Jangus Whitner Receives Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award and UNDER 40 Recognition

April 4, 2022
Jangus Whitner Receives Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award and UNDER 40 Recognition

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA) announced that Jangus Whitner, PharmD, MHA of Columbus, Ohio, is the 2022 recipient of the Distinguished Young Pharmacist, which recognizes a pharmacist who has graduated in the last 10 years and made significant contributions to the profession of pharmacy. The award is sponsored by Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company. In addition, Whitner was recognized with an UNDER 40 Recognition Award for leadership, excellence, and vision in the practice of pharmacy. These awards were presented at the OPA 144th Annual Conference held April 1-3.

Whitner earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Franklin University. He serves as the Director of Pharmacy Services and a Board-Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist at PrimaryOne Health, as well as an Apexus Certified 340B Expert. He is viewed as one of the foremost 340B experts in the country, speaking on the topic at both state and federal meetings. He fights for his patients and has a passion for the underserved patient populations in Ohio.

“While many young pharmacists have made significant contributions to their communities and to public health as a whole, Jangus Whitner’s commitment to the profession goes well beyond his work responsibilities. He is innovative, knowledgeable, dedicated, passionate and a caring health professional for his patients,” said Ernest Boyd, OPA Executive Director.

OPA, established in 1879, represents more than 4,000 pharmacists, pharmacy educators, and pharmacy students throughout the state. It is OPA’s mission to unite the profession of pharmacy and encourage interprofessional relations, while promoting public health through education, discussion, and legislation.

CONTACT: Ernest Boyd, Pharmacist, CAE
OPA Executive Director

(614) 389-3236

PrimaryOne Health North International Global Academy School-Based Health Center

March 21, 2022

PrimaryOne Health receives grant for Columbus City Schools – North International Global Academy School-Based Health Center

Columbus, Ohio – As part of Gov. Mike DeWine’s $25.9 million funding for 136 new or expanded School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) throughout Ohio, PrimaryOne Health in partnership with Columbus City Schools were awarded a SBHC grant totaling $1,306, 331.

The grant, School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) – Removing Barriers to Care is designed to develop new SBHC service sites in schools, expand services in existing sites, extend hours/days of operation, add services and increase populations served.

“PrimaryOne Health has a history of providing access to quality medical care to individuals and families including immigrant and refugee residents in need,” said PrimaryOne Health Chief Executive Officer Charleta B. Tavares. “This School Based Health Center will eliminate barriers to quality health care like transportation and provide primary care including dental and vision services for the school children and communities’ families,” added Tavares.

North International Global Academy located at 4007 Karl Road in Columbus, Ohio (Formerly Brookhaven High School) it will include a renovation project providing comprehensive SBHC services including primary care, oral health, behavioral health, substance use disorder, comprehensive vision, vision/hearing/health screenings, community health workers, social workers, health education, language interpretation, mobile health care. Services will be provided to students, families, staff, and community members, at the SBHC through face-to-face and/or telehealth visits.

School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) have emerged as effective models in improving student access to health care and closing the gap experienced by racial, ethnic and cultural communities experiencing health inequities. Delivering essential preventive and primary care services in the school setting eliminates many barriers to obtaining care such as transportation, missed time at work, lack of a practitioner or medical home and time out of the classroom.

The project is estimated to begin in March 2022 and be completed by March of 2023.

Working to provide access to services to improve the health status of families, PrimaryOne Health offers comprehensive primary care, OB-GYN, pediatric, vision, dental, behavioral health, nutrition, pharmacy, physical therapy and specialty care services to over 48,000 patients at twelve sites in Franklin and Pickaway Counties and two Mobile Health Centers. PrimaryOne Health is a proud member of the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC) and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). For more information about PrimaryOne Health and its programs, go to www.primaryonehealth.org.

PrimaryOne Health Groveport Madison School-Based Health Center

March 21, 2022

PrimaryOne Health receives grant for new Groveport Madison School-Based Health Center

Columbus, Ohio – As part of Gov. Mike DeWine’s $25.9 million funding for 136 new or expanded School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) throughout Ohio, PrimaryOne Health in partnership with Groveport Madison Schools were awarded a SBHC grant totaling $3,047,486.

The grant, School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) – Removing Barriers to Care is designed to develop new SBHC service sites in schools, expand services in existing sites, extend hours/days of operation, add services and increase populations served.

“PrimaryOne Health has a history of providing access to quality medical care to individuals and families in need,” said PrimaryOne Health Chief Executive Officer Charleta B. Tavares. “This School Based Health Center is another proven way to remove barriers to quality health care,” added Tavares.

The Groveport Madison Local Schools Board of Education approved their new Community Wellness Center project as a “one stop shop” family oriented facility. It will include a 4,000 square-foot community health center. The new Community Wellness Center will be a renovation project providing comprehensive SBHC services including primary care, oral health, behavioral health, substance use disorder, comprehensive vision, vision/hearing/health screenings, community health workers, social workers, health education, language interpretation, and mobile health care. Services will be provided to students, families, staff and community members, at the SBHC through face-to-face and/or telehealth visits.

School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) have emerged as effective models in improving student access to health care and closing the gap experienced by racial, ethnic and cultural communities experiencing health inequities. Students who receive essential preventative and primary care services are more likely to be attentive, successful learners. Healthy students are better on all levels of academic achievement: academic performance, behavior, and cognitive skills and attitudes. Investing in the health of students contributes to healthy communities in the future.

The health center portion of the project is estimated to begin in March 2022 and be completed by March of 2023.

Working to provide access to services to improve the health status of families, PrimaryOne Health offers comprehensive primary care, OB-GYN, pediatric, vision, dental, behavioral health, nutrition, pharmacy, physical therapy and specialty care services to over 48,000 patients at twelve sites in Franklin and Pickaway Counties and two Mobile Health Centers. PrimaryOne Health is a proud member of the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC) and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). For more information about PrimaryOne Health and its programs, go to www.primaryonehealth.org.

Public Service Announcement – COVID-19 Testing, Vaccines, Kits

December 20, 2021                                   

Public Service Announcement

PrimaryOne Health continues to offer COVID-19 Testing, Vaccines and Test Kits at three Health Centers reopened health center

Who: PrimaryOne Health, central Ohio’s largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)

What: As Ohio experiences COVID-19 case numbers not seen since January of this year, PrimaryOne Health continues to provide COVID-19 testing, vaccines and test kits to the community.

When:  Mondays and Wednesdays – 9 am.-12 pm.

Where: PrimaryOne Health 1500 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43219

To register, individuals can text: VACCINE to 614-502-5329 or log on to https://www.primaryonehealth.org

Contact: James Sims II, PrimaryOne Health:

614/226-5756 or james.sims@primaryonehealth.org

 Background: Since January 2021, PrimaryOne Health has administered more than 2,600 COVID-19 vaccines to individuals in central Ohio.

In operation since 1997, PrimaryOne Health provides comprehensive integrated primary care and behavioral health services to insured, UN/underinsured residents throughout Franklin and Pickaway Counties. The organization operates twelve (12) health center locations and is the oldest and largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Central Ohio.

Working to provide access to services to improve the health status of families, PrimaryOne Health offers comprehensive primary care, OB-GYN, pediatric, vision, dental, behavioral health, nutrition, pharmacy, physical therapy and specialty care services to over 48,000 patients.  PrimaryOne Health is a proud member of the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC) and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). For more information about PrimaryOne Health and its programs, go to www.primaryonehealth.org.

Media Advisory – PrimaryOne Health Mobile Health Center at Tomato Festival

August 12, 2021                               

Media Advisory 

PrimaryOne Health’s new Mobile Health Center to serve residents at the Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival

Who: PrimaryOne Health

What: PrimaryOne Health’s new Mobile Health Center will provide COVID-19 vaccines  and testing.

When:  Thursday, August 12, 2021 from 4 pm to 9 pm.

Where: Huber Park, 1640 Davidson Drive, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068

Who: PrimaryOne Health Chief Executive Officer, Charleta B. Tavares, City of Reynoldsburg public officials and community residents.

Contact: James A. Sims II, M.S., PrimaryOne Health:  614/226-5756 or james.sims@primaryonehealth.org

In operation since 1997, PrimaryOne Health provides comprehensive integrated primary care and behavioral health services to insured, UN/underinsured residents throughout Franklin and Pickaway Counties. The organization operates twelve (12) health center locations and is the oldest and largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Central Ohio.

Working to provide access to services to improve the health status of children,  adults and families, PrimaryOne Health offers comprehensive primary care, OB-GYN, pediatric, vision, dental, behavioral health, nutrition, pharmacy, physical therapy and specialty care services to over 48,000 patients.  PrimaryOne Health is a proud member of the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC) and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). For more information about PrimaryOne Health and its programs, go to www.primaryonehealth.org.  

 

Media Advisory – PrimaryOne Health Launches New Mobile Health Center

July 6, 2021                                       

Media Advisory 

PrimaryOne Health launches new Mobile Health Center

Who: PrimaryOne Health

What: A community event to launch the new Mobile Health Center. The event will include food trucks and COVID-19 vaccines will be available.

When:  Wednesday, July 7, 2021 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Where: PrimaryOne Health, 3433 Agler Road, Columbus, Ohio 43219

Contact: Susan Brewer, PrimaryOne Health:

614/266-0544 or susan.brewer@primaryonehealth.org

Background: The Mobile Health Center is a new service line which will allow PrimaryOne Health to deliver COVID-19 testing, vaccines and primary care directly to underserved and underrepresented communities in need.

In operation since 1997, PrimaryOne Health provides comprehensive integrated primary care and behavioral health services to insured, UN/underinsured residents throughout Franklin and Pickaway Counties. The organization operates twelve (12) health center locations and is the oldest and largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Central Ohio.

Working to provide access to services to improve the health status of families, PrimaryOne Health offers comprehensive primary care, OB-GYN, pediatric, vision, dental, behavioral health, nutrition, pharmacy, physical therapy and specialty care services to over 48,000 patients.  PrimaryOne Health is a proud member of the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC) and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). For more information about PrimaryOne Health and its programs, go to www.primaryonehealth.org.  

Governor DeWine Attends Vaccine Event

April 21, 2021                                             

Governor Mike DeWine attends PrimaryOne Health Vaccine Event

Columbus, Ohio – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine visited PrimaryOne Health during the COVID-19 vaccine event held at 1500 E. 17th Avenue. Governor DeWine has been touring the state of Ohio visiting vaccine clinics, sharing his gratitude to healthcare workers and community members for receiving the vaccine.

Since January 2021, PrimaryOne Health has administered more than 8,000 COVID-19 vaccines to individuals in central Ohio and tested more than 32,000 patients and residents since June 2020.

“We are thankful for PrimaryOne Health’s clinic focused on vaccinating minority community members in central Ohio,” said Governor Mike DeWine. “Everyone that we spoke with today was eager to be vaccinated and hopeful for the coming months.”

In operation since 1997, PrimaryOne Health provides comprehensive physical, mental health and substance use disorder services to insured, and underinsured residents throughout Franklin and Pickaway Counties. The organization operates twelve (12) health center locations and is the oldest and largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Central Ohio.

Working to provide access to services to improve the health status of families, PrimaryOne Health offers comprehensive primary care, OB-GYN, pediatric, vision, dental, behavioral health, nutrition, pharmacy, physical therapy and specialty care services to over 48,000 patients.  PrimaryOne Health is a proud member of the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC) and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). For more information about PrimaryOne Health and its programs, go to www.primaryonehealth.org.

Media Advisory – Governor to Attend COVID-19 Vaccine Event

April 20, 2020                                    

Media Advisory 

Governor Mike DeWine to attend PrimaryOne Health COVID-19 Vaccine event

Who: Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and PrimaryOne Health

What: Governor Mike DeWine will visit PrimaryOne Health during the COVID-19 vaccine event. Governor DeWine has been touring the state of Ohio visiting vaccine clinics, sharing his gratitude to healthcare workers and community members for receiving the vaccine.

The newly reopened PrimaryOne Health center in Linden provides quality health care in an underserved community.

When:  Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 9 am to 1:00 pm. Governor Mike DeWine plans to arrive at approximately 10a.m. and be on site for 30-40 minutes.

Where: PrimaryOne Health 1500 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43219

To register, individuals can text: VACCINE to 614-502-5329 or log on to https://www.primaryonehealth.org

Contact: Susan Brewer, PrimaryOne Health:

614/555-5555 or susan.brewer@primaryonehealth.org

Background: Since January 2021, PrimaryOne Health has administered more than 8,000 COVID-19 vaccines to individuals in central Ohio and tested more than 32,600 patients and residents since June 2020.

In operation since 1997, PrimaryOne Health provides comprehensive integrated primary care and behavioral health services to insured, UN/underinsured residents throughout Franklin and Pickaway Counties. The organization operates twelve (12) health center locations and is the oldest and largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Central Ohio.

Working to provide access to services to improve the health status of families, PrimaryOne Health offers comprehensive primary care, OB-GYN, pediatric, vision, dental, behavioral health, nutrition, pharmacy, physical therapy and specialty care services to over 48,000 patients.  PrimaryOne Health is a proud member of the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC) and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). For more information about PrimaryOne Health and its programs, go to www.primaryonehealth.org.

PrimaryOne Health Condemns Acts of Violence

April 06, 2021                                             

PrimaryOne Health condemns acts of racism against Asian Communities and Continues efforts to mitigate the impact of Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Columbus, Ohio – PrimaryOne Health condemns all acts of discrimination and xenophobia against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). We stand as an ally and are committed to ongoing efforts to mitigate racism and increase cultural humility at our health centers.

Hate crimes directed toward Asian Americans are not new, but they have skyrocketed in the past year, fueled in part by racist comments from the former administration and allies, who have gone out of their way to falsely and maliciously make the Asian American communities the scapegoat for the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a report from Stop AAPI Hate, Asian American women in particular reported hate incidents 2.3 times more than men, and they cited businesses as the primary site of discrimination (35.4 percent), followed by public streets (25.3 percent) and public parks (9.8 percent).

Individuals are urged to get the facts about coronavirus from official public health agencies, and ignore unfounded rumors and online forums that harbor and spread hateful and false fears that fan the flames of racism. “Racism directed at Asian Americans because of unfounded COVID-19-related fears is wrong and has to end,” said PrimaryOne Health Chief Executive Officer, Charleta B. Tavares. The organization’s Board adopted a resolution in March 2021 to condemn racism and acts of violence against the AAPI communities which dovetailed on the resolution adopted in June 2020 that declared Racism as a Public Health Crisis, continued Tavares.

In operation since 1997, PrimaryOne Health provides comprehensive physical, mental health and substance use disorder services to insured, and UN/underinsured residents throughout Franklin and Pickaway Counties. The organization operates twelve (12) health center locations and is the oldest and largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Central Ohio.

Working to provide access to services to improve the health status of families, PrimaryOne Health offers comprehensive primary care, OB-GYN, pediatric, vision, dental, behavioral health, nutrition, pharmacy, physical therapy and specialty care services to over 48,000 patients.  PrimaryOne Health is a proud member of the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC) and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). For more information about PrimaryOne Health and its programs, go to www.primaryonehealth.org.

Media Advisory – COVID Vaccine at St. Stephens

April 5, 2020                                   

Media Advisory

PrimaryOne Health to conduct COVID-19 Vaccine event at newly reopened health center

Who: PrimaryOne Health in partnership with St. Stephens Community House and the Ohio National Guard

What: PrimaryOne Health will conduct a COVID-19 vaccine event for residents, patients and the community at our newly reopened health center. In 2020, during the pandemic, PrimaryOne Health consolidated health centers to ensure services across Franklin County. We are reopening this health center to expand access to underserved communities and once again provide quality health care.

When:  Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 9 am to 2 pm.

Where: PrimaryOne Health 1500 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43219

To register, individuals can text: VACCINE to 614-502-5329 or log on to https://www.primaryonehealth.org

Contact: James Sims II, PrimaryOne Health:

614/226-5756 or james.sims@primaryonehealth.org

Background: Since January 2021, PrimaryOne Health has administered more than 2,600 COVID-19 vaccines to individuals in central Ohio.

In operation since 1997, PrimaryOne Health provides comprehensive integrated primary care and behavioral health services to insured, UN/underinsured residents throughout Franklin and Pickaway Counties. The organization operates twelve (12) health center locations and is the oldest and largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Central Ohio.

Working to provide access to services to improve the health status of families, PrimaryOne Health offers comprehensive primary care, OB-GYN, pediatric, vision, dental, behavioral health, nutrition, pharmacy, physical therapy and specialty care services to over 48,000 patients.  PrimaryOne Health is a proud member of the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC) and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). For more information about PrimaryOne Health and its programs, go to www.primaryonehealth.org.