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Measuring Overweight In Chinese American Children

Comparison Using U.S., International, and Ethnic-Specific Growth Charts Chinese American children have the lowest overweight prevalence in the U.S. compared to other groups. However, the method used to determine overweight status is based on a reference population that under-sampled Asian […]

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The Road to Recovery

A breast cancer diagnosis can provoke a wide range of responses. From anxiety to fear to helplessness, these feelings can add up to a great deal of stress. While there are many resources available, it’s not always easy to know […]

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“Red Alert” Funding for Community Health Centers Saved

For the past four months, health care advocates found themselves on pins and needles over the future of community health centers. By allowing the deadline to renew the Community Health Center Fund (CHCF) to pass, Congress had put 9 million […]

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Going Above and Beyond Their Profession: Meet Our Breastfeeding Advocate

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 with creating and implementing effective educational and disease prevention programs, and […]

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 […]