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What’s New at CHC

Community Health Center, Inc. Receives $243,000 AmeriCorps Funding

Program seeks to reduce and prevent prescription drug and opioid abuse Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) is pleased to announce the allocation of $243,072 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) for the second year in a row. CNCS is a federal agency responsible for AmeriCorps and other national service […]

WebMD: Quarantine Having Lasting Impacts on Kids’ Health

Originally published at WebMD May 15, 2020 — After just one week in coronavirus quarantine at home with her family of four, 14-year-old Grace from Virginia says she started noticing she felt more relaxed than usual. “I know I am less stressed because I feel happier, more organized, and I am doing things I enjoy doing,” says […]

Wall Street Journal: Families Delay Children’s Vaccines During Pandemic

Originally published at the Wall Street Journal Natalie Hayden is postponing vaccinations for her 15-month-old daughter because she fears her family could contract the coronavirus or another infection from a visit to their St. Louis pediatrician’s office. Mrs. Hayden, whose immune system is compromised by medication she takes for Crohn’s disease, says she typically has […]

Dr. Tim Kearney on Fox 61

Watch CHC Chief Behavioral Health Officer Dr. Tim Kearney discuss kids & teens’ mental health during COVID-19 on Fox 61.

USA Today: Parents fear for their children’s mental health amid coronavirus pandemic

Published at USA Today Coronavirus quarantine, school closures: Kids mental health will be OK When Tamar Canady thinks about the upsides to the coronavirus pandemic, she thinks about how she and her 15-year-old daughter sleep in more these days.  But the downsides are difficult. Ella Canady, like many teens, often hides her emotions. But recently at her […]

Middletown medical center goes online to connect children with physicians

Published in the Middletown Press MIDDLETOWN — In response to the order that children across Connecticut be kept home during the COVID-19 state of emergency, the school-based health services branch of Community Health Center has expanded its medical and behavioral health services. The new telehealth platform will allow thousands of children who were being treated […]

State students still have remote access to school resources

Originally published at Fox 61 Therapists from Community Health Centers are getting creative with how they interact with students from home. As students and parents are adjusting to new ways of learning from home, they are also adjusting to new ways of receiving other school resources. “It’s an adjustment for the kids. It’s an adjustment […]

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