Neighborhood Family Practice and North Coast Health Plan to Unite to Increase Access to Primary Care on Cleveland’s West Side

The Board of Directors for Neighborhood Family Practice (NFP) and the Board of Directors for North Coast Health (NCH) today announced their plan to enter into a strategic affiliation to increase access to quality primary care for low-income individuals and families living in Lakewood and the surrounding community.

As health navigators, students see value of team approach

Neighborhood Family Practice provider Heidi Gullett, MD, MPH, helped develop the Patient Navigator program at Case Western Reserve University, where medical students assist high-utilization patients she is also an assistant professor of family medicine and community health. In the program’s first year, 19 students devoted 375 work hours to helping newly arrived refugee families who were patients at the Neighborhood Family Practice.

Neighborhood Family Practice Names Chief Operating Officer

Jean Polster, RN, MS, president and chief executive officer of Neighborhood Family Practice (NFP), announced today the promotion of Laurel Domanski Diaz to the newly created position of chief operating officer. Effective immediately, Domanski Diaz will assume additional responsibility including helping to shape the strategy for the Federally Qualified Health Center that serves more than 18,000 patients annually via five community health centers located on the near west side of Cleveland.

Neighborhood Family Practice Board Member Receives Most Treasured Volunteer Award

When Sam Huston closed a successful 44-year career in hospital administration, it didn’t end his desire to help ensure that Clevelanders have access to high-quality, affordable health care. For the past five years, Sam Huston has served on the board of directors of Neighborhood Family Practice, even stepping in as chair at one point when unexpectedly needed. 

News About a CareSource Network Change

Care Source has agreed to extend access to Cleveland Clinic for CareSource Medicaid and MyCare members through Nov. 30, 2017.  Both organizations are working toward a long-term agreement and are fully committed to ensuring Medicaid patients have access to the highest level of healthcare.   Please review the following information and frequently asked questions for more information about your care.

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, Ohio Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur To Participate In NFP Puritas Community Health Center Grand Opening

In March 2014, Neighborhood Family Practice (NFP) celebrated the grand opening of its fourth community health center location in response to a tremendous need for primary health care in the Puritas/Bellaire community. Shortly thereafter, patient volume began to overwhelm the small office located in Puritas Park Plaza, so NFP administrators applied for and received a Health Infrastructure Investment Program Award from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to offset some of the costs related to the purchase and renovation of a larger facility.

The Dentist Will See You Now! Neighborhood Family Practice Now Providing Oral Health Services

Last summer, Neighborhood Family Practice (NFP) was one of 420 community health centers across the country to receive Federal funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to increase access to integrated oral health care (dental) services and improve oral health outcomes for patients. Thanks to that funding, dental services are now available to existing NFP patients at the Neighborhood Family Practice Ridge Community Health Center

Two Neighborhood Community Health Center Locations Earn National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) today announced that the Neighborhood Family Practice (NFP) Ridge Community Health Center (3569 Ridge Rd.) and Detroit Shoreway Community Health Center (6412 Franklin Blvd.) have received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based,patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and longterm, participative relationships. 

Neighborhood Family Practice Receives Federal Funding to Add Oral Health Services

NeighborhoodFamily Practice (NFP) is one of 420 community health centers across the country to receive Federal funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration(HRSA) to increase access to integrated oral health care (dental) services and improve oral health outcomes for patients. This is a new service for patients that will be added later in 2016.

Helping More Uninsured Access Primary Care Spurs a Rebranding at Neighborhood Family Practice

Neighborhood Family Practice (NFP) today announced a rebranding campaign that is designed to communicate its expanded services and facilities now available to more residents in Cleveland’s west side neighborhoods. The Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) provides primary health services and has added three offices in recent years in response to the Affordable Care Act and Ohio’s expansion of its Medicaid program.

Neighborhood Family Practice Names New Chief Financial Officer

Jean Polster, RN, MS, president and chief executive officer of Neighborhood Family Practice, announced yesterday that effective Monday, May 16, Christine Porter will become the Chief Financial Officer for the Federally Qualified Health Center which has been providing high quality health care services to residents of Cleveland’s near west side neighborhoods for over 35 years. 

Neighborhood Family Practice to Expand Services with New Funding from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Neighborhood Family Practice (NFP), a federally qualified non-profit community health center serving patients from five office locations on Cleveland’s near west side, was recently awarded more than $1 million in Affordable Care Act funding from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HSS). 

Local Federally Qualified Health Centers and Safety Net Systems to Celebrate National Health Center Week 2015

Cleveland’s Federally Qualified Health Centers – Neighborhood Family Practice, The FreeMedical Clinic of Cleveland, Care Alliance Health Center and Northeast Ohio Neighborhood Health Services, Inc. (NEON) and Asian Services in Action (ASIA); safety net providers, The MetroHealth System and the Cleveland Department of PublicHealth; along with community partners and local sponsors including the GEFoundation are marking National Health Center Week 2015 (NHCW) on Tuesday, August 11 with Cleveland Celebration: Medicaid Works as part of a weeklong campaign (August 9-15) to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s Health Centers.  The national celebration comes on the heels of new data that shows health centers now serve over 24 million people (or one in 14 Americans) as the largest and most successful system of primary healthcare.

The Cleveland event will feature an address by keynote speaker Randall D. Cebul, MD, FACP, Director and CEO, Better HealthPartnership. Cleveland Celebration: Medicaid Works will highlight the successes and achievements of the localCleveland Health Centers and safety net providers in reducing health disparities and improving health outcomes.


WHEN:                        Tuesday, August 11, 2015

                                    11a.m. – Registration & Networking

                                    11:30am – Program & Luncheon

WHERE:                     ClevelandCity Hall Rotunda

                                    601Lakeside Ave. East 

Although local solutions, health centers need sustained federal investment to meet the growing demand for their services and help moreAmericans gain access to affordable healthcare.To learn more about health centers and the #Access is the Answer campaign please visit the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) at www.nachc.orgor can also follow the #NHCW15  hash tag on Twitter.