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Administrative Fellowship Program

The Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute Administrative Fellowship provides a 12-month, broad-based exposure to the operations and management of an innovative, technologically advanced Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Connecticut. Fellows have an in-depth, hands-on experience learning the inner workings of a complex, high quality, primary care delivery system caring for over 150,000 medically underserved […]

Dr. Tichianaa Armah: In a time of mental health crisis, look to schools: Here’s why, and how

Originally posted at Hartford Courant A promising, active 11-year-old girl suddenly becomes withdrawn at home. Her mother suspects depression. Mom calls her insurance provider for an in-network list and finds most therapists, psychiatrists and nurse practitioners with openings have cash-only private practices. Those few taking insurance are not accepting new patients. Without an appointment, she […]

Community Vaccine Events

Mobile Vaccine Events CHC is administering the COVID-19 vaccine primary series, third dose and booster shots at walk-up mobile “pop-up” clinics across the state because it is important that everyone has access to the vaccine. All are welcome! If you are unable to make it to a mobile vaccine event, please visit the State of […]

New Initiative Allows Same Day COVID Testing And Treatment

Originally posted on CT News Junkie Hundreds of pharmacies and federally qualified community health centers across Connecticut are now offering COVID testing and treatments to patients at the same time and place. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, these test-to-treat sites provide antiviral medication to hundreds of locations across the U.S, who […]

MedPage Today: Third Person ‘Cured’ of HIV via Transplant

Originally posted at MedPage Today A U.S. woman appears to be free of her HIV infection after receiving closely matched blood from a relative and HIV-resistant umbilical cord blood, researchers reported. Following the general game plan of two European men who required bone marrow transplantation for cancer and received their transplant from donors with rare […]

HIV Plus Magazine: Has a Woman Really Been “Cured” of HIV for the First Time Ever?

Originally posted at HIV Plus Magazine Each year dozens of scientists, researchers, health care providers, educators, and other experts get together to share the latest science on HIV and other viruses at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). One of the biggest announcements to come from this year’s conference, CROI 2022, is that a […]

The Hill: Scientists Say First Woman Apparently Cured of HIV

Originally posted at The Hill Scientists announced Tuesday that the first woman appears to be cured of HIV using a cutting-edge stem cell transplant method.  According to the National Institutes of Health, this is the third known case of HIV remission in an individual who received a stem cell transplant. The results suggest that cord stem cell […]