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CHC Provides Free Dental Services to Children in Give Kids a Smile Program

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Throughout the month of February, CHC will be providing free oral health services to its youngest patients without dental insurance through the Give Kids a Smile program. All children will receive cleanings, exams, restorative care, fluoride treatments, sealants, fillings, and dental education.  

Study Demonstrates Cardiology eConsults Will Save States Money, Improve Patient Access to Quality Specialty Care

Findings Published in January’s American Journal of Managed Care

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In the first published randomized study of eConsults, research conducted at Community Health Center, Inc. and the University of Connecticut Health Center appears in this month’s American Journal of Managed Care. The study found that the use of eConsults for cardiology yielded a savings of $466 over traditional face-to-face consultations, and underserved patient populations who struggle with access to specialists received more timely care. 


News Releases

The Weitzman Institute Partners with SAMHSA-HRSA CIHS to Guide Community Health Centers in Non-Opioid Pain Management

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The Weitzman Institute at Community Health Center, Inc. is partnering with the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) to bring a new, no cost  opportunity for HRSA-funded health centers to participate in a Pain Management Project ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes) learning community.

Community Health Center’s Veena Channamsetty, MD Advises Flu Shot, Simple Steps to Stay Healthy as the Flu Rages on in Connecticut

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This year’s flu season continues to be unusually dangerous and widespread. Nationally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report a 7.7 percent increase in people seeing their health care provider with influenza-like-illness, the same percentage observed during the peak week of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic.