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Alisa Branch brings more than 15 years of mental health experience to the Coalition

The Martinsville Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness is pleased to announce that Alisa Branch, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), has joined its staff as a behavioral health care provider at Bassett Family Practice and Ridgeway Family Health, health centers operated by the MHC Coalition for Health and Wellness.

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Alisa Branch brings more than 15 years of mental health experience to the Coalition

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Partnership increases access for 15 local women to receive mammography screenings

The MHC Coalition for Health and Wellness has partnered with the University of Virginia’s Cancer Center and New College Institute for a couple of years now, to increase access to mammography screenings for local women in Martinsville and Henry County.

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Partnership increases access for 15 local women to receive mammography screenings

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

The MHC Coalition for Health and Wellness helps increase access to Behavioral Health services in our community Mental Health Awareness Month not only helps people realize the many ways in which mental illness touches their own lives, but also helps them learn about available services, and discover ways to advocate for increased support.

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

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April is Stress Awareness Month: How Stress Affects Your Health

Stress is what you feel when you react to pressure. Pressure can come from things like work, family, money, illness, or from an internal need such as wanting to achieve a goal, wanting to fit in, or the way you feel about yourself.

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April is Stress Awareness Month: How Stress Affects Your Health

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Circle of Hope

Our team was delighted to be a part of Susan G. Komen’s Virginia Blue Ridge Affiliate Circle of Hope event on the evening of April 9th.

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Circle of Hope

Take care of your heart and your colon too

A heart healthy diet can reduce your risk of developing certain cancers, including colorectal. Focus on eating more fiber such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans and nuts, and limiting red and processed meats to cut excess calories.

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Take care of your heart and your colon too

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With Medicaid expansion in Virginia, about 4,000 in Henry County, Martinsville now qualify

*Article and photo by Paul Collins/Martinsville Bulletin Ann Walker is trying to get the word out that Virginia’s Medicaid rules for adults have changed with Medicaid expansion, and that on Jan.

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With Medicaid expansion in Virginia, about 4,000 in Henry County, Martinsville now qualify

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Children’s Health Month

Since 1992, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has designated October as Children’s Health Month to increase public awareness of the value of preventive health care for children.

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Children’s Health Month