Dr. Tejal Gandhi, CEO of the National Patient Safety Foundation

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Tejal Gandhi, President and CEO of the National Patient Safety Foundation and the Lucian Leape Institute at NPSF. They are dedicated to eliminating medical mistakes and patient harm in the health care system, as well as creating a safe environment for health care workers.

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Dr. Christine Cassel, President and CEO of the National Quality Forum

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Christine Cassel, President and CEO of the National Quality Forum a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to improving health and health care through developing better health quality measures and data-sharing.

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Rooftop Garden Club CHC Dinner

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The Garden Club of Middletown collaborates each year with the MARC Community Resource, Inc. The Middletown Club and MARC joined forces to maintain six different plots from May to September.  Every Tuesday for the past several months in the afternoon … Continue reading

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National Health Center Week 2015

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Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) celebrated National Health Center Week 2015 (NHCW), as part of a weeklong campaign (August 9  -15) by providing free, family friendly events across the state of Connecticut. Community Health Center’s highlight their 50th year of success … Continue reading

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Dr. John Lumpkin, Sr. Vice President at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. John Lumpkin, Sr. VP and Director of Targeted Teams at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Lumpkin runs the RWJF project targeting childhood obesity and talks about the myriad strategies aimed reducing the obesity epidemic among the nation’s children.

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Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Foreign Secretary of the National Academy of Medicine

This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Foreign Secretary for the National Academy of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences and recent Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Hamburg discusses the changes initiated at the FDA under her leadership and the enormous challenge of keeping the nation’s drug and food stream safe in a globalized supply chain.

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Puerto Rican Festival in Meriden

This Sunday, CHC participated in the Puerto Rican Festival in Meriden.  You can see pictures on our Facebook page

Amy Taylor, Vice President Western Region sent the following messages to thank people who participated.

I want to send a HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in Sunday’s Puerto Rican Festival in Meriden-

Doug, Idiana, Jose, Mike, Migdaliz, Carmen, Jen, and Anika.

It was a very successful event with 6 people getting HIV testing and countless people receiving education on safe sex.

Your commitment to the community and your boundless energy in outreach was palpable.

You definitely put the community in Community Health Center!

THANK YOU!!!

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Dr. Steven J. Stack, President of the American Medical Association

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Steven J. Stack, President of the American Medical Association,the largest professional organization representing the nation’s physicians and medical students. Dr. Stack addresses the medical profession’s ongoing transformation with health IT and meaningful use, ICD-10 adoption and the need to redesign medical training to meet 21st century challenges in the health profession.

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Susannah Fox, Chief Technology Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Susannah Fox, Chief Technology Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services. Ms. Fox discusses the culture of innovation underway at HHS including the HHS Idea Lab and Health Datapalooza which liberates health data to researchers and tech entrepreneurs seeking to create improvements in health care.

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Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention

This week on Conversations on Health Care hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since 2009. Dr. Frieden discusses the most pressing challenges at the CDC including antibiotic-resistant infections, the opioid abuse epidemic and the recent Ebola epidemic as well as the efforts underway to combat these public health threats.

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