Monthly Archives: August 2014

Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Maryland Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene for the State of Maryland. He discusses the robust Health Information Exchange in his state, as well as the dramatic payment … Continue reading

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Dr. Deane Marchbein: MD, President of the U.S. board of directors of Doctors Without Borders

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Deane Marchbein, MD, Anesthesiologist and President of the U.S. board of directors of Doctors Without Borders, an organization formed to offer care to millions of patients in over 60 … Continue reading

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Special Thanks to All who Made Health Center Week a Huge Success

National Health Center Week has been celebrated for more than 30 years.  Each year, Community Health Center, Inc. works hard to plan events that not only raise awareness throughout our 13 CT sites but to also offer members of the community … Continue reading

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National Health Center Week – Oral Cancer Screening in Meriden

Yesterday, Community Health Center of Meriden celebrated National Health Center Week by offering free oral cancer screenings to patients of the health center and community members. About 39,000 Americans each year are diagnosed with oral cancer, a cancer that can … Continue reading

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Celebrating National Health Center Week!

Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) is currently recognizing National Health Center Week 2014 (NHCW), which is observed August 10-16, by hosting free, family-friendly events, at various sites, to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers as … Continue reading

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Jonathan Gruber, PhD, MIT Economist

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Jonathan Gruber, Health Economist and Professor of Economics at MIT. Gruber is the key architect of the Massachusetts health reform as well as the Affordable Care Act and discusses … Continue reading

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Next week on Conversations on Health Care: Dr. Jonathan Gruber

Next week on Conversations on Health Care, Margaret and I speak with Dr. Jonathan Gruber who was one of the key architects of the Massachusetts Health Reform legislation, and advised the Obama administration on the creation of the Affordable Care … Continue reading

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The Affordable Care Act: It Really Is Working.

The following is a guest blog post from Stefan Kostolitz, Outreach and Eligibility Associate: Connecticut’s first open enrollment period for health insurance closed a little over four months ago, at the end of March.  Since October 1st of last year, 256,666 residents … Continue reading

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CHC Participates in GE’s 4th Be Healthy Event

The event summary below was written by Community HealthCorps member, Rishonda Thomas who has spent the past year serving within Fairfield County and also participated in yesterday’s event on behalf of The Community Health Center, Inc. On July 31st, CHC … Continue reading

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Dr. Erica Frank, CEO of NextGenU.org

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Erica Frank the Canada Research Chair in Preventive Medicine and Population Health at the University of British Columbia’s School of Population and Public Health.She is the Founder and CEO … Continue reading

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