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…

Oral Health Begins with Baby’s First Tooth

Baby’s first dental examinations are incorporated into each child’s well check visits at Eastern Shore Rural Health System, Inc. (ESRHS) Since the effort began in September 2014, ESRHS has provided caries (tooth decay) risk assessments and preventive services, including anticipatory guidance and fluoride treatments, for more than 250 patient’s ages six months to 36 months at its busiest…

A Missouri Health Center Targets Postpartum Depression

Family Care Health Centers (FCHC) is no stranger to innovation.  With two state-of-the-art facilities in the metropolitan area, and a satellite medical clinic within a local community mental health center, FCHC offers a host of cutting-edge primary care services that include medical, dental, vision, HIV/AIDS counseling and language interpretation.  But it is FCHC’s ground-breaking work…

Health Center Launches Home For Young Women Aging Out of Foster Care in Washington State

Like most health centers, Yakima Neighborhood Health Services (YNHS) in Yakima, WA, has dedicated itself to the mission of keeping communities healthy. This is a task that is not just about preventing illness but addressing the factors that cause it–the social determinants of health, such as malnutrition, joblessness, stress, poverty and homelessness–all of which are linked to…