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Human Trafficking and Health Care

Human trafficking is a very real issue in Central Iowa. Last year, local documentary filmmaker, Vanessa McNeal released Gridshock interviewing survivors of human trafficking right here in our own community. There is no turning a blind eye to the problem that exists....

You can prevent cervical cancer

Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers, but it is estimated that in 2019 around 4,250 women died from cervical cancer. There are a few easy ways that you can protect yourself from cervical cancer. Get screened. There are two screening tests that can...

Community Matters: 2019 Year End Update

Note from the CEO, Kelly Huntsman Primary Health Care CEO Kelly Huntsman As the year draws to a close, I have been reflecting with gratitude, on my years of leading PHC. In the last 30 years, we have grown to serve more than 38,000 central Iowans each year. In 2019,...

Three easy steps to fight flu

It is flu season, and as the seasons change it’s important to know what you can do to protect yourself, and the people around you. Flu is a potentially serious, contagious disease. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu can lead to...

A Thanksgiving Message from our CEO

Dear Friends of Primary Health Care, As Thanksgiving approaches, I have been reflecting with gratitude, on my years of leading PHC. In the last 30 years, we have grown to serve more than 38,000 central Iowans each year! That growth could not have happened without the...

World AIDS Day Commemoration Event December 1

This year, The Project of PHC along with our community partners, are commemorating the legacy and impact of the pioneers who took on the fight against HIV/AIDS in Central Iowa. World AIDS Day Rally WHEN: Sunday, December 1, 2019, at 1:00 PM WHERE: Iowa State Capitol...

Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance Available

The open enrollment into health insurance plans for 2020 through the ACA Marketplace began on November 1 and closes on December 15. During this time, PHC will host enrollment assistance events in Des Moines, Marshalltown and Ames to help people navigate the confusing...

Call for donations – Underwear

Clean underwear is something everyone needs, but it is something that is not frequently donated.  Our team is not about to send someone away without it, but we are having a hard time keeping up with the need. How you can help: Drop off donations at any Trixies Salon...

Congress Should Fund Community Health Centers

Healthcare is often seen as a divisive topic in this country, especially as the healthcare system moves to one that’s focused on patient needs, with greater access, higher quality and lower costs. However, there is one program with longstanding bi-partisan support...
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