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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

 

SEARHC awarded a $1,039,603 grant by IHS for diabetes care and prevention. Read full article

 

Frank Yaska of Tanana Chiefs Conference has made it his goal to visit 42 villages to teach Alaska youth about tobacco use. Read full article

 

Many Alaska Community Health Centers have signed up for a new Registered Apprenticeships program. Read full article

 

Tanana Chiefs Conference will receive $500,000 from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services for a 12-bed sobering center in Fairbanks. Read full article

 

Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation celebrates opening of new alcohol healing center. Read full article

 

Longtime board member of Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation and Native American leader, Sally Smith, dies. Read full article

 

Seward Community Health Center staff urge residents to be screened for colorectal cancer. Read full article

 

SVT Health and Wellness hosts class on Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences through Resilience Games. Read full article

 

The Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation suicide prevention department works to strengthen native culture and reverse effects of colonization. Read full article

 

Peninsula Community Health Services serves many homeless on the Kenai Peninsula, where housing is expensive. Read full article

 

Southcentral Foundation's Nuka System of Care provides high quality care at low cost. Read full article


View the archived Alaska highlights here


Idaho

 

Community Council of Idaho is fearful for what is to come for its clients, many of whom are Latino immigrants. Read full article

 

Terry Reilly dentists participate in Give Kids a Smile day. Read full article

 

Heritage Health cuts staff because of the uncertainty of health care policy at the state and federal level. Read full article

 

Tim Heinze of Valley Family Health Care urges Idaho lawmakers to close the coverage gap. Read full article

 

Terry Reilly now offers dental services at its Nampa clinic. Read full article

 

View the archived Idaho highlights here


 

Oregon


One Community Health will participate in national Give Kids a Smile day, providing free medical and dental care. Read full article

 

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center clinics declare themselves "safe havens." Read full article

 

Loss of Oregon Health Plan coverage if the ACA is repealed would affect many of Mosaic Medical's patients. Read full article

 

Rinehart Clinic names new Medical Director, Dr. Jeffrey Luty. Read full article

 

La Pine Community Health Center's produce voucher program has helped patients lose weight and improve blood pressure. Read full article

 

Kevin Prates, dentist with One Community Health, wins award from the Oregon Dental Association. Read full article

 

Rogue Community Health provides food boxes to students at school-based health centers. Read full article

 

View the archived Oregon highlights here


Washington

 

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic employs 16 dieticians who screen every patient intake for food insecurity. Read full article

 

Public Health- Seattle & King County may be the first metropolitan area in the country to reach HIV 90-90-90 goal. Read full article

 

Anita Monoian of Yakima Neighborhood Health Services describes the benefits of the ACA at Community Health Centers and urges lawmakers not to repeal the act. Read full article

 

Public Health- Seattle & King County, in partnership with Neighborcare Health, employs community health workers who break down barriers to care and build trust. Read full article

 

Tri-Cities Community Health welcomes new CEO, Jennifer Robinson. Read full article

 

Construction of new Unity Care Northwest building in Ferndale may not happen if the ACA is repealed. Read full article

International Community Health Services' Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Residency Program received accreditation, the second in the nation. Read full article

 

An outpatient program at Peninsula Community Health Services helps people with opioid addictions receive medication and care. Read full article

 

Staff from Moses Lake Community Health Center discuss the health of older farmworkers. Read full article

 

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic unveils new mobile clinic in Sunnyside. Read full article

 

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, Yakima Neighborhood Health Services, and Community Health of Central Washington are partnering together to educate the public to reduce ER use. Read full article

 

Community Health Care has benefited from the ACA in many ways. Read full article

 

New PA at Columbia Valley Community Health is able to pursue his career because of DACA; after the election his future is more uncertain. Read full article 

 

CHAS Health holds annual memorial services for homeless people who have died in Spokane this year. Read full article

 

View the archived Washington highlights here

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