Falls Aren’t a Fact of Life: How to Prevent Falls, Remain Active, and Stay Healthy and Happy
Martha’s Vineyard Mental Health Awareness Month: Connect an Islander in Need with Islanders Who Can Help
Here’s one of the most common myths about aging:
Falling is an inevitable part of getting older.
It’s true that older people are at higher risk of falling. And when they do fall, the consequences can be serious. According to the National Council on Aging, “Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for older Americans. Falls threaten seniors' safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs.”
But the truth is, most falls are entirely preventable, and seniors don’t have to stop exercising or become inactive to avoid falls.
The Martha’s Vineyard Rural Health Guide for 2019: How to Access the Services, Resources & Care You Need
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, an observance and publicity campaign created in 1949 by the organization Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Association for Mental Health) to draw attention to, and mobile resources to address, challenges related to mental illness facing individuals, families, and communities across the country.
Become a Recovery Coach & Help a Vineyarder in Need
A huge part of our mission at Island Health Care is to help fill the healthcare gap facing many Vineyarders as a result of the island’s remote, rural status. During National Public Health Week (April 1-7), and in keeping with Wednesday’s national focus on rural health issues, we’re highlighting some of the island’s most pressing rural health challenges, as well as the resources and services Island Health Care provides to help Vineyarders combat them.
Launching Now! Manage Your Care Online
Someone on the island needs your help. In March, you can learn how to deliver that help where it can do the most good.
Registration is open now for CCAR Recovery Coach Training, to be held March 13-23 in the Hazel Teagan Room at the Vineyard House.
What is a Community Health Center?
Getting up-to-date information about your patient chart and talking to your provider when you have a question can be a hassle.
At Island Health Care, we strive to make managing your care easier through the power of technology.
Welcome to Our New Website!
You've probably heard the term "Community Health Center" before, but you may not be know exactly what it means.
The truth is, there's a lot in a name—and the difference between a Federally Qualified Community Health Center and other health providers can be important for your health.
Welcome to Island Health Care’s brand new website!
We have worked to make our new site welcoming and helpful. We also want to introduce you to the many services we provide and the talented people who deliver them.