Monthly Archives: November 2011

Linda Juszczak, president of the National Assembly on School-Based Health Care

This week, Conversations on Health Care focuses on school-based health centers. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Linda Juszczak, president of the National Assembly on School-Based Health Care, about how SBHCs reduce barriers to healthcare for children, teens and … Continue reading

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Diabetes Friendly Cooking Tips and Recipes

 A guest post by Kara Ellis, MS, RD Nearly 26 million Americans are currently living with Diabetes, and the American Diabetes Association estimates that someone is diagnosed with Diabetes every 17 seconds.  Last month was Diabetes Awareness Month, so the … Continue reading

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Know your status!

I must say that last week was quite an eye-opening experience for myself and the other AmeriCorps members. You see, a few months ago we introduced ourselves to Oasis, Community Health Center’s HIV/AIDS clinic. They received us so warmly and we immediately … Continue reading

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Waterbury Outreach

Over the past couple of weeks AmeriCorps members and Access to Care Coordinators have teamed up to do outreach spanning all sections of Waterbury, to inform the public about our newest Community Health Center, which has opened at 51 North … Continue reading

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Healthy Examples

When you visit a Community Health Center site, you can expect to be seen by a medical provider who can provide you with top quality primary care.  Yet there is much more to our health care than simply getting the … Continue reading

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Annual Thanksgiving Meal Support For CHC Families

Each Year St Pius X Church in Middletown, CT  in collaboration with the Middletown/Clinton Prenatal/Medical Departments offer a Thanksgiving feast for families in need.  Hurricane Irene, the unusual snow storm in October and the economy have impacted the amount of … Continue reading

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Dr. Sanjeev Arora, founder of the Project Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (Project ECHO).

Conversations focuses this week on an innovative model of care that’s linking primary care providers with specialists in rural and underserved areas of the country. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Sanjeev Arora, founder of Project ECHO®, about … Continue reading

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Rags to Riches, Wherever You Are

This morning, I received a wonderful email from Dr. Becky Eleck, one of our physicians who works with our Wherever You Are (WYA) program providing health care for those without stable housing:   After an amazing experience Saturday night, I decided … Continue reading

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Our Best Wishes to Aury Hernandez

Today is Aury Hernandez’s last day at Community Health Center. She is joining the Army to serve the country.  During the period Aury was with us as a medical assistant in at our Groton site, she was dedicated to her … Continue reading

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A Healthy Meal

Last month, the AmeriCorps Members at the Community Health Center led a food drive for the Amazing Grace Food Pantry which is a program of St. Vincent de Paul. Yesterday, we received the following message from Mimi Rich, on of … Continue reading

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