Category: Community

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.

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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 […]

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 […]

Repeal of the Affordable Care Act and Impact on Our Patients

  The Charles B. Wang Community Health Center knows firsthand that this country has come a long way in in expanding health insurance coverage for millions of uninsured Americans. About 20 million Americans have gained health insurance as a result […]

Recycle the Old and Welcome the New – Happy Lunar New Year!

Many Chinese families will begin sweeping the floors and clearing the house of old items a week before Lunar New Year. Known as, “年廿八,洗邋遢 ” or Spring Cleaning, this custom is symbolic for getting rid of bad luck that happened […]

Repeal of the Affordable Care Act and Impact on Community Health Centers

  The Charles B. Wang Community Health Center Executive Team would like to respond to concerns about the impact to community health centers and our patients if the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is repealed by the new Administration. Federally qualified […]

Why We Support Asian Americans Living With Diabetes

Asian Americans are at high risk to develop Type 2 diabetes. As with many health disparities faced by Asian Americans, the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center provides specialized care for our diabetes patients. We talked to Registered Dietitian and […]

Celebrating Disability Pride

  Throughout July, we took part in celebrations that honored the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. These events were especially meaningful to us because of our efforts to support families with children with special health care needs.  […]

NYC Advocates Come Together to Address the Viral Hepatitis “Silent Epidemic”

On May 12, 2016, Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, along with many other local community members, gathered at the steps of New York City’s City Hall. More than 100 hepatitis advocates and press came together on this day to […]