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Project ECHO – Pain Management

Project ECHO – Pain Management

Over 116 million Americans suffer from chronic pain and over 50% of those will seek care from a primary care provider. Considering the frequency and severity of chronic pain in our population, we at the Community Health Center, Inc. are proud to announce that Project ECHO Pain Management recently got underway. Our team at CHC has joined forces with the Integrative Pain Center of Arizona in making this incredibly important program a reality. The weekly telemedicine conferences bring behavioral health…

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Psychiatric Telemedicine for Uninsured Patients without Stable Housing

Psychiatric Telemedicine for Uninsured Patients without Stable Housing

How would I cope with being down on my luck, without a good job, a nice house to come home to in the evening, and so many other parts of daily life we so often take for granted?  I imagine I might be depressed and anxious.  I might have difficulty coping with my situation, and that would only make it all the more difficult to get back on my feet again. Maybe, I’d recognize my need for help, but not…

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CHC Project ECHO Kickoff

CHC Project ECHO Kickoff

Amidst all the fanfare about CHC kicking off Project ECHO® in Connecticut and the discussions about innovative use of telemedicine to improve health outcomes, it could be easy to lose focus on what truly matters, the patient. Yet CHC is a Patient Centered Medical Home, which is more than just a nice title added to the website, and the patient centered aspect shone through in the first Project ECHO teleconference.  Yes, there were the introductory speeches, the photographers and the…

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Project ECHO at CHC

Project ECHO at CHC

The following is a guest post from Dr. Marwan Haddad MD, MPH, Medical Director of HIV, HCV, and Buprenorphine Services at Community Health Center, Inc. This Friday January 20th is the launch of the very cutting edge, state of the art, evidence-based program CHC Project ECHO® Hepatitis C/HIV. Project ECHO® stands for Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes and is a model that was developed at the University of New Mexico initially to extend Hepatitis C care and management to the…

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Today is World AIDS Day 2011

Today is World AIDS Day 2011

The following is an email from Dr. Marwan Haddad to our CHC staff helping in the day to day battle against AIDS: We are now three decades into the HIV epidemic. Though we have made great strides in these last 30 years, HIV continues to be a local, national, and global problem! The latest statistics from CDC estimate about 1.2 million people in the U.S. are infected with the virus but only 80% are diagnosed. Of those diagnosed, only about half…

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Dr. Sanjeev Arora, founder of the Project Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (Project ECHO).

Dr. Sanjeev Arora, founder of the Project Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (Project ECHO).

Conversations focuses this week on an innovative model of care that’s linking primary care providers with specialists in rural and underserved areas of the country. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Sanjeev Arora, founder of Project ECHO®, about how the ECHO model has the potential to increase access, improve health outcomes, and support primary care providers in caring for complex conditions.