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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.

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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

 

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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.

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News Releases

Rosa DeLauro Makes Time for Heart Health and Gets Good News

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Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro visited the Community Health Center of Middletown to encourage people to take control of their blood pressure and urge healthcare providers to educate their patients about the importance of heart health, as part of the national Million Hearts® initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC), Connecticut’s largest primary care provider for underserved populations, announces the appointment of Kimberly Citron, PhD, as Director of Domestic Violence Services, Research and Education. Dr. Citron is responsible for CHC’s domestic violence services, including the New Horizons shelter, community support and education groups, and court-based victim advocacy, as well as expanding the role to bring a new focus to research and education.
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