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  1. HAWAI’I COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, HAWAI’I TOBACCO CONTROL TRUST FUND (HCF - TCTF) aw...
    HAWAI’I COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, HAWAI’I TOBACCO CONTROL TRUST FUND (HCF - TCTF) awards $10,000 to The Bay Clinic, Inc.’s Tobacco Cessation Program. The funds will be used to further build the capacity of the program through specialized training on enhanced motivational support approaches.

    With the assistance of the HCF - TCTF, The Bay Clinic, Inc. initiated its Tobacco Cessation Program in 2012 to provide comprehensive support to East and South Hawai’i Island residents who are ready to quit the use of tobacco. Once enrolled in Bay Clinic’s Tobacco Cessation Program, participants will receive comprehensive support through individual and group counseling sessions, appropriate pharmacotherapy options, and coordination of other care and support needed to bolster overall success in the program.

    If you are ready to quit using tobacco, the Bay Clinic Tobacco Cessation Program can help! If you are already a Bay Clinic patient, please talk to your provider to see if the program is right for you. If you are not a Bay Clinic patient, please talk to your provider about referring you to the program.

    For more information about Bay Clinic’s Tobacco Cessation Program, please call the Program Coordinator at 333-3504.

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    SHARE THIS: Prevention in power. Join us in taking action for health equity. http://go.usa.gov/k2dC — with Gillie Post and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/erika.davis.798" data-ft="&#123;&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;\u0040&quot;&#125;" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/user.php?id=100000133676697&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3Anull%7D">Erika Davis</a>.
  3. SUSAN G. KOMEN HAWAI’I AFFILIATE awards $30,000 to The Bay Clinic, Inc.’s Breast...
    SUSAN G. KOMEN HAWAI’I AFFILIATE awards $30,000 to The Bay Clinic, Inc.’s Breast Cancer Prevention Program. The program provides clinical breast health care, including education about the importance of early detection and referral services to help increase access to mammograms and other related clinical care. The grant will help uninsured and underinsured women gain timely access to these important services.

    Regular screening tests are the best way to lower the risk of breast cancer. At Bay Clinic, our skilled providers will work with you to create your individualized early detection plan that will encourage you to take a proactive approach in self-breast exams as well as develop a schedule for regular clinical breast exams and mammograms.

    To schedule an appointment, please call any one of the following Bay Clinic primary medical care locations:

    Hilo Family Health Center on Kino’ole Street @ 969-1427
    Hilo Women’s Health Center on Puuhonu Place @ 333-3500
    Kea’au Family Health Center on Pilimua Street @ 930-0400
    Pāhoa Family Health Center on Pāhoa Village Road @ 965-9711
    Ka’ū Family Health and Dental Center on Mamalahoa Highway @ 929-7311
  4. GET YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKED The Basics - Check your blood pressure at least...
    GET YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKED

    The Basics - Check your blood pressure at least every 2 years starting at age 18. It’s important to check your blood pressure often, especially if you are over age 40.

    High blood pressure is the same as hypertension. Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. High blood pressure has no signs or symptoms. The only way to know if you have high blood pressure is to get tested.

    One in 3 Americans has high blood pressure. Most Americans over age 40 are at risk. You may be at higher risk for high blood pressure if you:

    - Are overweight or obese
    - Smoke
    - Have a family history of high blood pressure
    - Eat foods high in sodium (salt)
    - Get less than 30 minutes of physical activity on most days
    - Drink more than a moderate amount of alcohol. A moderate amount of alcohol is 2 drinks a day for men or 1 drink a day for women.

    If you have high blood pressure, talk to a doctor. Take these steps to lower your blood pressure:

    - Eat healthy foods that are low in saturated fat and sodium (salt).
    - Get active – Aim for 2 hours and 30 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity.
    - Watch your weight by eating healthy and getting active.

    Small changes can add up. For example, losing just 10 pounds can lower your blood pressure. To learn more, check out this guide to lowering high blood pressure at www.nhlbi.nih.gov/hbp/treat/treat.htm.

    By taking steps to lower your blood pressure, you can reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure. Lowering your blood pressure can help you live a longer, healthier life.

  5. HAPPY EASTER!
    HAPPY EASTER!

  6. A Message from Dr. Vija Sehgal THE FINAL PUSH Dear Friends and Supporters: It...
    A Message from Dr. Vija Sehgal

    THE FINAL PUSH

    Dear Friends and Supporters:

    It has been a whirlwind six months of intensive advocacy supporting Hawaii’s community health centers at the State legislature. Thank you for all of your dedication and support. Many of you have written letters, visited with legislators, and provided testimony educating the public on the good work of health centers.

    Because of your efforts I am happy to share with you that a bill which provides a number of resources to support patients at Hawaii’s health centers has advanced into conference committee during the final ten days of this legislative session. House Bill 1752 HD 1 SD2 is under consideration in conference committee for final approval.

    With your help, and one FINAL PUSH, we can persuade legislators to invest in community health centers and address the health challenges and disparities that affect the most vulnerable members of our communities.

    Please write and call the legislators on the conference committee (listed below) and ask them to pass HB 1752 HD1 SD2 with

    -$6 million dollars in funding for uninsured and underinsured
    patients at Hawaii’s community health centers;

    -$4.8 million dollars in funding to restore an adult dental benefit
    for Medicaid patients;

    -$800,000 in funding to restore comprehensive outreach and
    eligibility services at community health centers;

    -The transfer of $2 million dollars in existing community health
    center funding to Medicaid that will be used to bring in $18
    million dollars as a federal match, providing $20 million dollars
    to implement health homes for eligible Medicaid patients at
    community health centers;

    -$690,000 for the administration of health homes at community
    health centers; and $2 million dollars for behavioral health
    services at community health centers.

    Together we can make this happen. Below you will find the contact information for Chairs and members of the conference committee responsible for HB 1752 HD1 SD2. Mahalo for your continued support.


    CONFERENCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS: CALL, EMAIL, FAX

    Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland
    Hawaii State Capitol, Room 226
    Phone 808-586-6130
    Fax 808-586-6131
    E-Mail: senchunoakland@capitol.hawaii.gov

    Senator Josh Green
    Hawaii State Capitol, Room 215
    Phone 808-586-9385
    Fax 808-586-9391
    E-Mail: sengreen@capitol.hawaii.gov

    Senator Michelle Kidani
    Hawaii State Capitol, Room 228
    Phone 808-586-7100
    Fax 808-586-7109
    E-Mail: senkidani@capitol.hawaii.gov

    Representative Mele Carroll
    Hawaii State Capitol, Room 405
    Phone 808-586-6790
    Fax 808-586-6779
    E-Mail: repcarroll@capitol.hawaii.gov

    Representative Della Au Belatti
    Hawaii State Capitol, Room 331
    Phone 808-586-9425
    E-Mail: repbelatti@capitol.hawaii.gov

    Representative Jo Jordan
    Hawaii State Capitol, Room 323
    Phone 808-586-8460
    E-Mail: repjordan@capitol.hawaii.gov

    Representative Beth Fukumoto
    Hawaii State Capitol, Room 333
    Phone 808-586-9460
    E-Mail: repfukumoto@capitol.hawaii.gov


    Mahalo for your support, and for all that you do.

    Vija Sehgal MPH, PhD, MD
    Chair, External Affairs Committee, Hawaii Primary Care Association Board of Directors
    Chief Quality Officer and Pediatrician, Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center


  7. The Campaign For America's Health Centers - A NACHC Project
    The Campaign For America's Health Centers - A NACHC Project

  8. Poison Peril
    www.poisonhelp.hrsa.gov
    1-800-222-1222 When accidents happen with chemicals, medicine, or household items, call Poison Help . If someone is unconscious or has trouble breathing, call 911.
  9. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Among cancers that affect both men...
    March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

    Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S., but it doesn't have to be. If everyone aged 50 years or older had regular screening tests, at least 60% of deaths from this cancer could be avoided.

    SCREENING SAVES LIVES - talk with your doctor and get screened, it just may save your life.


    Your Wake-Up Call
    Golden Globe® and Academy Award® nominated actor and musician Terrence Howard has joined CDC's Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign! M...

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    Preventive services save lives. Share this important graphic and learn more about our efforts to keep America healthy: http://go.usa.gov/BHrJ

  11. Sign the Petition
    www.saveourchcs.org
    The Campaign For America's Health Centers - A NACHC Project
  12. Waiākea High School Students Donate to Bay Clinic Women’s Health Program Waiāke...
    Waiākea High School Students Donate to Bay Clinic Women’s Health Program

    Waiākea High School, Hilo, Hawai’i Island (February 13, 2014) – The Waiākea High School Student Government Association generously donates $800 to Bay Clinic’s Women’s Health Breast Cancer Prevention Program.

    On October 24, 2013, the Waiākea High School Student Government Association (SGA,) a student run campus organization, sponsored their “Make a Difference Day” fundraising drive. The 3-day fundraising challenge, called the “Penny War,” was issued between the freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior classes. The successful drive raised $800 to be donated to a non-profit community support agency of the SGA’s choice.

    “Despite the current economic uncertainties that have significantly reduced government grants and private donations to community health centers, the Waiākea High School students took on the responsibility to personally give back to their community health center,” said Harold Wallace, Bay Clinic CEO. “There is that saying, our children are our future, and this generous act demonstrates how true that statement is. Our children are our future and they are making a difference for us all, right here and now. Brilliant!”

    “We are honored that the Waiākea High School SGA chose to support Bay Clinic’s Breast Cancer Prevention Program. I am so proud to see our children actively making a difference at such a young age,” said Alan Okinaka, Bay Clinic Board Member.

    PHOTO: Back Row (left to right): Preston Udo (SGA officer), Brelyn Iwasaki (SGA Activity Chairperson), Miles Marshall (SGA Activity Chairperson), Harold Wallace (Bay Clinic CEO), Alan Okinaka (Bay Clinic Board Member); Front Row (left to right): Lindsey Kimura, Katelyn Shirai, and Lisa Ishimoto (SGA officers)


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    This #ValentinesDay, the gift of health coverage is just a click away! Share this to make sure your loves ones know to #GetCovered at www.HealthCare.gov.
  14. Hui Malama Ola Na Oiwi will be hosting E Ola Kakou, an event to honor and celebr...
    Hui Malama Ola Na Oiwi will be hosting E Ola Kakou, an event to honor and celebrate our island's breast cancer survivors, their caregivers, and their ohana. Funded by the Hawaii Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, E Ola Kakou is a community event that Bay Clinic will be participating in.

    Event: E Ola Kakou

    Host: Hui Malama Ola Na Oiwi

    Where: Hilo 'One (Bay Front)

    When: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014

    Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

    Attire: beach attire

    Activities will include a scavenger hunt and a canoe regatta. Bring your ohana and join Bay Clinic in honoring Hawai'i Island's breast cancer survivors.

    This event is free to the public. All those interested in participating in the scavenger hunt and canoe regatta please contact Leimomi Shearer at 969-9220.

    See you there!

  15. HEALTH CENTERS OPEN AND PROVIDING SERVICES Bay Clinic communications are curren...
    HEALTH CENTERS OPEN AND PROVIDING SERVICES

    Bay Clinic communications are currently down as a result of a blown transformer. However, all Bay Clinic health centers are still open and providing health care services. HECO is working to restore communication services. We thank you for your patience.
  16. <a href="http://hearttruth.gov"><img src="http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/educational/h...
    <a href="http://hearttruth.gov/"><img src="http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/educational/hearttruth/images/banner-reddress2013-300x250.jpg" width="300" height="250" border="0" alt="Together we are powerful. Let's unite and get to the heart of good health."></a>


    The Heart Truth: A Campaign for Women About Heart Disease, HHS, NIH, NHLBI
    www.nhlbi.nih.gov
    The Heart Truth campaign raises awareness about heart disease in women.
  17. Ka'u Family Health and Dental Center, Na'alehu March 12, 2014, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm
    Ka'u Family Health and Dental Center, Na'alehu
    March 12, 2014, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm


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    Together, we can make the next generation a tobacco-free generation. Learn more about today’s Surgeon General report: http://go.usa.gov/ZeVj

    #BeTobaccoFree
  19. Our partnership with the Safeway Foundation is helping East and South Hawaii Isl...
    Our partnership with the Safeway Foundation is helping East and South Hawaii Island families live healthier lives.

    The Safeway Foundation has awarded Bay Clinic $10,000 to help address our community's breast cancer prevention and treatment needs in 2014.

    Regular screening tests is the best way to lower the risk of breast cancer. At Bay Clinic we will help you to create your individualized early detection plan that will encourage you to take a proactive approach in self-breast exams and attending your scheduled clinical breast exams and mammograms. Schedule your visit today at our Hilo Women's Health Center or at our Pahoa Women and Children's Health Center.

    A big MAHALO to the Safeway Foundation!


    The Safeway Foundation, Charitable Foundation
    www.safewayfoundation.org
    We sponsor education, hunger relief, health and human services, and assistance for people with disabilities. Since 2001, Safeway and The Safeway Foundation have donated over $1 billion.