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Indy Parents: How Healthy Is Your Child’s School?

Want to help your child’s school be healthier? The average kid spends nearly 12,000 hours in school, from kindergarten through 12th grade. That’s a big chunk of time during which he or she can develop good (or bad) health habits. Happily, many Indy schools today are recognizing the many benefits of a healthy head start. [...]

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10 Tips for Keeping Your Kids in School During Flu Season

It’s a fact. Kids are more likely to learn and do better in school when they are healthy, and attend class regularly. How can you keep your child well this flu season? School nurses, like those at HealthNet’s school-based clinics, may be among the best people to ask. They are in the business of keeping [...]

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What’s for lunch? Help prevent childhood obesity at Indy schools

Whether you are a parent, a student, a teacher or a school administrator, you can improve school lunches and help prevent childhood obesity for hundreds of kids living in Indianapolis. Everyone from Top Cheffers to Jamie Oliver to Michelle Obama agrees that our nation’s school lunch program is hungry for change. Given that 1 in [...]

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Social Work: From overseas to your hometown…

What does the Navy have to do with health care at home? Those serving in the United States Navy are not only defending our country, but they are also fighting for each one of us individually. They endure long separations from family in sometimes hostile circumstances and often come home with emotional and mental health [...]

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Making a Difference for Indy Schools – One Student at a Time

As a busy working parent, few competing priorities outrank your child’s well-being. A survey shows that school-based health centers and school nurses play an increasingly important role in our kids’ health. They provide care where children spend most of their waking hours – at school.  They also witness factors that impact student health and academic [...]

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A Health Center’s Benefit

Community health centers (CHC) are present to provide primary care and a health care home for those who are uninsured or underinsured.  These health centers provide a return on investment from the Affordable Care Act of 2010. According to the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), by 2015, the amount of patients that receive [...]

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Health Care Access has barriers other than ability to pay

There are many barriers that limit the access to health care.  No insurance, unemployment, underemployment, etc.  However, there may be another barrier that many do NOT think about.  How willing would you be to seek primary health care or preventative check-ups if you could not communicate with your doctor? This past year, it was predicted [...]

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