Just Breathe! Not as cliché as it sounds

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We’ve seen it in a meme, on wall décor, and in cards. We hear it from friends and family members when we are going through difficulties. While the intention is good, sometimes it can come off invalidating. When dealing with trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Grief, Etc., being told to breathe can sound superficial. The truth […]

How Important is Sexual & Reproductive Health?

4 Big Reasons All People Need It Why Sexual & Reproductive Health Matters More Than You Think Sexual and reproductive health is a crucial component of overall well-being for people of all genders, sexual orientations, ethnicities, and socio-economic statuses. Improving sexual and reproductive health helps reduce health disparities and rates of infectious diseases, cancer, and […]

Welcoming KanCare Patients

Heartland and Heartland @ Panda Pediatrics are proud to welcome patients with KanCare. All our providers are in-network with the Medicaid plans offered through Sunflower Health Plan, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan, and Aetna. Some KanCare patients may have received a letter from their managed care organization saying that we are no longer in-network. Trust that this […]

COVID-19 Vaccines for Ages 6 Months – 5 Years

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Available Soon at Heartland Clinics The CDC now recommends that all children 6 months through 5 years of age receive a COVID-19 vaccine. This means that everyone 6 months and older is now eligible for vaccination.  Parents and caregivers can now get their children 6 months through 5 years of age vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech […]

HIV Testing is Self-Care

National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) is observed on June 27th each year to emphasize and encourage HIV testing. Approximately 1.2 million people in the U.S. have HIV. Early HIV diagnosis is crucial. According to the CDC, about 1 in 7 people with HIV in the United States do not know that they are infected. The […]

Panda-Monium Summer Party

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Heartland @ Panda Pediatrics Hosts Community Wellness Event Now more than ever it’s critical that children go back to school healthy and protected from illness. On Saturday, June 25, Heartland @ Panda Pediatrics will provide sports physicals, covid-19 vaccines, and dental fluoride treatments to children at a fun outdoor event for the whole family.  Panda-Monium […]

Welcome Elizabeth Keever to Heartland

Elizabeth Keever Heartland Leadership Team

New Chief Development Officer Joins Heartland Elizabeth Keever, former Just Food Executive Director,  joins Heartland’s leadership team today as Chief Development Officer.  This position was previously held by Julie Branstrom, who was given the role of CEO by Heartland’s board of directors in December 2021. Keever brings with her experience in marketing, fund development, grant […]

Free Nutrition Classes

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Care Cupboard Offering Free Nutrition Classes This Summer In collaboration with Harvesters and our new Food is Medicine program, Heartland’s  Just Food, Care Cupboard will be offering monthly classes the first Wednesday of each month. These classes will be focused on diabetes nutrition management through a myriad of topics. This is a great opportunity for the public […]

New Front Office Coordinator Role at Heartland

Female Health Worker

Heartland Adds New Positions For A Positive Impact on Patient Experience Heartland Community Health Center and Heartland @ Panda Pediatrics are adding new positions designed to elevate and integrate patient and family care.  The Front Office Coordinator will be focused on implementing strategies to make the check-out/check-in process as efficient as possible and expediting phone calls […]

Focus on Black Maternal Health

Recognizing Racial Disparities to Improve Maternal Health Black Maternal Health Week Black Maternal Health Week as part of the observation of National Minority Health Month is celebrated annually April 11th – 17th, and even though the week is over, the work is just beginning. The US has the highest maternal mortality rate among industrialized countries. […]