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Press releases are posted here after deployment to media outlets. Any media personnel seeking interviews or additional information should contact Joyce Tapley, CEO at 214-426-3645.

 

 

October

2019

Reach Out & Read®

Foremost Family Health Centers is pleased to announce their partnership with Reach Out & Read®. Reading during the first few years of a child’s life sets the stage for the rest of their life. Spending time together while reading aloud helps to create strong parent-child bonds and promotes healthy brain development. Children that are read to more often have improved language and listening skills, experience stronger emotional connections to their loved ones, and gain a lifelong love of reading. As a partner in this program, Foremost will be giving children books to read during their well visit exams and the clinical staff will discuss the importance of reading with the parents and their children.

JUNE

2019

$10 Medical Visits

Ask us how to qualify! Call 214-426-3645.

Medical, dental, and counseling services for your family. Same day appointments. Sliding fee discounts.

Two convenient locations:

– 2922-B Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Dallas, TX
– 3515 Shepherd Lane, Balch Springs, TX 75180

MARCH

2018

Joyce Tapley, CEO at Foremost Family Health Centers – Texas Association of Community Health Centers, Inc. (TACHC) Member Spotlight

TACHC Member Spotlight

It’s important to me to help people, and I especially enjoy motivating my staff. In the role I’m in now, I believe I can be a positive influence, and help others achieve what they are trying to achieve. That’s what matters.”

FEB 12TH 

2018

AMA Wire – Lifestyle change at heart of Dallas practice’s BP-control efforts

Even with an increase in the number of patients with hypertension (46 percent), an emphasis remains on the need for lifestyle change in blood pressure (BP) management rather than solely on pharmaceutical treatments. One Dallas-based medical practice’s biggest change to hypertension management has been related to lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise.

Foremost Family Health Clinic (FFHC), which received Gold Status recognition from the American Heart Association and AMA Target: BP Recognition Program in 2017, provides patients with monthly classes and activities to improve patient care and lower BP. With the aim of giving patients a better understanding of necessary lifestyle changes for hypertension management, classes range from shopping excursions to cooking classes.

FEB 8TH

2018

Dallas Morning News – Health centers that serve 1.3 million low-income Texans urge Congress to renew federal funding

AUSTIN — Advocates urged Congress on Wednesday to reauthorize funding for community health centers, saying nearly 200,000 Texans could lose access to health care.

The centers provide health services — including dental and behavioral — for more than 24 million low-income patients nationwide and 1.3 million in Texas, regardless of their insurance status. Patients typically pay what they can on a sliding scale. Leaders of the centers say their resources would be cut by 70 percent without federal funding.

“Not knowing if we’ll get the funding forces us to try to manage the revenue we do generate,” said Joyce Tapley, CEO of Foremost Family Health Centers. “None of the health centers are fully funded, so the additional money we generate is based on our collecting from the patients, whether it’s from out of pocket at a discounted rate, or Medicare or Medicaid.”

Foremost Family Health Centers has provided medical, dental, behavioral and specialty health services in Dallas since 1986 and Balch Springs since 2014. Like other health centers, they focus on providing as many primary and preventive care services in one location as possible. Though funding from the federal government has increased over the years, so has patient demand, Tapley said.

AUG 31TH

2017

Foremost Family Health Centers Equipped to Provide Services to Harvey Evacuees from South Texas

Medical, dental, and counseling services offered to those arriving in the Dallas area, including walk-ins…

Mar 10TH

2015

Dallas Leads A Health Care Revolution

Visionary CEO Tackles the challenge of change…

Jan 15TH

2015

Fourth Annual Fit 4 The King Day Successful in Providing Health Screenings and Wellness Information to Families in Dallas

Foremost Family Health Centers sponsored the fourth annual Fit 4 The King Day at the MLK, Jr. location on Saturday, August 9, 2014. A variety of health and wellness vendors, attendees, sponsors, and volunteers, along with dedicated community partners, made up the hundreds that were in attendance. 

Aug 15TH

2015

New partnership amps up dental care for youngsters in East Dallas

Seven people huddle around their young patient, the first of the day, but the little girl doesn’t seem to mind. No older than 5 or 6, she lays still, relaxed…

Aug 9TH

2015

Foremost Family Health Center – Balch Springs Anticipated Expansion Opened With Successful Ribbon Cutting and Community Outreach

Foremost Family Health Center – Balch Springs opened its doors in January with a commitment to complete their expansion project in the spring of 2014. On Friday, May 23, 2014 the ribbon was cut on the much-anticipated expansion.