Author: Sarah Mills

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Health Care Access Now adds three new Care Coordination Partners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Care Coordination is central to Health Care Access Now (HCAN)’s mission. HCAN works with Care Coordination partners in the region to help serve vulnerable clients in the Cincinnati region. The All-In Cincinnati Coalition, the Greater Cincinnati Native American Coalition, and the Great Miami Valley YMCA have just recently joined the team. The…

How experiencing homelessness affects Cincinnati children
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How experiencing homelessness affects Cincinnati children

More than 8,000 children in Cincinnati experience homelessness each year. The average person—person, not just child—experiencing homelessness is nine years old. UpSpring, a local nonprofit aiming to break the cycle of poverty, fights these challenges. Lack of stability and consistency affects education Children experiencing homelessness suffer from lack of stability. “They may switch schools two…

Poverty passed down from generation to generation
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Poverty passed down from generation to generation

Every parent wants their child to have a better life than they did. They want them to be more successful, wealthier, healthier, and happier. But that doesn’t always happen. If you have experienced poverty as a child, you are “much more likely to be poor in early and middle adulthood than are those who were…

Health Care Access Now holding 3K Walk/Run to raise scholarship funds

Join Health Care Access Now (HCAN) on its inaugural 3K Walk/Run to raise scholarship funds for the Community Health Worker (CHW) Certification Program. The Walk/Run will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. at Winton Woods. Registration is $25. The event is for people of all ages, and pets are welcome if…

Litter, heat islands, and blight: Neighborhood environments and health

Litter, heat islands, and blight: Neighborhood environments and health

When people discuss the environment, they tend to concentrate on global implications. But environmental issues impact every human on a local—and even personal—level.  For example, “heat islands” (areas that contain little green space) can harm the people who live there. Because buildings, roads, and other human-made structures hold and reflect heat, the temperature in these…

School-Based Health Centers in Cincinnati: An invaluable asset
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School-Based Health Centers in Cincinnati: An invaluable asset

It can be very difficult to find a pediatrician who accepts Medicaid. So says Francie Wolgin, who serves as Executive Director for Growing Well, a nonprofit that works with regional School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) in Southwest Ohio. “They don’t actively seek to cover these children because they lose money on every case they see,” she…

PRESS RELEASE: New Practicum Coordinator hits ground running at HCAN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Shinese Moye was appointed Practicum Coordinator at Health Care Access Now (HCAN) in March. With a history of volunteerism and administrative work, Moye has settled quickly into the position. The Practicum Coordinator works closely with students in the Community Health Worker (CHW) Certification program to help them succeed—before, during, and after becoming…