In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month during October, CHANGE, Inc. is hosting a valley-wide event this year entitled “Paint the Valley Pink”. Throughout October, business owners across the Ohio Valley are encouraged to help promote breast cancer awareness by decorating their businesses in pink and encouraging their employees and customers to have yearly mammograms for early detection.
Businesses throughout Brooke and Hancock Counties in WV, and Jefferson County, OH are encouraged to participate in the awareness campaign and officially join the “Paint the Valley Pink” contest.
All contest entries will be given a pink ribbon and event poster to display in their window, and be asked to have their place of business decorated in pink throughout the month of October. The displays will be judged between October 21-23 by their local mayor or selected candidate, and the winner will be presented with a special trophy for best decorated in their town.
- Ribbon and poster provided MUST be placed up front and visible on building door or windows to be judged.
- Businesses must have their decorations up no later than Thursday, October 16th.
- Decorations must stay up until end of the day, Friday, October 24th.
Promotion of the event along with the participating businesses and cities will be sent to the local media and advertised on here CHANGE, Inc.’s website, Facebook, and our Twitter page.
(To view our event on Facebook, click here.)
If your business would like to participate, please sign up by calling CHANGE, Inc. at 304-797-7733 to receive your ribbon and poster.
For for more information on CHANGE, Inc’s Breast & Cervical Cancer Screening program (BCCSP), visit our BCCSP page or call 304-797-7733.
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Family Medical Care Community Health Center welcomes Diana Carmona, MD, our newest OB/GYN.
Now scheduling appointments for both our convenient Weirton and Wintersville locations. Call 304-748-2828 or 740-314-8258 today!
All of our offices including Family Medical Care & Women’s Health and Family Care Pharmacy will be closed this Monday, September 1, 2014 in observance of Labor Day. Wishing all of you a fun, safe holiday!
CHANGE, Inc. is pleased to announce that The Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014, which was signed on August 7th by President Obama, states that Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), along with a few other entities, are now qualified providers for veteran health care services. The act was created to help veterans get off the waiting lists for medical care and prevent them from being denied care that they had earned.
“Area veterans can now utilize CHANGE, Inc.’s Family Medical Care Community Health Center (FMC), at 3136 West St., Weirton or 200 Luray Drive, Wintersville,” stated Judy Raveaux, CEO of CHANGE, Inc., “to receive health care services in a timely manner and much closer to home.” Family Medical Care provides family health, women’s health, dental care, and mental health services to patients throughout the Ohio Valley area.
Mrs. Raveaux also stated that the agency administers the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program, which is designed to improve the housing stability of very low-income Veteran families, by assisting families transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing and/or preventing at-risk families from becoming homeless. Assistance for veterans include health care, daily living, childcare, transportation, temporary financial, fiduciary and payee services, legal services and personal financial planning services.
For more information about the Community Health Center or CHANGE, Inc.’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families program, call 304-797-7733 or visit www.changeinc.org.
Mary Jo Guidi, a representative from Senator Joe Manchin’s office, visited Family Medical Care Community Health Center in honor of National Health Center Week (#NHCW2014) on Tuesday, August 12th. Pictured left is Guidi speaking with Manuel Ballas, Medical Director of Family Medical Care & Women’s Health and on the right, John McKenna, Pharmacist of Family Care Pharmacy, regarding the barriers to care that we are seeing in our communities.