Thrive Alabama hosts open house for new healthcare designation, pediatric expansion

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – In honor of World AIDS Day, Thrive Alabama is hosting an open house to showcase the organization’s new healthcare designation and pediatric expansion.

The event will be held Monday, Dec. 2, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Thrives Alabama’s Huntsville Clinic, located at 600 St. Clair Ave. Building 3.

Thrive Alabama has become a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).

This new plan for growth includes:

  • Providing primary healthcare to people from all walks of life for a variety of health concerns such as diabetes or high blood pressure
  • Expanding services to include pediatrics and women’s healthcare

At the open house, staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on topics including:

  • New Health Center Status
  • Pediatrics service expansion into well-child examinations, sick-child visits, school required vaccines, and whole patient services
  • Undetectible Equals Untransmittable (U=U) campaign to reduce stigma surrounding HIV
  • New advancements in PrEP, a once daily pill that prevents the spread of HIV.

The event will include a clinic tour and the presentation of the John Dunkel Humanitarian Service Award and the Sherri Shipman Service Award. The awards recognize a volunteer and a staff member who exemplify excellence in service and further the organization’s mission. Guests will also be treated to refreshments and guided tours of the clinic.

For more information about Thrive Alabama, visit

Source: Thrive Alabama

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