Local agencies partner to host candidate forum on mental health and incarceration

Melanie Coen

Heartland Community Health Center, Bert Nash Community Health Center, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, Health Care Access, and Douglas County Dental Clinic are co-hosting a moderated county commission candidate forum to discuss mental health and incarceration in Douglas County. The forum is open to the public and will ...

Heartland receives grant for health information technology enhancement

Melanie Coen

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced on September 16, 2016 that Heartland Community Health Center has been awarded the Delivery System Health Information Investment award (DSHII) for $44,789. This one-time award will allow strategic investments in health information technology enhancements at the health center. “Heartland remains on the ...

Heartland receives Quality Improvement Award from HRSA for second consecutive year

Sean  Hatch

For the second year in a row [Heartland Community Health Center][1] has received an award for Health Center Quality Improvement from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The award is given to health centers all over the country to recognize quality care and to allow them to continue making ...

Enroll Kansas event set for this Saturday

Sean  Hatch

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2016/jan/07/301551/ **[Heartland Community Health Center][1] and Cover Kansas are partnering to host a free event to help people enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace this Saturday, January 9 in the Lawrence Public Library auditorium from 10am – 3pm.** Certified Healthcare Navigators will be onsite to answer questions and give assistance ...

Marketplace assistance at Heartland

Sean  Hatch

Often times people trying to access health care services encounter heartbreaking situations where the care they need is not affordable. Thanks to the Health Insurance Marketplace, there are now options that didn't exist just a few years ago. Recently, a patient at Heartland Community Health Center was diagnosed with testicular ...

Heartland fundraiser set for Thursday night

Sean  Hatch

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2015/dec/07/300346/ Heartland Community Health Center will hold its fifth annual Fill Up Pour Out fundraising event this Thursday, December 10 at 7pm at Abe & Jake's Landing. The event will celebrate the year that was and look forward to what 2016 holds for the organization. The evening will feature live ...

Award winning documentary about Heartland launches online on #GivingTuesday

Sean  Hatch

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2015/dec/01/300000/ Modern health care has become a popular cultural punching bag despite the tremendous life-saving service it provides each day. The short documentary “[Fill Up. Pour Out.][1]” is turning that tide of negativity by revealing the generous heart that beats inside the medical professionals at Heartland Community Health Center in ...

Heartland welcomes new director of primary care

Sean  Hatch

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2015/nov/30/299878/ Heartland Community Health Center has announced that physician Greg Stueve will be joining Heartland beginning Dec. 1 as its Director of Primary Care. Stueve is a Topeka native who attended Kansas University for his undergraduate and medical studies. Stueve has been a doctor for 20 years and has spent ...

Chronic condition support workshops beginning in October

Sean  Hatch

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2015/oct/08/297667/ **Heartland Community Health Center and the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department are launching "Tools for Better Health" workshops in October.** One will take place on Thursday evenings beginning October 15 from 6:00-8:30pm at Holcom Recreation Center (2700 W. 27th St). The other will meet on Wednesday mornings beginning October 14 ...

Heartland welcomes its newest provider

Sean  Hatch

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2015/sep/28/297198/ **Last week Heartland welcomed Lisa Pearse-Russell, APRN, to its team of providers.** Lisa is a Lawrence native who realized in high school that she had a passion for health care. She has her bachelor’s and master’s in nursing from Washburn University. Prior to joining Heartland, Lisa worked in the ...

Heartland awarded quality improvement grant from HRSA

Sean  Hatch

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced on Tuesday, August 25 that Heartland Community Health Center will be awarded $133,036 in Affordable Care Act funding. The funds, totaling $63.3 million, were awarded by HRSA to 1,153 health centers across the country for achievements in providing high quality, comprehensive care. ...

Join Heartland for Walk with a Doc on Saturday

Sean  Hatch

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2015/aug/11/295294/ **Join [Heartland Community Health Center][1] and Walk with a Doc on Saturday, August 15 at 9am. Participants will meet on the west side of the Medical Arts Building (346 Maine St.) to start the walk.** Two walking routes will be offered: one that is half a mile and one ...

Back to School with Heartland set for Aug. 10-14

Sean  Hatch

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2015/aug/05/295027/ **Back to School with Heartland will be Monday, August 10 through Friday, August 14.** The clinic will be offering students who are uninsured $20 physicals with free immunizations and backpacks with school supplies. Children who are insured or on Kancare will pay their normal copays for their physicals and ...

Heartland welcomes its newest MD

Sean  Hatch

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2015/jul/16/294441/ **This week Heartland welcomed Dr. A.J. Strickland to its team of providers.** Dr. Strickland comes to Heartland from Red Cloud, NE. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and he completed his residency in Kearney, NE. Dr. Stickland is an avid outdoorsmen who enjoys ...

Heartland moving, reopening in new location on Tuesday, July 7

Sean  Hatch

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2015/jun/30/293642/ The date is set: **Heartland Community Health Center will officially make the move to the Medical Arts Building (346 Maine St.) over the weekend and will reopen in its new location on Tuesday, July 7.** Heartland's final day of business at the Riverfront Plaza will be Wednesday, July 1. ...

Walk with a Doc this Saturday

Sean  Hatch

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2015/jun/08/292569/ Heartland Community Health Center is partnering with a national non-profit to bring the "Walk with a Doc" program to Lawrence. **The first walk will be held this Saturday, June 13 at 9am at the Sandra J. Shaw Community Health Park (110 Maine St).** This free event is open to ...

Chronic disease management workshop to begin June 2

Sean  Hatch

Americorps members from Heartland Community Health Center will host a free seven-week workshop focused on equipping individuals who are managing chronic conditions. The group will meet at the Community Health Building (200 Maine St.) from noon to 2:30 PM on seven consecutive Tuesdays beginning June 2. This workshop is ideally ...

Heartland invites public to "Walk with a Doc" on Saturday, June 13

Sean  Hatch

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2015/may/11/291403/ Heartland Community Health Center is partnering with a national non-profit to bring the "Walk with a Doc" program to Lawrence. The first walk will be held on Saturday, June 13 at 9am at the Sandra J. Shaw Community Health Park (110 Maine St). This free event is open to ...

One woman's transformation a testament to Heartland's community approach

Sean  Hatch

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2015/apr/28/290704/ Monica* felt stuck when she started struggling to maintain her focus in school. She was 22 years old, uninsured, and felt like she didn’t have any options. She first heard about Heartland through an ad in the local paper. Even though she was hesitant at first because she didn’t ...

Heartland now accepting applications for AmeriCorps members

Sean  Hatch

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2015/apr/17/290209/ Interested in health care and want to give a year (or more) of service to help improve the health and lives of underserved members in our community? Apply to become an AmeriCorps member at Heartland Community Health Center! Being an AmeriCorps member is a full-time “year of service.” The ...

Heartland adds services, provider in 2014

Sean  Hatch

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2015/apr/16/290153/ Heartland's 2014 Annual Report was recently published and [can be viewed here][1]. Highlights from 2014 at Heartland include: - A complete remodel of the reception area and clinic. - Nearly doubling the number of unduplicated patients it saw from 2013. - Taking on HIV/AIDS case management after the Douglas ...

Chronic disease management workshop to begin March 24

Sean  Hatch

Americorps members from Heartland Community Health Center will host a free six-week workshop focused on equipping individuals who are managing chronic conditions. The group will meet at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department from noon to 2:30pm on six consecutive Tuesdays beginning March 24. This workshop is ideally suited for individuals ...

Blue Orleans concert to benefit Heartland

Sean  Hatch

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2015/feb/16/286964/ Blue Orleans, a local zydeco/blues rock band, will play a show on Tuesday, February 17 at The Bottleneck and a portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit Heartland Community Health Center. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $10 at the door. More details ...

Heartland, KAMU testify for Kancare expansion at the Capitol

Sean  Hatch

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2015/jan/23/285688/ In what can be seen as a flicker of hope for Kancare expansion in 2015, the Kansas House Vision 2020 Committee has started holding hearings with an eye toward developing a “Kansas solution” to Medicaid expansion. The Committee, chaired by Rep. Tom Sloan (R-Lawrence), held its second Kancare expansion ...

Heartland's Fill Up. Pour Out. fundraiser this Thursday

Sean  Hatch

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2014/dec/08/283415/ **Heartland Community Health Center's fourth annual Fill Up. Pour Out. fundraiser is this Thursday, December 11 at 7pm at Arterra Event Gallery.** The program will include moving patient testimonials, presentations by Heartland staff, and live music. Tickets are $65 per guest. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks are included in the ...

Woman finally gets new hip thanks to affordable health insurance

Sean  Hatch

The last time Vicky* had health insurance was in 1972 before she moved out of her father’s house. “It's been over forty years since I had health insurance,” she said, “and luckily I managed to stay relatively healthy for the majority of that time.” That changed on Labor Day in ...

Heartland's fourth annual Fill Up. Pour Out. fundraising event set for Thursday, Dec. 11

Sean  Hatch

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2014/nov/06/281819/ **Join Heartland for its fourth annual Fill Up. Pour Out. fundraiser on Thursday, December 11 at 7pm at Arterra Event Gallery.** The program will include moving patient testimonials, presentations by Heartland staff, and live music. Tickets are $65 per guest. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks are included in the ticket ...

Save the date: Fill Up. Pour Out. 2014

Sean  Hatch

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2014/sep/26/279538/ **Join Heartland for its fourth annual Fill Up. Pour Out. fundraiser on Thursday, December 11 at 7pm at Arterra Event Gallery.** The program will include moving patient testimonials, presentations by Heartland staff, and live music. Tickets are $65 per guest. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks are included in the ticket ...

Heartland Goes Pink on Thursday, Oct. 2

Sean  Hatch

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2014/sep/17/279103/ In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, **Heartland Goes Pink will be an evening to celebrate women's health on Thursday, October 2 from 5:00-6:30pm in the [Carnegie Building][1] (200 W. 9th St., Lawrence, KS).** Join [Heartland Community Health Center][2] and [Early Detection Works][3] for an evening of inspiring ...

Heartland welcomes a new provider

Sean  Hatch

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2014/sep/05/278553/ **Heartland has a new provider! Jolynne Myers, APRN, started with Heartland on August 11.** Jolynne is a Kansas native who has a Master of Science in Nursing from UMKC and in Exercise Physiology and Health Education from KU. She spent 17 years working in a hospital setting before joining ...

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