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Teen Dating Violence Awareness

By Amie Brooks, Domestic Violence Coordinator and Yohanna Mendez, Community Clinician Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime. Dating violence often starts with teasing and name calling. These behaviors are often thought to be a “normal” part of a relationship. Teen dating violence is an important, but often overlooked issue that at least […]

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American Heart Health Month

By Nicole S. Mitton Grant Writer/Communications Specialist Heart disease describes several problems related to plaque accretion in the walls of the arteries. The arteries narrow as the plaque builds up, making it more difficult for blood to flow. This creates a risk for heart attack or stroke. Other types of heart disease include heart failure, […]

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World AIDS Day

By Jane Brodie, PhD Vice President of Programs and Services It’s been 32 years since the first case of AIDS was reported and the World Health Organization estimates that over 36 million people have lost their lives to HIV/AIDS.  World AIDS Day is held on December 1 each year and is an opportunity for people […]

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Domestic Violence Awareness

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence, also known as intimate partner violence, is when one person in a relationship intentionally hurts another person physically or emotionally. Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence. In the United States, more than 5 million women are abused by an intimate partner each year. There are three […]

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The Affordable Care Act and Whittier Street Health Center

ACA and Community Health The ACA also includes a Health Center Program that awards funds to community health centers. By delivering comprehensive, high-quality preventive and primary health care to patients regardless of their ability to pay, health centers play a key role implementing the ACA. In 2013, Whittier received a grant from the Health Resources […]

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