Thursday, May 28, 2015

Stroke Awareness

Join the One Million Hearts Webinar about the prevention of strokes today at 2pm

Act Fast

Strokes or "Brain Attacks" are all too common.  Anyone at any age can have a stroke.  It is very important to learn the facts about strokes and to be able to identify the signs and symptoms.  Prevention of a stroke according to the CDC can include eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising, limiting alcohol, and keeping low blood pressure and cholesterol (  

If there is an instance when you or someone else is experiencing the symptoms of a stroke it is key to act FAST! 
  • F=Face 
  • A=Arm 
  • S=Speech 
  • T=Time 

Awareness Tools for Healthcare Professionals

  • provides a myriad of helpful tools for healthcare professionals that explain the importance of stroke prevention. Here you can download tools or order free printed materials.

More helpful information about strokes:

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Summer is Coming...

Heat Safety 

Today is Heat Safety Awareness Day! Although, it is still spring we all know that hot summer days are quickly approaching.  It is best to be prepared and know what to do in the inevitable event of warm to hot temperatures and extreme heat. 

Did you know?

Information on Extreme Heat:

Tips for Preparing for Extreme Heat:

What You Can Do:

Helpful Materials:

As we approach the long weekend many people will be spending a lot of time outside. So please keep this information in mind and pass it along.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Mental Health Awareness

May is National Mental Health Awareness month.   Often times mental health gets pushed aside because it is a part of us that cannot be seen.  The truth is though, everyone should be working their mental health.  Stress, family, environment, money, there are many things that could play a part in mental health.  Learn some facts, ways to spread awareness and more!


The campaign to change the direction:

Helpful tips and how to spread awareness:

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

50th Anniversary of Community Health Centers


America's Health Centers, Celebrating 50 Years

"In 2015, America’s Health Centers will celebrate 50 years of success in expanding access to quality and affordable primary and preventive healthcare services to millions of uninsured and medically underserved people nationwide." (

Learn about the legacy, the impact and the future of community health centers in the National Association of Community Health centers' great article "Community Health Centers Past, Present, and Future: Building on 50 Years of Success" here.


Ohio Community Health Centers

In 2014 Ohio community health centers served nearly 574,000 patients and staffed over 3,000 full-time equivalents. Also, our Ohio CHCs had over 1.9 million patient visits! 

Learn more about Ohio community health centers here

Community health centers provide such valuable resources for all people across the state. Ohio currently has 44 community health center organizations, equaling 222 CHC sites across the state.  73% of our CHC organizations have at least one health center that is PCMH recognized!

Learn about PCMH here