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Photo Courtesy: Northwest Health Services

“One mile away from outlaw Jesse Jamesโ€™ last home in St. Joseph, Missouri, sits a two-story, red brick building that was built a few years after his death in 1882. The Federally Qualified Health Center that is based in that building today, called Downtown Health Center, was built out in less than a month in 2017, for $42,000, cares for the communityโ€™s homeless population.ย ย But now, during the Covid-19 pandemic, the clinic cares for all of the townโ€™s residents, by keeping patients out of its one emergency room.”

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