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AVH Receives Healthcare Foundation Grant for Vaccinating Low-Income Populations Most Impacted by Pandemic

(Posted Nov. 12, 2021)

Alexander Valley Healthcare was a recent recipient of an unrestricted emergency grant from the Healthcare Foundation (HCF) of Northern Sonoma County.  AVH received the grant “to stabilize critical health and human service providers working with the most underserved community members during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Specifically, HCF cited that Alexander Valley Healthcare vaccinated approximately 5,000 eligible residents (including a large percentage of local farmworkers) at its weekly drive-through clinics from February through July.

“We were privileged to be a recipient of and to spend time with people that value and support equitable healthcare for all,” said Deborah Howell CEO of AVH. 

Overall, HCF distributed 10 grants through its Emergency Healthcare Fund totaling $100,000 in 2021.

November is American Diabetes Month®

(Posted Nov. 9, 2021)

Do you know your diabetes risk? Early detection of diabetes is proven to prevent life-altering complications like stroke, vision impairment, and kidney disease.

Let’s Take the Big Step Up

November is American Diabetes Month® and we’re taking the Big Step Up against diabetes. Come join us! Take your health into your own hands through awareness, detection, management, and learning to thrive despite your diabetes.

Diabetes is a constant battle, not only for those diagnosed, but for their loved ones, caregivers, and health care providers. With the guilt, the blisters, the numbers, the sleepless nights—it’s no wonder it seems impossible that there are good days ahead.

Now is the time to take charge. Your best days are still to come!

Talk to your primary care professional at Alexander Valley Healthcare about how we can help you.

FDA Approves COVID-19 Booster Shots – Now Available at AVH

(Posted Oct. 22, 2021)

This week the Food & Drug Administration approved booster shots for both Moderna and Janssen (J&J) COVID-19 Vaccines.  It also approved “mix and match” booster doses for all vaccines.  What does this mean?

  • Anyone 65 and older (or 18+ with high-risk medical condition or job) is recommended to have a COVID booster so long as it is at least six months after their 2nd dose of Pfizer, Moderna or first J&J vaccine.
  • Anyone who qualifies for a COVID-19 booster may have a booster from ANY of the available vaccine brands REGARDLESS of what their primary series was.
  • Anyone who has had J&J and wishes to have a 2nd dose of J&J (and qualifies for a booster) may have the second dose as soon as two months after their first J&J.

Boosters and initial series COVID-19 shots are available to all community members every Thursday 2-6 pm at the Alexander Valley Healthcare Medical Center located at 6 Tarman Drive, Cloverdale. CALL for an appointment: 707-894-4229.

AVH is giving initial doses to people of all ages providing a child/children are accompanied by a parent, unless they bring written permission to treat from the parent authorizing another adult to seek medical care for the child/children.

 Stay healthy, keep our community strong, get vaccinated.

–Dr. Wheeler, Chief Medical Officer, Alexander Valley Healthcare Medical Center

Please Take Our Semi-Annual Patient Experience Survey

(posted Oct. 21, 2021)

We want to hear from you! Twice each year, we ask our patients about the quality of care they get from us. If you are a patient and had a visit with us during the past 6 months, please take the survey. Thank you!”

¡Queremos escuchar de ti! Dos veces por año, les preguntamos a nuestros pacientes sobre la calidad de la cuidado que reciben de nosotros. Si usted es un paciente y tuvo una cita con nosotros durante los últimos 6 meses, por favor responda la encuesta. ¡Gracias!

https://forms.office.com/r/QE5sCKe8PU

Oh Boy, COVID’s Still Here & Flu Season’s Coming … What’s the Plan AVH?

(Posted Sept. 29th, 2021)

Beginning October 4, 2021, get your flu shot at Alexander Valley Healthcare! Call (707) 894-4229 to schedule an appointment now.

Together we’re facing an unprecedented winter ahead of coping with both the upcoming flu season and the ongoing presence of COVID-19. Alexander Valley Healthcare (AVH) is here to help you protect yourselves and your family for a healthy and happy season.

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September is Suicide Prevention Month

September 7th, 2021

Busting COVID Vaccine & Testing Myths

September 7th, 2021

Myths abound regarding the COVID vaccine. Alexander Valley Healthcare (AVH), Cloverdale’s wellness and primary care center partner, is here to bust myths and keep us all healthy. Here are the facts.

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2021 HRSA Quality Award for Improving Health Technology

September 7th, 2021

Alexander Valley Healthcare (AVH) was recognized for the second consecutive year with a Health Improvement Technology (HIT) award by the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). The HIT recognition is part of the Quality Improvement Awards presented annually by HRSA.  

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2020 HRSA Quality Award for Improving Health Technology

September 9th, 2020

Alexander Valley Healthcare (AVH) was recognized with a 2020 Health Improvement Technology (HIT) award by the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). The HIT recognition is part of the Quality Improvement Awards presented annually by HRSA.  

Specifically, AVH received the HIT award for advancing telehealth and patient engagement in order to increase access to care and improve quality of care. 

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Statement of Support for Sonoma County Public Health Directives

June 3, 2020

As community health center leaders, we are writing in support of the Sonoma County Public Health Department.  We believe their balanced response, including the current restrictions, has been made based on the best science available, with wisdom and concern for the collective long-term wellbeing of our community.  As health care providers, we strongly support the actions that are being taken. As county residents, we are grateful to live in a community where we have such dedicated leadership. We firmly stand with Dr. Mase, who has led this effort with enthusiasm and compassion for all who live in our community. From the perspective of front line health care providers, our public health department has made balanced decisions regarding the reopening process. We believe that their plan will increase the likelihood that the recovery can be successful, and we must remain united in our efforts for a long-lasting recovery.

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May is Mental Health Month

May 12, 2020

May is Mental Health Month, and it has never been more important than this year. 

Just weeks ago, we had no idea that all our worlds were going to be turned upside down by the Coronavirus. Or that the associated worry, isolation, loneliness, and anxiety would be something that literally everyone would experience. 

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Protecting Your Mental Health During the Coronavirus Outbreak

March 24, 2020

Human beings like certainty. We are hard-wired to want to know what is happening when and to notice things that feel threatening to us. When things feel uncertain or when we don’t generally feel safe, it’s normal to feel stressed. A large part of anxiety comes from a sense of what we think we should be able to control, but can’t.

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Letter from AVH CEO: COVID-19 Update

March 16, 2020

Hello Alexander Valley Healthcare patients and community members.

Protecting the health and well-being of our staff, patients and community members is AVH’s first priority. As the nation takes appropriate action to limit the potential community spread of COVID-19, we want to ensure our patients and community members AVH is taking all possible action to ensure we can continue to deliver on our commitment to our patients and community, while protecting the health and well-being of our staff, patients and community.

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Advisory

March 11, 2020

With the growing spread of COVID-19, we want to inform you that our health center is monitoring updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as well as from state and local health officials. If you have traveled to or from high risk countries in the past 30 days, or have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 and have the following symptoms, please contact your doctor’s office.

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2019 HRSA Quality Awards

January 10, 2020

The Alexander Valley Healthcare (AVH) was recognized with a 2019 Quality Improvement Award by the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). AVH received a Bronze Award representing the “best overall clinical performance” among the 1,273 health centers in the U.S. 

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2019 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge Champion

January 10, 2020

Alexander Valley Healthcare was one of 17 nationwide honorees of the 2019 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC recognized the professional health care providers at AVH for controlling blood pressure in more than 80% of its patients, stating in the award: “These remarkable efforts are critical to preventing and managing heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death for Americans.”   

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Recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home

January 10, 2020

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognized Alexander Valley Healthcare as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH).  

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Value and impact report (pdf)

Value & Impact of
Alexander Valley Healthcare

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Community Health Needs Assessment

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Child Immunization Schedule

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