Last week was an important and busy week full of advocates showing their support of Iowa’s community health centers at the State Capitol, in Washington DC, and in health centers across the state. On Friday, Congress passed a budget deal which included two years of community health center funding, National Health Services Corps and the […]Read more "The Funding Cliff is FIXED!"
The opioid epidemic has greatly affected many people across Iowa and the United States. In response to the rapidly growing epidemic, one health center in central Iowa is leading the charge to combat this opioid addiction by providing Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is an intervention using medication to stop the cravings of someone who […]Read more "How One Central Iowa Community Health Center is Addressing the Opioid Epidemic"
Many of us enjoy a glass of wine (or two) or a cold beer after a long day at work or when enjoying time with family and friends, but are we unknowingly enjoy just a bit too much? Did you know that more than 23 million Americans need treatment for alcohol or drug use? Unfortunately, […]Read more "Are You Drinking Too Much?"
Years ago, the sounds of bowling pins clattering and people laughing echoed through the building. These days, people might hear the tiny cries of a newborn baby or the reassuring voice of a nurse.Since opening nine years ago, Promise Community Health Center has gradually transformed what was once an old bowling alley building into a […]Read more "Promise CHC Transforms Building’s Focus From Bowling Pins to People"
Imagine your typical day. You wake up in the morning in a home where you feel safe, eat breakfast, and head to work or school in your car, and have a relatively stress free day. But what if your day wasn’t that simple? You wake up every morning in a shelter. You aren’t sure where […]Read more "Iowa Community Health Centers & Social Determinants of Health: A Primer"
River Hills Community Health Center opened their Behavioral Health Program in July of 2011 to meet an increasing need for more mental health services in the community. The need for these services increased after the Ottumwa Regional Health Center was sold to Regional Care, a Nashville, Tennessee based organization, and their Behavioral Health Program was […]Read more "River Hills Behavioral Health Program Celebrates Its 6th Anniversary"
In 2016 it was extremely difficult for a low-income individual living in and around Cedar Rapids, IA to access dental care. According to a report by Linn County Public Health, 45% of low-income adults living in East Central Iowa had not had a dental service in the past year. Additionally, the report highlighted that in […]Read more "Eastern Iowa Health Center provides increased access to quality dental care with the addition of Eastern Iowa Dental Center"