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News from 2019

Senator Lamar Alexander Visits during National Community Health Center Week


08/06/2019

As part of National Community Health Center Week U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander spent an hour with us today visiting out East Side Medical & Dental Clinic. After a briefing about the evolving safety net in Middle Tennessee, Sen. Alexander enjoyed a tour and took the time to meet our patients and staff.

          

Our briefing with Sen. Alexander focused on the unique role we play at Neighborhood Health. We take seriously the “community health” part of being a community health center. That’s why we expend so much effort fighting hepatitis A, measles, hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, opioid use disorder, and other public health threats.

We keep not only our patients but also our wider community healthy. (And we are growing in response to the need: Stay tuned for the announcement of our new location in South Nashville!) Sen. Alexander was full of questions about all of this – and he was clearly impressed with the Neighborhood Health dentists and doctors he met.

Sen. Alexander chairs the powerful Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, where he is a forceful advocate for a 5-year extension of funding for community health centers. We are so grateful for his efforts to secure this 5-year extension, which enables us to do work with patients we love. This funding, and our work together, have such a large impact on the lives of the more than 30,000 patients we serve. Thanks to the continuing work of Sen. Alexander and his colleagues, this impact will continue to be felt all across Nashville and Middle Tennessee.


            

Thank again to Sen. Alexander for taking time out to pay us a visit!

Neighborhood Health Newsletter (July)


07/18/2019

 
Neighborhood News
July 2019
 
Back to School
 
 
Neighborhood Health is redoubling our efforts to help get kids vaccinated in advance of the start of school.  We have expanded the number of sites at which we offer childhood vaccinations. We are also holding special walk-in Saturday clinics for children:
 
 
 
  • Saturday, August 3rd at our Napier Medical & Clinic (107 Charles E. David Blvd. in the Napier/Sudekum community) from 12pm to 4pm
 
  • Saturday, August 10th at our Cayce Clinic (617 S. 8th St. in the Cayce/East Nashville community) from 10am to 4pm
 
Annual Breakfast Fundraiser
 
 
Neighborhood Health will be holding our annual breakfast on September 26th, at City Winery Nashville.
 
The annual fundraising breakfast helps Neighborhood Health continue to provide medical, dental, and behavioral health care for over 30,000 patients each year.
 
Thanks to the support of our generous sponsors, we are able to provide quality affordable care to everyone who needs it, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay.
 
Sponsorship opportunities are available. 
 
Completed sponsorship forms can be sent to Brian Haile, 
 
Mission Moment
 
From a patient at Casa Azafrán:
 
“I wanted to let you know that I had to find a clinic quickly because I had a wrestling match with Poison Ivy in my yard and was beyond miserable before I realized what had happened.
 
First of all, I was surprised to know that there was a health clinic there and it was a Neighborhood Health clinic! EVERYONE at the clinic was absolutely wonderful. They were sweet, caring and compassionate... I was lucky and only waited about an hour. As a walk-in I expected a longer wait.”
 
Hepatitis A Update
 
 
Neighborhood Health has vaccinated over 1,5000  at-risk adults for hepatitis A since the outbreak  was declared  in May last year.
 
 
We are grateful to the Metro Health Department for their support as we work together to vaccinate those at risk and contain the spread of Hepatitis A.
 
We are offering  FREE  Hepatitis A vaccines
to at-risk adults at multiple clinic sites:
 
Adults at risk for hepatitis A include: men who have sex with men, persons experiencing homelessness, drug users, and staff/volunteers who visit encampments.
 
Take PRIDE in Your Health
 
 
Neighborhood Health celerbated Pride through the month of June. We want to let the LGBTQ community know they can count on us for their healthcare needs.
 
We continue our important work with PrEP, hepatitis A vaccine, hormone therapy, and our numerous sexual and reproductive health services.
 
We are becoming one of the largest providers of LGBTQ health care services in Middle Tennessee.

 

Back to School Events


07/17/2019

Neighborhood Health is hosting walk-in Saturday Back to School events for kids: 

  • Saturday, August 3rd at our Napier Medical & Clinic (107 Charles E. David Blvd. in the Napier/Sudekum community)from 12pm to 4pm
  • Saturday, August 10th at our Cayce Clinic (617 S. 8th St. in the Cayce/East Nashville community) from 10am to 4pm

Neighborhood Health Newsletter (April)


04/09/2019

 
Neighborhood News
April 2019
 
Mission Moment
 
From Kay Gale, Samaritan Recovery Community:
 
“I do want to take this opportunity to thank all of you at Neighborhood health for the tremendous service you provide to our clients and the community. While everyone in your organization is so appreciated, I want you to be aware of some very special individuals that we truly have come to depend on in providing care for our clients.
 
Crystal Woolverton is without doubt one of the most dedicated and hardworking individuals I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She truly cares ! Heather Ward RN is equally appreciated, assisting me in so many ways as I try to coordinate our client's care. 
 
We deal most frequently with the staff at Downtown Clinic and so greatly appreciate the great customer service provided by Wesley and Victoria at the front desk , along with Lisa and Sam in the dispensary. Ms Gussie is also greatly appreciated as she is so very pleasant and dependable , transporting our clients safely back and forth to clinic. Holly Cline NP, Dr Kelly, Dr Schaefer, Dr West, Ken Benning, Sarah Ballard are all so concerned and thorough, as they provide our clients care. 
 
To sum it up...United Neighborhood Health (especially Downtown Clinic) is totally awesome!”
 
Hepatitis A Update
 
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Neighborhood Health has vaccinated almost 1,400 at-risk adults for hepatitis A since the outbreak was declared in May last year.
 
We are grateful to the Metro Health Department for their support as we work together to vaccinate those at risk and contain the spread of Hepatitis A.
 
We are offering FREE Hepatitis A vaccines
to at-risk adults at multiple clinic sites:
 
Adults at risk for hepatitis A include: men who have sex with men, persons experiencing homelessness, drug users, and staff/volunteers who visit encampments.
 
Hepatitis C Treatment Program Launched
 
In January 2019, Neighborhood Health implemented a broad-based treatment program for adults with Hepatitis C. We are now providing hepatitis C treatment to patients at all 13 health center locations.
 
For many years, we had to refer to gastroenterology or specialty care because insurance companies required specialty approval for hepatitis C treatment.
 
Now insurance companies allow primary care providers to prescribe and we can ensure that those who need treatment have access to a cure.
 
Joint Commission and NCQA Recognition
 
 
In the last six months, we have achieved both Joint Commision accreditation and NCQA PCMH recognition.
 
We are the only community health center in the region to accomplish this for all clinic locations. We also are the first community health center to successfully complete TCPI.
 
Celebrating our Community Partners
 
 
We want to express our gratitude to Dr. Rondy Smith, the founder and executive director of Rest Stop Ministries. Dr. Smith joined us on February 6th for our monthly All Staff meeting.
 
Rest Stop Ministries is a faith-based organization in the Nashville, TN area dedicated to providing holistic restoration for female survivors of domestic sex trafficking.
 
Dr. Smith gave a presentation about the problem of sexual trafficking. She emphasized the reality that sex trafficking happens everywhere in the United States. Dr. Smith also spoke to the important role that healthcare providers play in providing holistic care for survivors and potentially identifying victims of sex trafficking.
 
Neighborhood Health joined the End It Movement in recognizing "Shine a Light on Slavery" day on February 7th, 2019.
 
Dry Socks for Wet Feet
 
Neighborhood Health is always looking for donations of socks to give to our patients who are experiencing homelessness. Please contact us if you are looking to contribute to the sock fund, we accept donations year-round.
 
Socks are the item that is most requested by local shelters and organizations, yet they are donated less frequently than other items. The importance of socks for people experiencing homelessness is often emphasized in the winter because of the cold. But having clean dry socks is important year-round.
 
Many patients experiencing homelessness walk several miles every day to access food, shelter, and other services. Having warm dry socks can help to prevent blisters, and infections - making it easier for these patients to access the services that they need.
 
During the winter time, more people have some form of shelter, but socks are even more important in the spring, summer and fall when many more people are outdoors.

 

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