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HHM Health on NBC-5 KXAS

HHM Health is bridging the gap in health disparities in the Oak Cliff community by opening a new clinic. This clinic accepts patients who don’t have insurance or on Medicaid. April Meras, our provider in this clinic, talked to NBC-5 about the importance of having quality healthcare in this community. You can watch by clicking the link below!

Our Population Health Director, Katie Irwin, talked to KXAS reporter Candace Sweat on the importance of giving back to the Vickery Meadow community, especially during the holidays. Often times, this community is over looked and underserved, so local nonprofit organizations came together to throw a Festival of Lights for families to enjoy free food, giveaways and holiday cheer. You can watch and read the interview by clicking the button below!

HHM Health’s CEO, Brian Hawkins, went to the KXAS Studios to be interviewed by Kristin Dickerson from Texas Today. Brian talked about achieving health equity in the healthcare system at HHM Health. Take a look at the segment by clicking the button below! 

NBC-DFW promoted HHM Health and their free birth control program. If you are a Dallas Resident and are uninsured or underinsured, you are eligible to receive any type of birth control at HHM Health. All you have to do is make an appointment. This is in partnership with Child Poverty Coalition.

You can read all about it by clicking the article below!

According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in five people who have had COVID-19 are still experiencing “Long COVID.” HHM Health’s Director of Behavioral Health comments on the mental health toll long COVID takes on patients. KXAS reporter Larry Collins also talks to our patient who’s son is experiencing symptoms of Long COVID and how it is impacting their family. Click the button below to watch t he interview! 

HHM Health was featured on KXAS’ 10pm newscasts, morning news, and midday show to promote our Back To School Event. This event is FREE for the public to receive immunizations, physicals, school supplies, backpacks and snow cones. Other non-profit organizations will be in attendance to help with this event and give out free items of their own. 

Read all about the event by clicking the button below!

Over 700 families came out to HHM Health’s Back To School Fair. The event was heldc in the heart of Dallas’ Vickery Meadow neighborhood at 5750 Pineland Drive. HHM Health understands the need for a back to school fair fo rimmigrant families on a tight budget. KXAS team came out and covered the event. Click the button below to hear from HHM Health and patients on what this event meant to them. 

Following the events of the mass shooting in Uvalde, TX, HHM Health’s Clinical Therapist, Tanya Moreno, answered questions about PTSD, how to overcome tragedies, and how to move on. This interview was aired in KXAS’ newscasts. 

According to a recent study, Texas ranks 48th in overall women’s health compared to women in other states. Our Associate Chief Medical Officer talked to KXAS about this issue and how HHM Health fights this health disparity. 

HHM Health’s women’s clinic accepts patients with Medicaid and commercial insurance. For those uninsured, we provide patients with a sliding scale fee. 

HHM Health on Telemundo

NBC Universal’s Telemundo covered the Back To School Fair event HHM Health held on the last week of July. Telemundo mentions how immigrant and refugee families benefitted from the event. 

Read the article and interview with Development and Volunteer Manager, Adrienne Logan.

Following the tragedy events that happened in Uvalde, Texas, our Clinical Therapist spoke to reporters at Telemundo on how to recover. They asked about PTSD and if that stops at the victim or bleeds into the lives of friends and family. 

This interview was aired on Telemundo days following the event.

HHM Health on Spectrum News

At least 621,000 Texans are unaware they have diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, the number is of people that have the diagnosis is 2.5 million Texans. HHM Health understands this epidemic should not be overlooked, which is why we have several programs to help patients control their diabetes diagnosis. 

Watch the interview with a HHM Health patient and our Physician Assistant talk about the need for quality care in the Dallas community.

According to a new Ripple Report from Texas Women’s Foundation, 48.4% of Texas counties do not have obstetric care. Texas ranks 48th in overall women’s health compared to women in other states. 

HHM Health understands the need for OBGYN care. We have free Supportive Pregnancy Groups for moms, see patients on a sliding-scale fee or Medicaid. HHM Health’s Nurse Practitioner Michelle Adams talked to Spectrum News about our services. 

A year after the emergency evacuations in Afghanistan, refugees are still seeking support. HHM Health teamed up with DFW Refugee Outreach Services to enroll refugees to get quality healthcare from us. 

Spectrum News interviewed one of our translators and former refugee herself, Rashidah Yusof, on the importance of giving continued support. Click the button below to watch the interview! 

HHM Health on The Dallas Morning News

The pressure of living up to the holidays may be a burden, causing stress, anxiety, or depression. The Dallas Morning News spoke to our Director of Behavioral Health on our upcoming Holiday Workshop, what holiday stress looks like, and how to cope. You can read the full article by clicking the link below!

HHM Health has partnered with Trinity Basin Preparatory to provide their students and families with primary care, dental, vision and mental health. HHM Health opened a community medical clinic in a separate buildingm at the Jefferson campus in Dallas. You can read more about the partnership by clicking the link below!

HHM Health talks about the importance of birth-control for women in Dallas County. Through a grant with Trust Her, we are able to provide free birth control to Dallas County residents. You can read the article below!

No matter how close you are to Uvalde, Texas, your child is likely experiencing a range of feelings about the mass shooting that happened at the elementary school in May, 2022. The Dallas Morning News reached out to HHM Health to speak to our Clinical Therapist to talk about how to talk to your child about mass shootings, and what behaviroal signs to look for to decide if your child needs professional help processing these tragedies. 

You can read the important article by clicking the button below.

Following the events surrounding Uvalde, Texas, parents and children alike are experiencing severe anxiety. The Dallas Morning News reached out to HHM Health to speak to our Clinical Therapist to talk about how to take care of yourself when you are feeling lonely and scared. 

You can read the important article by clicking the button below. 

HHM Health trains Texas A&M College of Dentistry students through our fellowship program. One pediatric specialist is determined to close the gap for adults with special-needs who need dental care but often can’t find a dentist who will take them. You can read the story by clicking the link below!

HHM Health on WFAA

HHM Health is hosting two virtual Holiday Stress: Survivng & Thriving through the Winter Holidays workshop. This is a freee workshop and open to the public for anyone who needs additional support! WFAA covered it in their newscast, and you can watch the clip by clicking the button below!

HHM Health’s CEO, Brian Hawkins, went on WFAA’s Good Morning Texas to talk about HHM’s fight against health disparities in Dallas. Texas continues to be the most uninsured state in the nation, and HHM Health continues to be the leader in fighting this disparity. Watch the interview between Brian and Jane McGarry by clicking the button below! 

WFAA reported on how HHM Health gives all Dallas County residents free birth control when you come into any of our 9 clinics. If we don’t have the type of birth control you need, we can order it for you and it is completely free to the patient. This is in partnership with Child Poverty Coalition.

WFAA continues to report on our program that allows Dallas Residents to receive free birth control for our uninsured patients. Once you are enrolled with HHM Health, you can schedule a free birth control counseling appointment and decide which option you want. This is in partnership with Child Poverty Coalition.

Read more about our program by clicking the link below!

HHM Health goes above and beyond. We recognize to serve the whole patient, we must go beyond our clinic doors. Because of this believe, we are hosting a Back To School Fair where anyone in the community can receive FREE immunizations, physical, school supplies, backpacks, and snow cones. We also invited other non-profit organizations to be on site to also provide free items to the community. 

Good Morning Texas featured us on their show to promote this event. Thank you to the GMT team!

HHM Health Population Health Team was interviewed by WFAA on our efforts to vaccinate the Dallas community within our vaccine clinics. They talked to one of our refugee patients, who brought his 7 year old daughter in for the COVID vaccine, and explained why it's so important the community gets vaccinated. What the full story below!

HHM Health was interviewed by ABC Channel 8 WFAA on our efforts to welcome Afghan refugees. We provided quality and compassionate healthcare for those fleeing for their lives in Afghanistan . Click the button below to watch the full interview!

HHM Health on CBS DFW

HHM Health opened a brand new clinic in the Oak Cliff community. This community mainly consists of Hispanic and African American residents who are uninsured, underinsured, and/or living below the poverty line. HHM Health’s Nurse Practitioner April Meras talked to CBS DFW about the importance of having a community health center that accepts uninsured patients in this community. You can watch the interview by clicking the link below!

Katie Irwin, HHM Health’s Director of Population Health, talked to CBS DFW about the importance of recognizing the Vickery Meadow neighborhood as they are often over looked and underserved. HHM Health participated in this year’s Festival of Lights and handed out dental hygiene kits for the community. You can watch the interview by clicking the link below! 

HHM Health hosted their Grand Opening of the third floor at their Vickery location. CBS DFW covered how the new services, including HHM Imaging, 340b Pharmacy, Child’s Play Therapy room, and new Nutrition Education Center will help the vulnerable community in Dallas. Click the link below to watch the interview!

Following the tragic shooting at a Uvalde, Texas elementary school, the world felt fearful, anxious, and sad. Before you can explain to your children what happened, you have to first take care of your own mental health. Our Clinical Therapist talked to CBS Reporter Robbie Owens about how to take care of yourself in times of national tragedy. Click the button below to watch and read the full story. 

CBS DFW covered our Back To School Fair in th morning show with live hits throughout the morning. CBS acknowledged the financial hard times families are facing as inflation is making it tougher to find affordable school supplies. HHM Health provided much-needed relief by handing out free items. You can read more about the event below!

HHM Health was interviewed by CBS DFW on our efforts to welcome Afghan refugees. We provided quality and compassionate healthcare for those fleeing for their lives in Afghanistan . Click the button below to watch the full interview!

CBS DFW promoted HHM Health’s Back To School Fair. HHM Health understands times are tough for families right now, and to treat the whole patient, we must support them outside of clinic walls. At this fair, we are giving out free backpacks, school supplies, immunizations and physicals.

HHM Health on FOX 4

Fox 4 News interviewed HHM Health and DFW Refugee Outreach Services to discuss the partnership of enrolling refugees to receive quality healthcare. We believe healthcare is a human right, and to support refugees beyond clinic walls. 

HHM Health on KERA

HHM Health goes above and beyond for all their patients. That includes speaking up when someone may not feel comfortable doing so. Our provider, Dr. Providence Uwimana, sat down with reporters from KERA to discuss the health impacts of refugees and immigrants living in inadequate housing. You can read the interview by clicking the button below!

HHM Health on NBC LX

Our Director of Behavioral Health, JJ Larson, spoke to NBC LX Anchor Eric Alvarez about what mental health symptoms patients that are experiencing Long COVID may be facing. Click the button below to watch the interview!

Our BSN-RN, Victoria Sanders, went on NBC LX to talk about the disparities patient of color experience while going to the doctor or being hospitalized. She offered insight on how HHM Health combats the inequalities in healthcare, and gives suggestions on what hospitals and doctor offices must do to help fight these disparities. Watch a clip of the interview below.



Our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Michael Lyons, appeared on NBC LX to talk about COVID-19 and Vaccine Boosters. Check out the interview below by clicking the button!

MySweetCharity

MySweetCharity highlighted our upcoming Healing Hands Luncheon featuring Olympic Gold Medalist and cancer survivor, Scott Hamilton. The blog post has a quote from our co-chairs, Julia Sands Cunningham and Shannon Graham about how HHM Health fights health disparities and provides access to quality, compassionate healthcare for our vulnerable neighbors in the Vickery Meadow area of Dallas. They explain how this luncheon will continue to allow HHM Health help the vulnerable community. You can read all about it by clicking the link below! 

MySweetCharity announced the annual Healing Hands Luncheon featuring Olympic Gold Medalist and cancer survivor, Scott Hamilton! The Healing Hands Luncheon will be on Friday, April 21, 2023 at the Dallas Arts Mansion. Julia Sands Cunningham and Shannon Graham will be co-chairing this luncheon with Tucker Enthoven being our Honorary Chair. You can read more about Scott Hamilton and the luncheon by clicking the button below!

Our Board Chair, Maria Miller, talked to MySweetCharity about the latest going on at HHM Health. This includes details about recent fundings, the opening of our imaging center, and our vision center’s expansion.  Click the button below to read the latest happenings!

MySweetCharity helped promote our Back-To-School-Fair! Our Board Chair, Maria Miller, told MySweetCharity that the Vickery Meadow Community will be able to come3 to the Northwest Community Center to receive free immunizations, backpacks, school supplies, snow cones, and fun! 

This free event is open to everyone. 

To read more, click the button below! 

MySweetCharity wrote about the success of Healing Hands Luncheon. They called the inaugural luncheon a “20-20 Vision For A Touchdown” and mentioned how the event was sold-out. You can read all about the luncheon recap by clicking the button below!

MySweetCharity wrote about the Healing Hands Luncheon Co-Chairs revealing the details for HHM Health Fundraiser. In addition to having Heisman Trophy winner and NFL Hall of Famer, Tim Brown, Margot Perot is a presenting sponsor. 

Co-Chairs Gina and Ken Betts and Amy and Paul Wilson have also added some tasty raffle items like $100 gift cards to Cafe Pacific, Honor Bar, Mesero, Rex’s Seafood and Salum, a $500 Neiman Marcus gift card, and a football with Tim Brown’s signature. 

MySweetCharity announced our Healing Hands Luncheon Chairmen Gina and Ken Betts and Amy and Paul Wilson. This is the first official fundraising event under the new name, HHM Health. Read about the interview by clicking the button below!

The Healing Hands Luncheon is moving to March with the addition of WFAA Sports Anchor Joe Trahan as the Emcee. The luncheon committee decided to move the luncheon from October to March 2022 because of the uptick in COVID-19 Omnicron cases in the Dallas community. The luncheon will still be held at the Dallas Arboretum. Click the button below to read the full article.

Healing Hands Ministries is now known as HHM Health, but the  mission remains the same. MySweetCharity reported on the name change to reflect the agency’s role in providing healthcare for the uninsured and underserved throughout the Dallas and surrounding areas with compassionate, quality and affordable healthcare. To read the full article, click the button below!

Festival Of Lights

 

HHM Health partnered with Heart House, Literacy Achieves, THR Dallas, many churches in the area and the Vickery Meadow Youth Development Foundation to spread some holiday cheer to our neighbors in Vickery Meadow. In this COVID-friendly event, families went through a “drive-thru” at the Vickery Park Library, where we handed out gifts, candy, goodie bags and had a celebration of lights bringing all of the many cultures together for the holidays.

Check out the article about Festival of Lights below!

D Magazine

HHM Health is putting on the first annual Healing Hands Luncheon. D Magazine interviewed our special guest, Tim Brown, about the Luncheon and why he thinks it's so important to support HHM Health.

The Luncheon is being held on March 31, 2022 at the Dallas Arboretum. NFL Hall of famer, Heisman Trophy Winner and Dallas native, Tim Brown, is our guest speaker. WFAA's Main Sports Anchor and Emmy Winner, Joe Trahan is our emcee and will be moderating a conversation with Tim Brown about health disparity in Dallas.

Click the button below to read the article!

The Advocate

HHM Health opened a brand new clinic in the Oak Cliff community. This community mainly consists of Hispanic and African American residents who are uninsured, underinsured, and/or living below the poverty line. HHM Health’s Nurse Practitioner April Meras talked to CBS DFW about the importance of having a community health center that accepts uninsured patients in this community. You can read the interview by clicking the link below!

The Advocate interviewed HHM Health’s Director of Behavioral Health about what holiday stress is, how to identify stress, and how to cope during the holiday season. You can read the article by clicking the link below!

HHM Health participated in Festival of Lights in the Vickery Meadow neighborhood to had out holiday antlers and dental hygiene kits. You can read about the details by clicking the link below! 

The Advocate came to HHM Health’s Grand Opening of the Third Floor at our 5750 Pineland Drive location. They covered our opening of HHM Imaging, 340b Pharmacy, Child’s Play Therapy and Nutrition Education Center. They also covered how Dr. Gray got an award for his service to the pediatric community. You can read all about it by clicking the link below!

HHM Health is soon to open an imaging center for breast cancer screenings. HHM Imaging will include a mammogram machine, X-ray, bone-density scan and a sonogram machine. You can read more about HHM imaging by clicking the link below! 

The return to school is right around the corner, and HHM Health is putting on a back to school fair on July 30, 2022. 

Supplies and clear backpacks will be available for students and snow cones for a sweet treat. There will also be on-site vaccinations at no cost and physicals. 

To read more about the event, click the button below!

HHM Health recognnizes the diabetes epidemic that Texans face daily. Diabetes affects over 2.5 million Texans, that is why HHM Health is raising awareness with the brand new Community Fit Club. This is a monthly club, free for anyone in the community, to attend to learn healthy tips and tricks to integrate into their lives. You can read more about the program reading The Advocate’s feature on it by clicking the button below. 

The Lake Highlands Women’s League donated $3,000 to HHM Health. With this generous gift, HHM Health will be able to provide car seats to new moms and their newborns. This will allow them to be able to come home from the hospital with their new bundle of joy safely. 

The Advocate wrote about how Lake Highland’s Women’s League and HHM Health are closing the gap in care throughout the metroplex. Read below for the full article! 

 

 

HHM Health is putting on the first annual Healing Hands Luncheon. The Advocate wrote about it as a feature in their News, Nonprofits and Volunteers and Sports section.

The Luncheon is being held on March 31, 2022 at the Dallas Arboretum. NFL Hall of famer, Heisman Trophy Winner and Dallas native, Tim Brown, is our guest speaker. WFAA’s Main Sports Anchor and Emmy Winner, Joe Trahan is our emcee and will be moderating a conversation with Tim Brown about health disparity in Dallas.

Click the button below to read the article!

Other National Online Publications

Yahoo! News

HHM Health opened a brand new clinic in the Oak Cliff community. This community mainly consists of Hispanic and African American residents who are uninsured, underinsured, and/or living below the poverty line. HHM Health’s Nurse Practitioner April Meras talked to about the importance of having a community health center that accepts uninsured patients in this community. You can watch the interview by clicking the link below!

The Patch

CBS DFW covered our Back To School Fair in th morning show with live hits throughout the morning. CBS acknowledged the financial hard times families are facing as inflation is making it tougher to find affordable school supplies. HHM Health provided much-needed relief by handing out free items. You can read more about the event below!

Finger Lakes Times

Finger Lakes Times picked up our story on how HHM Health is saving Dallas County residents thousands of dollars by giving them free birth control if they want it. 15 of our providers now know how to implant Nexplanon, a birth control option that lasts for 3 years. Click the button below to read more about our partnership with Trust Her to have this program. 

Texarkana Gazette

The Texarkana Gazette caught wind that HHM Health gives out free birth control for any women that a Dallas County resident and on our sliding-scale fee. They can choose from a number of birth control options, completely free to the patient. Click the button below to read more! 

PiZetta Media

Interview with Brian A. Hawkins, CEO and President of HHM Health, is now available on iHeart Radio Podcasts. You can listen by clicking the link below!

Frontline TV and PiZetta Media interviewed HHM Health’s CEO, Brian A. Hawkins, on his healthcare journey, what it means to be empathetic in the healthcare sector, and overall HHM Health. 

Frontline TV and PiZetta Media showcased HHM Health’s Patient Spotlight series on their channel. This is part of their new programming that focuses on first-person stories of everyday heroism from nurses and providers. 

Frontline TV and PiZetta Media show cased HHM Health’s Patient Spotlight series on their channel. This is part of their new programming that focuses on first-person stories of everyday heroism from nurses and providers. 

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