Form a Partnership

How do you make a difference in one zip code? Follow the example of Brockton Neighborhood Health Center (BNHC) in Massachusetts.   The health center and Vicente’s Tropical Supermarket have teamed to open a new site on an abandoned property that had been vacant for 25 years.   The new facility will “make a difference in our…

Park RX: A Prescription for Nature

At Unity Health Care, in Washington, D.C. the clinical approach to wellness is focusing on the physical, mental and emotional health, as well as overall well-being of each patient.  Pediatrician Robert Zarr, MD, MPH, FAAP, has always understood that illness prevention and whole body health begins with empowering patients to adopt healthy habits, such as…