Palmer College Chiropractic News
In September 2010, the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research (PCCR) received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that they are using to fund a research-focused initiative placing a chiropractor into the Davenport-based Community Health Care, Inc., system of primary health care clinics. The grant is supporting a research program to study the effects of chiropractic care on low-income and underserved populations in the primary care setting. On Feb. 15, 2011, a doctor of chiropractic began providing care to patients as part of a collaborative team that also includes physicians, nurse practitioners and other medical providers at Community Health Care’s downtown Davenport clinic.
Through this project, a Palmer doctor of chiropractic from the Palmer Community Clinics will provide selected Community Health Care patients with back and spinal care. Patients experiencing chronic musculoskeletal pain will be referred to the doctor of chiropractic by a member of the collaborative team on-site at the Davenport clinic. The addition of chiropractic services will offer patients a new alternative for treating pain. “This project is a new and innovative way for health care providers to collaborate in our community,” said Tom Bowman, CEO of Community Health Care. “CHC welcomes this partnership and the opportunity to learn about new approaches to serving the health care needs of the community.”
The Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research is headquartered on the Palmer College of Chiropractic campus in Davenport, Iowa, and is the largest institutional chiropractic research effort in the world, promoting excellence and leadership in scientific research. The PCCR has the largest budget for research in a chiropractic college, receiving grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Since 2000, these federal grant awards have totaled approximately $35 million.
The mission of Community Health Care, Inc. is to serve the Quad Cities with high-quality, affordable health care for all people in need. CHC offers a medical and dental home for patients of every age and every income by providing comprehensive care, coordination of services and a personal relationship with the providers. Preventive, acute and chronic medical and dental care are offered, as well as ancillary services including laboratory, X-ray, pharmacy, nutrition, health education and translation services. CHC is accredited by The Joint Commission and is the only primary care health provider in the area offering discounted services based on income.