Why Do They Need To Know That? Identifying Social Determinants of Health to Improve Health Outcomes

2020-01-29T16:48:16+00:00January 29th, 2020|Advantage Insights|

By Noah Mamo, Associate Chief of IT Operations New patients are often surprised at some of the questions asked on Advantage’s registration forms. Homeless status? Family size and income? Sexual orientation and gender identity? They’re all there! For many, the question is “Why do they need to know that?” The answer takes a bit of [...]

Know your FQHC

2018-10-02T18:11:17+00:00October 1st, 2018|Advantage Insights|

For more than 50 years, FQHCs—federally qualified health centers--have delivered affordable, accessible, quality and cost-effective primary health care to patients regardless of their socio-economic status or ability to pay. Today, health centers have become an essential primary care provider for millions of people across the country and Advantage is proud to be a part of [...]

Advantage’s MI Care Team is here to help!

2018-08-21T15:05:56+00:00August 21st, 2018|Advantage Insights|

By Deena Hazime, RN RN Coordinator Advantage Health Center Advantage Health Center’s MI Care Team is a medical health service that strives to provide eligible patients with higher level of coordinated medical care. Advantage Health Center is one of the 10 health centers in Michigan who brought this integrated service to our outreach community with [...]

Community health centers save more than the day

2018-08-21T15:06:20+00:00August 1st, 2018|Advantage Insights|

By Nina Abubakari, MPH, MBA, JD, FACHE Executive Director Advantage Health Centers Health care is changing in America, and not always for the better. But every year, National Health Center Week (NHCW) provides a unique window into the national health care solution that’s working. For more than 50 years, community health centers have earned bipartisan [...]

Oral Health is Critical to Whole Body Health

2018-08-21T15:06:24+00:00June 28th, 2018|Advantage Insights|

by Dr. Blake Livingston Dental Director Everyone knows the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but your dentist may suggest a change in that phrase to, “Brushing twice a day can keep the doctor away!” Proper oral hygiene and addressing oral health needs can help you do more than prevent cavities and [...]

Know your status!

2018-08-21T15:06:46+00:00May 24th, 2018|Advantage Insights|

By Darrielle Williams, BS Clinical Analyst, HIV Prevention Coordinator Do you know your status?  June 27th is National HIV Testing Day! HIV testing is an important part of everyone’s routine healthcare and should be part of your annual physical.  According to the CDC, there are 1.1 million people in the US living with HIV and [...]

Relax, Relate, Release!

2018-08-21T15:06:51+00:00May 7th, 2018|Advantage Insights|

By Lakreese Johnson Behavioral Health Director Relax. Relate. Release. This was a mantra made famous by the popular TV show, A Different World’s near-perfect character, Whitley.   After experiencing multiple stressful events, she found herself at the door of a mental health professional that assisted her in re-examining her life and encouraged her to walk in [...]

Leadership Matters

2018-01-08T16:36:03+00:00January 8th, 2018|Advantage Insights|

By Nina Abubakari, MPH, MBA, JD, FACHE Executive Director We are off to a New Year and a continuation of the new beginning for Advantage that we started last year. I am honored to lead this organization, and glad to have you on the team. You have certainly heard the adage that, “The only constant [...]

Gratitude and Good Health

2018-01-08T16:33:40+00:00November 28th, 2017|Advantage Insights|

Gratitude and Good Health By Kelly Kellerman, LCSW Social Work Manager Advantage Health Centers Thanksgiving is a great time of year to start the practice of gratitude. As noted by Dr. P. Murali Doraiswamy, an expert in brain and mind health: "If thankfulness were a drug, it would be the world's best-selling product with a [...]

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