May 19, 2022 Aetna Donate $225,000 to Iowa Community Health Partners

September 29, 2021 PHC Joins Area Health Systems Urging Pregnant Women to Get Covid Vaccine

August 30, 2021 Homeless Support Service Providers Stretched

August 3, 2021 Affordable Housing Crisis

July 30, 2021 Federal Freeze on Evictions Ends Saturday

June 10, 2021 PHC Selected for Pediatric Learning Collaborative

May 21, 2021 Telligen Recognizes PHC as Statewide Champion for Pandemic Response

May 3, 2021  The Project of PHC Providing At Home HIV Testing

April 30, 2021 Homeless Outreach Vaccine Clinic

April 22, 2021 PHC Homeless Support and the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Shortage

April 29, 2021 Dental Clinic in Ames Opens to Serve Low-Income Population

February 11, 2021 Covid Vaccine Update from Polk County Healthcare Partners

February 4, 2021 Primary Health Care to Open Dental Clinic in Ames

December 21, 2020 Primary Health Care Receives $250,000 from Delta Dental Foundation of Iowa

December 7, 2020, Helping the Homeless During the Pandemic

November 10, 2020, Trouble Getting a COVID-19 Test? Here are Options

October 15, 2020, National Latinx HIV and AIDS Awareness Day on La Que Buena

October 5, 2020, COVID-19 Creates Challenges for Testing And Tracing STIs

September 26, 2020, Primary Health Care concerned about discount drug program attacks

September 16, 2020, Pharmaceutical industry threatens access to prescriptions

September 3, 2020, Extensive Screen And Couch Time Could Have Long-Term Impact On Kids’ Health

July 13, 2020, Erica Carrick named Executive Director of Operations and Integration

July 7, 2020, Simpson Named COO of Primary Health Care

April 7, 2020, COVID-19 test offered to patients without all symptoms on case-by-case basis

December 1, 2019, World AIDS Day: Des Moines community, The Project raise HIV awareness

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12.01.2019 World AIDS Day recognized in Des Moines

12.01.2019 World AIDS Day: Iowans Pay Tribute to Lives Lost

09.26.2019 Primary Health Care receives quality improvement recognition grant

09.08.2019 Congress Should Fund Community Health Centers 

08.19.2019 Primary Health Care’s addiction treatment recognized for effectiveness

08.16.2019 Health Officials Say Kids’ Health Documents Should be Updated Before School Starts

08.08.2019 Primary Health Care staff cites continued funding issues 

08.02.2019 Here are eight innovative programs making a difference in Iowa’s addiction crisis

06.27.2019 Metro health agency offers free testing on National HIV Testing Day

06.27.2019 East Side wellness center to be named in honor of Harkin

05.30.2019 Local Primary Health Care Dental Clinic expands pediatric dentistry

05.28.2019 On the Rise: Bernadette Beck

05.08.2019 Primary Health Care’s expanded MAT training tackles addiction on all fronts

04.17.2019 Primary Health Care receives national recognition from CMS

04.14.2019  On the Rise: Heidi Shreck

04.12.2019 Engebretsen to step down from CMO role at Primary Health Care

03.18.2019, On the Rise: Becky Johnson

03.06.2019, Iowa Finance Authority awards $5.2M toward affordable housing

03.04.2019, On the Rise: Amanda Larsen

02.20.2019, Ridley named emerging leader in community health

02.16.2019, CenteringPregnancy prenatal care puts moms in charge

02.16.2019, Mary Greeley awarded grant to help local agencies promote nutrition and food security

02.13.2019, Primary Health Care opens new clinic

02.06.2019, Primary Health Care partners with EMBARC for interpretation program

02.29.2019, Primary Health Care to open wellness center at East Side Clinic

05.23.2018, When an Iowa Family Doctor Takes On the Opioid Epidemic

07.70.2016, Local clinic runs weekly low-cost farmers market

ACA Enrollment Assistance Available at PHC

Farm to Clinic Award PHC Opens Wellness Center

Becky Johnson Named HIV Clinical Director

Dr. Bery Engebretsen Named Chief Visionary Officer

PHC Honors Senator Tom Harkin

07.16.18 Innovation in Action: PHC’s Wellness Center Featured in Iowa Health Care Collaborative Quarterly Newsletter

06.03.18 Press Release: Prairie Meadow Awards PHC Community Betterment Grant

06.23.18 PHC’s Medicated Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction Featured in New York Times,

05.14.18 Press Release: PHC Set to Honor Polk County Board of Supervisors at Annual Event

04.27.18 PHC’s Dr. Alan Bollinger featured on “Surviving Bad” with Peter Komendowski

01.10.18 Video Stream Town Hall Meeting: Opioid Epidemic and Its Impact on Story County

01.05.18 KHOI Radio Panel Discussion on the Opioid Epidemic

07.07.17 Press Release: National Health Center Week is Coming Up!

07.2017 Dr. Nicole Gastala Published in ‘Annals of Family Medicine’

06.27.17 National HIV Testing Day, KCCI News

06.2017 How Des Moines & Polk County Achieved an End to Veteran Homelessness

05.15.17 Press Release: Primary Leaders in Health Awards to Honor Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines

03.30.17 Press Release: PHC Now Providing Title X Services for Marshalltown & Surrounding Communities

03.24.17 Press Release: The Project Collaborates with Des Moines Gay Men’s Chorus for “Our Bodies – Our Lives”

01.27.17 Press Release: ACA Enrollment Assistance Available at Primary Health Care

01.06.17 Opioid Crisis and Epidemic, New York Times

07.21.16 PHC Story County Clinic’s “Farm to Clinic” Highlighted in Ames Tribune

07.07.16 Press Release: PHC Provider, Nicole Gastala M.D. Published in Health Affairs Journal

07.06.16 Press Release: PHC Named 1 of 6 Safety Net Providers to Share in SNAC $500,000 Grant

02.16.19 CenteringPregnancy prenatal care puts moms in charge

02.16.19  Mary Greeley awarded grant to help local agencies promote nutrition and food security

02.13.19 Primary Health Care opens new clinic

02.6.19 Primary Health Care partners with EMBARC for interpretation program

01.29.19 Primary Health Care to open wellness center at East Side Clinic

06.23.18   When an Iowa Family Doctor Takes On the Opioid Epidemic

07.20.16  Local clinic runs weekly low-cost farmers market

04.10.16 PHC CEO on “This Week in Iowa”, Navigating the Medicaid Transition to Managed Care

04.05.16 Press Release: PHC Stands Ready to Help Iowa Medicaid Patients

01.2016 PHC Medical Partner for Clinic at Scavo High School,  DMPS Blog

12.2015 PHC CEO Kelly Huntsman – Polk County Housing Authority Newsletter

11.2015 Primary Health Care – Raising Central Iowans Out of Poverty, Des Moines Register

11.18.15 The Project’s Greg Gross on WHO- TV

01.2014 Centralized Intake Launch is a Success, Mid Iowa Health Foundation Report

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