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Rufus Woods: Time to improve chronic health care for kids

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There was an intriguing gathering at the Community Foundation of North Central Washington Thursday night to discuss the possibility of developing a one-stop center to serve the medical needs of children with chronic health issues in the region.

Such a center might include a variety of consulting specialists, from mental health services, occupational and physical therapy and dentistry, to name a few. A similar program — Children’s Village — has been developed in Yakima with some success.

The meeting, convened…

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