Announcing the 2022 Weitzman Institute Symposium

Registration is now open for the 2022 Weitzman Institute Symposium, to be held virtually Wednesday, May 4 11AM-5PM ET/ 8AM-2PM PT. Hear from some of the nation’s top thought leaders, researchers, clinicians and entrepreneurs leading efforts in the Institute’s key priority areas: Social Determinants of Health Health Systems Optimization and Transformation and Workforce Development   […]

Weitzman Examines Health, Social Needs of Youth Experiencing Homelessness

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Over the past year, the Weitzman Institute, with support from the Aetna Foundation, has led a community-based policy and research project, Addressing the Health and Health-Related Social Needs of Homeless Youth, to examine the web of individual, familial, communal, and systemic factors contributing to youth homelessness in New Britain, Connecticut. Using a technique known as […]

Weitzman Institute Announces 2022-2026 Strategic Plan

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We are proud to share the Weitzman Institute’s new five-year strategic plan for inspiring innovation and transformation of primary care for the underserved through research, education, and policy. We recognize that at this time we are faced with the formidable challenge of tackling the converging pandemics of structural racism, a growing mental health crisis, climate […]

Apply Now for Weitzman Institute Primary Care Awards

Weitzman Institute Primary Care Awards

The Weitzman Institute is pleased to announce the Weitzman Institute Primary Care Awards.  These awards recognize teams and organizations that have been innovative leaders in primary care research, translated research, developing health professional training programs, and policy impact. The application deadline is April 1 and winners will be announced on May 4 during the 2022 […]

Community Health Center, Inc., Weitzman Institute Celebrate 10 Years of Project ECHO®

Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) and its Weitzman Institute (WI) are celebrating ten years of leading Project ECHO sessions, producing more than 1500 ECHO sessions for over 7,500 providers from every state in the nation, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam Project ECHO uses teleconferencing and case-based learning to expand access to specialty […]

Jermane Bond, Ph.D., Named Weitzman Institute Research Director

Jermane Bond, Ph.D., has been named Director of Research of the Weitzman Institute. Dr. Bond comes to the Institute with 20 years of research experience as a social epidemiologist.  He is co-founder of Health Equity Analytics Lab (HEAL, LLC) and recently served as Assistant Research Professor, Department of Prevention and Community Health at the Milken […]

Supporting Staff During COVID-19

Slides | Recording Educational Objectives:  1. Review updates on the current status and epidemiology of COVID-19. 2. Identify challenges and stressors that health center leadership and staff face as a result of responding to COVID-19. 3. Discuss employee retention strategies to provide staff with opportunities to feel heard and recognized. 4. Review ways in which Community Health […]

Community Engagement Pathways

Slides | Recording Educational Objectives:  1. Suggest recommendations on outreach and messaging to families about providing a COVID-19 vaccine for their 5-12 year old children. 2. Identify at-risk populations’ needs and how to collaborate with local community resources to increase COVID-19 vaccinations amongst such populations. 3. Review current examples of COVID-19 vaccination efforts with community partners and […]

Pediatric Vaccines in the Team-Based Care Model

Slides | Recording Educational Objectives:  1. Review and amalgamate burgeoning pediatric vaccine information. 2. Highlight key changes and best practices to vaccine administration for pediatric populations. 3. Understand best practices for communicating pediatric vaccine information to caregivers and families. Panelists included: Amanda Schiessl, MPP, Deputy Operations Officer/Co-Principal Investigator, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute Stephen Scholand, MD, Infectious Disease Specialist, […]

Boosters for Immunocompromised and Patients at High Risk

Slides | Recording Educational Objectives:  1. Understand differences in eligibility and efficacy between the third dose and booster. 2. List recommendations on communicating third dose and booster information with both clinical staff and patients. 3. Considerations for promoting third dose and booster shots to high risk patients. Panelists included: Mary Blankson, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, FAAN, Chief Nursing Officer, […]