February 11, 2015 - February is American Heart Month
FEBRUARY IS AMERICAN HEART MONTH
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11th 10:00 – 11:00 Heart Health Info/Blood Pressure Check [...]
April 13, 2016 - Senior Health Fair April 23rd 10 am - 2 pm
Norwalk Community Health Center is proud to announce its first Seniors Health Fair on April 23rd from 10 am – 2 pm. Come listen to presentations about caregiving, fraud, elder abuse, and financing later chapters in life.
Community organizations and vendors including Senior Corps, Norwalk Senior Center and Senior Services, AARP, Veterans Affairs, and The Center for Vein Restoration will have tables and be available to answer your questions. Light refreshments and giveaways will be available!
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March 03, 2016 - Human Services Council Partners with Norwalk Community Health Center to Provide Help to Abused Children
Norwalk, CT, March 3, 2016– Children’s Connection, a program of the Human Services Council, is proud to announce their partnership with the Norwalk Community Health Center to provide child-friendly forensic medical exams to children who have been abused. As one of eight Children’s Advocacy Centers in Connecticut, fully accredited by the National Children’s Alliance, Children’s Connection brings together the Multidisciplinary Team of Greater Norwalk(MDT) , a collaboration of public and private resources to facilitate the prevention, investigation, assessment, prosecution and treatment of child sexual and severe physical abuse and neglect. The new linkage agreement with the Norwalk Community Health Center enables the Multidisciplinary Team of Greater Norwalk (MDT) to provide non-emergent specialized medical exams at the community health center instead of at Norwalk Hospital which can feel overwhelming and often less confidential to the families. The health center has made the service more accessible and comfortable for children. The collaboration had been discussed throughout 2015 and finalized in the fourth quarter of the year. The move was made in response to the team’s medical provider moving from the hospital to the clinic.
“Dr. Janet Karpiak is so amazing with children and families during this very difficult situation and has the specialized training needed to provide these delicate exams. She is a true gem. When she announced she would be changing jobs, we knew we had to follow her to the Norwalk Community Health Center! We are also grateful to have our continued partnership with Norwalk Hospital Emergency Department to provide our emergent exams.” said Kari Pesavento, Director of the Children’s Connection Program. In addition to our specialized medical services, through the multidisciplinary team, Children’s Connection provides forensic interviews, victim advocacy, referrals for mental health services and prosecution of cases involving sexual or severe physical abuse of children.
For more than 10 years, The Norwalk Exchange Club has provided funding to support the COPE (Center for Outpatient Pediatric Evaluation) program at Norwalk Hospital which provided these services. The group funded a colposcope. a medical instrument used for forensic exams of child victims of sexual abuse in addition to funding the medical provider’s time . The colposcope does not make contact with the child’s body during the physical exam but instead takes highly, detailed and magnified photos of the area. This instrument helps child victims of sexual abuse get examined in the least invasive way to avoid further trauma and insure specialized care.
Former president and current board member of The Norwalk Exchange Club, Jim Depasquale, had this to say:
“While I was acting president, the now State’s Attorney, Richard Colangelo (team lead for Children’s Connection and the MDT) visited our organization and explained in detail the importance of the work that the Children’s Connection does. Rich asked for our club’s support to purchase a colposcope, which we agreed to pay for. It was a unanimous decision by all of our members to move forward with this purchase. Our organization’s mission is to prevent child abuse and help whenever possible to prosecute the perpetrators of these horrific crimes to their fullest extent. The colposcope ensures accurate records of the crime and helps to prosecute the perpetrators to the fullest extent and keep them from ever harming another child. We are entirely a volunteer organization and every dollar raised goes to child abuse programs, scholarships and community minded efforts. We typically raise $100,000 in a given year and are always looking for new ways to help communities whose children experience this horrific abuse.”
In closing, Executive Director Anthony DiLauro said,
“The work that we do in the Greater Norwalk area is only possible because of the strong community partners we have supporting us. Thank you to the Norwalk Community Health Center, Dr. Janet Karpiak, State’s Attorney Rich Colangelo, The Norwalk Exchange Club and the entire MDT team for everything you do. Your dedication, care and advocacy for child victims of abuse is amazing and so very appreciated.”
Children’s Connection is a fully accredited Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) which provides a comfortable, private, child-friendly setting that is both physically and emotionally safe for children of all ages. The purpose of a CAC is to provide a coordinated collaborative multidisciplinary team (MDT) to respond to allegations of child abuse. Coordinated by Children’s Connection, The Multidisciplinary Team of Greater Norwalk was developed in 1997 to address limitations and gaps in services that individual agencies in the Greater Norwalk area were coming across while trying to face child abuse cases on their own. For more information about the work that we do, please visit www.hscct.org or call – 203-849-1111.
August 11, 2015 - Norwalk Community Health Center Celebrates National Health Center Week- August 12, 2015
Norwalk Community Health Center Celebrates National Health Center Week-
August 12, 2015
On Wednesday, August 12th, 2015, from 9:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M., Norwalk Community Health Center (NCHC) presents a day full of events and activities to commemorate National Health Center Week. This year’s theme for National Health Center week is Celebrating our Legacy, shaping our future
Each year, the 1,400 community health centers across the country observe National Health Center Week as a way to highlight health centers' success in providing affordable and accessible health care to underserved populations. Community health centers have been successful in reducing income and ethnic health disparities, producing health system savings, reducing hospitalizations, and reducing non-emergent visits to the emergency room through routine preventive care visits.
NCHC has provided care for thousands of local residences since opening in April 1999. In 2014, NCHC provided adult medicine, pediatrics, and women’s health services to 14,000 people.
Please join us for the opening ceremony on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 9 A.M. at Norwalk Community Health Center located at 120 Connecticut Ave, Norwalk, CT 06854. The ceremony feature remarks from Mayor Harry Rillings along with other elected officials and NCHC leaders.
For more information about Norwalk Community Health Center and National Health Center Week, please contact Sharon Lecointe, Director of Operations at 203-851-1024 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit NCHC’s website at www.Norwalkchc.org
August 14, 2014 - Himes Highlights Importance of Community Health Centers
Himes Highlights Importance of Community Health Centers
The Honorable Jim Himes
Connecticut’s 4th District
August 13, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Greg Vadala - 202-225-5541
This release is available online at: http://1.usa.gov/1yw89L1
Himes Highlights Importance of Community Health Centers
NORWALK, CT—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) visited Norwalk Community Health Center today to celebrate National Health Center Week, an annual week of awareness and support for Community Health Centers. The Community Health Centers network is made up of more than 1,300 organizations with 9,000 locations nationwide that provide primary and preventive care services to Americans in medically underserved and low-income areas.
"I am pleased to join Norwalk Community Health Center in celebrating National Health Center Week,” Himes said. “Our nation’s Community Health Centers serve more than 21 million patients nationwide, including over 300,000 patients last year here in Connecticut. These centers provide vital services that allow patients and the health care system as a whole to save money on health care costs, and they help reduce ethnic and racial disparities in care. I thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the Norwalk Community Health Center and other health centers in Connecticut for their outstanding work to provide quality, affordable care for the people of our communities.”
“This week we honor and celebrate community health centers, a critical component of the health care delivery system charged with caring for the nation’s most vulnerable people. Health centers provide essential care for many newly insured and uninsured individuals in underserved areas with high barriers to care. We greatly appreciate the efforts of Congressman Himes and the entire congressional delegation for their continued support,” Mr. Craig Glover, CEO of Norwalk Community Health Center, said.
Congressman Jim Himes represents Connecticut’s 4th District, which includes the communities of Bridgeport, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Monroe, New Canaan, Norwalk, Oxford, Redding, Ridgefield, Shelton, Stamford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport, and Wilton.
July 29, 2014 - National Health Center Week August 10-16th
Festivities from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
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