Maria Antonia: Inspired to Serve...
Then & Now
Many remember Maria Antonia’s distinct voice, one you know is hers as soon as you hear it. If you listen carefully, that voice hints to a place beyond our borders.She’s got a great story, and she tells it well.

At just four years old, Antonia boarded a Freedom Flight from Cuba to the U.S. Los Vuelos de la Libertad (as the flights were known in Spanish) transported Cubans fleeing to Miami to escape Fidel Castro’s communist regime. Between 1965 and 1973, Freedom Flights soared twice a day, five times a week and aided an estimated 300,000 refugees. With a budget of $12 million, it was the largest airborne refugee operation in American history.  Read entire article .
Dr. Goswami Provides Perspective on Opioid Crisis: Download press release .
We made quite an impact in D.C.
Rural America is fortunate to have you as an advocate, and NRHA is thrilled you joined us and over 400 fellow rural health stakeholders in Washington, D.C. for  NRHA’s 29th Rural Health Policy Institute .

It is no coincidence that a mass of  legislation to support rural providers and facilities passed  the same week that we showed up to advocate for the needs of underserved rural communities across our country.

We hope you  gained valuable information  about the impact of federal legislation on rural communities and had constructive visits with your representatives on Capitol Hill.
Be sure to  follow @NRHA_Advocacy  and  NRHA on Twitter  and utilize #RuralHealth, #SaveRural and #RebuildRural in your tweets to keep the issues NRHA fights for at the forefront of the national conversation with colleagues and representatives.

Rural America will continue to require your efforts throughout 2018. So stay involved with NRHA’s advocacy efforts and join  NRHA’s Grassroots Advocacy Forum  by  emailing our membership team .

And visit  NRHA’s Facebook page  to relive the  Policy Institute in pictures .
We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming New Orleans events:


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Connect , NRHA’s exclusive networking site for members to connect with colleagues.
For more information on accessing NRHA Connect and its features,  contact our membership team .
Got furniture? We need it!
HCC's Warehouse needs your gently-used furniture. We need living room furniture and dressers. Additionally, we have an agency that could use a lift chair, and another in need of recliners.

If you, or someone you know is getting new furniture and would like to donate their gently-used furniture, please contact us at 660.259.2440.

HCC March General Membership Meeting:

When:
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Where:
United Methodist Church, 1211 S. Hwy 13 in Lexington

What:
HCC & Foenix Transportation Talk Rural Rides for Medical Visits

RSVP for an accurate lunch count: Shelly.Harden@hccnetwork.org
Still Need a Flu Shot?
Schedule an appointment at one of our Live Well Community Health Centers , today. Safeguard yourself and the ones you love, and live well.
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Live Well Community
Health Center - Buckner
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Buckner, MO 64016
816.249.1521

Live Well Community
Health Center - Carrollton
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Carrollton, MO 64633
660.329.9005


Live Well Community
Health Center - Concordia
206 N. Bismark, Ste. A.,
Concordia, MO 64020
660.463.0234

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Health Center - Waverly
608 Missouri St.
Waverly, MO 64096
660.493.2262