The Weitzman Institute’s Education Program aims to provide high-quality, interdisciplinary, and innovative continuing education opportunities for medical, behavioral health, nursing, dental, and other health professionals in FQHCs and other primary care practices throughout Connecticut and across the U.S. Our mission is to enhance the team-based practice skills of primary care providers and care team members on chronic and complex conditions and diseases to improve the health of the vulnerable patient populations they serve.
In support of improving patient care, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Education, assistance, and training is critical to addressing the fundamental need for a clinically expert, deeply committed staff across roles & disciplines in health centers now and in decades to come.
WI's QI staff is engaged across CHCI working with front line teams to improve quality for our patients. In addition, the QI team supports health centers and other organizations nationwide with quality improvement training, consultation, and capacity building.
The Weitzman Team offers training in a variety of formats to implement a practice transformation plan, including distance learning through Project ECHO and eConsults.
The WI team has developed an intervention network in recognition of the enormous challenge of managing pain and avoiding prescription opioid misuse, providing supportive tools, strategies, and services for primary care providers and patients on the front line of the opioid crisis.