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…

Cooking for a Cause

Out of all the ways that we can manage our health, consuming fruits, vegetables, and whole grains on a daily basis seems like a no-brainer. But shopping for whole foods—especially on a tight budget—is difficult for the majority of America, including patients at  Erie Family Health Center, The health center, which serves 70,000 patients a…

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…