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Shining a Light on School Based Health Centers

Shining a Light on School Based Health Centers

Sep 8, 2020 By Arianna Smith

“Wear your mask. Social distance. Stay six feet apart. Wash your hands. Stay home if you are sick.” We’ve all heard these words more times than we can count, yet COVID-19 is still making its way through our country like wildfire. While so many concerns and changes have arisen since March, the biggest concern right now is this: How can we keep our children in school and keep them healthy and safe?  This is where sch...

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Community Health Centers: Providing Leadership & Hope in a Time of Crisis

Community Health Centers: Providing Leadership & Hope in a Time of Crisis

Aug 6, 2020 By Ryan Sinitiere

I don’t know about you, but I’m about ready to get off of this terrifying roller coaster called 2020.   Six months ago, who could have imagined that the world would soon be turned upside down by one of the deadliest pandemics in over a century? For that matter, who could have predicted that the richest and most powerful country in the world would be having such a difficult time in responding and containing the spread o...

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The NoiseFilter Podcast: Educating Our Community About COVID-19

The NoiseFilter Podcast: Educating Our Community About COVID-19

Jul 1, 2020 By Graham Patterson & Celeste Jupiter

Pictured above:  Dr. MarkAlain Dery & Dr. Eric Griggs Blog post written by:  Graham Patterson & Celeste Jupiter Working on the front lines of COVID-19, infectious diseases specialist, Dr. MarkAlain Dery, and community health expert, Dr. Eric Griggs “Doc Griggs” observed that other healthcare professionals, as well as lay people, were getting lost in both the bulk and complexity of the COVID-19 information they ...

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Navigating Health Center Funding in a Time of Uncertainty

Navigating Health Center Funding in a Time of Uncertainty

Jun 2, 2020 By Allison Coleman

With states slowly reopening following shutdowns due to COVID-19, community health centers across the country are navigating how to maintain operations and stay afloat during this devastating pandemic. As organizations have been addressing unprecedented financial challenges, Capital Link has been listening to health center’s experiences and concerns, and is working to support their efforts to balance financial and operational sustainability...

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Access to Healthcare is a Right, Not a Privilege: Defining and Addressing Health Disparities

Access to Healthcare is a Right, Not a Privilege: Defining and Addressing Health Disparities

May 7, 2020 By Raegan A. Carter

Unfortunately, the fact that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting the black community more than other races/ethnicities and communities is a painful, but not surprising reality. According to statistics provided by the Louisiana Department of Health, African Americans make up 32% of Louisiana's population, but represent nearly 60% of COVID-19 related deaths. The very idea of health disparities may be shocking to some because of ...

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Facts Over Fear: The Coronavirus Pandemic & What We Can Do to Overcome This Crisis

Facts Over Fear: The Coronavirus Pandemic & What We Can Do to Overcome This Crisis

Apr 1, 2020 By Shannon Robertson

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has dominated headlines around the world for weeks now.  Declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization, the spread of this deadly virus has proven to be the type of crisis that so many public health professionals warned us about over the past couple of decades.  Parts of the United States have been hit particularly hard by this virus - including our state of Louisiana. Public react...

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