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Affordable housing in Cincinnati

Community Health Workers’ Housing Educations

Health Care Access Now (HCAN) trains and dispatches Community Health Workers (CHWs) to assist vulnerable people in the Cincinnati community so they can achieve good health outcomes. Using the Pathways Community HUB model (HUB), CHWs identify and help remove clients’ obstacles to a healthy life. CHWs provide Educations on each of these barriers.  One such […]

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Cincinnati Community Health Worker

Tessa Johnson: Building relationships to make a difference

During the first year Tessa Johnson worked as a paraprofessional for the Cincinnati Public School system, she felt overwhelmed. She knew the children she helped needed more than just school support. Understanding she couldn’t reach everyone was a tough pill to swallow.  But she persevered, and now she gets messages from former students thanking her […]

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Cincinnati Community Health Worker

April Biggers: Vital part of the community

April Biggers joined the Community Health Worker (CHW) program at Health Care Access Now (HCAN) on the advice of a friend—now co-worker—who raved about the position. “I knew I wanted a career, not just a job. I wanted somewhere I could grow and flourish. I wanted to be able to make a difference,” she says. […]

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COVID “Educations” support, don’t judge

Health Care Access Now (HCAN) and its Community Health Workers (CHWs) have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s affecting all of us at the same time,” says Bettie Johnson, HUB Operations Coordinator for HCAN. As a result, they are careful to use a sensitive and non-judgmental approach to the COVID-19 Educations […]

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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. […]

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Improving maternal health in Cincinnati, OH

Why join the Hub

Health Care Access Now trains and hires Community Health Workers (CHW)—but that is not all. We are also a Certified Pathways Community HUB (Hub) for the Cincinnati area. Which means we partner with agencies to help them adopt the “pathways hub model”—the same model HCAN uses to serve our clients.   The Hub model The […]

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Mercy Health Hub partnership

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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Maternal and Child Health Care

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 […]

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Health Care Access Now voter engagement in community

Heal the whole person: CHW Lawanda McCoy

Lawanda McCoy has been working as a Community Health Worker on the Maternal and Child Health team for Health Care Access Now for about a year — and she has “loved every minute of it.”  One of the biggest lessons she has learned and applied to her work has been “that the clients are the […]

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