Addressing Mental Health Needs of Asian American Youth

Mental health has always been a taboo subject in the Asian American community. Older generations may see mental health issues as something “crazy” or abnormal, and dismiss it as the fault of the individual or a lack of willpower. For […]

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What is Breast Health Awareness?

Information about breast health is widely promoted in healthcare settings; the goal is to increase breast health awareness. While it is a common concern for many people, information can be confusing. Here are some misconceptions we clarify: Having any lump […]

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In Their Words – Stories of Chinese Immigrants in America

Immigration has always been a story of sacrifice. Whether it occurred a century ago or just this past year, making the journey to a new land means giving up something from one’s first home. At Charles B. Wang Community Health […]

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Going Above and Beyond Their Profession: Meet the Team that Gives the Gift of Reading

At the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, our program staff plays a major role in providing support and preventive health care services to our patients. Many are involved in creating and implementing effective educational and disease prevention programs that […]

Eating with Intention – The Importance of Mindful Eating

These days, it is fairly common to eat and browse on our phone at the same time. While it seems like a good way to multitask, this habit may leave you feeling dissatisfied with your meals and cause you to […]

Spotlight On Nursing

The nursing profession was first recorded during the Roman Empire. Since then, the role has evolved significantly. Nurses are often the first point of contact for patients – this means that they are the ones who talk patients through their […]

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Patient Perspectives on Mental Health, Gender, and Sexuality in Primary Care

Uplifting LGBTQ Asian American Narratives As part of the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center’s (CBWCHC) Project AHEAD program, interns design and implement a community health project (CHP) on a health issue of their choosing.  The 2017 Project AHEAD cohort […]

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Supporting Families with Children Who Have Special Health Care Needs

Being a parent is an around-the-clock job – add on the challenges of raising a child with special health care needs, and it can feel overwhelming. Parents of children with special needs have to manage numerous medical appointments and therapy […]

National Minority Health Month

Every month, there are dedicated health observances that shine a spotlight on specific illnesses and health issues in the nation. In April, we focus on how these health problems impact different members of our community. Different racial and ethnic groups […]

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Why We Love Our Doctors: Celebrating Our Providers On Doctors’ Day

Many of our fellow providers share a common thread and passion to serve the community in Lower Manhattan and Flushing. We have doctors who grew up in the neighborhood and providers who understand how to care for a large number […]