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Oct

2018

For domestic violence survivors, homelessness can be fear, reality

New Horizons Domestic Violence Shelter Featured in New Haven Register

Kai Belton, executive director of New Horizons, a domestic violence shelter and advocacy nonprofit in Middletown, said leaving a domestic violence situation can be challenging because there is so often financial manipulation.

“The immediate need is safety, so once these individuals are safe, then we help them come up with a plan,” Belton said. “A lot of times these women don’t have access to their own money, so it’s about becoming financially independent. In many cases, if they don’t have jobs or if the abuser was the caretaker, it’s about empowering them to find employment.”

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17

Oct

2018

Climate Report’s Dire Warnings: World Health Organization’s Dr. Maria Neira on Impact of Pollution and Climate Change on Health

Author: Caffeine

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter revisit their conversation with Dr. Maria Neira, Director of Public Health and the Environment at the World Health Organization who addresses the rising threat to human health from climate change and pollution – now the 4th leading cause of death worldwide. She discusses global strategies that are required to reduce the harm being done to populations around the world, especially those most vulnerable, in the wake of advancing climate change and unmitigated...

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17

Oct

2018

Medical Assistant Recognition Week 2018

Author: Caffeine

October 15-19 is Medical Assistants Recognition Week! Our clinics could not run without our MAs, who room our patients, take vital signs, keep the appointment running smoothly, and much more. CHC currently employs around 100 MAs across all of our sites, and each one is vital to the team-based care that our patients receive. In addition to these 100 MAs, CHC partnered with the Salud Family Health Centers of Colorado to found NIMAA – the National Institute for Medical Assistant...

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10

Oct

2018

The Political Challenges in American Health Reform: Former CMS Administrator Don Berwick on the Need for Clinician Activism

Author: Caffeine

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Don Berwick, President Emeritus of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and former CMS Administrator who oversaw the launch of the Affordable Care Act. He talks about inherent political challenges in American health care, the need for providers to get active politically, and the promise of real innovations in the health system coming from outside the industry.

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3

Oct

2018

America’s Addiction Crisis: Treatment Research Institute Founder Dr. Tom McLellan on Science-Based Approach to Drug Treatment and Policy

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This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with renowned addiction expert Dr. Tom McLellan, Founder and CEO of the Treatment Research Institute, committed to promoting evidence-based approaches to drug treatment and drug policy. He discusses addiction as a chronic disorder, the effectiveness of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid and alcohol addiction, and the need to improve addiction medicine training for clinicians and health care providers.

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