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We Are What We Give

December 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

November 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

October 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!

August 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

August 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

June 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!

May 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!

May 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 [...]

Patient Satisfaction

April 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

By Lawana Batiste, RN, BSN Director, Clinical Services I work alongside some hardworking men and women. It is always my hope that patient satisfaction is their number one priority, because patient satisfaction is certainly mine. An exceptional experience has an inherent value to patients. A good patient experience can be associated with important clinical outcomes. [...]

March On, Ladies!

March 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|

By Nina Abubakari, MPH, MBA, JD, FACHE Executive Director This month, in addition to being Women’s History Month is also the month where National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is recognized and celebrated; And, rightfully so. Much discussion of late is centered on women’s empowerment. Empowerment comes from being armed with awareness and information [...]