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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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How Community Health Centers Lower Emergency Department Visits

The care provided at a community health center (CHC) goes beyond providing low- or no-cost services to underserved communities. Among other things, CHCs provide community health education to help close the health literacy gap. A recent Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) study found that patients who receive care at CHCs, like Neighborhood Health Center…

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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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Thinking about PrEP? Find out if this method of HIV prevention is right for you.

Tove Silver is a nurse practitioner at Neighborhood Health Center, specializing in sexual and reproductive health. Fluent in English and Spanish, Tove provides primary care and reproductive health services at NHC’s Hillsboro and Tanasbourne clinics. Tove is passionate about health equity and accessibility. We asked her to share more about PrEP, including who should think…

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Health Disparities and COVID-19: Living Our Mission

Community Health Centers were born out of the 1960s Civil Rights and Social Justice Movement in part as a mission to affirm the value of all people. As a Community Health Center that provides care to all, with a focus on serving vulnerable and diverse populations, we see the direct effect of physical and mental…

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Spotlight on NHC Pediatrician, Dr. Philip Miller

Over the course of his career, Dr. Philip Miller, a pediatrician with Neighborhood Health Center (NHC), estimates that he’s seen more than a quarter of a million patients. This year Dr. Miller celebrates ten years with NHC. What’s the most rewarding part of his job? He says it’s being in a position to give people…

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Celebrating our Providers on National Doctors’ Day

Meet Drs. Karla Goodman and Emily Viggiano, two of the dedicated providers who make up our team at Neighborhood Health Center. Dr. Goodman is a naturopathic doctor and Viggiano, a pediatrician. In honor of National Doctors Day, we asked what led them each to pursue a career in healthcare, what brought them to NHC –…

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#GiveHealth: Bringing Quality Care to the Community

COVID-19 Vaccines Giving the gift of health to migrant and seasonal farmworkers Maribel Renteria is Clinic Manager at NHC’s Canby clinic where she oversees day-to-day operations. Many of the patients her team sees are uninsured or on Oregon Health Plan (OHP); a portion of these patients are migrant farmworkers – a community that has been┬ádisproportionately…

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Flu Shots Available at NHC

Flu vaccinations are more important than ever, as the CDC has reported that reduced flu activity since March 2020 could result in an early and possibly severe 2021-22 flu season. Get your flu shot this month at one of two upcoming flu clinics. Patients who want to take advantage of the Saturday clinics need to…

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