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Najlah Feanny/Genesis

Calling the shots

Charity | Independent Christian clinics may soon have to decide whether to accept government funding. Is the price of federal money too high?
by Susan Olasky
Posted 9/07/12, 01:00 am

In 1999 Dr. David Kim surveyed the medical landscape in Staten Island, N.Y., and noted a presence and an absence. Present: high rates of diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and asthma. Absent: Christianity. Kim decided to open a clinic but knew he could not do so with private contributions. In 2006 he founded Beacon Christian Community Health Center, a nonprofit clinic he hoped would become a federally qualified health center (FQHC) and receive grants from Washington.

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Spotlight on Charlotte

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by Christina Darnell
Posted 9/07/12, 01:00 am

I moved to Charlotte in 2007. The job market boomed. People moved there from around the country, energizing the city. The influx of new residents meant that local builders kept busy.

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Networks of care

Charity | Formal and informal groups of healthcare providers are keeping the poor from missing the safety net
by Susan Olasky
Posted 9/07/12, 01:00 am

Carol cradles her right foot in her hand, taking off her black Croc sandal and white sock. The callus on her heel is so hard it has worn a hole in the shoe. She could live with that, but up higher, on the fleshy part of her foot, sits a large, soft tissue growth. Every time she walks on it, pain shoots through her leg. Just walking to the bathroom is painful.

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