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Explore our latest community health events in Oregon, plus health tips and more. Get to know the faces behind NHC. Featuring healthcare stories from patients, friends and staff of NHC.

Thinking about PrEP? Find out if this method of HIV prevention is right for you.

Tove Silver is a nurse practitioner at Neighborhood Health Center, specializing in sexual and reproductive health. Fluent in English and Spanish, Tove provides primary care and reproductive health services at NHC’s Hillsboro and Tanasbourne clinics. Tove is passionate about health equity and accessibility. We asked her to share more about PrEP, including who should think…

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Has your COVID-19 test kit expired?

Did you know that at-home COVID-19 tests have expiration dates? The expiration dates help ensure you can identify test kits that – due to age – may no longer give you accurate results. For example, if you ordered free COVID-19 tests from the federal government, you’ll have an expiration date printed on the box, likely…

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COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Children: A primary care provider shares her perspective

Dr. Carolyn Emerick provides primary care services for patients of all ages at our Tanasbourne Clinic. She discusses the importance of vaccinating children against COVID-19 and shares why she decided to enroll all three of her young children in COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials. Why vaccinate? Many wonder why children need to be vaccinated against COVID-19.…

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How One Community Health Worker Has Grown in Her Career Since Starting at NHC

Yesenia Olvera Campuzano began her career at NHC in the call center answering patient calls and now works as a Community Health Worker in the grant-funded COVID-19 Wraparound Services Program, helping at-risk community members affected by the pandemic meet their basic needs while quarantined. Yesi’s story is one of growth, compassion, and a devotion to…

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A Conversation with Community Dental Assistant Alexsia Lozano

Alexsia Lozano, a Community Dental Assistant at NHC, found herself taking on a new job description at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic: daycare coordinator.  In March of 2020, as NHC’s dental clinics temporarily closed for the safety of our patients and staff, our dental teams opened a daycare service for frontline medical staff at…

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A Look at How COVID-19 Vaccines Get Approved

Over 500 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the United States since January of 2021 and have been credited with saving millions of lives. However, many across the country are still hesitant to get the vaccine or decline it entirely. If you are still trying to decide whether or not to…

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Two Years of the COVID-19 Pandemic

In March of 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. None of us could have predicted what this would mean for our communities, our businesses, or our own families. Over the last two years, we have lost nearly one million Americans. We’ve also lost our naivety. The country has seen its fault…

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A Patient Story: Keri

“My husband lost his job and we lost our health insurance. I was talking to a friend about symptoms I’d been having for over a year and how none of the doctors I’d seen prior to losing our insurance believed something was wrong with me. She suggested I go to Neighborhood Health Center (NHC) because…

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NHC acquires new mobile medical van to reach at-risk patients

Lack of transportation, the inability to take time off work and not knowing how or where to access care are all factors that can make it difficult for many in our community to come into a doctor’s office to receive care. This is especially true for historically marginalized populations. To help address and overcome these barriers,…

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NHC leans into its mission, with positive impact

Beauty from Ashes: Paul and Amy’s story Uche Nwizu, a Clinical Pharmacist with NHC, provides care for a couple with several chronic conditions. Amy* has hypertension and schizophrenia and her husband Paul* has diabetes, liver cirrhosis, and bipolar disorder. Uche has been helping Amy and Paul manage their health for two years. Uche also supports…

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NHC’s new grant-funded video PSAs have a simple message for teens with health questions: Just Ask

You know that stuff that’s hard to talk about? Things like mental health, sexual health and other sensitive health-related topics? Talking about these things and more is easier than you think: All you have to do is ask. That’s the message NHC wants students to take away from a series of engaging videos highlighting the health centers…

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Meet Dr. Greg Guffanti

Dr. Greg Guffanti – “Dr. Greg” as he’s known to his patients – says he meandered into medicine after realizing he didn’t like the bench work of being a chemist.  He recalls a formative experience from his time with AmeriCorps working in a geriatric clinic in Berkeley California: “I met many wonderful staff that attended…

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