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Denis Harris, Maternal and Child Health Care Coordination Supervisor

Reducing infant mortality and low birth weight with Denise Harris

Denise Harris is the Maternal and Child Health Care Coordination Supervisor for Health Care Access Now (HCAN). That means she leads a team of five Community Healthcare Workers (CHWs) who help remove impediments for pregnant mothers, with the end goal being reduced infant mortality and low birth weight rates. Stillbirth rates vary based on ethnicity. […]

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Dr. Collins, Health Care Access Now board chair

Dr. Robert Collins: HCAN board visionary

Dr. Robert Collins spent much of his career in private practice. He moved into administrative work as the Executive Medical Director of Bethesda North and the now-closed Bethesda Oak. While at that position, he became aware of Health Care Access Now through a colleague who was a board member at the time.  Nine years ago, […]

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food scarcity, covid-19, cinncinnati

One person’s inconvenience is another’s serious consequence

Most people, in Ohio, and across the country (and the world!), have seen a shortage at their grocery store of food and other basic household items caused by the coronavirus pandemic. There are countless photos across the internet of empty toilet paper shelves. People posting their photos in both outrage and in hilarity. Whether you […]

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Community Health Worker

Ohio Commission on Minority Health continues commitment to Health Care Access Now

Ohio Commission on Minority Health (OCMH) has generously awarded $288,000 to Health Care Access Now for calendar year 2020. This marks the fifth consecutive year that HCAN has received this award. HCAN will use these funds to deliver the Pathways Community HUB model, an evidence-based approach focused on decreasing infant mortality. This grant will provide […]

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