The Funding Cliff is FIXED!

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 […]

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How One Central Iowa Community Health Center is Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

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 […]

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Are You Drinking Too Much?

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, […]

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River Hills Behavioral Health Program Celebrates Its 6th Anniversary

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 […]

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Eastern Iowa Health Center provides increased access to quality dental care with the addition of Eastern Iowa Dental Center

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 […]

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