An Evaluation of a Smoking Cessation Health Coach Program for Chinese Americans in New York City

Due to increasing smoking rates in the Chinese American community, the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center began a smoking cessation health coach program in 2015. The program, funded by the RCHN Community Health Foundation, provides culturally competent counseling and […]

What We’ve Accomplished

With 2017 coming to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to reflect on some of the things Charles B. Wang Community Health Center (CBWCHC) has accomplished.

Assessing Trends in Hepatitis B Virus Infection and Immunity

The Hepatitis B Team at the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center has been presenting their latest research on hepatitis B virus (HBV) at local conferences.

How Is Breast Cancer Treated?

Being diagnosed with breast cancer can be both scary and overwhelming. Individuals who are affected may have many questions ─ but don’t be afraid to ask them.

Detecting Breast Cancer Early with Breast Awareness and Mammography

Many women grew up hearing that monthly self-breast exams can protect them from breast cancer. From clinical experiences, we see that breast awareness and mammography are both essential to detecting breast cancer early.

Hepatitis B Team Releases Clinical Findings and Comic Book to Encourage Hepatitis B Virus Testing

Universal childhood vaccination programs since the 1980s have successfully reduced new hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections in endemic countries by increasing immunity and protection against HBV infection.  However, approximately one-third of the world’s population has been infected and most do […]

What You Can Expect During a Breast Biopsy

If your doctor finds a breast lump or sees a suspicious area in a mammogram or sonogram, he or she may recommend that you get a breast biopsy. You might wonder, what is a breast biopsy? Biopsy is an effective way […]

Birth Control Methods Myths and Facts

As an OB/GYN health educator at Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, much of what I do is help women understand the benefits of pregnancy planning and birth control options.  When it comes to choosing a birth control method, many […]

We Are Here to Serve Everyone – Seek Health Care When You Need It

  The Charles B. Wang Community Health Center has been serving the Asian American community for more than 45 years. We want our patients and community members to know that they should not be afraid to visit their doctors. We […]

Immigrants are America’s Past, Present, and Future

I grew up in an immigrant family.  My parents operated a hand laundry in Poughkeepsie, New York.  Sadly, my father passed away when I was in high school.  My mother was left with the responsibility to raise four children.  Despite […]