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Check Out Our New Short Videos!

June 17, 2019 by Jessica Gee


Today we are rolling the first video in our series of ten short videos that explain all about North Country HealthCare. The first video focuses on who we are and who we care for. Check it out! North Country HealthCare is a community health center. Community health centers keep communities healthy. We care for those who are very sick, not so sick, and those who aren’t sick at all. We help people stay healthy! North Country HealthCare is the primary community health center in the area. In 1991, a small group of doctors and nurses, health and human service representatives …

Meeting the Healthcare Needs of Transgender Patients

June 17, 2019 by Jessica Gee


Many transgender people face barriers to utilizing basic primary and preventive healthcare. Social awareness and acceptance of transgender individuals has increased over the past decade. Yet transgender people often face barriers to finding and utilizing healthcare – even basic primary care and preventive care. Many transgender individuals have postponed medical care because of discrimination, been subject to verbal harassment, or have even been denied healthcare because of their gender identity. Providing a holistic, respectful and welcoming healthcare experience for all patients, not just transgender patients, is an essential component of good medicine and the health of our communities. Preventive medicine, …

North Country HealthCare Addresses Doctor Shortage in Northern AZ

June 7, 2019 by Jessica Gee


Seven ATSU-SOMA students graduated from medical school last May. Right now Arizona needs an additional 605 primary care physicians to address its shortage of health professionals, according to the 2019 State Health Assessment, released last month by the Arizona Department of Health Services. In fact, Arizona is ranked 38th in the nation in the number of primary care providers per 100,000 population. Not having access to a primary care provider makes routine check-ups and ongoing care difficult to obtain, and has a negative impact on the quality of life of Arizona’s most vulnerable communities. Access to care is especially dire …

$750K Included in State Budget for North Country HealthCare Graduate Medical Education

June 4, 2019 by Jessica Gee


Residents will be trained at North Country HealthCare’s Flagstaff – 4th Street location, as well as throughout northern Arizona. North Country HealthCare learned last Tuesday that Arizona senators included $750K in the state budget to help fund North Country HealthCare’s family medicine residency program. Recruitment for its inaugural class will begin this summer, with the first four residents beginning the program in July 2020. Funding from the state is essential for the initiation of the residency program, which has limited resources due to its unique nature as a community health center-based program. The North Country HealthCare Family Medicine Residency Program …

“All of Us” Research Program at North Country HealthCare

May 30, 2019 by Starla Collins


Do you ever wonder how we know about the health and lifestyle of certain populations? Or how we know what the health concerns of certain groups are? The answer is, from people like YOU! Health information and research exists only through the participation of patients who are willing to be part of the learning process. We at North Country HealthCare are committed creating healthier communities. That’s why North Country HealthCare is partnering with the National Institute of Health (NIH) to help educate our patients about the All of Us Research Program (AoURP). The AoURP is a ten-year study to help …

Graduate Medical Education Funding Goes Unaddressed in (Leaked) State Budget

May 22, 2019 by Jessica Gee


Including graduate medical education in the state budget would create more healthcare jobs in AZ. North Country HealthCare is disappointed to learn today, after insiders leaked the state House budget, that funding for Graduate Medical Education (GME) is excluded. North Country HealthCare has an accredited family residency program ready to recruit and start its first class. The residency program was initiated to address the primary care provider shortage in northern Arizona. With the rate at which Arizona’s population is growing, we will be facing even more extreme shortages in accessing timely and specialty health professionals in the future. The Physician …

Theresa’s Story: Running for a Cure

April 12, 2019 by Jessica Gee


Theresa Salvatore, FNP and her dad. Theresa Salvatore, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, is a family nurse practitioner at North Country HealthCare. Theresa cares for patients at North Country HealthCare’s Winslow and Flagstaff locations. She is passionate about preventive medicine and enjoys the community health center environment, where she can treat a variety of patients with an array of conditions. I used to hate running. In high school, as a basketball player, I viewed it as punishment. Somehow though a couple friends suckered me into a half marathon when I was twenty-three. While training for that first race I found myself enjoying …

Congress Must Approve Budget to Fund Vital Community Health Centers

January 18, 2018 by Starla Collins


Healthcare can be one of the more complicated and divisive political issues any policymaker has to work on. Every decision made in Congress can significantly impact the lives of millions of people regardless of age, health needs, social-economic status and race. Today, the stakes couldn’t be higher. As Congress continues to debate ways to move our healthcare system to one that’s focused on patient needs with greater access, higher quality and lower costs, there’s one solution that makes a daily positive impact on the well-being of individuals and communities and is a solution virtually all of us agree on: the …

Celebrating 10 Years of Providing Care at 4th Street Building

December 4, 2017 by Jessica Gee


On November 30, North Country HealthCare celebrated the 10 year anniversary of its Flagstaff – 4th Street building. Guests included donors who gave to the building’s capital campaign over a decade ago, as well as the many community partners who have supported North Country HealthCare’s mission since it was founded in 1991. Flagstaff Vice Mayor Jamie Whelan and City Councilman Charlie Odegaard both attended the event. They presented a proclamation on behalf of the City of Flagstaff that November 30th, 2017 is now recognized as “North Country HealthCare Day,” in honor of the impact the organization has had on the …

North Country HealthCare Provider to Run the Boston Marathon

November 27, 2017 by Jessica Gee


Theresa Salvatore, FNP and her dad, Andy, will run the 2018 Boston Marathon together in April. Theresa Salvatore, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, is a family nurse practitioner and one of the newest healthcare providers to join the North Country HealthCare team. Theresa cares for patients at North Country HealthCare’s Winslow and Flagstaff locations. She is passionate about preventive medicine and enjoys the community health center environment, where she can treat a variety of patients with an array of conditions. “When I began working in a hospital after graduating from nursing school, I quickly realized I was treating conditions that could’ve been …

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