The CHroniCles Beat.

  • Profiles – Community Health Workers in the Community Health Center Setting
    August 29, 2019

    ‘Comer Bien’ (Eat Well), Mariposa Community Health Center, Nogales AZ
    Community health workers have long been a part of Mariposa Community Health Center. Situated in Nogales on the U.S./Mexico border, the health center serves a predominantly low-income, Mexican-American community where food insecurity is prevalent. Reflecting high food costs, lack of public transportation and low awareness of …

  • Integrating Oral Health in Primary Care: Community Health Centers Take the Lead
    February 25, 2019

    Photo: Dental Staff, courtesy of Kinston Community Health Center Inc. (North Carolina). 
    While maintaining good oral health is essential to overall health, ensuring access to dental and oral health services has long been challenging in the U.S., especially in medically underserved communities with multiple barriers to care.  Health care systems continue to grapple with meeting the gaps …

  • Caring for Veterans, Caring for Our Communities
    November 9, 2018

    Community Health Centers are the backbone of America’s safety net, and provide essential care to underserved, low-income communities in urban and rural areas throughout the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories. In 2017, more than 1,400 community health centers (CHCs) provided health care to nearly 28 million people. By mission and …

  • Community Health Centers: Identifying and Responding to Human Trafficking
    September 28, 2018

     “We are seeing these patients, period. We are taking care of these patients, period.” – Dr. Kimberly Chang
    Human trafficking is a global issue, as well a local one. Trafficking is, simply stated, a form of slavery, and it is a crime. Trafficking is complex; it entails “the exploitation of someone for the purpose of compelled …

  • Full Circle: Once a Peds Patient, Now a Doctor at Jericho Road
    May 22, 2018

    Dr. Ethan Gable was a patient at what was then known as Jericho Road Family Practice (JRFP) when he was a child.  Then a family practice located in upstate New York, JRFP served the area’s vulnerable refugees and underserved, low-income communities. Back then, he never entertained the idea that he himself would become a doctor. …

  • CHroniCles, the Community Health Center Story
    April 2, 2018

    RCHN CHF CHroniCles booth in the Expo Hall at the 2018 NACHC Policy and Issues Forum. (Image: RCHN CHF)
    Did you catch us at the 2018 NACHC Policy and Issues Forum? We were there showcasing  CHroniCles, an interactive multimedia website dedicated to documenting and recording the contributions that CHCs and PCAs across the country have made …

  • After Maria: Video from Asociación de Salud Primaria de Puerto Rico (ASPPR)
    March 23, 2018

    A moving, inspirational video from the Asociación de Salud Primaria de Puerto Rico screened at the National Association of Community Health Centers Policy and Issues Forum shows how community health centers in Puerto Rico rallied after Hurricanes Irma and Maria to restore and rebuild health care and essential services for their communities.

  • Health Center Resilience and Community Recovery in Puerto Rico
    March 22, 2018

    With the six-month anniversary of Hurricane Maria nearly coincident with this year’s National Association of Community Health Center’s Policy and Issues Forum, the closing session was devoted to learning about the crisis, and recognizing the essential role of Puerto Rico’s twenty  health center organizations in response and recovery. RCHN Community Health Foundation President and CEO …

  • Charles B. Wang & Health Department Collaborate On Smoking Cessation Efforts
    July 17, 2017

    Lung cancer is the leading cause of death in the New York Chinese community and the rate of lung cancer deaths, which declined by 16.4% citywide, increased a staggering 70% among Chinese New Yorkers from 2000-2014.