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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 16:33

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Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center is joining other health centers and the North Carolina Community Health Center Association in supporting a bill that will positively impact the area’s uninsured working poor. House Bill 662, Carolina Cares, is a common-sense conservative approach to covering the uninsured. This bill, introduced by Representatives Lambeth, Murphy, Dobson, and White empowers patients to access affordable, high quality, and innovative primary and preventive care. Carolina Cares (HB 662)• Would allow 300,000+ working people in the coverage gap to gain affordable coverage.• Empowers patients by encouraging participation in preventive care and wellness programs. • Will not cost…
The Rocky Hock Lions Club has taken up the cause of helping Kecia Phelps get a lifesaving kidney transplant. Phelps, who works at the Shepard-Pruden Memorial Library and previously waited tables at the Nothin' Fancy Cafe and Market, found out about a year and a half ago that her kidneys were not functioning. A biopsy was performed and she learned that she has a rare form of kidney disease in which the kidneys' follicles have died. Doctors are not sure how long she has had the condition and don't know what caused it. Phelps is participating in a research project…
As a Federally Qualified Health Center, Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center’s mission is not only to affect positive health outcomes for patients, but also positive change in the community. That community focus is represented in the Literacy Initiative, formed to promote increased literacy for all ages in RCCHC’s service area of Hertford, Bertie, Gates, Northampton and Washington counties. The Literacy Initiative has so far been responsible for projects like implementing the Reach Out and Read program, which provides children ages 6 months to 5 years with a free book during their yearly wellness check at RCCHC; establishing Little Free Libraries,…
The National Association of Community Health Centers has awarded RCCHC "Advocacy Center of Excellence" status! This means that RCCHC is one of the health centers leading the way in advocating for high quality, affordable, comprehensive healthcare that's available to every member of our community. RCCHC's culture of advocacy means everyone, from our board, to administration, to staff , makes this mission a priority. Take a look through our Facebook page or at rcchc.org to see what advocacy work we've done recently - like visiting elected officials in Raleigh to ask for continued funding to serve our patients through our ACC…
RCCHC collaborated with Martin, Tyrell, Washington District Health Department for an Outreach Event on January 12 entitled "Getting Healthy in the New Year", in Columbia NC. Participants were encouraged to add the following healthy resolutions to their annual list. Getting vaccinated. The best way to prevent the flu and many other diseases is to get vaccinated. Visiting your primary care provider. Make an appointment with your primary care provider for a check-up, vaccination, or routine screening. Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They can also help find problems early, when your chances for full…
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust wants to share an opportunity for people to give to the North Carolina Community Foundation's Statewide Disaster Relief Fund for those interested in getting involved. Donations can be made online through the NCCF website. https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/1442933 Donations can also be mailed to the NCCF headquarters office in Raleigh at 3737 Glenwood Ave., Suite 460, Raleigh, NC 27612. Please designate your gift for Hurricane Matthew. For more information contact the NCCF headquarters office in Raleigh at 919-828-4387.
If you have a mental health condition, you're not alone. One in 5 American adults experiences some form of mental illness in any given year. And across the population, 1 in every 20 adults is living with a serious mental health condition such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or long-term recurring major depression. As with other serious illnesses, mental illness is not your fault or that of the people around you, but widespread misunderstandings about mental illness remain. Many people don't seek treatment or remain unaware that their symptoms could be connected to a mental health condition. People may expect a…
Joanne Powell, LPN/ Special Projects Manager for Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center, was selected as Hertford County’s SHIIP Volunteer of the Year during the annual SHIIP Coordinator’s Conference held in Greensboro. Powelll was presented with her award by Barry Mowbray, SHIIP Regional Manager for the Northeast Region at the SHIIP Volunteer Recognition Celebration held at RCCHC on Aug. 26. Powell works tirelessly along with Alicia Mitchell, Respite/ SHIIP Coordinator for the Hertford County Office of Aging, to make sure the Medicare beneficiaries of Hertford County get the best assistance possible during the Medicare Part D OEP and throughout the year.…
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