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News & Events 2019-01-02T14:01:25+00:00

NEWS | September 29, 2020

Lincoln tests for COVID-19

Lincoln has been testing for COVID-19 since April. We now know the coronavirus affects Hispanics and African Americans disproportionately. Between April 1 and September 4, Lincoln conducted 2,612 COVID-19 tests. Of these, 800 (or 31%) were positive for the virus. Of the 800 positive tests, 85% were Hispanic, 8% were African American, and 1% was Caucasian. More significant, of the 2,612 patient tests, 1,563 identified as Hispanic (roughly in proportion to the overall Lincoln patient population), and of these 681 (or 85% of all positive tests) were positive. However, as a group, 44% of Hispanic patients tested positive (681 of 1,563), which is much higher than the percent of Durham’s Hispanic population as a whole at 13.4%. Clearly, the patient population seen at Lincoln is both at higher risk and demonstrates a greater propensity to having COVID-19, with a higher positivity rate than would be expected based on the Durham population as a whole. If you would like to support testing and other services, please use the Donate button at the top of this page.

NEWS | August 3, 2020

Celebrate National Health Center Week

National Health Center Week (August 9-15) is an annual celebration with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers over the past five decades. Community Health Centers serve as the beacon of strength, service, and care in their communities. In moments of pain and loss, they offer support and love. In moments of triumph, they offer hope and a vision for the future. Let’s come together this week to celebrate the roles Community Health Centers have played in both our recent moments of loss and triumph. This year National Health Center Week honors those frontline providers, staff, and patients who lost their lives during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. From the very beginning of the crisis, Community Health Centers began finding innovative ways to provide preventative and primary care to their patients. To learn more visit https://healthcenterweek.org/. If you wish to donate to Lincoln Community Health Center click “Donate” at the top of this page. We thank you for your support.

NEWS | May 28, 2020

Important Luncheon Announcement

We regret to inform you that the 8th Annual Legacy Award Luncheon will not be held in 2020. Ms. Carolyn Henderson will be recognized at next year’s Legacy Award Luncheon so that her friends and family can be part of the celebration. The LCHCF has made a $10,000 emergency relief grant to Lincoln Community Health Center for the COVID-19 response. Lincoln remained open and has incurred many unplanned expenses and has lost significant revenue while responding to COVID-19, including patient testing. As of May 22, Lincoln has tested 224 patients, with 78 patients testing positive for COVID-19. Each day Lincoln treats hundreds of people for routine medical care, regardless of income or insurance. If you have already donated this year, we thank you. We hope that you still will make an annual contribution in lieu of the luncheon. Contributions of any size will be accepted through year-end, either via check payable to LCHCF, or on our website. You will hear more in the coming months about our annual meeting and plans for the fall. We are sorry not to be able to celebrate with our friends and supporters this year; however, it is in the best interest of everyone’s safety that we err on the side of caution at this time.

NEWS | May 12, 2020

Honoring Carolyn Henderson

Friday May 8 would have been the LCHCF 8th Annual Legacy Award Luncheon. Although a final decision on the 2020 luncheon has not yet been made, this would be a great time to make a donation in support of the staff and providers at Lincoln Community Health Center who have been on the front line of the COVID-19 response. Lincoln is providing drive through testing, and has referred patients who have tested positive to Duke Health for treatment. If you would like to say thank you, please use the “Donate” button to make a secure donation.