Tickets Now Available for 10th Annual Holiday Homes Tour

Elliot Johnson

Lawrence, Kansas – November 10th, 2014 - [The Holiday Homes Tour][1] is on Sunday, December 7th. Lawrence area homes will be decorated for the season and open to those with tickets. The tour runs from 12 PM - 5 PM. There will be a Holiday Shoppe and Bake Sale open ...

Flu Shot Clinics Set for Health Care Access' Patients

Elliot Johnson

Oct. 9, 2014 — [Health Care Access][1] will offer flu shots at two clinics set for the month of October at their Lawrence, Kansas location. Getting the vaccination is the most effective way to avoid getting the flu, a contagious respiratory illness. Influenza can cause mild to severe symptoms and ...

Summer Cruise-In 2014

Elliot Johnson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lawrence, Kansas - August 19, 2014 - BBQ Battle & Car Show Benefits Health Care Access In a benefit for [Health Care Access][1], [Set ‘em up Jack’s][2] once again is bringing you the ultimate classic car and truck show in Lawrence, Kansas! Join us on Saturday September ...

Just Food & Health Care Access Collaboration

Elliot Johnson

[Health Care Access][1] and [Just Food][2] formed a partnership to establish a supply of emergency food for Health Care Access patients in need, and to provide fresh produce to patients. The emergency food supply consists of canned vegetables and fruit, beans, soup, protein bars, and bread. This food was made ...

Physical Therapy Clinic at Health Care Access

Elliot Johnson

**[Visiting Nurses][1] and [Health Care Access][2] Therapy Collaboration** Lawrence, Kansas – June 25, 2014 - There are new activities and new faces at [Health Care Access][3]. [Visiting Nurses][4] has been managing a physical therapy clinic 2 half days a week since the beginning of the year. This effort is a ...

Health Care Access Clinic appoints Evans as Medical Director

Elliot Johnson

Lawrence, Kansas – May 12, 2014 - [Health Care Access Clinic][1] approved the appointment of Karen Evans, DO, as Medical Director at the monthly Board of Directors meeting on April 17, 2014. She will assume the post on June 1, 2014. Evans is a family physician at [Mt. Oread Family ...

Going to Market...the Health Insurance Market

Belinda Rehmer

On October 1, the Kansas Health Insurance Exchange also known as a “marketplace,” opened for business. This means that those who are uninsured can search for and purchase health insurance now available to them due to the passage of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Marketplace will be open ...

Free screening of "THE WAITING ROOM" to celebrate Health Care Access Clinic's 25th Anniversary

Scarbroughk

Health Care Access Clinic is celebrating its 25th year of service to the low-income, uninsured in Douglas County with an exclusive, **free** screening of the buzzworthy, award winning documentary, *The Waiting Room*. The screening will take place on **Sunday, October 13th** at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire, in ...

Tailgate Fundraiser to Benefit Visiting Nurses- Honoring Coach Don Fambrough

Lori McSorley

Visiting Nurses has served the Douglas County Community for over 44 years. In this time, they have served individuals in areas of Home Health, Rehabilitation, Hospice and Private Duty. Thousands of patients have been helped through these services, many of which have not had the ability to pay. Visiting Nurses ...

Bras Across the Kaw: Still Taking Donations

HCA Intern

It's back! *Bras Across the Kaw* is a way to honor, support, and encourage those involved with breast cancer while providing some fun for the community! This Lawrence *Breast Cancer Awareness Month* event set set for September 29th. We are still taking bra donations! We need a lot more to ...

Free Dental Day is coming!

Julie Branstrom

The Douglas County Dental Clinic will host its annual Free Dental Day Event in its new larger location at 2210 Yale Road. The event is scheduled for Friday, September 20, 2013. 15 Dentists will be participating this year and free services will be provided on a first come, first served ...

Health Care Access Clinic receives Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition

HCA Intern

Lawrence, Kansas - August 29, 2013 - Health Care Access Clinic is the first clinic or practice in Douglas County to receive Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The clinic was notified by NCQA on Wednesday, August 28th. The patient-centered medical home model ...

Douglas County CHIP Receives Kansas Health Foundation Grant

Janelle Martin

The Douglas County Community Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP) has received a $24,743 grant through the Kansas Health Foundation’s Recognition Grants program. This money will help support an initiative to increase cultural competency among Douglas County healthcare providers by offering training and technical assistance to member agencies. The grant will offer ...

Block Party THIS Sunday!

Ali Edwards

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/jun/21/257426/ Mark your calendars and plan to be at the HCHC Block Party this Sunday, June 23 from 6-8 p.m.! On Sunday, Heartland Community Health Center (HCHC) is partnering with Lawrence Wesleyan and Velocity Church to host the East Lawrence Block Party, a come-and-go FREE event for everyone in Lawrence! ...

Snow-cones & Friends

Rachel Warren

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/jun/10/256824/ Alright folks, mark your calendars for the East Lawrence Block Party! On Sunday, June 23rd, Heartland Community Health Center (HCHC) will be partnering with Lawrence Wesleyan and Velocity Church to host **the East Lawrence Block Party, a come-and-go FREE event for everyone in Lawrence!** There will be **free healthy ...

KU Credit Union Cosmopolitan Diabetes Golf Classic

Peony Allen

Alvamar Golf Complex Friday, May 24th 2013 8 a.m. ---------------------------------------- If you know anyone with diabetes, then you know it is a daily struggle to manage and live with the disease. It’s even harder if you don’t have health insurance. According to the American Diabetes Association over 25.8 million people ...

The New Era of Collaboration

Executive Director

Health Care Access Clinic has been pleased to work alongside 10 peer non-profit organizations over the past 6 months to talk about how to do business more collaboratively. Instigated by United Way's new model of community impact and building on the already important outcomes results, these agency directors got a ...

Surprise: New insurance fee in health overhaul law

Katie Bean

**BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, ASSOCIATED PRESS** http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/dec/10/246105/ **Washington** — Your medical plan is facing an unexpected expense, so you probably are, too. It's a new, $63-per-head fee to cushion the cost of covering people with pre-existing conditions under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The charge, buried in a recent regulation, ...

Governor taking cautious approach to Medicaid expansion

Adam Strunk

**By Scott Rothschild** TOPEKA — Gov. Sam Brownback is taking a wait-and-see attitude about whether to opt-in to expansion of the Medicaid program under the federal Affordable Care Act. “We’re talking with other states about what they are doing, still reviewing options,” Brownback said recently. And like all things related ...

Officials hope to expand telemedicine to help vets

Scott Rothschild

Topeka — As more veterans deal with mental and physical health problems, officials say a new program in Kansas will deliver medical assistance quicker and more efficiently and perhaps become a model for other states to follow. Gov. Sam Brownback and officials from the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department and Kansas ...

Governor: No state-federal health care partnership

Alex  Parker

**TOPEKA** (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback says Kansas will have a federally run health insurance exchange, after he declined to support Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger's application for a state-federal partnership. Brownback had said months ago he would wait until after Tuesday's election before moving forward on health care. He announced ...

Fill Up. Pour Out.

Rachel Warren

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/nov/08/244412/ Please join us, Heartland Community Health Center, for the celebration and fundraising event, “**Fill Up. Pour Out. : Winter ’12.**” This evening will be a time to celebrate the year’s events and accomplishments together, and believe us, 2012 has been the biggest year in our organization’s history! Join us ...

Kansas officials ponder next health care step

Alex  Parker

**TOPEKA (AP)** — Topeka — Kansas officials are considering their next steps to implement the federal health care law now that the presidential election has been decided and deadlines are looming. The state has until Nov. 16 to tell the federal government whether it wants to be a partner in ...

GOP raises specter of Medicaid expansion as campaign issue

Alex  Parker

**By John Hanna, Associated Press** **TOPEKA** — Gov. Sam Brownback’s allies have raised the potential expansion of the state’s Medicaid program as a campaign issue in the days before Tuesday’s election decides races for the Kansas Legislature, with conservative Republicans seeking to bind Democrats to President Barack Obama and the ...

State official seeks to reassure panel on Medicaid

Alex  Parker

**By Associated Press** **TOPEKA** - Gov. Sam Brownback's administration is trying to reassure Kansas legislators that Medicaid participants won't suffer if the federal government delays an overhaul of the program. State Division of Health Care Finance Director Kari Bruffett said Wednesday that services won't be interrupted if the state can't ...

Empty Laundry Detergent Bottle Drive

Rachel Warren

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/oct/04/242198/ Throughout the month of October we are asking people in the community to donate their empty laundry detergent bottles to Heartland Community Health Center. As a patient with diabetes, the disposals of insulin needles can be an expensive cost. So HCHC wants to help! A laundry detergent bottle is ...

Uninsured line up to receive free dental care at Lawrence clinic

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/videos/2012/sep/28/35676/ Lawrence resident Rita Moses spent more than 14 hours in the parking lot of the [Douglas County Dental Clinic][1] to receive free care Friday. Moses said she works part-time in a child care center and as a restaurant hostess in a retirement community, but neither job offers health benefits. ...

Report: Health insurance costs, uninsured to rise under Romney's plans

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/sep/27/241889/ Kansas families buying health insurance would pay nearly twice as much under proposals offered by presidential candidate Mitt Romney than under President Barack Obama’s [Affordable Care Act][1], according to a report released today. Under Obama’s plan, it’s also estimated that 220,000 Kansans would gain insurance coverage by 2016, while ...

Motorcycle ride to benefit terminally ill Topeka resident, his family

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2012/sep/26/241825/ There will be a motorcycle ride and bike show Saturday for Topeka resident Greg Hasselman, who was born with a rare congenital heart condition. Hasselman, 25, has undergone several life-sustaining procedures. He was scheduled for a heart and liver transplant, but during a recent trip to the Mayo Clinic ...

Agencies say Kansas Medicaid changes progressing

Alex  Parker

**By John Milburn, Associated Press** **TOPEKA (AP)** — Kansas is making progress in overhauling its Medicaid system for the poor and disabled, officials from two state agencies told a legislative committee Wednesday. Kansas has saved more than $1.3 million from changes the state made to the federal-state program in the ...

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