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Improve Your Health With One Simple Routine!

Brush and Floss your Teeth Twice a Day

According to a study published in the American Journal of Medicine, participants who brushed and flossed on a daily basis had a significantly decreased risk of stroke. Another study published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society, found a 65% higher risk of developing dementia in participants who did not brush their teeth.

Other benefits include a reduction in gum disease which has been linked to heart disease, tooth loss, and infection. Poor oral hygiene has been linked to erectile dysfunction in men and underweight preterm babies of mothers who have gum and tooth disease.

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A Perfect Score on Our Federal Inspection!

Family Health Care (FHC), a Federally Qualified Health Center, has successfully completed a site visit from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), ensuring continued designation from the Federal agency.

HRSA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving health and achieving health equity through access to quality services, a skilled health workforce, and innovative programs including Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) via the Bureau of Primary Health Care. Health Centers designated as Federally Qualified have mandates to be compliant with 19 program requirements in four general areas – need, services, management and finance, and governance.  FHC received a score of 19 out of 19, meeting all the requirements and mandates.

“The organization is very proud of its accomplishments. We make quality a top priority. We believe that by participating in both mandatory and voluntary independent reviews places safeguards in our programs, while ensuring that the primary health care being delivered is meeting all requirements and is truly delivering a higher standard of care.”

FHC has provided primary health care services in Northern Michigan for over 50 years and provides care to 30,000 individuals annually in Newaygo, Lake, Wexford and Missaukee counties. Services provided include medical, dental, radiology, lab, pharmacy, vision and behavioral health. FHC also offers primary health care services in three school-based centers located in Grant, White Cloud and Baldwin. Other community services include in home respite and adult senior services, as well as mobile dental and vision care services into schools and day care settings. FHC is also placing Behavioral Health Therapists in public school settings and is currently expanding the program.  The organization’s mission is to provide quality, integrated and comprehensive health care services that are accessible to all; with a belief that quality health care is a right for everyone.

Sather continues, “Receiving a score of 19/19 on our recent review from HRSA is indicative of our focus to ensure services are being delivered with the utmost safety and quality in the communities we serve. To date, we are one of two FQHCs in the state to achieve such status and ranking.”
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Celebrating 50 Years of Serving the Community!

Baldwin Family Health Care (BFHC) is celebrating 50 Years of quality service in underserved areas of West Central Michigan. BFHC was the first Community Health Center in Michigan and the third in the nation, beginning in 1967 with an office in Baldwin, Michigan.

The center helped pioneer the “one stop shopping” for health care by providing medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, radiology, lab and now vision services all under one roof.  BFHC has five sites: Baldwin, Cadillac, Grant, McBain and White Cloud; with physical sites in Baldwin, Grant and White Cloud schools.

The Baldwin facility recently completed a major renovation that added a much needed 1,900 square feet.

“The improvement to our Baldwin location allows us to better serve the surrounding communities with more exam rooms, a larger pharmacy and more dental rooms,” said Kathy Sather, President & CEO of Family Health Care. “We are focused on providing the best possible care for those who live and visit our communities.”

With the completion of renovations, the Baldwin facility has also begun to offer extended hours Monday through Friday until 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The community is invited to join BFHC in celebrating its jubilee anniversary with an open house of the newly remodeled facility in Baldwin, located at 1615 Michigan Avenue, on Friday, August 11 starting at 2 p.m. with a ceremony and guest speakers. Following the ceremony will be light refreshments and tours.

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