UMOJA: Community–Based Approach to COVID Response When the COVID-19 pandemic was surging through our most vulnerable populations, including the Black communities throughout the Bay Area, Dr. Kim Rhoads, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, UCSF, focused her attention on an equitable COVID-19 response for our hardest hit community members. Through a partnership with UMOJA Health, […]

CHCN Announces Launch of Pediatric Care Coordinator Pilot Blog Contribution by: Melissa Leanda, Integrated Healthcare MPH Intern, Community Health Center Network Community Health Center Network (CHCN) is excited to announce the launch of the Pediatric Care Coordinator pilot across our network of eight FQHCs! CHCN currently serves over 48,000 pediatric members, approximately 30% of its total […]

Behavioral Health in times of Crisis: Make Treatment Community-Based and Integrated Samira Pingali Director of Behavioral Health, Community Health Center Network September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month – a time to share resources and information in an effort to shed light on this stigmatized topic. Addressing thoughts of suicide starts with having comprehensive and […]

Every summer, Alameda Health Consortium and Community Health Center Network has the privilege of working with interns who are currently in universities or have recently completed their degrees within the public health realm. We feel that providing determined and passionate young people entering the field of public health hands-on experience is important for a number […]

July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, a month that aims to bring to light the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face with regards to mental illness in the United States. These groups include racial, ethnic, cultural minorities as well as LGBTQIA+ and refugee and immigrant populations. These minority groups face more barriers and challenges when […]

Why Telehealth Programs Developed in Response to COVID-19 Need to Stay The landscape of community healthcare has dramatically shifted in response to COVID-19. The dire need to keep vulnerable patients protected and safe from the highly contagious novel coronavirus has been a catalyst for the rapid implementation of telehealth programs across the safety-net, spurring policy […]