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MEET THE MARCH 2015 VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH: HANBO

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Hanbo has been serving in the Heartland pantry for more than a year. He has shown commitment to the mission of serving clients in the food pantry in a holistic way. He has dedicated himself to the pantry and is always willing to jump in and serve whenever there is a need. He has gone above and beyond […]


Health agencies offering free 8-week cooking course that begins March 3

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Douglas County AmeriCorps members will be teaching “Project Strength,” an eight-week cooking and nutrition course that starts March 3. The cooking course is free, available to anyone, and provided through the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, Heartland Community Health Center and Harvesters: The Community Food Network. The class will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. […]


Blue Orleans Concert to Benefit Heartland

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Blue Orleans will be playing a show on Tuesday, February 17 at The Bottleneck and a portion of the evening’s proceeds will go to Heartland Community Health Center. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $10 at the door. More details are available on The Bottleneck’s website. Learn more about […]


MEET THE FEBRUARY 2015 VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH: MATT

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Matt has proven to be a very committed volunteer in Heartland Community Health Center’s clinic. He has been volunteering at Heartland weekly for more than a year now and he even hosted a yard sale to benefit Heartland’s clinic last fall. Thanks to Matt for all of his hard work and dedication! Why do you […]


Heartland, KAMU testify for Kancare expansion at the Capitol

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In what can be seen as a flicker of hope for Kancare expansion in 2015, the Kansas House Vision 2020 Committee has started holding hearings with an eye toward developing a “Kansas solution” to Medicaid expansion. The Committee, chaired by Rep. Tom Sloan (R-Lawrence), held its second Kancare expansion hearing on Wednesday, January 21. Representatives […]


Holiday Hours

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In observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, Heartland Community Health Center will be closed on the following days: Wednesday, December 24 Thursday, December 25 Wednesday, December 31 Thursday, January 1 The food pantry will also be closed on Thursday, December 25, Saturday December 27, and Thursday, January 1.


Hours for the Week of Thanksgiving

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Heartland Community Health Center’s clinic will have modified hours during the week of Thanksgiving (November 24-29) and the food pantry will be closed. On Monday, December 1, Heartland’s clinic and food pantry will resume regular hours of operation. Please see the schedule below for details.   Clinic Monday: 8:30am-5pm Tuesday: 8:30am-5pm Wednesday: 8:30am-5pm Thursday: Closed […]


Vicky’s new hip

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The last time Vicky* had health insurance was in 1972 before she moved out of her father’s house. “It’s been over forty years since I had health insurance,” she said, “and luckily I managed to stay relatively healthy for the majority of that time.” That changed on Labor Day in 2009 when Vicky had an […]


Questions about Ebola?

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Do you have questions about Ebola? The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department has a list of frequently asked questions and a downloadable fact sheet on their website. You can view it here.


Heartland will close early Friday, October 17

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Heartland will close at 1:30pm on Friday, October 17. The clinic will reopen on the morning of Monday, October 20 at 8:30am. Heartland’s food pantry will still hold its normal appointment times on Saturday, October 18.