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Month: April 2014

Dr. Chileshe Nkonde-Price, Social Media Lab UPENN School of Medicine

Dr. Chileshe Nkonde-Price, Social Media Lab UPENN School of Medicine

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Chileshe Nkonde-Price, Cardiologist and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/US Department of Veterans Affairs Clinical Scholar at UPENN School of Medicine. Dr. Price discusses the digital platform she developed, Change My Steps, designed to assist African American Women in reducing risk factors for higher rates of cardiovascular disease. 

Family & Earthly Wellness

Family & Earthly Wellness

Today is earth day. I’m sure you know that but the general consensus is that every day should be earth day! For New England patrons, the season of spring finally has arrived without surprise snow flurries for almost a week SO the urge to spend time outside is contagious (in a good way)! Here at the Community Health Center, Inc. there are many exciting opportunities and resources available to achieve the spring mindset of growth, rebirth, life and unity. One…

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Kevin Counihan, CEO of AccessHealthCT

Kevin Counihan, CEO of AccessHealthCT

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Kevin Counihan, Chief Executive Officer of AccessHealthCT, Connecticut’s state-based insurance exchange created under the Affordable Care Act. Mr. Counihan addresses the reasons for the portal’s success compared to the Federal Exchange, and how other states are planning to adopt the Connecticut model.

Ed Cantwell, Executive Director of the Center for Medical Interoperability

Ed Cantwell, Executive Director of the Center for Medical Interoperability

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Ed Cantwell, Executive Director of the Center for Medical Interoperability, whose purpose is to optimize patient care by providing a platform for supporting rapid and sustained interoperability of medical technology. 

FWC starts After-School STEM Club

FWC starts After-School STEM Club

This blog post was written by Daniel Bergmann, a HealthCorps member here at CHC who works with Nicole Elliott, another HealthCorps Member and Program Coordinator at the Family Wellness Center (FWC) to facilitate the STEM Club. Everyone was holding their breath, leaning in to get a closer look. Some leaned in a little too close. “Guys! Stop shaking the table!” There could be no room for error in this delicate operation. Fifty pennies were about to be dropped – all…

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Francois de Brantes, Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute Inc.

Francois de Brantes, Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute Inc.

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Francois de Brantes, Executive Director of the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care costs and quality through better incentives for payment reform. Mr. de Brantes discusses the growing role of the consumer as an agent of change in the health care industry.