Here’s to your health


There are a lot of headlines about what’s going wrong with health care and how people are confused by all the changes that are happening. There are positive developments though.

The CAA’s Health Centers support the continuing effort in Ohio to bring Medicaid expansion to our working poor. Also, few might be aware that there are now more options for affordable primary health care for working families at Community Health Centers. Now more people – whether they have insurance or not – can go to a health care center where all their preventive health needs are met.

The cost of care at a health center is not only affordable, but the quality is as good as private practices, and studies prove it. You get treated with dignity and respect by a team of caring professionals focused on preventing costly illness and disease before they happen.

Health centers are helping to transform health care delivery through primary care and prevention, one patient at a time. Health centers are rooted in local communities, yet they depend on support at the state and federal level to thrive.

Support you local health center – the CAA of Columbiana County, Health, Behavioral Health and Dental Center – during National Health Center Week, Aug. 1117, and see for yourself why they are a good prescription for our community’s health.

Lisa Porter

CAA Health Outreach/Enrollment