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 […]

A good time was had by all in attendance at the August 12 event – Looking Back, Moving Forward Together – celebrating Alameda Health Consortium’s 40th and Community Health Center Network’s 20th anniversaries. The festivities were held in the beautiful Roof Top Gardens of the Downtown Oakland Kaiser building and featured a number of special […]

Karen Matsuoka is the Provider Services and Contracts Manager at Community Health Center Network. She spends the majority of her work day connecting with specialists and hospitals to ensure that members can get the specialty care access they need to stay healthy. Karen has a very interesting way to de-stress from her often hectic work […]

Are you registered to vote this year? This year is an election year for many local, state, and federal offices.  Elections are about voting for initiatives, and legislators who make decisions about programs like Medi-Cal and Medicare and many services that affect our communities.  You can get involved early by registering to vote now and encouraging […]

Patients of CHCN’s eight health center member clinics reported overall high levels of satisfaction with their experience, based on the 2013 Patient Satisfaction Survey (PSS) distributed during the week of October 28, 2013. Patients of CHCN health centers had a high overall satisfaction rate of 89%. Eighty-six percent of patients reported that it was easy […]