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Pardon our dust!

2019-08-12T19:56:56+00:00August 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|

By Nina Abubakari, MPH, MBA, JD, FACHE, Executive Director I’m proud to ask for your pardon as we kick up some dust at our Thea Bowman Health Center on 6 Mile Rd. in Detroit as we begin a major renovation and upgrade to make things better for our team, patients and the community. This project [...]

CMH to FQHC: A Transition to Success

2019-07-02T14:44:47+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

By Crystal Bell, CPSS I thought that transitioning from a CMH to a FQHC would be somewhat challenging, but it has emerged into a second nature for me. Being a consumer in CMH, it had become familiar but once I had become a peer, it felt very normal. At the time, CMH’s were dealing with [...]

We’re growing!

2019-06-08T12:07:49+00:00June 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|

By Nina Abubakari, MPH, MBA, JD, FACHE, Executive Director Mark your calendars! On June 20th, we will proudly (and formally) open the doors of our newest facility on the campus of Focus: HOPE. Our new facility at 1355 Oakman becomes our fifth healthcare facility in our family of health centers around Detroit and in Warren. [...]

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 [...]