Monthly Archives: July 2012

CHC at BlogHer 2012

This coming Friday, CHC’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Nwando Olayiwola will participate in a panel at BlogHer 2012 entitled “The state of the world’s mothers: working together to save & improve lives”. Attendees will hear from Save the Children about … Continue reading

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Healthy Tomorrows

For the past five years, CHC has run a program called “Healthy Tomorrows” for adolescent girls enrolled in New Britain High School.  This program has sought to promote healthy eating and physical activity in individual teen girls through nutritional counseling … Continue reading

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Miso Soup for the Mind, Body and Soul

Vending machines are becoming the last thing on employee’s minds at the Community Health Center, Inc. of Middletown.  Employee wellness is a huge campaign among CHC staff and some new ways to snack throughout the work day are being introduced … Continue reading

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The CHC Mobile Check-in App

Staff at CHC take an active role in finding ways to improve patient experiences, including something as seemingly simple as just checking in. Last year, our technology team introduced Patient Kiosks. We are using kiosks at more and more of our … Continue reading

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Dr. BJ Fogg, Director of the Persuasive Technology Lab, Stanford University

This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. BJ Fogg, Director of the Persuasive Technology Lab at Stanford University, and author of Persuasive Technology: Using Computers to Change What We Think and Do. Dr. Fogg discusses how computers can change … Continue reading

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Taking Leadership in Promoting Interagency Cooperation

Part of the mission statement of Community Health Center, Inc. is “The Community Health Center, Inc. takes leadership in promoting interagency cooperation” and this week has started off with a sterling example.  Several leaders from the Yakima Valley Farm Workers … Continue reading

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Dr. Clement Bezold, Chairman of The Institute for Alternative Futures

This week, Mark and Margaret speak with futurist Dr. Clement Bezold, co-founder and Chairman of the Institute for Alternative Futures. Dr. Bezold outlines his report on the future of health care in America, based on long term analysis of the … Continue reading

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Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber

This week, Mark and Margaret speak with physician and Governor of Oregon, John Kitzhaber, who discusses the state’s recent two billion dollar federal grant to deploy a program to reduce Medicaid costs using patient centered homes, community health workers, telemedicine … Continue reading

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Keep the Sun Fun event 2012

In the beginning of January, I attended a meeting about a grant that CHC had received from the Department of Public Health. The grant was specifically for CHC to host a skin cancer and sun safety awareness event sometime during … Continue reading

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Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children

This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children. Miles discusses the organization’s three year study on global child mortality, focusing on newborns, and the strategies being employed to reduce mortality rates. Miles … Continue reading

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