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We’re popping up around town!

2019-04-09T23:56:55+00:00April 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|

By Nina Abubakari, MPH, MBA, JD, FACHE, Executive Director If anyone has wondered who we are, where we are or what we do, they’ll wonder no more! As part of our emerging marketing and outreach efforts, we are now proudly displayed on three (3) billboards around town. This is not just a display of Advantage [...]

Honoring Our History: Thea Bowman

2019-01-30T22:02:42+00:00January 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|

By Nina Abubakari, MPH, MBA, JD, FACHE Executive Director As we continue to grow, it is imperative that we recognize the foundation upon which we stand. The names of those we honor and whose commitment we continue to serve can be found on our health centers, including Thea Bowman. Thea Bowman, the granddaughter of slaves, [...]

We are 100%!

2019-01-30T22:02:48+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

By Nina Abubakari, MPH, MBA, JD, FACHE Executive Director Use of the term “100” says many things, but always conveys optimum strength and participation. I am proud to say that at Advantage we, too, are 100 when it comes to a commitment to the community we serve. Some of our providers recently signed a pledge, [...]

We Are What We Give

2019-01-02T17:19:02+00:00December 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|

by Nina Abubakari, MPH, MBA, JD, FACHE Executive Director The holidays are all about giving, but at Advantage, we understand that what we give defines who we are all-year long. At our recent all-staff meeting, we engaged in an exercise to see how staff defined “Customer Service” and the results were great. Feedback included everything [...]

Top Three Flu Shot Myths

2018-12-11T15:25:20+00:00November 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

By Daniel Zemke, BA, CAPM Outreach and Engagement Representative Advantage Health Center Top Three Flu Shot Myths by Daniel Zemke There is a lot of confusion over the flu shot. I hear a lot of people say: “I don’t need the flu shot because I never get sick.” “I wash my hands so I don’t [...]

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 [...]