CRCH has been featured in a new article on WBUR, one of Boston’s local radio station. The article, “Food As Medicine: Rethinking Hunger Relief As Health Care”, explores the critical relationship between what we eat and how that contributes to our overall state of health.
CRCH is once again partnering with Greater Boston Food Bank in 2017 to offer our monthly Mobile Market at our Brighton location. Patients of the health center can register and get free fruits and vegetables. And we are also looking for volunteers to help with the Market! Please contact us if you want to register to receive food, or if you are interested in volunteering.
CRCH has completed its patient satisfaction survey for the fourth quarter of 2016. The survey was conducted in the medical, dental, behavioral health, and vision departments, and the surveys were completed English, Spanish or Portuguese, to suit the needs of our patients.
CRCH’s patient responses are on par with the relevant benchmarks, as we continue with our data collection efforts and to utilize it to help improve the quality of care. We are encouraged by the favorable responses that we have received from our patients regarding the likelihood on their returning to the center for care, and likelihood on them recommending us to their friends or family members. We greatly value the feedback that our patients have shared with us, and we will use the information to continually improve the way that we deliver care.
Health centers across the nation provide care to more than 24 million people in every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Pacific Basin. One in 13 people and 1 in 10 children are receiving care from health center in the United States. In addition to making a significant positive impact in their communities by providing patient care, health centers employ nearly 190,000 people. To learn more about the impact that community health centers make, check out this year in review infographic by HRSA.