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IMPROVING HEALTH IN YOUR COMMUNITY
A new free health clinic operated by University of Alabama students aims to help people with chronic health problems in Tuscaloosa’s West End. The West End Health Project started about a month ago at the McDonald Hughes Center, said Michael Moore, student director of the clinic. The clinic provides free blood pressure checks, blood glucose […]
Last week when yet another patient at the clinic declined to have a flu shot, I asked her, “If there were a vaccine for Ebola, would you want me to give it to you?” “Oh yes,” she said, “I’d take that one for sure.” I tried to explain to her that the flu presents a […]
Approximately $283 million from the Affordable Care Act in 2014 went to increase primary care services in rural areas like Alabama, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Increasing funding for the National Health Service Corps will help increase primary care in areas that need it, said Dr. Richard Streiffer, dean of the College of Community Health Sciences at the University of Alabama.
“Academic medical centers have a critical role, even a duty, I would argue, to contribute to improved population health. At The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences, we accept and pursue that mission through a four-dimensional strategy …”
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