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Mobile Mammogram Day – Sept 6!

July 8, 2024

Are you due for your annual mammogram? The Providence Mobile Mammogram truck is coming to the Kachemak Community Center on Friday, September 6! To plan your appointment: Identify your provider/where you’d like your results sent. Call Providence at 907-212-3151 to schedule (and ask about financial assistance.) Come to Kachemak Community Center on 9/6/24 at your…

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Community Health Alert: Syphilis

March 15, 2024

Take our Community Survey Syphilis is on the rise in Alaska and poses a very serious health danger. Syphilis is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI, or STD) that can cause harmful complications or death if left untreated. You can have syphilis and not know it Anyone can pass it on, even to your unborn…

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February 2024

February 23, 2024

FROM KBFPC’S February 2024 COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER Friends, In this newsletter, you will find news about events for adults and teens running tonight through next weekend that are educational, celebratory, enlightening, and highlight reproductive and sexual health. You’ll also find information about bills under consideration during Alaska’s 33rd session that may impact reproductive and sexual health…

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Syphilis & Congenital Syphilis in Alaska

February 19, 2024

Opinion: Alaska’s syphilis spike should concern us all KBFPC is partnering with State agencies along with other social service and health organizations to find solutions to Alaska’s syphilis epidemic. The roots of the problem are grounded in health inequity in general and the need for widespread access to reproductive health and sexual health education. Here…

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Human Trafficking Prevention

January 22, 2024

What is human trafficking? January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, bringing awareness and education about the crime and public health issue of human trafficking. It happens everywhere, even in Alaska. We all have the opportunity to learn more, identify the signs, and help people affected seek support. The term “human trafficking” refers…

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FNBA Supports Building Repairs

January 12, 2024

In December, Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic (KBFPC) was awarded a $10,000 grant from First National Bank Alaska to support KBFPC’s recent emergency capital project; repairing one of the two buildings on the KBFPC campus in Homer. During an unusually rainy summer in 2023 the building experienced significant damage to its lower level, which previously…

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Alaska Run for Women 2023 Grant

November 15, 2023

As recently reported in the Homer News and featured on local public radio station KBBI: Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic was recently awarded a $40,000 grant from Alaska Run for Women to support KBFPC’s breast health community education and outreach on the Kenai Peninsula. Alaska Run for Women is an organization that is committed to supporting…

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September 2023 Newsletter

September 27, 2023

FROM KBFPC’S September 2023 COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER Friends, We did not imagine that a major capital project would be part of 2023, but surprise! The repairs from the flood in July are well under way. The piles of rock and dirt, big equipment, and the shudders felt throughout the building as the work progressed became a…

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2023 Nikiski Community Health Fair

May 15, 2023

KBFPC is heading to Nikiski in May, to join a wonderful lineup of healthcare providers and other vendors at the Nikiski Community Health Fair! The event features representatives from multiple local health and safety organizations, including our partners from the Alaska Breast + Cervical Screening Assistance Program, and offers blood tests for those 18+ at…

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KBFPC Happenings: Youth Edition

April 13, 2023

FROM KBFPC & The REC ROOM’s APRIL 2023 COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER Friends, Teens need us. They need us to be trusted adults, to be positive role models, to listen, to amplify their voices, and to share our time. They need us to provide safe spaces to hang out with their peers. They need us to help…

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