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Heartland is looking to fill an Americorps VISTA position in its food pantry

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Are you passionate about health, wellness, and nutrition? Heartland Community Health Center is a local leader in furthering good health in our community and is looking to fill a key 12 month Americorps VISTA service position in its food pantry. The food pantry at Heartland is integrated with its health care clinic and provides more than 120 […]


Meet the August 2014 Volunteer of the Month: Katharine

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Why do you enjoy volunteering at Heartland? I like volunteering for Heartland because I get to interact with the population that I want to serve long-term. They’re quirky, down to earth, and gracious. Its also great to be in a place that truly has a heart for the community, not just in a healthcare perspective. […]


What exactly do community health centers do?

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For more than 45 years, health centers have provided quality, comprehensive primary health care services to medically underserved communities and vulnerable populations. Health centers are community-based and patient-directed organizations that serve populations with limited access to health care. A few of the many benefits health centers provide are that they provide affordable care to the […]


Back to School with Heartland

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Heartland Community Health Center is celebrating National Health Center Week by hosting a week of back to school events. Back to School with Heartland will be from August 11-15. The clinic will be offering students who are uninsured $20 physicals with free immunizations and backpacks with school supplies. Children who are insured or on Kancare […]


Heartland Medical Director returns from U.S. border assignment

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An ordinary week for Dr. Dan Purdom involves spending roughly forty hours caring for patients in the Riverfront Plaza at Heartland Community Health Center, but the last couple weeks were far from ordinary. On June 19, Dr. Purdom was activated by the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) and assigned with a team to Nogales, Arizona […]


Heartland Block Party set for Saturday, August 9

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Heartland Community Health Center will host its third annual Block Party on Saturday, August 9 from 7pm to 9pm in the Heartland parking lot (7th and New York). The Block Party is a completely free event. Turkey hot dogs and fresh fruit and vegetables will be served. The event will also feature giveaways and live music. […]


Modified hours for Heartland during the holiday week

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Heartland Community Health Center will be closed on Wednesday, July 2 for a staff training day and on Friday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Heartland will be open for regular business hours (9am-5pm) on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.


Douglas County AIDS Project to transfer services, programs to local health organizations

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On July 1, the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department and Heartland Community Health Center will begin offering programs and services provided by the Douglas County AIDS Project, which will close its doors July 31. The Health Department will assume leadership of targeted HIV testing, education and prevention efforts for local, at-risk members. Heartland Community Health Center […]


POSTPONED: Heartland Block Party

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Due to the threat of severe weather during the afternoon and evening of Saturday, June 7, Heartland Community Health Center has postponed its Block Party to a date later this summer that is to be determined. “With the number of volunteers and organizations that are involved in this event we felt it was better to […]


Party with Heartland on Saturday, June 7

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Heartland Community Health Center will host its third annual Block Party on Saturday, June 7 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the Heartland parking lot (7th and New York). The Block Party is a completely free event. Turkey hot dogs and fresh fruit and vegetables will be served. The event will also feature giveaways and live […]