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Sarah Mills, CEO

Sarah Mills: HCAN CEO and designer of change (Part 1)

As the CEO of Health Care Access Now (HCAN), Sarah Mills wants to achieve one important goal, which is to “have as many Community Health Workers [CHWs] in the field as necessary to address systemic barriers to health care equity.” She says her job is “in some ways, really simple: to expand [the work of […]

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Sarah Mills, CEO

Sarah Mills: HCAN CEO and designer of change (Part 2)

Sarah Mills, CEO of Health Care Access Now (HCAN), has done the math. In order to eliminate pregnancy health disparities for Black mothers in Hamilton County, there need to be at least 100 Community Health Workers (CHWs) in the field, she says.  HCAN is the Pathways Community HUB (Hub) in the Cincinnati area. The Hub […]

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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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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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Two new positions at HCAN allow for more effective outreach

Health Care Access Now is a certified member HUB in the Ohio Network of Certified Pathways Community HUBs. What does that mean? More effective outreach and more powerful support to help clients overcome barriers in order to access health care.  The HUB model allows Community Health Workers (CHWs) and support organizations to take a holistic […]

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Diane Hawkins, Community Health Worker at Health Care Access Now

Tracking data, ensuring accuracy: CHW Diane Hawkins

Diane Hawkins, Community Health Worker for Healthcare Access Now, has a natural flair for numbers. Before becoming certified as a CHW, she was “working in an accounting office, processing the same data every month.” She was good at her job, but it was no longer fulfilling: “It got so monotonous. I wanted to work with […]

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Welcome new staff members

Health Care Access Now is growing and expanding

In order to have greater impact on the health of our clients HCAN is expanding its staff. We are pleased to introduce two new talented members:   Tiffany Sowell, Certified Community Health Worker Tiffany is a Certified Community Health Worker who joined the HCAN staff in December 2019. She primarily works with clients in Butler […]

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Help for homelessness

Not here to judge, here to help: CHW Lynniece Scurry

Lynniece D. Scurry, Certified Community Health Worker for Healthcare Access Now, tells a compelling story of one community member who benefited from the work she does: A pregnant woman with two children had just arrived from out of state. She was supposed to have been staying with a friend, but they weren’t getting along.  “She […]

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