Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) is a leading health-care organization in Connecticut, providing patients with high-quality medical, dental and behavioral health services throughout the state. CHC is available to all, but has a special commitment to the uninsured and underinsured, as well as special populations such as patients with HIV/AIDS.
An independent, private non-profit organization since 1972, CHC’s world-class primary health care system goes beyond traditional health services to bring care wherever needed, using innovative service delivery models and state-of-the-art technology. With 130,000 active patients, CHC helps keep patients and communities healthy by advancing and coordinating prevention and health promotion, treatment of illness, and management of chronic disease—often offering all on the same visit to accommodate patients' needs.
CHC’s programs have been developed over many years and in multiple communities, as part of its research and development activities. Spurred by its own clinical data, CHC has created unique approaches to obesity that are deployed in the exam room, the schoolroom, on Main Street, and in neighborhoods statewide. In the process, CHC has made significant strides in understanding and treating childhood obesity from both a policy and a practice perspective, in ways that transcend traditional clinical counseling on diet and activity. Recess Rocks, CHC’s proven strategy of promoting preventative care and inspiring life-enhancing habits at young age, is one such approach.
To learn more about CHC’s primary health care services, research, and programs, visit www.chc1.com.