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Study: Many local residents don't know healthcare options


December 5, 2018

LAUREN WOLFE, a second-year medical student at COMP-Northwest, reports on data gathered by a team of students who researched healthcare in Sweet Home.

Sweet Home residents face frequent turnover of medical providers – and that's when they are even aware that services exist.

Those were among conclusions reached by COMP-Northwest medical students who have spent the past year gathering data about health in the Sweet Home community.

Their next step is to begin developing action plans to improve healthcare in the area.

Their work is the result of a partnership between the City of Sweet Home, Samaritan Health Services and the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest (COMP-Northwest) in Lebanon.

The effort grew out of the ci...

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