Jermane Bond, Ph.D., Named Weitzman Institute Research Director

Jermane Bond, Ph.D., has been named Director of Research of the Weitzman Institute. Dr. Bond comes to the Institute with 20 years of research experience as a social epidemiologist.  He is co-founder of Health Equity Analytics Lab (HEAL, LLC) and recently served as Assistant Research Professor, Department of Prevention and Community Health at the Milken […]

Upcoming Weitzman ECHO on COVID-19 Announcement

Join us as we discuss pandemic updates, how organizations have shifted their workforce, vaccine boosters, and promising practices moving forward. We will be joined again by Dr. Stephen Scholand, Infectious Disease Specialist and Hospitalist at Mid-State Medical Center in CT, to share COVID-19 (and variants) updates at the beginning of each session. Our expert panelists […]

The Lego® Group Collaborates With Community Health Center, Inc. and Weitzman Institute To Promote Pediatric Wellness Through “Prescription For Play”

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Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) and the Weitzman Institute (WI) are pleased to announce a collaboration with the LEGO® Group to support its Prescription for Play (“P4P”) program. P4P promotes learning through play by supplying free DUPLO® brick kits and educational materials to pediatric health care providers to deliver to 18-36-month-old patients during routine well-child […]

April Joy Damian, PhD, Named Weitzman Institute Director

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April Joy Damian, PhD, MSc, CHPM, PMP, has been named Vice President and Director of the Weitzman Institute. Dr. Damian, a widely published and highly respected researcher, joined Community Health Center, Inc. in May 2019 as Weitzman’s Associate Director. Dr. Damian now leads a team of more than 50 researchers and education specialists, with programs reaching into […]

A Note from Dr. April Joy Damian, Weitzman VP/Director

Dear Friends of the Weitzman Institute, I am humbly honored to write you as Vice President and Director of the Weitzman Institute, a national research, education, and policy center dedicated to primary care innovation and transformation, with a particular focus on the underserved. I am especially grateful to Mark Masselli, Community Health Center, Inc.’s (CHC) President/CEO, and […]

Webinar: Series Finale; May 20, 2021 – recording available

The Path Forward on Social Determinants of Health: Series Finale Recorded on: May 20, 2021 View Recording This webinar marks the end of the series.  The Series Finale will be a special event that revisits highlights from the past year, examines the role of community health centers in addressing SDOH, explores the opportunities (and potential […]

COVID-19 Vaccination Strategies for Youth

Slides | Recording  The Food and Drug Administration’s decision to authorize the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds presents a new opportunity in the push for broad immunity against the coronavirus. However, the challenges of getting this group vaccinated are more complicated than for adults. Community Health Center, Inc. was recently featured in a New York Time’s article to […]

Webinar: Collaboration & Resources; April 29, 2021 – recording available

The Path Forward on Social Determinants of Health: Collaboration & Resources Recorded on: April 29, 2021 View Recording Speakers discussed how to secure funding and forge unique collaborations among a wide spectrum of stakeholders to address the adverse social determinants of health including forging partnerships among community health centers, health plans, health systems, government (at […]

Evolving Care Team Models, Strategies to Assess Provider Satisfaction, and Addressing Burnout

Slides | Recording  This presentation was part of a series on provider burnout. To view parts I & II, visit www.chcworkforce.org Panelists included:   Mary Blankson, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, FAAN, Chief Nursing Officer, CHC, Inc. Kasey Harding MPH, Director for Center for Key Populations, CHC, Inc. Gary Wallace Director of Community Engagement and Relations, CHC, Inc. Marie Yardis, Director of Access to […]

Past Activity Session: Who Wants To Be A Vaccinator: Volunteers, Students and Other Professionals

Activity Session Date: April 13, 2021 Activity session that expands on the April 7 COVID ECHO webinar. Activity session for groups of health centers in which provided guidance and consulting on specific topics related to health centers’ objectives. Didactic presentation and open discussion/coaching on strategies to staff vaccine clinics. Resource: Training Schedule for Vaccinators