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New Year’s Resolutions – Healthy Eating

It’s officially 2015!  After the holidays and all of the goodies and sweets we have eaten, it is normal for us to set New Year’s Resolutions which, for the majority of us, means making goals for weight loss or other issues. Our society is becoming so fast paced that we want things to be taken [...]

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Help Your Child Start the School Year Off Right!

Post by Dr. Mary Jo Stine – Summer is almost over and the children will be back to school soon.  What can you do to get your child’s school year off to a great start? Immunizations are an excellent way to help keep your child healthy.  Children entering kindergarten need to show proof of having received [...]

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Car Seat Clinic helps Burmese in the Barrington Neighborhood

On July 19, 2012, Better Indy Babies/Healthy Families held a car seat clinic at the Barrington Health & Dental Center (BHC) to distribute much needed infant car seats to some of our Burmese families. Over the past couple years, BHC has seen an influx of Burmese patients and we are grateful to have Swhe Bualteng [...]

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A Lot Going On and Not Enough Space to Write!

post by Willie Matis. Click here to find out more about ALL of our bloggers! It will be two years at HealthNet for me on July 6th! My how time flies. Since working here, I have seen 4 health center openings, a National Health Center Week, a couple Better Indy Babies/Healthy Families graduations, and been [...]

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From Corrections to a Safe Place

post written by staff blogger, Bhumi Bhavsar.  Get to know more about our blog team here. Having worked with the corrections, work release, addictions, and Veterans populations, I had never heard of HealthNet prior to obtaining my call for an interview for a position I had applied for via IU Health’s website.  I dealt with [...]

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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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Our Petition Drive was a success! Make that voice even stronger.

Over the past six weeks, staff at each of our health centers, have been working hard at a petition drive to gain as many signatures of support from staff, patients and the community for the Health Center Program. It is vital to maintain and very important to try and increase the amount of federal funding for [...]

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GO VOTE! Indiana Presidential Primary in 2 WEEKS!

So, we had a post about voting a couple weeks ago.  That post talked about what it means to voting in the long run.  A quick summary – “Just because you feel like your voice isn’t being heard during elections, your voice becomes louder in the long run if you DO get out and vote.” [...]

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Don’t vote in the Presidential Primary? Do it for your health center.

It’s already known that just over 90 million people voted in the 2010 November elections.  While 90 million may look like a lot, that’s still only 1/3 of our population. So you are registered to vote, but let’s add some barriers – Limited access to a car, just moved, and you have a million other [...]

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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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