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Tips for a Healthy and Happy School Year

With the school year fast approaching, parents may be anxious about their kids returning to school, where contagious diseases can easily spread. Visiting the doctor before the start of the school year and getting vaccines such as the annual flu […]

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Meet Project AHEAD 2018

Every summer, the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center welcomes a new cohort of public health students: the Project AHEAD interns. Project AHEAD (Asian Health Education and Development) is a summer internship program designed to provide mentorship and training to […]

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Incorporating a Patient-Reported Outcome Measure into Clinical Care: Patient Perspectives on the EQ-5D-5L

There are nearly three million Chinese speakers in the U.S. (the third most common language in this country after English and Spanish). Many evidence-based tools and health interventions have not been validated or culturally adapted for Chinese Americans.  Our goal […]

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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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 […]

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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 […]

Treating Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is a cancer that starts in your colon or rectum. Once you are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, your doctor will start talking to you about cancer staging and treatment options. There are different ways to treat colorectal cancer […]