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Fresh produce raised by students right here in the Roanoke Chowan area will be available by next summer thanks to a grant opportunity. Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center (RCCHC) and its partners received a Creating New Economies Fund (CNEF) grant of $8,500 from The Conservation Fund’s Resourceful Communities program. This grant will support the implementation of a Farm to School to Healthcare initiative within Hertford County. School gardens will be built utilizing sustainable gardening practices at area schools. Produce will then be sold at a pop-up market located at Ahoskie Comprehensive Care with a discount offered for low-income residents. “It…
Congressman G.K. Butterfield was in Washington County Wednesday afternoon to cut the ribbon on the new Creswell Primary Care. The clinic which opened in April off Highway 64 in the former Washington County Medical Clinic building in Creswell eliminates the need for people to travel out of the area for healthcare. "People were traveling nearly an hour just to see a doctor," said Cole Phelps, Chairman Washington County Commissioners. “Today is a dream come true for our residents." The Creswell clinic was funded by a $200,000 Golden LEAF grant which covered opening and operations, as well as a $25,000 planning…
Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center’s patient based Board of Directors, Congressman G.K. Butterfield, and other community representatives plan to cut the ribbon June 1 at 2pm on the new Creswell Primary Care in Creswell. The clinic opened April 11 off Highway 64 in the former Washington County Medical Clinic building. “This grand opening celebration is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the many people who helped make this possible,” said Kim Schwartz, CEO, Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center. “We’ve had tremendous community support.” The Creswell clinic was funded by a $200,000 Golden LEAF grant which covered opening and operations,…
May is Brain Tumor Awareness month and we are Going Gray in May to show our support and to raise money to support brain tumor research. Local resident Henry Hodges, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in June of 2012. He is now three years out of treatment. Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center staff members will be participating in a walk this week to raise additional awareness about childhood cancer and brain tumors in order to support research that will one day find a cure for these devastating diseases. According to the American Brain Tumor Association it is estimated that…
Did you know that your zip code can be a predictor of your health? So can your place of birth, where you work and play, your income and education, and a host of other factors – in addition to the choices you make each day about what to eat, when to work out and whether or not to see a doctor. These factors, recognized by public health professionals as “social determinants of health,” are linked to inequities in health and health care (health disparities) among racial and ethnic minorities in America. During National Minority Health Month each April, the U.S.…
Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center (RCCHC) has been awarded a $200,000 Golden LEAF grant to open and operate a medical clinic in the former Washington County Medical Clinic building in Creswell, NC. The new Creswell Primary Care is scheduled to open April 11. "Over the past fifty years, community health centers have grown to be a vital link in providing high quality health care to all Americans. The RCCHC board is excited about this opportunity to extend our primary care mission to the Creswell and Washington County area. We are grateful for both the ongoing generous support of our donors…
Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center (RCCHC) announced its plans today to open a new primary care health clinic in Washington County. It will be called Creswell Primary Care and will be located in the former Washington County Medical Clinic building off Highway 64 in Creswell. “This has been a long time coming for our citizens. Many of them have been forced to travel 25 miles or more for medical care. The new Creswell clinic will have a significant impact on our community, said Cole Phelps, Chairman Washington County Commissioners. The new clinic will open April 11, but will begin taking…
Colorectal cancer screening has been proven to save lives. Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center today announced that it has made the pledge to help increase colorectal cancer screening rates by supporting the 80% by 2018 initiative, led by the American Cancer Society (ACS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (an organization co-founded by ACS and CDC). Colorectal cancer is the nation’s second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths; however it is one of only a few cancers that can be prevented. Through proper colorectal cancer screening, doctors can find and remove hidden growths (called…
AHOSKIE – The Corporate Office at Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center (RCCHC) announced today that Ahoskie Comprehensive Care will open on Saturdays beginning Saturday, February 7.
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