The City of Gary is facing the ever-escalating costs associated with combatting the opioid epidemic.  In continued efforts to confront this crisis, the City filed a complaint in Lake County Superior Court on January 29, 2018 seeking to recover damages for use of public resources to fight the opioid...
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By Keaundrey Clark A COVID-19 vaccination center will open in Gary soon. With the one-year anniversary of the start of the pandemic having recently passed, and with more Americans getting the recommended vaccination, Gary and other Northwest Indiana residents will now have an opportunity to receive free vaccine shots. Gary’s center...
Community Health Centers (CHCs) are part of the backbone of Indiana’s health care safety-net. Non-profit, community-driven primary health care providers, CHCs serve Hoosiers who are identified as medically under-served and may otherwise have no access to health care. Collectively, Indiana’s CHCs provided primary care services to nearly 600,000 Hoosiers...
The Coloring Mental Health Collective announced a partnership with the Donny Hathaway Legacy Project to help bring about awareness to the mental health issues, wellness, domestic abuse and violence in black and brown communities. The two organizations join forces along with key partners, sponsors, thought leaders, youth, local and...
To help remedy Chicago's dire blood shortage caused by COVID-19, State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) and Rev. Byron Brazier of Apostolic Church of God are partnering to hold a community blood drive Friday. African-American blood donors are especially needed to help patients battling sickle cell disease. Blood banks have...
The drama of the 1920s era Prohibition speakeasy will enchant guests on Saturday, October 20, when the Ambassadors for Edgewater hosts its annual gala. For 14 years the Ambassadors have hosted a gala, raising funds to provide services to persons experiencing behavioral health challenges. The organization’s fundraiser allows it...
Community HealthNet Health Centers (CHN), March of Dimes and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield have partnered up to sponsor an initiative called “Baby & Me Tobacco Free,” an incentive-driven program aiming to help pregnant women quit smoking before, during and after pregnancy. CHN received a $10,000 grant from...
A long-term partner of Access Community Health Network (ACCESS), United Way of Metropolitan Chicago awarded ACCESS a two-year grant to expand its behavioral health services, which include mental health, behavior change and substance abuse disorder counseling services. The expansion, which has also been supported by the U.S. Department of...
To protect the health of those who live, work, and visit national parks and National Park Service (NPS) facilities, and in support of President Biden’s Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing, the NPS is immediately implementing a mask requirement for employees, visitors, partners and contractors. At...
By Dr. Kevin Williams, Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer Rare Disease Unit) The “Ask Dr. Kevin” series is brought to you by Pfizer Rare Disease in collaboration with the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) to increase understanding of sickle cell disease. The opioid crisis in the United States is at an all-time high,...