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NIMAA Celebrates Class of 2018 Graduation

Medical Assistants Trained to a New Model of Care Launch Careers Across U.S.

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The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA), a new educational institution created to transform the way medical assistants are educated, trained, and prepared for practice in primary care and other health care settings, held graduation ceremonies this week at sites in five states: Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, New Mexico and Pennsylvania.

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. 

PCDC Financing Supports $47 Million Expansion of Primary Care in Connecticut

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The Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) recently completed financing on a $47 million project that will dramatically increase access to primary care services across three key Connecticut cities.

The financing enables Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC), Connecticut’s largest federally qualified health center (FQHC), to increase services by 60 percent, expanding its reach to an additional 11,000 patients in economically distressed and medically underserved communities.

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