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What is it like for a nurse in a Community Health Center?

In honor of National Nurses Week, we wanted to hear the opinion our health center managers, who are all Registered Nurses, on what it is like to be a nurse in a community health center. Two of our managers had some great things to say… Dana Greenwood, RN, is the nurse manager at our Pediatric [...]

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Greater Access to Care is needed – “Medicaid patients go to ERs more often”

On Monday, an article posted on WTHR-Channel 13′s health section of their website was titled… “Medicaid patients go to ERs more often“ In the article, data from a U.S. National Health Interview Survey showed that 16% of Medicaid beneficiaries had one or more barriers to primary care.  It was also found that 40% of Medicaid [...]

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3 WAYS YOU CAN JOIN……the Campaign for America’s Health Centers

The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) will release a new report titled, “Health Wanted: The State of Unmet Need for Primary Health Care in America” at a Capitol Hill briefing on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. More than ever millions of Americans are turning to their neighborhood community health centers for [...]

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A 2011 Tax Deduction That Can Save Lives!

As 2011 draws to a close, we wanted to share a letter from HealthNet President/CEO Booker Thomas that appeared in yesterday’s e-newsletter: Dear Friends of HealthNet, Every year, hundreds of individuals make donations that help HealthNet fulfill its mission of caring for the community. We hope you will join them and make a gift to HealthNet [...]

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Our BRAND NEW Community Health Center – People’s Health & Dental Center Grand Opening!

Our National Health Center Week celebrations kind of overflowed into this week! And in no way is that upsetting!   Tuesday, August 16th, the new health & dental center played host to many of the early organizers of the very FIRST People’s Health Center as well as special guests – Representative André Carson, Mayor Greg [...]

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A Resident’s Insight into our Pediatric & Adolescent Care Center

I got a chance to catch up with one of our resident’s at our Pediatric & Adolescent Care Center (PACC), the largest Pediatric Residency Continuity Clinic for the IU School of Medicine (IUSOM), with 44 resident physicians and 12 staff providers.  This month will mark the THIRD anniversary of the PACC becoming part of HealthNet [...]

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Pledging for a better you and a healthier Indianapolis community

This week is National Women’s Health Week – a weeklong health observance coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services‘ Office on Women’s Health. It brings together communities, businesses, government, health organizations, and other groups in an effort to promote women’s health. HealthNet would like to join these efforts of promoting the theme [...]

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Funding for Community Health Centers in the state of Indiana

Last week, several HealthNet staff members attended the Indiana Primary Health Care Association (IPHCA) Legislative Day to learn more about advocacy efforts needed to continue state funding for community health centers (CHC). The present day landscape of CHCs in the state of Indiana presents a need for continued funding. Community health centers are a major [...]

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Three ways to keep advocating for FQHC funding, even in the face of FY2011 cuts!

Community Health Center funding was cut by $600 million dollars when legislators finally came to an agreement on the federal budget last week. [T]his major reduction will — in this year alone — negate the ability to provide basic health care services to over 5 million of our most vulnerable Americans, and will seriously undermine [...]

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“Breast Cancer, now rub the head” – a Story from a Survivor

I had complete strangers rubbing my head! Paula Jacobs, HealthNet’s 67-member team captain at the 2011 Central Indiana Race for the Cure and 5-year breast cancer survivor, tells her story.  “I’m the first one to talk about my experience,” said the energetic women’s health nurse. “I want to share my story to help others.” Awareness [...]

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