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In this episode, host Rafael Otto explores what it took to open a new health clinic in Douglas County and why the community rallied together to make it happen. 


Ruth Galster – President of the Umpqua Community Health Center (UCHC) Board of Directors

Mark Tsuchiya – UCHC Marketing and Development Director

Kendra Bickham – UCHC grant writer and member of the Early Works leadership team at Yoncalla Elementary

Sara Ruiz Weight – Parent leader at Early Works

Andy Boe – Superintendent for the Elkton School District



Rafael Otto, Director of Communications, Children’s Institute

~ Thanks to Children’s Institute, working to ensure that every Oregon child has the best start in life ~

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