Section: People & Places in the News, October/November 2017
Connectus Provider Presents at National Conference on Transgender Health
(from Connectus Healthcare)

Politics, geography and poverty all have significant bearing on healthcare delivery and quality, and transgender healthcare is uniquely affected by all three factors, according to Connectus Healthcare certified nurse-midwife Alice R. Sattler, N.P., C.N.M., and her colleagues.

Sattler was among the experts who presented the topic “Red State Solutions for Transgender Healthcare Access: Provision in Low Resource Areas” as part of a panel at the 16th-annual Philadelphia Trans Health Conference, a project of the Mazzoni Center, in September.

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Representative Cohen Celebrates Health Centers
Representative Steve Cohen visited two Memphis health centers during National Health Center Week and shared the following reflections in a newsletter to constituents:

“On Monday, I attended the Christ Community Health Services Lunch and Learn, and on Tuesday, I attended the Memphis Health Center Legislative Luncheon. Health centers are important to many Memphians by providing health care services to people who otherwise might not have close access to a healthcare facility. Memphis has health deserts, as well as food deserts. The Affordable Care Act has provided increased federal funding for Community Health Centers, and the expansion of Medicaid has led to growth in the number of health centers across the country and has improved their capacity to provide health care services.”
Matthew Walker Celebrates a Decade in Clarksville
(from Matthew Walker Comprensive Health Center)

Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center's Clarksville location celebrated 10 years of serving Montgomery County and surrounding areas. When the center was originally chartered in 2007, patient options for affordable medical and dental care in the Clarksville area were limited. With the support of individuals like Representative Joe Pitts, Senator Mark Green, James Halford Jr., and many others, the center has been able to provide more than 31,000 patient visits in the past decade.

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Leaders Meet at RHSC Camp Creek Clinic
Rural Health Service Consortium's leadership and staff hosted a number of community leaders at Camp Creek Clinic recently to discuss the need to reauthorize Community Health Center funding. Pictured here outside the clinic are (left to right): U.S. Representative Phil Roe, M.D.; Faye Kern, RHSC executive assistant; Wes Hanson, chief medical officer; State Representative David B. Hawk; Linda Buck, chief executive officer; Kenneth Bailey, board secretary; Robert Cutshaw, board vice chair; Barbie Kilday, executive assistant to the chief medical officer; Bruce Ingle, chief financial officer;  Megan Evans, certified medical assistant; Amellia Bowman, certified medical assistant; and Jennifer Hensley, office manager.