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Middletown-Based Community Health Center Starts Own Medical Assistant School

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Shawn R. Beals-Hartford Courant

The Community Health Center is pushing to become a national leader in the training of medical assistants by developing its own school to educate the people who are typically providing the first level of primary care.

Community Health Center, Inc. said it recently received approval in five states, including Connecticut, for its home-grown school, and is seeking approval from up to 10 more.

The National Institute of Medical Assistant Advancement started last year with students in Connecticut and Colorado as a pilot group taking a seven-month program that intertwines the classroom and clinical components of traditional medical assistant schools.

In September, a total of 60 to 70 students will be enrolled at eight different health center sites in Connecticut, Colorado, Hawaii, Pennsylvania and New Mexico.

A medical assistant is typically the first person a patient sees in their visit, the person who usually measures their height and weight, takes blood pressure and other vital signs and begins to hear about the reason for their visit.


News Releases

Community Health Center, Inc. Attacks Opioid Crisis

Significant Grant Expands Substance Abuse Services

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Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) has recently been awarded a $175,000 grant from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) that will help treat patients and communities affected by the opioid crisis.

Complex Integrated Pediatrics is Newest Weitzman ECHO Offering

Registration opens for no-cost, comprehensive training with national experts

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Community Health Center’s Weitzman Institute today announced the launch of Weitzman ECHO Complex Integrated Pediatrics. Beginning on October 16, 2017, the clinic will connect primary care medical and behavioral health providers nationally with a multidisciplinary team of specialists in complex pediatric care. 

New Horizons Domestic Violence Services Receives $20,000 Grant from the Mary Kay Foundation

Critical funding awarded during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Community Health Center, Inc.’s domestic violence services, New Horizons, was chosen to receive one of 150 grants awarded by The Mary Kay Foundation to further efforts to combat domestic violence and provide rehabilitation services throughout ConnecticutDuring Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, The Mary Kay Foundation is awarding $3 million in grants to domestic violence shelters across the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam.