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In My Shoes: A Day in the Life of a Social Worker

My name is Katie Kauffman and I am the Social Worker for PACC. When asked to write this blog post, I was coming out of a tough week (as many of us face in our work) and hopefully can shed some light on the impact not only we as medical providers have, but also the [...]

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Are you the “Best Father”?

I am sure most men would say they are good fathers and so many of you are. However, if asked “Are you the ‘Best Father,’ most would say “I am a good father but there are some things I don’t know… I am good, but not the best.” This is the perfect opportunity for you! [...]

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Going on a Bug Hunt

Post by Tori Kissner, Family Support Specialist I distinctly remember a “game” my grandfather used to play with me that taught me more life values than most childhood games I ever played; I believe he called it “Bug Hunting.” He was a fisherman and taught me that buying bait was a waste of money, since it [...]

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Dealing with Dementia: National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

Post by Bhumi Bhavsar Did you know that 5.3 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s? In honor of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, HealthNet Behavioral Health Provider, Bhumi Bhavsar, discusses the importance of caregivers as well as dealing with a family member suffering from dementia. What is Alzheimer’s?  Dementia has a group of symptoms:  most prominent [...]

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Kids Not as Excited to Go Back to School as You Are?

Post by Bhumi Bhavsar Yes, it’s that time of year again; the kids are going back to school – which means shopping for clothes, shoes, school supplies- the whole works!!  You’re excited and others are excited, however you notice that your child doesn’t seem excited; rather their behavior seems to have taken a change for the [...]

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Gifts That Keep Giving — Year-Round

As we approach the end of the year, we are reminded of the spirit of giving that surrounds the holiday season. Generosity can be seen in many ways: Donating last year’s coat to a homeless shelter Dropping some spare change into the Salvation Army bell ringer’s red bucket Purchasing a toy for the Toys 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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Using Twitter to learn about child seat safety?

Yep! We are promoting it.  If you are a parent, getting ready to become one, or just generally interested in child seat safety, then you can follow along on Twitter tomorrow to find tips, tricks, and techniques. This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is coming to [...]

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Tomorrow equals ONE YEAR for the Affordable Care Act

One year ago tomorrow, President Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act. Community Health Centers now serve 23 million patients and provide care for one-fourth of all primary care visits for low-income citizens in our country.  The Affordable Care Act has been one more step towards health centers throughout the nation caring for 40 [...]

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