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Third annual LGBT conference offers strong health component

Mountain Express Article by Leslie Boyd, March 29th As dozens of people gathered around tables in the gymnasium at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in Asheville, Ivy Gibson-Hill reflected on why a pop-up clinic was created for the third annual LGBT in the South conference, held March 18-20. Last year, a young man who was having…

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Embracing the Person First: an Essay on Language and Addiction

By Amanda Stem, MSW Language is at the root of every culture. Deeply imbedded in our daily interactions is the use of language, in the form of information sharing and receiving, emotional expression, and basic exchanges between people to come to resolutions.  It is easy to not think much about the words we use to…

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Mountain Causes: WNC AIDS Project a lifeline for many

Mountain Causes: WNC AIDS Project a lifeline for many By Jake Flannick, Special to the Citizen-Times To see the article in the Citizen-Times follow this link: Mountain Causes ASHEVILLE – He would hang around the Grove Arcade late into the night, posing as a street hustler in a largely deserted downtown in the early 1990s….

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The 340B Drug Pricing Program: A Lifeline for Community Healthcare Organizations

By Antonio Del Toro, WNCAP Client Services Coordinator Non-profit organizations are mission-driven enterprises that focus passionately on the services they seek to provide rather than on corporate or personal enrichment. Government grants, private charitable foundations and the generosity of donors in the community all contribute to the operating budgets of non-profits; however, in the healthcare…

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