News & Events

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.

Meeting the Needs of Our Neighbors at Coffee Creek

Neighborhood Health Center (NHC) is dedicated to meeting the healthcare needs of our neighbors, by providing all neighbors with equal access to quality care, education, and support. Sometimes that means taking our services on the road – such as at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville, Oregon. NHC has been working with Coffee Creek since…

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How Community Health Centers Lower Emergency Department Visits

The care provided at a community health center (CHC) goes beyond providing low- or no-cost services to underserved communities. Among other things, CHCs provide community health education to help close the health literacy gap. A recent Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) study found that patients who receive care at CHCs, like Neighborhood Health Center…

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Serving Veterans in Our Community

This Veterans Day, we say thank you to those in the community who have served with love and selflessness, including NHC’s own Angela Searls, Director of Human Resources; Brittney Griggs, MMS, PA-C, Physician’s Assistant at NHC Oregon City Medical Clinic; Coppi Nikula, Sr. Executive Assistant to the CEO & CFO/COO; and Michael Timmins, CMA at…

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NHC Awarded OregonLive’s Top Workplaces Third Year in a Row

A few weeks ago Angela Searls, Director of Human Resources, announced that NHC has once again been awarded one of OregonLive’s Top Workplaces 2022 – for the third year in a row! This is our favorite honor, and ultimately our staff deserve the recognition. The award process is based entirely on staff feedback collected through…

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NHC Celebrates Landmark Changes to Oregon’s Medicaid Program

This week NHC celebrates the landmark changes to the Oregon State’s Medicaid program. The new 1115 Medicaid demonstration waiver – just approved by the federal government – includes Medicaid funding for food and housing and continuous Oregon Health Plan enrollment for young children from birth up to age 6. Oregon is the first in the…

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Community’s Role in Mental Healthcare

From Catherine Kateley-Williams, NHC Behavioral Health Program Manager Although the mind and body are often viewed as separate, they are closely related. Health is comprehensive – our physical and mental health work together in our bodies, impacting and shifting one another.¬† While physical health and illnesses can be visible and thus easier to diagnose, mental…

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Celebration and Reflection

From Jeri Weeks, CEO of Neighborhood Health Center Next week marks the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 – October 15. This month-long celebration honors¬†the cultures, histories, and diversity of the Hispanic and Latino community. At Neighborhood Health Center (NHC), we are very proud to serve the Portland Metro Hispanic…

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How Referral Coordinators Make Specialized Care Simpler

Healthcare is a team effort, and effective teamwork can immediately and positively promote healthier patient outcomes. As healthcare has evolved towards a coordinated, patient-centered approach, patient “care teams” at NHC work together to provide collaborative and integrative care. The care team staff that provide your coordinated, quality care includes providers and clinical pharmacists, as well…

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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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