Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: HCAN receives $100 thousand from ODH for workforce development

Health Care Access Now (HCAN) received $100 thousand from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) to further develop its Community Health Worker (CHW) workforce. CHWs are critical in the fight against systemic racism in public policy and health. HCAN acts as the Certified Pathways Community Hub in Southwest Ohio (Hub). CHWs use the Hub as…

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PRESS RELEASE: 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…

PRESS RELEASE: 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…

PRESS RELEASE: Health Care Access Now granted $30,000 by PNC Charitable Trust

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Health Care Access Now (HCAN) has been awarded a grant of $30,000 from the Josephine S. Russell Family Charitable Trust of the PNC Charitable Trusts to expand its Community Health Worker (CHW) Certification Program to support maternal and child wellness in racial and ethnic minority populations. The funds will be used to…

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…

PRESS RELEASE: HCAN releases 2021 Annual Report: a year of partnership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Health Care Access Now (HCAN) spent 2021 developing new partnerships and strengthening established ones. Its Annual Report elaborates on its partners in learning and in new programs, Ohio Pathways Community Hub network partners, and many more. HCAN’s Community Health Workers (CHWs) and staff focused on working with clients to establish suitable housing…

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….