Link Round Up: July 24 – 30

Link Round Up: July 24 – 30

By William JA Pinnock

This week’s Link Round Up covers a Southern Oregon CHC, good news for CHCs across the US, and an engrossing piece about homeless youth and health care.

Great news for residents in southern Coos and northern Curry counties! Coastal Community Health Center has received additional grant funding to assist residents in the insurance enrollment process. Read more about this service here.

Do you work in or are a patient of a community health center? Well, big changes could be coming soon as The Bureau of Primary Health Care will start disbursing “$90 million in grant funds” later this year for 1,380 community health centers to upgrade their health IT systems. Read more about the grant and the changes here.

In Seattle, a second mobile medical van has begun delivering health services to the homeless population. But, there remains a demographic who are not utilizing this service: homeless youth. Reporter Kelsey Hamlin delves into the struggles of this population, why they are absent from health care, and what can be done to help this population in this fascinating piece. Read about the struggles of homeless youth here.