Monthly Archives: November 2012

Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts – Coat & Warm Clothing Drive

Just about a month ago, Hurricane Sandy devastated much of the eastern seaboard of the United States. Canada, Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, and Puerto Rico were also affected by this terrible storm, which has since been deemed the … Continue reading

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Dr. Joe Selby, Executive Director of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute

This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Joe Selby, Executive Director of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, or PCORI, created by the Affordable Care Act. PCORI has been authorized by Congress to conduct research that will provide patients … Continue reading

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HealthCorps Navigator Profile – Marsha Pierre

 Meet Marsha Pierre, a HealthCorps Navigator serving in Access to Care at the Fairfield County sites of CHC, Inc. ! –          Can you tell us a bit about your educational background? I graduated with the Kutztown University class of 2012 with a Bachelors in … Continue reading

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The Health Academy at New Britain High School

Recently, there was an article in the Hartford Courant about the Health Academy at New Britain High School.   The article described the phenomenal growth of the program and spoke about how, “During this academic year, a total of 40 junior … Continue reading

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David Whitlinger, Executive Director of the New York e-Health Collaborative

Mark and Margaret speak with David Whitlinger, Executive Director of the New York e-Health Collaborative, a consortium of policy makers, providers and health industry leaders working to improve health care for all New Yorkers through integrated health information technology. Mr. … Continue reading

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SteveSongs CD Release Concerts!

The following piece was written by Rachel Schindler, a HealthCorps Navigator at CHC, Inc. serving as the Program Coordinator of Recess Rocks.      This past weekend Community HealthCorps Navigators partnered up with Recess Rocks and SteveStongs to celebrate the release … Continue reading

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New Nurse Practitioner in Residency Profile – Jessica Johnson

Meet Jessica Johnson, a new Nurse Practitioner in Residency at CHC, Inc.! – Can you tell us a bit about your educational background? My bachelor’s and master’s in nursing are both from Samford University in Birmingham, AL. – What about joining CHC … Continue reading

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Special Olympics – Holiday Sports Classic

During this time of the year – when people are often stressed and just ready for the break that comes with Thanksgiving  – perspective can be very important. This past Saturday, November 17th, eight of our HealthCorps Navigators got just … Continue reading

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Dr. Basit Chaudry

This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Basit Chaudry, Lead Research Clinician for Watson, IBM’s natural language computing system made famous by victories on the quiz show Jeopardy! Dr. Chaudry is a national leader in the effort to modernize … Continue reading

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November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes. This total – which amounts to 8.3% of our country’s population – is one that only continues to rise.  Seventy nine million more Americans have pre-diabetes and are at risk of being diagnosed with … Continue reading

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