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Let's Reverse the Rural Physician Shortage

Data show that by 2030, the United States will face a primary care physician shortfall as high as 49,300. Only 25 percent of medical school graduates enter the primary care field; many head straight to higher-paid medical specialties.

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CHP Physician Leads Resolution Declaring Health Care 'Basic Human Right'

The resolution reads: "The Massachusetts Medical Society asserts that enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, in all its dimensions, including health care, is a basic human right. The provision of health care services, as well as optimizing the social determinants of health is an ethical obligation of a civilized society.

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Gentlemen, Check Your Engines: Why Men Don't Seek Preventive Care and Why They Should

You should go because prevention, health screening and early detection of red flags can have lifelong impact on you, your family, your finances, your work life and play time. Preventive health care is like putting a roof on your house.

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Family Medicine Physician Joins CHP Lee Family Practice

Stoepker has a special interest in LGBTQ health, alternative/complementary medicine approaches, and holistic attention to caring for individuals and families.

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Dental Staff Named to CHP Dental Practice in North Adams

The North Adams Family Medical and Dental Center practice is accepting new patients, and appointments can be made by calling 413-664-4088. The practice accepts nearly all health insurance, including Berkshire-Fallon and other plans.

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Community Health Programs Taps New Board Member

Clancy is CEO of Celia Clancy Consulting and past CEO/president of The Fitzpatrick Companies. She brings to the board her background in retail and consumer goods business leadership and consulting.

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CHP Names Primary Care Physician to North Adams Family Medical and Dental

A family medicine physician, LoPresti is a former chief medical officer at Battenkill Valley Health Center in Arlington, Vt.

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CHP Plans Children's Attic Consignment Sale for May 18-19

Families are invited to The Children's Attic to stock up on clothes for summer, back to school or everyday use. Proceeds benefit consignment families and CHP Family Services programming.

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Gift Brings Pediatric Behavioral Health to CHP

Greylock's gift provides funding support for a new social worker who will coordinate pediatric behavioral health for existing patients of CHP Berkshire Pediatrics. Other personnel will be added as this program grows.

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CHP Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Publishes Scholarly Paper on Teen Asthma Management

Gina Nickels-Nelson, who practices at CHP Berkshire Pediatrics in Pittsfield, has authored "Adolescent Ownership of Asthma Health: A Concept Analysis," which is now published in Wiley Nursing Forum, an academic nursing journal. Nickels-Nelson is a candidate for a doctor of nursing practice degree at the University of Texas at Tyler.

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Dentist Joins CHP Family Dental in Great Barrington

Nainal's practice includes general dentistry, restorations, crowns and bridges, removable partial and complete dentures, root canal therapy and periodontal treatment.

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Redefining Good Health - And Good Health Care

We now ask patients about housing stability, transportation access, family relationships, caregiving challenges, friendships, food security. We know, and research shows, that these stressors impact health. But are we prepared for the patients' answers?

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SNAP Clients to Receive February Benefits Early

Clients are encouraged to budget this early February payment accordingly, as future benefits may not be reloaded until after the partial government shutdown comes to an end.

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Easy New Year's Resolutions For Your Health

For many of us, the path to good health is not an easy one. Procrastination, family obligations, work demands and lack of time and energy are just a few reasons that can halt best intentions in their tracks.

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CHP Great Barrington Practice Wins Patient Experience Award

Awards were given to the practices that ranked highest in each of 11 performance categories, as well as an overall performance category determined by the practices with the best-in-class results across multiple categories. CHP Great Barrington Health Center received recognition for distinction in Empowering Patient Self Care.

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New Member Joins CHP Board

Goewey is the shelter director at the Elizabeth Freeman Women's Center, where she has also worked as a domestic violence and sexual assault counselor and advocate. She is the former executive director of the Council on Aging in Sheffield and worked in municipal finance and administrative roles for several towns in Berkshire County.

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Nutritionist Joins CHP Neighborhood Health Center

Garner is a clinical nutritionist and wellness educator with expertise in medical nutrition counseling, fitness and health education. She places emphasis on integrative nutrition, program design and practical methods for implementing dietary changes.

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Get Covered, Stay Covered: It's Open Enrollment Time

CHP enrollment specialists can assist income-eligible residents who are renewing their insurance and those who are applying for first-time coverage. CHP specialists are available to assist anyone, not only CHP patients.

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CHP Berkshire Pediatrics Expands Primary Care Team

Berkowitz holds a master's degree in physician assistant studies from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has a second master's degree in neuroscience and behavior from UMass-Amherst, as well as a B.S. in biology from UMass-Amherst.

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Nurse Practitioner Joins CHP Neighborhood Health Center

Flynn previously worked as a registered nurse at Berkshire Medical Center and at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

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Community Health Programs Names New Trustee

Enchill is district aide to state Sen. Adam Hinds, based in Pittsfield, where he focuses on constituent services and community outreach. He is also Hinds' appointee to the Berkshire Community Action Council's board of directors and the board of Multi-Cultural Bridge.

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Haunted Hike Set For Oct. 26 at Fountain Pond

For those courageous enough, the annual Haunting in the Hills invites the brave to walk with the dead and the tormented. Gather at the Fountain Pond trailhead, at Community Health Programs main campus, at 444 Stockbridge Road, if you dare, at 8 p.m.

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CHP Receives $285,000 Grant to Enhance Mental Health Treatment

The grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration is part of a $396 million federal allocation. Of this, $12 million will be shared by 38 Massachusetts-based community health centers.

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CHP Dentist, Dental Educator Receives Prestigious NYU Fellowship

Maitland was inducted as a fellow of the NYU College of Dentistry Academy of Distinguished Educators on Sept. 14 at NYU.

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