Region X Highlights
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Region X Highlights

Region X Highlights showcases some of the exceptional community health center projects and accomplishments in the Northwest.

This page is dedicated to a collection of links to local and regional newspapers, local news blogs, PR wires, and other online media outlets that appear in the monthly NWRPCA newsletter Northwest Pulse.

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NWRPCA offers these links as a convenience for our readers and not as an endorsement of the media outlet or their associated links.

Alaska

 

18 people have begun receiving treatment for opioid addiction at the new Yukon Kuskokwim Ayagnirvik Healing Center since it opened in October. Read full article


View the archived Alaska highlights here


Idaho

 

Idaho community health center staff urged Idaho legislators to expand Medicaid at a Close the Gap Idaho rally. Read full article

 

View the archived Idaho highlights here


 

Oregon

 

Former Multnomah County Health Department Medical Director releases new book on what it is like to treat the disadvantaged. Read full article

 

Senator Ron Wyden met with representatives from La Clinica to discuss Medicaid, the ACA, and the opioid crisis. Read full article

 

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center was granted $250,000 by the Cambia Foundation to integrate primary care and mental health care for children. Read full article

 

View the archived Oregon highlights here


Washington

 

New teaching kitchen at Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic helps patients learn to make meals that reduce sugar, fat, and salt intake. Read full article

 

Dian Cooper, ED of Cowlitz Family Health Center, says the new Republican health plan would cause many people in Southwest Washington to lose coverage. Read full article

 

El Proyecto Bienestar (Well-being Project), a collaborative community health intervention effort that includes Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, educates the community about agricultural health issues. Read full article

 

CHAS Health is partnering with local hospital and dental society to open two new dental clinics and start new dental residency program. Read full article

 

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell hosted a roundtable at International Community Health Services to discuss potential changes to the health care law. Read full article

 

Pamela Tuggle-Miles, Health Systems Administrator at HealthPoint, encourages her community to advocate for continued Medicaid coverage. Read full article

 

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell met with representatives from CHAS Health to discuss potential changes to Medicaid. Read full article

 

Rana Amini, Health Advocacy Manager for International Community Health Services, discusses the importance of Medicaid coverage and dental care for the community. Read full article

 

Public Health- Seattle & King County has installed 99 medication drop-boxes around the area to help reduce overdoses and protect the environment. Read full article

 

Demand for primary care is high in the Yakima Valley; provider shortage is an issue. Read full article

 

Neighborcare Health received a $200,000 grant from the Cambia Foundation to use Lean Management and Leadership Development to strengthen the business model. Read full article

 

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic celebrates National Nutrition Month. Read full article

 

View the archived Washington highlights here

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