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Embracing Healing and Awareness: NACASA’s Canvas of Courage Event

04/16/2024 by Taylor Holston


Last week, Northern Arizona residents embraced healing and self-care during NACASA’s Canvas of Courage event for National Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April. The NACASA team transformed the Museum of Contemporary Art Flagstaff event space into a relaxing, healing environment where survivors and their loved ones were encouraged to create art with three local artists who graciously contributed their own unique projects. What is NACASA?  NACASA stands for Northern Arizona Care and Services After Assault. It is a program of North Country HealthCare that provides a safe place, medical treatment, and support for adult and adolescent victims of sexual assault …

FIT at 45: Breaking Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screenings in Northern Arizona

03/25/2024 by Kari Perlewitz


In early 2023, North Country HealthCare received grant funding to develop the FIT at 45 program. This program offers no-cost colorectal cancer screenings to qualified patients. In this post, we will outline how the program works, what it covers, and who is eligible. What is the FIT at 45 Program? FIT at 45 is a grant-funded program that helps qualified patients gain access to colorectal cancer screenings and relevant follow-up services. This program is designed specifically for low-income, uninsured, underinsured, and insured patients in Northern Arizona. Program coordinator Jayme Blackrock is excited about FIT at 45 and the positive impact …

Support North Country HealthCare During Arizona Gives Day 2024

03/21/2024 by Kari Perlewitz


Every year, Arizona Gives Day — an initiative of AZ Impact for Good — brings together individuals and communities across the state to support local nonprofit organizations. Since its inception in 2013, AZ Impact for Good has raised nearly $42 million for Arizona’s nonprofit sector. This makes a huge impact in our local area! Donations are accepted on the AZ Impact for Good website every day, but the big statewide “Arizona Gives Day” online giving campaign takes place in early April each year. This year, mark your calendars for April 2, 2024, and join us for the big 24-hour fundraiser …

Brighter Smiles for a Brighter Future: North Country HealthCare’s Pediatric Dental Services

02/15/2024 by Kari Perlewitz


February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, which is the perfect time to shine a light on the importance of pediatric dental services and the lifelong benefits of good dental habits! For us here at North Country HealthCare, nurturing these habits from an early age is one of the most important ways we build healthier futures and healthier communities in Northern Arizona. What Do Pediatric Dental Visits Entail? The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends scheduling a child’s first dental appointment as soon as their first tooth appears, or by their first birthday. This might seem too early, but these …

Nurturing Aspiring Healthcare Professionals with Our Future Faces of Family Medicine Program

01/31/2024 by Kari Perlewitz


In the heart of Flagstaff, a groundbreaking initiative is shaping the future of healthcare! North Country HealthCare’s Future Faces of Family Medicine (FFFM) program aims to provide an invaluable mentorship opportunity to students who have expressed an interest in healthcare. This in-person program exposes students to a wide range of applications and topics designed to prepare them for a potential future career in the healthcare industry. The Future Faces of Family Medicine program is run through The NARBHA Institute  Family & Community Medicine Residency program at the Colorado Plateau Center for Health Professions (CPCHP), with funding from the Direct Relief …

Congratulations, Preceptors of the Year!

12/01/2023 by Taylor Holston


Teaching students and residents in our clinics is at the heart of our mission as a teaching health center. Preceptors help to mentor, guide, and empower northern Arizona’s future health professionals in all disciplines. This year’s Preceptors of the Year were selected from the pool of clinicians in medical, pharmacy, and dental who participated in teaching students and residents from July 2022 through June 2023. These clinicians not only teach an incredible number of hours, but they are also champions for supporting our mission as a teaching health center and inspire health career students every day.   Ty Ellsworth, DDS …

Get ready for flu season

10/06/2023 by Lesley Mitchell


Get ready for flu season Flu season is here! Are you ready? The single best way to protect yourself is by getting an annual flu shot. Flu vaccines are recommended to most people 6 months of age and older, including those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Getting vaccinated helps in two ways. First, it reduces the likelihood that you will get the flu and transmit it to others. It also helps reduce the chances of serious and potentially deadly complications should you become ill. The good news is that most major insurance plans cover the full cost of getting a …

North Country HealthCare 2023 Cultural Competency Report

08/18/2023 by Kristen Evon


As we head into the final months of 2023, North Country HealthCare is pleased to provide our 2023 Cultural Competency Report. This report provides insight into our cultural competency, diversity, equity and inclusion-related efforts for the year prior. It gives our employees, patients, and community members a snapshot of where we have been, where we are now, and what we have in store for the future. View the NCHC 2023 Cultural Competency Report: 2023 Cultural Competency Report (English) 2023 Cultural Competency Report (Spanish) Our continued efforts: North Country’s Cultural Competency Report is published every year. It is our goal that …

Celebrating National Health Center Week 2023

08/07/2023 by Kristen Evon


National Health Center Week takes place August 6-12, 2023. The team at North Country HealthCare is excited to celebrate National Health Center Week 2023 from August 6 – August 12. The week serves as an opportunity to highlight the important work being done by community health centers across the country to care for millions of Americans. North Country HealthCare will be hosting a CEO Town Hall event on Thursday, August 10th at 7:30 a.m. North Country HealthCare CEO Dr. Anne Newland will discuss “Interprofessional Education & Practice.” The event will be offered in-person in the Community Room at 2920 N. …

Migraines: Is it more than a headache?

12/08/2022 by Sarah Pena


A 2019 study found migraines to be the leading cause of disability among women under 50. The Global Burden of Disease study identified headache disorders as a leading public health concern in most countries. In 2019, the study ranked migraines as the second leading cause of disability among all adults, and first among women under 50. In the U.S., over 37 million people suffer from headaches, but less than 5% have received proper diagnosis and care. Most patients cannot tell the difference between a migraine and a headache, so they dismiss their symptoms as just a headache and not a more …

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