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Explore our latest community health events in Oregon, plus health tips and more. Get to know the faces behind NHC. Featuring healthcare stories from patients, friends and staff of NHC.

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NHC’s Community Dental Program Brings Oral Hygiene Services to Schools Around Portland

Outside of our clinics, Neighborhood Health Center’s (NHC) Community Dental Program takes dental hygiene services on the road to meet patients where they are in the community.  From school-age children in schools to parents in transitional housing, the Community Dental team responds to the need for affordable, accessible dental services by providing care in a…

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How Understanding Your Healthcare Affects Your Health

Healthcare can get confusing, so knowing how to navigate your care journey is vital to health outcomes.  Many people, especially patients from underserved and historically marginalized communities, have low health literacy due to systemic barriers, medical trauma, age, and lack of insurance. As a Community Health Center, NHC’s patient-centered approach to care prioritizes improving patient…

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Celebrating 58 Years of Medicare and Medicaid Insurance

This month marked the 58th anniversary of the Medicare and Medicaid federal insurance programs.  These programs have given hope and security to millions of Americans that they can reliably access healthcare. Since their inception in 1965, Medicare and Medicaid have provided life-saving insurance coverage to hundreds of millions of Americans.  These programs have transformed our…

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Federal Health Center Funding is Crucial to Community Care

Access to care for millions of patients nationwide depends upon Congress approving healthcare funding by the end of September.  Unless Congress acts to extend health center funding by September 30, nearly seven million Community Health Center (CHC) patients will lose access to care. Nationwide, CHCs provide accessible care to over 30 million patients, many of…

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NHC Celebrates Landmark Changes to Oregon’s Medicaid Program

This week NHC celebrates the landmark changes to the Oregon State’s Medicaid program. The new 1115 Medicaid demonstration waiver – just approved by the federal government – includes Medicaid funding for food and housing and continuous Oregon Health Plan enrollment for young children from birth up to age 6. Oregon is the first in the…

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Celebration and Reflection

From Jeri Weeks, CEO of Neighborhood Health Center Next week marks the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 – October 15. This month-long celebration honors the cultures, histories, and diversity of the Hispanic and Latino community. At Neighborhood Health Center (NHC), we are very proud to serve the Portland Metro Hispanic…

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NHC expands access for patients across Portland-metro

We are growing! Patients in Clackamas and Washington Counties will enjoy greater access to comprehensive care with the addition of two community health centers that will transition to Federally Qualified Health Centers in early 2020. NHC has recently acquired two clinics: Oregon City Medical and Beaverton Family Medicine. The addition of these two clinics means…

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