Jeffrey Lewis

2019

Helping Valley People Manage the Cost of Insulin

Middle-class families are being devastated by the staggering cost of life-saving insulin. While the average person spends about $1,025 per year on medication, many people …

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Mobile Clinic

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2019

New Adult Respite Program to Help Local Families

A grant from Legacy Health Endowment has made possible a Saturday respite care program for families with adults 18 years and older who have special needs. …

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Reports

340B’s Commission’s Final Report on the 340B Drug Discount Program

Click HERE to read the full report. THE 340B DRUG PRICING PROGRAM was created at a time when nonprofit healthcare providers were spending to ensure …

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2019

Celebrating Women in Healthcare

On Mother’s Day, we celebrate the incredible women in our lives who often risk their own survival for ours. Some argue that holidays such as Mother’s …

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Reports

Building a Better Turlock: How the Homeless Problem will Inevitably Challenge Healthcare for the Middle Class in our Community

Click here to read the full report: LHE Homeless Report PDF Dear Reader, The report that follows is very straight forward. It discusses the problems …

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2019

The Federal 340B Program: A Call to Order

By: Jeffrey R. Lewis & Willam E. Arnold, Co-Chairs, Community Access National Network 340B Commission The 340B Drug Pricing Program was created by Congress to …

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Calendar of Events

Free Healthcare Clinics Coming to Stanislaus and Merced Counties

Find free medical services provided at several mobile clinics around Stanislaus and Merced Counties. These mobile clinics will be offering basic primary care, health education, …

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2019

Healthcare Hero: Leslie Abasta-Cummings

Leslie Abasta-Cummings is a healthcare star. She is determined, strategic, passionate and caring. It is rare to find someone so committed to making healthcare accessible, …

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2019

Healthcare Hero: Tony Weber

In a world where healthcare access is a challenge, and where affordability looms large, Tony Weber has been charging forward, building programs to ensure that …

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2019

A responsible strategy to address the needs of the homeless

Turlock and its surrounding communities need to address our growing homeless population. The needs are great, and the challenge is significant, but not impossible No …

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2018

Valley Deserves Better Health Care and More Doctors. Here’s How We’ll Get Them

As one of the fastest growing regions of California, the San Joaquin Valley’s persistent shortage of health care providers is creating a public health crisis …

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2018

What Does It Take To Lead Turlock? Let’s Figure It Out

As lawn signs pop up like wildflowers around the city, we are reminded that another mayor’s race approaches. Take note: This race will sketch out …

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2018

Build a Master Plan for Long Term Care

We live in a political world today where indecision and inaction echo within the halls of Congress and State Capitols across America. The biggest risks …

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2018

What They’re Watching: Jeffrey Lewis, Legacy Health Endowment

State of Reform is a stakeholder-driven initiative that tries to bridge the gap between the worlds of health care and health policy. We try to …

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2018

Finding Help With Expensive Medications

Times Argus, Central City, Kentucky (NAPSI)—If you or someone you love is one of the millions of Americans with a chronic disease or a life-threatening …

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2018

Community Access National Network Tackles Challenges Facing the 340B Drug Pricing Program Launches National Commission to Make Recommendations to Congress

The Community Access National Network, otherwise known as CANN, today appointed a national commission to take a thorough and candid review of the 340B Drug …

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2018

Helping Seniors Reduce Unnecessary Hospital Visits

Hospitalizations for seniors can be devastating, both financially and emotionally. But what’s worse is having to return to the hospital shortly after discharge – especially …

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2018

Local Foundation Funds Nonprofit to Help Seniors Avoid Hospital Re-Entry in Stanislaus and Merced Counties

Legacy Health Endowment (LHE) has teamed up with Covenant Care at Home (CCH), a nonprofit healthcare provider, to fund a critical new program to help …

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2018

Grant Helps TUSD Double Mental Health Services for Students

Turlock Unified School District’s first-ever mental health practitioners are already making a difference in students’ lives this school year, meeting the emotional and psychological needs …

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2018

Local Foundation Funds Program to Help Ensure STI Testing is Available in Stanislaus and Merced Counties

Legacy Health Endowment (LHE) has teamed up with Turlock Pregnancy and Health Center (TPHC), a faith-based nonprofit free clinic, to fund a critical program to …

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2018

Social Media Support for LHE

Washington, D.C. is no longer the birthplace of creative healthcare solutions. Legacy Health Endowment, a healthcare foundation based in Turlock, CA, is creating real solutions …

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2018

Our New Nurse Practitioner Program is Going to Help with Health Care

Many rural and semi-rural communities, including California’s Central Valley, face significant healthcare shortages and a scarcity of healthcare providers. The problem isn’t new: For years …

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2018

Collaboration Creating Health Care Solutions for Valley Residents Grant Offers Debt Relief for Nurse Practitioner Students

Local nonprofits are giving a $1.9 million boost to help solve the healthcare provider shortage in Stanislaus and Merced counties. Legacy Health Endowment is working …

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2017

PhRMA Companies Offer a Holiday Gift of Hope

If you or someone you love are one of the millions of Americans with a chronic disease or a life-threatening condition, pharmaceutical manufacturers and their …

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2017

Why Won’t Republicans Act to Help Our Community’s Poor Get Health Care?

I spent some years proudly working in the United States Senate for three Republican senators. The world was different then. The desire to work on …

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2017

A Mental Health Hero: Pastor Amanda Oppenhuizen

As a society, each of us is challenged every day.  Our children face challenges that much greater.  The forces of evil pulling at them are …

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2017

Healthcare Hero: Betty Lopez

In healthcare, when you find someone who is incredibly competent and smart, cares deeply about her patients and places their well-being above all else, you …

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2017

True Health Care Reform Must Address Rising Drug Prices

Rising drug prices are one of the top three health care challenges we face today. Considering that President Donald Trump and state elected leaders in …

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2017

John Heinz: He Fought for the Nation’s “Shadow” Caregivers

Twenty-Six years ago, this week, United States Senator John Heinz was tragically killed – a grievous loss not only for his family but also for …

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2017

California Should Create Its Own Health Insurance Plan

More than 1 million Californians have gained health care under Covered California, the state’s health insurance marketplace, created under President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. …

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2017

$550,000 in Grants Awarded to Promote Health in Stanislaus, Merced Counties

The Legacy Health Endowment is providing $550,000 in grant funding to promote health and wellness in Stanislaus and Merced counties. These are the first grants …

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2017

Wellness Program First to Reap Benefits from Legacy

Legacy Health Endowment, the health care philanthropy created in 2014 as a result of the sale of Emanuel Medical Center to Tenet Health, announced its …

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2017

Building a Bipartisan Bridge with Housing for the Elderly

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has never been a high-profile agency, but it now has a high-profile Secretary in renowned neurosurgeon …

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2017

Jill Chiesa: Listening, Caring During Life’s Worst Times

Covenant Care at Home is an amazing place primarily because of the people who work there. Each has learned the Malmberg approach to caregiving — …

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2016

James Bowles: Redefining Excellence at Stan State’s School of Nursing

California State University, Stanislaus has one of the top 10 Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs in the United States.  There are three reasons.  First, …

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2016

Healthcare Hero: Renee Pimentel

If you do not know Renee Pimentel, you should. While not a household name she is a healthcare hero. Her primary position is Director of …

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