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HonorHealth-affiliated NOAH receives $1.2 million grant

HonorHealth-affiliated NOAH, or Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health, was awarded $1.2 million by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-Health Resources Administration to help increase access to affordable, quality primary care services for low-income, underserved and special populations.

Through this grant, HonorHealth Desert Mission clinics will become a new access point of NOAH. This includes the Desert Mission Community Health Center, Children’s Dental Clinic and Marley House Behavior Health. Desert Mission is an organization of charitable and community services whose purpose is to meet the basic needs of our most vulnerable community members and help them reach their full potential for health and self-sufficiency.

“This is excellent news for our patients and community, and will allow us the resources to provide additional and more comprehensive services for Desert Mission clients,” said Marcia Mintz, John C. Lincoln Health Foundation president. The John C. Lincoln Health Foundation’s fundraising through corporate and individual sponsorship helps to support Desert Mission programs and services.

Community health centers like NOAH provide a medical home for patients in need so they can receive coordinated care. They help improve public health, reduce the burden of non-urgent care services in hospital emergency rooms and provide needed services such as free immunizations for uninsured children.

Currently, four community health centers throughout the Northeast Valley are operated by NOAH:

• Cholla  Health Center, Scottsdale

• Palomino Health Center, Phoenix

• Balsz Health Center, Phoenix

• Heuser Family Medicine Center, Scottsdale

A mobile NOAH health bus also visits local groups, residential group homes for the elderly, businesses and schools to provide health programs.

NOAH clinics are designated federally qualified health centers. NOAH is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization governed by an independent community-based board.

Terry Crews stars opposite the Muppets in this Toyota Highlander commercial. (Photo captured from YouTube clip.)

5 Movie Trailers to Watch For During the Super Bowl

Apparently there is supposed to be a football game this Sunday to decide who is the best team this season, but in actuality the one of the main attractions next to the half-time show is the commercials. This year, there will be commercials ranging from the epic to the hilarious and movie trailers are no exception to that. Here are five movie trailers that will be shown the night of the big game that you should keep an eye out for.

  1. “Noah”

Starring Russell Crowe, Emma Watson and other big names, “Noah” brings the biblical tale of Noah and the Arc to the big screens in an epic fashion. The movie’s trailer, to be shown on Sunday, has already been released earlier this week. The movie shows the flood that was to end it all come down on the Earth as Noah and his family escape with two of each animal. This movie is gearing up for a truly epic spring when the flood comes to theaters near you.


  1. “Transformers: Age of Extinction”

The fourth installment to Michael Bay’s explosive robot series, “Transformers,” will be previewed this Sunday to millions. The new movie star’s Mark Wahlberg this time around and will bring all the famous ’80s robots back to the screen to bash it out and save the planet. Expect to be awed by Bay’s infamous explosions in between downs this Sunday during all the great commercials.

  1. “The Muppets Most Wanted”

Everyone’s favorite friends The Muppets are previewing their next adventure in a unique crossover ad with Toyota. The Muppets will be rocking out and romping around in the new Toyota Highlander during the second quarter commercials. So get excited as Kermit, and friends invade your screens just like they did back in the ‘70s.

  1. “Neighbors”

Be prepared to laugh at Seth Rogen’s expense in this trailer during the game. The movie is about a young couple with a newborn daughter living in the suburbs when a fraternity moves right next door. Hilarity ensues as the two factions go to war with each other in this comedy set for a May release.

  1. “Robocop”

The gruesome ’80s remake is getting screen time this year as it prepares for release next month. Watch Hollywood’s latest rendition of “Robocop” be previewed during the big game. This Robocop looks glitzy and new as the hero shoots bad guys and runs a muck in a scary looking future where crime is rampant and the need of robotic police is a must.

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Schwab Cup ticket sales benefit Scottsdale Healthcare

It’s great golf for a great cause – fans buying tickets for the Charles Schwab Cup Championship can designate nonprofit Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation as their charity of choice through the Tickets Fore Charity Program.

The Champions Tour event is Oct. 31 – Nov. 4 on the Cochise Course at The Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale. Tickets purchased at ScottsdaleHealthcareTickets.org can be designated to benefit Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation and proceeds will support the nonprofit Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health (NOAH) clinics, an affiliate of Scottsdale Healthcare.

Tom Lehman, winner of the 2011 Schwab Cup, supports the work that charities like NOAH carry out for children.

“Scottsdale Healthcare is participating in the Tickets Fore Charity program where 100% of the net proceeds will support the underserved in our community through its NOAH clinics. The work that charities like NOAH carry out for children is especially important to me,” said Lehman. “Scottsdale Healthcare is special for several other reasons – three of my children were born there.”

Valley golfers have long supported health care for underserved families through Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation’s annual Golf Classic, a charity pro-am that raises funds for Scottsdale Healthcare’s NOAH clinics.

Starting with a single nurse practitioner traveling between schools in the Scottsdale and Paradise Valley school districts in 1996, Scottsdale Healthcare’s NOAH program added a mobile clinic in 2001 and now operates several onsite health centers in Scottsdale and Phoenix. NOAH has provided health services to more than 30,000 individuals.

NOAH clinics are designated Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alikes (FQHC-LA), which make quality primary care services more available and affordable to low-income, underserved and special populations.

Designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, FQHC-LAs provide a medical home for patients in need so they can receive coordinated care. They also serve to improve public health, reduce the burden of non-urgent care services in hospital emergency rooms and provide needed services such as free immunizations for uninsured children.

NOAH operates as a 501c3 in affiliation with Scottsdale Healthcare and governed by an independent community-based board. To learn more about Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health (NOAH) visit noahhelps.org.

Be sure to go to ScottsdaleHealthcareTickets.org and select Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation as your designated charity. Any Day Grounds Tickets for the Charles Schwab Cup Championship are $20.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2012, Scottsdale Healthcare is the locally-based nonprofit parent organization of Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center, Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center and Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital, Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale Healthcare Research Institute and Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation. A leader in medical innovation, talent and technology, Scottsdale Healthcare is the largest employer in Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information, visit www.shc.org.