Category Archives: WYA

Integrated Care for Special Populations

The following is an email to CHC Staff announcing the Integrated Care  for Special Populations.  It has been edited for the blog. As you know, CHC has long been a  source of excellent care and caring for many particularly vulnerable popuations.  … Continue reading

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National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day

Across the country, last Friday, the longest night of the year, people stopped to remember homeless people that have died.  Here in Middletown, Martha Trevey, one of our primary care provider for homeless people,  shared some of her thoughts with those gathered:   … Continue reading

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Prudence Crandall’s “Silent No More” Candlelight Vigil

The following is a note from Martha Trevey about the Prudence Crandall’s “Silent No More” candlelight vigil: On Thursday evening I had the opportunity to attend Prudence Crandall’s “Silent No More” candlelight vigil. Prudence Crandall is one of WYA’s (Wherever You … Continue reading

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The New Britain Project Homeless Connect Event

On our journey of building healthy communities, our Wherever You Are program (WYA), along with other CHC staff members participated at the New Britain Project Homeless Connect Event on May 11th. Special thanks goes out to Martha Trevey, Patricia Mik, … Continue reading

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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 … 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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What it means to be homeless

This time a year ago I was living just outside of Los Angeles. I was trying to get by, working as many part-time jobs as possible. Unfortunately, the hours weren’t enough so I had more free time than I would have … Continue reading

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National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day

It is a rainy December evening, the longest night of the year.  At least this year, it isn’t too cold.  I’ve just walked back to the office after attending the Homeless Persons’ Memorial Service at The Church of the Holy … Continue reading

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Rags to Riches, Wherever You Are

This morning, I received a wonderful email from Dr. Becky Eleck, one of our physicians who works with our Wherever You Are (WYA) program providing health care for those without stable housing:   After an amazing experience Saturday night, I decided … Continue reading

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Hot Food, a Clean Shower, and a Warm Place to Sleep

Sunday morning was beautiful, the white snow on the green, red, and yellow leaves; the blue sky, with a tinge of pink around the edges.  I knew that if I could make it to a local church, I could get … Continue reading

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