|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
August 18, 2010
Contact: Shane Chen, Dir. Of Capacity Development, Schen@hopechc.org, (713)773-2901, x105
7001 Corporate Blvd., Suite 120 Houston, TX 77036 713-779-0825
“Harris County Healthcare Alliance and HOPE Clinic Support Asian Small Businesses”
Press Conference Announcing Partnership: Harris County Healthcare Alliance and Hope Clinic along with Asian Chamber of Commerce and Chinese Chamber of Commerce.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
International Trade Center
11110 Bellaire Blvd. # 200 Houston, TX 77072
To improve the health of Asian community, Harris County Healthcare Alliance and HOPE Clinic, in partnership with Asian Chamber of Commerce and Chinese Chamber of Commerce, will announce community programs that will impact small business owners and their employees.
About Harris County Healthcare Alliance
As recommended by the Harris County Public Healthcare System Council, Harris County Commissioners Court and the Houston City Council approved the formation of the Harris County Healthcare Alliance (the “Alliance”) in 2006, as an independent non-profit corporation to serve as a coordinating vehicle for providers of indigent care to facilitate service efficient delivery and to bring in additional resources to support indigent healthcare costs. The Alliance’s mission is to serve as a catalyst for improving the healthcare system of Houston/Harris County. www.hchalliance.org
About HOPE Clinic
In October 2002, the Asian American Health Coalition of Greater Houston, in collaboration with the Chinese Community Center and the Baptist Church, established HOPE Clinic (Helping Other People through Encouragement). As an all-volunteer, part-time health center, HOPE Clinic provided basic primary care services to a limited amount of patients once a month for only four hours. Today, HOPE Clinic is a professionally staffed and full-time Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Look Alike. The clinic provides culturally and linguistically competent, high-quality health care to all, regardless of ability to pay. www.hopechc.org
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