ROANOKE, Va (WFXR) — Loving Living Local host Kianna Price sat down with Janine Underwood, executive director of the Bradley Free Clinic, to talk about how the clinic is operating during coronavirus and what is being offered.
PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — Community leaders, in both Pinellas County and the City of St. Petersburg, are taking steps to help the growing number of families facing hunger due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of St. Petersburg is expected to discuss the creation of a Food Policy Council alongside the Foundation for a Healthy […]
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 […]
ROANOKE, Va. – The coronavirus pandemic has caused many people to lose their jobs and in turn, their health insurance, putting a huge strain on clinics that provide health care for free. Two and a half years ago, Reggie Long was rushed to the hospital for a health scare that was also a financial scare. “I […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Waiting rooms sat empty, and silence filled the halls and offices Wednesday at the Healing Hands Health Center in Bristol, Tennessee. As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the country, most of the clinic’s staff now work from home, elective procedures have been postponed and in-person visits rescheduled as phone calls to try […]
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 […]