Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: June 6th declared Community Health Worker Day in Cincinnati

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mayor Aftab Pureval has declared June 6th Community Health Worker (CHW) Day in Cincinnati. All are welcome to celebrate. CHWs make a profound difference in vulnerable communities, working toward health equity and to increase good health outcomes. Festivities will begin at noon on June 6th on Fountain Square. Hamilton County Commissioner Denise…

PRESS RELEASE: New HCAN program designed to prevent criminal recidivism

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Health Care Access Now (HCAN), in collaboration with the All-In Cincinnati Equity Coalition, has developed a program that educates and removes barriers for individuals who have entered the criminal justice system. HCAN’s dedicated Community Health Workers (CHWs) serve clients referred by Judge Janaya Trotter Bratton and Judge Wende C. Cross. Judges Bratton…

PRESS RELEASE: Health Care Access Now receives $250,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Health Care Access Now (HCAN) has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Health to fund the recruitment and training of three cohorts of 15-20 Community Health Workers (CHWs) from Latino, Asian, and indigenous populations.   HCAN trains CHWs to work in the field, providing resources and connections for pregnant…

PRESS RELEASE: HCAN awarded $15,000 for Certification Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Health Care Access Now (HCAN) has received a grant of $15,000 from the PNC Foundation to be used for its Community Health Worker (CHW) Certification Program.   HCAN trains CHWs to work in the field, providing resources and connections to pregnant, maternal, pediatric, and adult clients with chronic conditions to improve health outcomes….

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PRESS RELEASE: HCAN projects help with housing crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Health Care Access Now (HCAN) focuses on helping its clients overcome obstacles to good health outcomes. One serious barrier for low income or vulnerable community members is access to suitable housing. HCAN’s Community Health Workers (CHWs) have implemented new projects to alleviate the health problems that can arise from living in unsuitable…

PRESS RELEASE: HCAN awarded two large local grants to disrupt poor health cycle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Health Care Access Now (HCAN) has received two large grants to further the reach of its Community Health Workers (CHWs) by placing them in non-traditional settings.  Interact for Health has awarded HCAN $50,000.  bi3, Bethesda Inc.’s grants initiative to transform health, has awarded HCAN $50,000. This grant is part of bi3’s support…

PRESS RELEASE: Member HUBs create Ohio network to achieve health equity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In Ohio, there are currently 10 Pathways Community HUB Institute Certified HUBs (HUBs). These HUBs have created a network in order to support, grow, and sustain their model, with the goal of achieving health equity for all people in Ohio. HUBs are built for and by the communities each serves. Regional organizations…

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PRESS RELEASE: HCAN awarded $8,000 grant to support field work

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Health Care Access Now (HCAN) has received a grant in the amount of $8,000 from The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio as part of its Community Connections initiative for use in general operations. HCAN acts as the Pathways Community HUB (Hub) for the region and will apply the funds to support the work…

PRESS RELEASE: HCAN Annual Report shares important data for 2019 and 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Health Care Access Now (HCAN) has released its Annual Report, which includes data about how its model and Community Health Workers (CHWs) have improved health outcomes for clients in Hamilton County in both 2019 and 2020. Despite pandemic limitations, support for clients increased between 2019 and 2020, with a 20% uptick in…

PRESS RELEASE: Health Care Access Now awarded two grants to support Community Health Workers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Health Care Access Now (HCAN) has received two grants that will further its mission to decrease health care inequities by identifying and patching gaps in the system and bolster its Community Health Worker (CHW) programs. The Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation provided a grant of $9,230 to be used as…