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HHS Partnership offers tools to address opioid crisis

By Heidi Christensen Drug addictions and abuse are among the most prevalent, complex and destructive illnesses in human society. They are found in every segment of our communities, regardless of race, religion and socioeconomic class as well as every walk of life: farmers and musicians, lawyers and construction workers, stay-at-home moms, military veterans, high school […]

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Empowerment Project & City with Dwellings: knowledge, passion & street smarts

  Groups Develop Winning Formula for Working with Vulnerable Populations   By Les Gura Most don’t see the most vulnerable people in the community or they choose to look away when they walk right past on the street. But two organizations in Winston-Salem are right there with these homeless folks, seeking them out in abandoned […]

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Collaboration for NC Medicaid Managed Care

  Safety net clinics collectively served 351,000 Medicaid patients over a recent 12-month period and plowed the proceeds from those encounters back into serving another 485,480 people who are uninsured. By Tim Gallagher North Carolina has had a rich history of caring for people without health care insurance through a loosely organized group of providers […]

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Powerful tools for caregivers class begins May 3

  Upcoming Class Thursdays, May 3 – June 7,  10 am – Noon SECU Family House, 1970 Baldwin Lane, Winston-Salem Caring for an older relative or friend with a chronic illness such as dementia, heart disease, Parkinson’s disease or stroke can be stressful physically, emotionally and financially. Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed […]

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