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Research & Innovation

Research and innovation: Driving quality primary care

The CHC mission is not simply to practice primary care, but to improve it.

New technologies are constantly being incorporated into our clinical practices. CHC was among the first practices in the country to move to electronic health records. We acquired our first retinal camera to bring this important screening to patients with diabetes who might not otherwise have access to it.

The Weitzman Institute, the first community-based research center established by a federally qualified health center, is the research and development arm of CHC. The Institute tests promising innovations in primary care delivery, and prepares them for implementation across our network.

It also establishes research priorities and creates a forum for learned discussion. For example, at the annual Weitzman Symposium, healthcare leaders share their work in innovations in community health and primary care.