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Telemedicine with a twist at Weitzman Institute/Community Health Center in Meriden

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MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Doctors from across the country are benefiting from innovative patient-centered care approach at Community Health Center.

Doctors in 25 states tuning into Project Echo. They’re on a myriad of devices from laptops to smart phones.

Primary care physicians are connecting with specialty doctors through a sophisticated video conferencing system.

“We describe it as making geography irrelevant. You can put people together and connect them and it doesn’t matter where they are,” said Dr. Daren Anderson, Director of the Weitzman Institute at Community Health Center, transforming healthcare delivery.


Say ahhh

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Area families take advantage of free dental check-ups for their children through the Give Kids A Smile program at the Community Health Center in New London, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. Give Kids A Smile Day was launched nationally in 2003 by the American Dental Association and annually helps to bring dental care to children in need. (Tim Cook/The Day)

Effective team-based primary care: observations from innovative practices

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Edward H. Wagner, Margaret Flinter, Clarissa Hsu, DeAnn Cromp, Brian T. Austin, Rebecca Etz, Benjamin F. Crabtree and MaryJoan D. Ladden



Team-based care is now recognized as an essential feature of high quality primary care, but there is limited empiric evidence to guide practice transformation. The purpose of this paper is to describe advances in the configuration and deployment of practice teams based on in-depth study of 30 primary care practices viewed as innovators in team-based care.


News Releases

Sen. Chris Murphy Builds Support for Mental Healthcare Reform at Forum at Community Health Center, Inc.

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Sen. Chris Murphy made a strong case for his bill to reform mental healthcare Wednesday at a community forum attended by more than 100 representatives of state and community organizations at Community Health Center, Inc. in Middletown.

“Our nation’s mental health system is broken, and the family members and providers that I met with at
Community Health Center, Inc. are desperate for Congress to help fix it,” said U.S. Senator Chris Murphy.
“Over the last year, I’ve heard hundreds of heartbreaking stories from families across Connecticut and
worked with them to draft the bipartisan Mental Health Reform Act. We’re finally on the cusp of
reforming our mental health system for the first time in a generation. I urge Senate leadership to take
action and bring this bill up for a vote as soon as Congress returns to Washington this fall.”

Mark Masselli, president and CEO of the Community Health Center, Inc., introduced Murphy, saying
“Connecticut residents have been watching Sen Murphy’s representation of us with a great deal of pride
and respect.” Murphy has been engaged in promoting collaboration on mental healthcare reform as an
issue that affects all American, Masselli said. “This forum is a great example of his work bringing us
together and getting us excited about reform.”