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Upstate Issues Radio Interview: News Radio 810 and 103.1 FM WGY

Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 -- Hometown Health Centers CEO Joe Gambino sits down with Diane Donato, host, "Upstate Issues" (News Radio 810 and 103.1 FM WGY), to talk about the important work of community health centers and Hometown Health Centers, a nationally recognized health center, provides comprehensive primary medical, dental and behavioral health services to more than 20,000 Schenectady patients each year.

Gambino

You can listen to the segment here.

Community health centers are part of a national network that is the family doctor to more than 28 million Americans. They are proven innovators and problem-solvers in treating chronic disease. They save money and countless lives because they not only prevent illness, but also look beyond medical charts to address the factors that actually cause poor health such as homelessness, substance use, mental illness, lack of nutrition, stress, and unemployment.

Community health centers are also on the front lines dealing with complex issues: substance use disorders, including opioid addiction, low birth weights among newborns, hypertension and obesity in economically challenged neighborhoods – health conditions that, if left unchecked, end up in hospital emergency rooms for costly treatment. They provide a wide range of primary care services in one location to make it easy for patients, including pharmacy, dental, geriatric or pediatric care, and even counseling.

 

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