July 24, 2020

Chesapeake Care Clinic continues to serve the uninsured

CHESAPEAKE — When the pandemic cast a dark cloud over the world, the need for medical care increased even while access to that care faded. Chesapeake Care Clinic, a nonprofit organization that provides medical and dental services to low income and underserved individuals throughout the state, has been working to maintain and even increase that […]

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July 19, 2020

Already On The Front Lines Of Health Inequity, Free Clinic Embarks On 18-Month Review

The Community Health Care Clinic in Normal will use a $30,000 grant from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to participate in the IHI’s Pursuing Equity Initiative. During the 18-month review, the clinic will examine its current practices and further develop policies and procedures as it strives for health equity. “The timing was perfect because it’s right along with everything […]

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July 16, 2020

“They Don’t Have Food, Period. Let Alone Healthy Options.” How Covid-19 Has Impacted Chronic Disease Care.

With more than 51 million Americans filing for unemployment since mid-March, the financial fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic has made managing chronic disease an afterthought for some, and an impossibility for others. Lacking adequate resources, many are struggling to maintain their medical regimens, which often involve produce-rich diets and regular purchases of prescription medication. “We […]

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July 10, 2020

UVA students giving people greater access to telemedicine

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) — Almost all medical visits at the Charlottesville Free Clinic were done remotely between March and May. That’s a huge help for people who have devices, but those that don’t also don’t have access to medical care.  The clinic is crucially important for the 2,600 uninsured or under-insured people who go […]

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July 8, 2020

Testing Atlanta’s Westside

Atlanta’s Westside has a long history of civil rights activism. The neighborhood was home to leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Julian Bond. Systemic racism has marginalized communities throughout the United States. The consequences can be measured in the health outcomes of people who live in moderate to high need areas like Vine […]

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March 31, 2020

Lowcountry Strong: Clinic providing medical care, food to people in need

The Shifa Free Clinic is located in Mount Pleasant but serves neighbors in need throughout the Lowcountry. Dr. Reshma Kahn started the clinic eight years ago, and it has continued to serve people throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The clinic offers medical services, food and diapers to people who are uninsured and people who live well […]

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