AxessPointe Community Health Centers Named as a 2016 Center of Excellence

AxessPointe Community Health Centers Named as a 2016 Center of Excellence

AKRON, OH (Sept. 8, 2016) – AxessPointe Community Health Centers has been selected as one of Safety Net Solutions’ 2016 Centers of Excellence.

For the past six years, Safety Net Solutions presented this award to dental programs they believe display tremendous leadership and excellence in oral health practice management, greatly improve their dental program operations and improve the oral health status of their patients.

AxessPointe, along with the other recipients, will be honored at an awards presentation during the upcoming National Network for Oral Health Access Conference in Denver, Colorado, on November 7, 2016.

Safety Net Solutions is a program of DentaQuest Institute and works to guide organizations through the practice improvement process to assist them in achieving their goals, including: increased access, strengthened financial viability and improved quality outcomes.

AxessPointe Community Health Centers is a federally qualified health center (FQHC) with five current sites in Northeast Ohio, including three in Akron, one in Kent and one in Barberton.

A FQHC is a not-for-profit corporation that delivers primary medical, dental and preventive health services in medically underserved areas. AxessPointe’s dental services is a safety net dental program.

For more information on AxessPointe, contact Christopher Richardson at 330.785.2055 or Visit our website to learn more at

Media Contact:
Stephanie Berry, MBA
676 S. Broadway St.
Akron, OH 44311
(330) 564-8650 ext. 1481

The City of Akron Hosting Health Equity Summit

The City of Akron Hosting Health Equity Summit

Akron, OH (Nov. 1, 2016) – City of Akron Mayor Daniel Horrigan is holding the 2016 Health Equity Summit Thursday, Nov. 10 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Registration begins at 7:45 am at the Akron Summit County Public Library Main Branch.

This year’s topic will focus on prematurity and infant mortality. Attendees will be educated about consequences and causes of premature births, evidence-based strategies in place for prevention and the challenges for implementation, and ways to address these challenges by working together to improve the number and timing of prenatal care visits.

The keynote speaker will be Soma Stout, MD. Soma is the Executive Lead for 100 Million Healthier Lives Institute for Healthcare Improvement. In addition to a panel discussion, other speakers include Justin Lavin, MD of Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Latrice Snodgrass from Summa Health System and Mayor Horrigan.

Summa Health System is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Summa Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The steering committee for this year’s summit includes Akron Children’s Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Summa Health, Summit County Public Health and AxessPointe Community Health Centers. Parking for the event will be free with validation. To register, visit