Brenda Johnson discovered her mission in life after falling sick in Mexico as an undergraduate exchange student. “I accessed health care from physicians I didn’t know and in a language I didn’t understand,” says Johnson, chair of Jackson County’s coordinated care organization, Jackson Care Connect. “I made a vow at that time to ensure other people were cared for in a culturally respectful way.” In the United States, however, language barriers, socioeconomic factors and a fragmented delivery system create real road blocks to medical care. As chair of the CCO, Johnson is pulling those barriers down. Read complete Oregon Business story here.
News About La Clinica
Dentist Tyler Scott talks about our Happy Smiles program in this Jefferson Exchange radio program. Listen to the complete program
More students in Jackson County will soon have better access to dental care. La Clinica has received a $50,000 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation to expand its “Happy Smiles” outreach program. Read the complete KOBI story
La Clinica has opened new school-based health centers for students at two Central Point elementary schools. The part-time centers have opened at Central Point Elementary and Mae Richardson Elementary, adding to three already in operation in the Central Point School District. There are three centers in the Medford School District and one serving the Phoenix-Talent School District. Read complete Mail Tribune story