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Month: August 2015

Dr. Christine Cassel, President and CEO of the National Quality Forum

Dr. Christine Cassel, President and CEO of the National Quality Forum

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Christine Cassel, President and CEO of the National Quality Forum a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to improving health and health care through developing better health quality measures and data-sharing.

Rooftop Garden Club CHC Dinner

Rooftop Garden Club CHC Dinner

The Garden Club of Middletown collaborates each year with the MARC Community Resource, Inc. The Middletown Club and MARC joined forces to maintain six different plots from May to September.  Every Tuesday for the past several months in the afternoon fourteen to twenty members meet at the CHC Main building to be whisked away to the rooftop garden. This year they planted sunflowers, tomatoes, green beans, carrots, and much more for their rooftop dinners and St. Vincent DePaul. Although many…

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National Health Center Week 2015

National Health Center Week 2015

Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) celebrated National Health Center Week 2015 (NHCW), as part of a weeklong campaign (August 9  -15) by providing free, family friendly events across the state of Connecticut. Community Health Center’s highlight their 50th year of success with providing quality health care nationwide by hosting community events. Some of the accomplishments America’s Health Center’s provide are $24 billion in annual health systems savings, reducing infant mortality rates, and reduced unnecessary hospitalizations. CHC felt the best way to…

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Dr. John Lumpkin, Sr. Vice President at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Dr. John Lumpkin, Sr. Vice President at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. John Lumpkin, Sr. VP and Director of Targeted Teams at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Lumpkin runs the RWJF project targeting childhood obesity and talks about the myriad strategies aimed reducing the obesity epidemic among the nation’s children.

Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Foreign Secretary of the National Academy of Medicine

Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Foreign Secretary of the National Academy of Medicine

This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Foreign Secretary for the National Academy of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences and recent Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Hamburg discusses the changes initiated at the FDA under her leadership and the enormous challenge of keeping the nation’s drug and food stream safe in a globalized supply chain.

Puerto Rican Festival in Meriden

Puerto Rican Festival in Meriden

This Sunday, CHC participated in the Puerto Rican Festival in Meriden.  You can see pictures on our Facebook page Amy Taylor, Vice President Western Region sent the following messages to thank people who participated. I want to send a HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in Sunday’s Puerto Rican Festival in Meriden- Doug, Idiana, Jose, Mike, Migdaliz, Carmen, Jen, and Anika. It was a very successful event with 6 people getting HIV testing and countless people receiving education on safe…

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