Dominique Johnson: Relating to clients and making a difference
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Dominique Johnson: Relating to clients and making a difference

Dominique Johnson spent 12 years working as a nurse before she trained as a Community Health Worker for Health Care Access Now.  “When you’re a nurse, you’re more hands-on [during health issues], but as a Community Health Worker, you can see the problems on the back end,” she says. That allows her to remedy the…

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PRESS RELEASE: Health Care Access Now receives sizeable grant to scale resources during pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE bi3, Bethesda Inc.’s grants initiative, has awarded Health Care Access Now (HCAN) $45,090 to build its capacity and training infrastructure through the purchase of Learning Management System (LMS) software. The software will allow HCAN to navigate pandemic restrictions more efficiently and effectively. Its use will also enable HCAN to scale its services….

Joyanna Wesche Blake: Wellness as a Lifestyle

Joyanna Wesche Blake: Wellness as a Lifestyle

Joyanna Wesche Blake understands the importance of wellness for everyone. For more than 20 years, she has been working in IT in pharmaceutical companies. “I would have a hard time leaving pharma at this point,” she says. “They’re making medications to improve people’s lives. Even if I’m in a budgeting meeting, I know that what…

Andrew Johnson: Broadening healthcare perspectives

Andrew Johnson: Broadening healthcare perspectives

Andrew Johnson is an attorney and has focused much of his legal practice on working with health care innovation. “I’ve worked with hospital providers, for example, but also third-party organizations, such as tech companies, that intersect with the health care industry,” he says.  Approaching health care from a legal perspective – “helping with transactional and…

Brett Bonfield: Promoting wellbeing, holistic health

Brett Bonfield: Promoting wellbeing, holistic health

Brett Bonfield believes in the importance of wellbeing. When he moved to Cincinnati last year to become the Chief Operating Officer of the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library, he wanted to get more involved in the community.  He met the leadership of Health Care Access Now at a Cincinnati Cares Board Connect online event…

Kimberley Stephens: Lowering the mortality rate, raising spirits
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Kimberley Stephens: Lowering the mortality rate, raising spirits

Kimberley Stephens likes to plant seeds in the community. “Sometimes you see the flower bloom, but sometimes you just know that the seeds have been planted and have the potential to grow,” she says.  Stephens is the Manager of Prenatal Outreach for Mercy Health. “We’re in the communities working with women during the prenatal stage…

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PRESS RELEASE: Health Care Access Now announces new Hub partnership with Mercy Health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Healthcare Access Now is excited to announce that Mercy Health is a new partner in the HCAN Pathways Community Hub (Hub). HCAN is the Hub for the Cincinnati region. Agencies can partner with HCAN to implement the Hub model.  The Hub model breaks down typical barriers to good health outcomes by identifying…

Jade Glover: A new calling and a difference made
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Jade Glover: A new calling and a difference made

Lots of people want to make a difference in the world, but Jade Glover is actually doing it. She came to her current position as a Community Health Worker after spending 10 years working in a hospital.  “I was about halfway through the nursing program when I realized I was on the wrong path for…

We joined the Greater Cincinnati Voter Collaborative (You should too!)

We joined the Greater Cincinnati Voter Collaborative (You should too!)

The deadline to register to vote for the upcoming general election has passed (the deadline was Oct. 5). Those of us encouraging voter engagement now need to shift our efforts from registration to voting. We need to encourage more people to vote—especially those who might be voting for the first time.  This year there is…