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Challenges facing nurse practitioners

September 25, 2020

Outside the old clinic building of what used to be Douglas Community Health Center, Margaret Ecker and Jean Carney discuss the multitude of challenges facing nurse practitioners and what legislative movement’s been made to overcome adversity of such restrictive practice. … Continued

J. Thomas “Tom” John, M.D.

July 26, 2019

I am a bit late in getting my bio in, best done in the earlier stages of pending dotage. I am originally from Laurinburg NC a small farming and, then, textile community in the eastern part of the state. I … Continued

Irwin Venick

May 2, 2016

Profile: Contributed by Irwin Venick, May 2016 I arrived in Nashville, Tennessee on a hot, humid day in August 1971 not really knowing what to expect. One thing for sure was that I was not in Kansas (meaning for me, … Continued

“Radical Hearts” and their dress code.

January 13, 2016

  Margaret Ecker reminisces with the Appalachian Student Health Coalition at a gathering in 2013.     Her story about the students’ dress code was influenced by the clip below of Kate and J. W. Bradley, where they discuss what their community said … Continued

Tom John in brevis

November 23, 2015

An video clip of an interview with Dr. Tom John, speaking about his experiences with the Student Health Coalition and the Center for Health Services. Recorded by Margaret Ecker, 2013.

Article: “Second Health Fair in Progress,” from the Oak Ridger

November 2, 2015

Lunsford, Larry. “Second Health Fair In Progress.” Oak Ridger, 1971. View PDF. Transcription: Briceville, New River Second Health Fair in Progress By Larry Lunsford A second “Health Fair” is currently in progress at the Briceville Elementary School in the Briceville Community west … Continued