Category Archives: School Based Health Centers

Recess Rocks Winter Series 2015 Underway!

When its cold, snowy, muddy, or slushy there is no better time for an indoor Recess Rocks class! For those who don’t know, Recess Rocks! is a Community Health Center Program designed to help reverse childhood obesity by getting kids moving in schools! The program … Continue reading

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The Fifth AmeriCorps Member Introduction!

Today we are continuing with our series of introductions with another AmeriCorps member. Elena is spending her year here working with School Based Health Centers on a variety of educational and outreach activities. Learn more about her here: My name … Continue reading

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School Based Health Center Re-Opening!

Last Thursday, September 19, 2013, the Community Health Center officially re-opened their School Based Health Center (SBHC) at Macdonough Elementary School located in Middletown, CT. With Middletown’s mayor, Daniel Drew, on site, CHC staff cut the ribbon and cheered as … Continue reading

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HealthCorps Navigator Profile – Sara Maldonado

Meet Sara Maldonado, a HealthCorps Navigator serving in CHC’s School-Based Health Centers.  – Can you tell us a bit about your educational background? I graduated in May 2012 from Tufts University in Medford, MA and majored in Community Health and Latin American … Continue reading

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Books to Help Your Child Cope With Tragedy

Here is a list of books to help your child cope with tragedy, provided by Alison Urban, Social Worker/Behavioral Health Clinician at our Smalley Academy School Based Health Center: Grief and Loss Chester Raccoon and the Acorn Full of Memories  (Audrey Penn) … Continue reading

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“Out, Out ..” #SBHCs and the Death of a Student

It seemed like every year or two a classmate of mine in high school would die in an accident; often, it was car accidents.  The year after I left for college, a high school friend disappeared.  A month later, they … Continue reading

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Health Promotion

Last week’s  CHCChat, a weekly, Twitter-based discussion about various topics in community-oriented primary health care, was about Health Promotion.   The World Health Organization defines Health Promotion as “the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their … Continue reading

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School Based Health Centers

As part of National SBHC Awareness Month, Nat Holmes has provided a brief history and background on CHC’s School Based Health Centers. Community Health Center’s first School Based Health Center, the Rita Hayes Wellness Center, was started in nearly two … Continue reading

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Teen Life Conference

I was a social awkward youth, inexperienced in the ways of the world during my teen years which made high school a challenge.  At the time, I didn’t realize how difficult it was for so many of my friends as … Continue reading

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The Patient Centered Legislative Reception

I’ve been involved in politics long enough for opportunities to speak with local, state and federal elected officials and candidates to become fairly old hat and routine.  The politicians are familiar old friends and we talk about topics we’ve covered … Continue reading

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