A Health Center Writes a Book to Help Children Understand Addiction

One can often find innovation where it is least expected, which is why health centers are such a unique model.  Resources are often tight in the health center world, but that doesn’t stop them from being creative community-based problem solvers.  We’re especially struck by the stories we hear about health centers fighting opioid addiction in their communities, and how they devise…

Fighting Opioid Addiction in California

As trusted providers on the frontlines, Community Health Centers are uniquely positioned to respond to complex and challenging public health issues, including the current national epidemic of opioid abuse. Every day in the U.S. over 40 people die from overdosing on prescription painkillers, and many more are becoming addicted, according to the Centers for Disease…

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…