by Eva | Jul 29, 2022 | Community News, Family, Health, Health Care, Women
FREE LOCAL EVENTS CELEBRATE NATIONAL HEALTH CENTER WEEK PROMOTING COMMUNITY HEALTH AND WELLBEING
2022 National Health Center Week is being celebrated in Norwalk from August 9 to August 13. Norwalk Community Health Center, Inc. (NCHC), has scheduled a variety of free community events, and invites patients and the public to celebrate with us. All events are free and open to the public, no reservations needed. Except for Tuesday’s Diaper Drive, all health center week events take place at our flagship location at 120 Connecticut Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854. For updated information on Norwalk Community Health Center activities and programs, see the events calendar at www.norwalkchc.org/events and the Norwalk Community Health Center Facebook page.
Diaper Donation Drive
Tuesday, August 9 – 8 am – 5 pm.
The health center is celebrating its new community partnership with the Diaper Bank of Connecticut, with a Diaper Donation Drive to benefit Diaper Bank. The public is asked to drop off unopened packages of children’s diapers (any size) at our Norwalk Community Health Center satellite site at 55 Chestnut St., Smilow Life Center, South Norwalk.
Food for Thought
Wednesday, August 10 – 11 am – 3 pm.
In addition to our regular Wednesday Farmer’s Market featuring Gazy Brothers Farm, there will be samples of tasty snacks, produce and fruit, recipes, and partners including Shop Rite’s registered dietician with tips for healthy eating on a budget. NCHC 120 Connecticut Ave., Norwalk
Elements of Wellness: Women’s Reproductive Health.
Thursday, August 11 – 5:30 pm – 7:00.
Confused about what recent state, federal, and Supreme Court initiatives might mean for you? Norwalk Community Health Center’s Chief Medical Officer and OB/GYN Djana Harp, MD, MBA will moderate a roundtable and Q&A. Among those joining her to date are Jonathan Barnhard, MD, director of obstetrics and maternal fetal medicine at Norwalk Hospital He also oversees care for women with high-risk pregnancies in collaboration with the mother’s obstetrician or midwife, and; Nora Niedzielski-Eichner, JD, an Associate with Clarick Gueron Reisbaum in Norwalk, member of the Norwalk Common Council, and an advocate for women, children and families.
Healthy FAMILY FUN
Saturday, August 13 – 11 am – 3 pm.
Fair activities for all ages. Zumba with Tristan, bounce house, painting, arts and crafts, games, touch a truck, community partners and vendors and more.
Health centers provide comprehensive care to 30 million patients at 11,000 service delivery sites in every state and territory in the United States. Health centers save the health care system more than $24 billion annually in reduced emergency, hospital, and specialty care costs. The U.S. Human Services and Resources Administration (HRSA) ranks Norwalk Community Health Center among the top of all health care centers in the nation for quality of care.
Norwalk Community Health Center provides services to more than 12,000 patients. An independent nonprofit healthcare provider, it started out in 1999 and remains a safety net for 15% of greater Norwalk men, women, and children who are uninsured, underinsured or otherwise unable to find health care within reach. Over the last 22 years it has evolved into a continuum of care organization and provider of choice for pediatric, women’s, adult, behavioral, and adult and pediatric dental health and wellness services. Visit the NCHC website at www.norwalkchc.org for information and a calendar of each day’s programs.
by Eva | Jun 23, 2022 | Business, Community News, GNHCC, Resources
GNHCC Representing our members, Hispanic business owners and Hispanic community in the opening of the initiative to improve the Martin Luther King Corridor. If you live in the area designated as MLK corridor this is a good news for you. Contact us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
“In partnership with the community and the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency, the City was happy to announce a major funding commitment in South Norwalk this morning at the City’s MLK Corridor Initiative Ribbon Cutting and Open House.
Since 2019, the MLK Corridor Initiative identified more than $7.6 million priority investments in economic and community development, education, housing and safety improvement. Subsequently, the City was able to secure critical funding that will address nearly all identified priorities. This funding includes $3 million from the State, $3.5 million from the SoNo Collection Mall (GGP) committed to the community, and additional funds contributed by the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency.
The City has also committed $8.2 million in Citywide efforts from Federal funds through the American Rescue Plan Act that will enhance and benefit all residents of Norwalk, particularly South Norwalk residents. This event was a chance for the community to hear exciting updates and most importantly, for the City to get feedback from area residents on future ideas. Thank you to everyone from the community who joined us this morning.“
GNHCC representando a nuestros miembros, dueños de negocios hispanos y comunidad hispana en la apertura de la iniciativa para mejorar el Corredor Martin Luther King. Si usted vive en el área designada como corredor MLK esta es una buena noticia para usted. Contáctanos para más información a través de email@example.com
“En asociación con la comunidad y la Agencia de Reurbanización de Norwalk, la ciudad se alegró de anunciar un importante compromiso de financiación en el sur de Norwalk esta mañana en la ceremonia de inauguración – a puertas abiertas – de inauguración (el corte de cinta) de la iniciativa del corredor MLK.
Desde 2019, la Iniciativa del Corredor MLK identificó más de 7,6 millones de dólares de inversiones prioritarias en desarrollo económico y comunitario, educación, vivienda y mejora de la seguridad. Posteriormente, la ciudad pudo asegurar una financiación crítica que abordará casi todas las prioridades identificadas. Esta financiación incluye 3 millones de dólares del Estado, 3,5 millones de dólares del centro comercial SoNo Collection (GGP) comprometidos con la comunidad, y fondos adicionales aportados por la Agencia de Reurbanización de Norwalk.
La ciudad también ha comprometido 8,2 millones de dólares en esfuerzos de toda la ciudad de los fondos federales a través de la Ley del Plan de Rescate de América que mejorará y beneficiará a todos los residentes de Norwalk, en particular los residentes del sur de Norwalk.
Este evento fue una oportunidad para que la comunidad escuche las actualizaciones del proyecto y lo más importante, para que la Ciudad obtenga la retroalimentación de los residentes del área sobre las ideas futuras.
Gracias a todos los de la comunidad que se unió a nosotros esta mañana.“
by Eva | Nov 11, 2021 | Community News, COVID-19, Family, Health, Health Care
NORWALK COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER TO HOLD
PUBLIC COVID19 VACCINE CLINICS
FOR CHILDREN AGES 5 -11
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 20, 2021
Norwalk Community Health Center, Inc. (NCHC)
120 Connecticut Ave., Norwalk, CT 06854
Saturday, November 20, 2021 | 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
WHAT : COVID19 VACCINE CLINIC for 5–11-year-old children
HOW : https://www.norwalkchc.org/request-a-covid-vaccine-appointment
On Saturday November 20, 2021, Norwalk Community Health Center [NCHC, www.norwalkchc.org ] will hold one-day COVID-19 vaccination clinics specifically for pediatric patients ages 5 – 11 years. The goal is to vaccinate children 5-11 years of age Multiple stations inside the health center will be set up to administer the first of two Pfizer doses. The COVID19 vaccine clinic for 5–11-year-olds will run from 8:30am to 1:00 pm on the 20th of November. Parents should go to https://www.norwalkchc.org/request-a-covid-vaccine-appointment to request a time slot and register.
In addition to the in-house vaccination clinics and patient-only vaccine clinic, Norwalk Community Health Center’s vaccination team has been taking its COVID19 vaccination team into the community. Utilizing the health center’s Medical Mobile Unit, special COVID19 pediatric vaccination clinics will continue to be partner with community and church groups, private and public agencies to bring the vaccine into neighborhoods and schools and wherever it is needed.
WHO Each Saturday clinic expects to immunize a minimum of 120 children ages 5 -11.
WHY The goal is to address health equity by making the COVID-19 vaccine more easily available to the children of parents whose work schedules, transportation issues, or lack of childcare for example can be barriers to care.
See what Norwalk Community Center’s Pediatrics Director, Jill Goldberg and Chief Medical Officer, Djana Harp are telling parents of 5 – 11 year olds.
ABOUT Norwalk Community Health Center [NCHC, www.norwalkchc.org ] is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit healthcare organization and Federally Qualified Health Center. Since 1999, NCHC has been committed to removing barriers to care, to meet the health care needs of everyone in our community who needs our services, regardless of ability to pay. 11,000 unduplicated patients entrust their adult medicine, pediatric, women’s health, adult and pediatric dental, and behavioral healthcare and well-being to Norwalk Community Health Center. In addition to its flagship 120 Connecticut Avenue location, it provides pediatric, women’s health, adult medicine, and behavioral healthcare at its satellite location at the Smilow Life Center at 55 Chestnut St. in South Norwalk and sends its Medical Mobile Unit into the community to bring access to quality care to under-served neighborhoods and most vulnerable residents. www.norwalkchc.org
by Eva | Jun 18, 2021 | Business, Community News, Education
If you are a local business and want to make a difference in the community, you may be interested in partnering with Norwalk Public Schools through the MLL Career Pathways Program.
Last June 11th we had a wonderful virtual event with business and partners where we could learn more about how to connect businesses to Norwalk’s Multilingual Language Learner program.
If you were not able to attend but you are certainly interested in engaging the community and sharing your knowledge with highschoolers about careers, career pathways, and real-world job experience, then you can take a seat and watch the video from the event.
Norwalk Public Schools offers Multilingual Learners at the High School Level opportunities to participate in credit bearing internships where they can:
Connect students’ interests with their career goals.
Gain real-world career experiences.
Explore and learn first-hand about work and life skills.
Prepare, hone, and enhance students’ opportunities for post-secondary success in the job world.
Below the links to learn more and connect with the facilitator(s) of this program.
by Eva | Apr 21, 2021 | Community News, COVID-19, Family, Health, Health Care, Uncategorized
Did you know that our Hispanic community has been one of the hardest hit by Covid?
We’re 1.7x more likely to catch Covid, 4x more likely to be hospitalized, and 2.8x more likely to die because of Covid. And that’s because a lot of our community works on the front lines, in service industries which means we’re exposed to a lot of people and therefore more vulnerable to catching the virus.
If you haven’t gotten the vaccine, don’t worry, there are many options for you to schedule an appointment. You can book an appointment online with CVS, Walgreens, CT.gov or VAMS – which is the CDC’s Vaccine Administration System.
Getting the vaccine is free, you don’t need insurance and all you have to do is signup to get it – there will be no questions asked.
So far, over 123M people in the US have received their first vaccine dose and that number keeps growing, but we’re already seeing our Hispanic community fall behind – and given that we’re more exposed than others to catching Covid, the vaccine will help to keep us safe.
¿Sabías que nuestra comunidad hispana ha sido una de las más afectadas por Covid?
Tenemos 1,7 veces más probabilidades de contraer el Covid, 4 veces más probabilidades de ser hospitalizados y 2,8 veces más probabilidades de morir a causa del Covid. Y eso es porque gran parte de nuestra comunidad trabaja en primera línea, en industrias de servicios, lo que significa que estamos expuestos a mucha gente y, por tanto, somos más vulnerables a contraer el virus.
Si no te has vacunado, no te preocupes, hay muchas opciones para programar una cita. Puedes reservar una cita en línea con CVS, Walgreens, CT.gov, o VAMS, que es el Sistema de Administración de Vacunas de los CDC.
Vacunarse es gratis, no necesitas seguro y todo lo que tienes que hacer es registrarte para recibirla – no habrá preguntas.
Hasta ahora, más de 123 millones de personas en los EE.UU. han recibido su primera dosis de la vacuna y ese número sigue creciendo, pero ya estamos viendo que nuestra comunidad hispana se está quedando atrás – y dado que estamos más expuestos que otros a contraer el Covid, la vacuna ayudará a mantenernos a salvo.
Have you already received your Covid vaccination?
Congratulations on keeping yourself, your loved ones and our community safe.
After you’ve been fully vaccinated, you should keep taking precautions—like wearing a mask, and keeping your distance from others since not everyone is vaccinated today.
The CDC has guidelines on what you can now do but also what you should still avoid after getting the shot.
You can learn more at the CDC’s vaccination site.
¿Ha recibido ya la vacuna Covid?
Enhorabuena por mantenerte a ti, a tus seres queridos y a nuestra comunidad a salvo.
Una vez que te hayas vacunado por completo, debes seguir tomando precauciones, como llevar mascarilla y mantener la distancia con los demás, ya que no todo el mundo está vacunado hoy en día.
Los CDC tienen directrices sobre lo que puedes hacer ahora, pero también sobre lo que debes evitar después de vacunarte.
Puede obtener más información en el sitio de vacunación de los CDC.
by Eva | Apr 1, 2021 | Community, Community News, COVID-19, Family, Health, Health Care
Governor Lamont today also announced that more than 100 additional pharmacies throughout Connecticut will begin offering COVID-19 vaccines over the next several days, adding to the growing list of locations where the state’s residents can be vaccinated. Individuals are reminded that appointments must be made in advance prior to receiving the vaccine at all locations statewide.
The new pharmacies that are being added to Connecticut’s COVID-19 vaccination program include:
El Gobernador Lamont también anunció hoy que más de 100 farmacias adicionales en todo Connecticut comenzarán a ofrecer vacunas COVID-19 en los próximos días, añadiendo a la creciente lista de lugares donde los residentes del estado pueden ser vacunados. Se recuerda a las personas que deben hacer una cita por adelantado antes de recibir la vacuna en todos los lugares en todo el estado.
Las nuevas farmacias que se están añadiendo al programa de vacunación COVID-19 de Connecticut incluyen:
- Able Care Pharmacy & Med Supply: 15 Palomba Drive, Enfield
- Achorn Pharmacy: 289 Post Road East, Westport
- Apex Pharmacy & Home Care Center: 2380 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden
- Arrow Prescription Center:
- 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington
- 500 Farmington Avenue, Hartford
- Beacon Prescriptions:
- 233 Main Street, New Britain
- 25 Collins Road, Bristol
- 543 West Main Street, New Britain
- 609 North Main Street, Southington
- Big Y Pharmacy:
- 1289 Foxon Road, North Branford
- 135 West Road, Ellington
- 224 Salem Turnpike, Norwich
- 33 Fieldstone Commons, Tolland
- 355 Hawley Lane, Stratford
- 504 Winsted Road, Torrington
- 7 E Hampton Road, Marlborough
- 70 Wauregan Road, Danielson
- 81 Stony Hill Road, Bethel
- 85 Bridge Street, Naugatuck
- 87 W Stafford Springs Plaza, Stafford Springs
- 995 Poquonnock Road, Groton
- Bissell Health Mart Pharmacy: 23 Governor Street, Ridgefield
- Brass City Pharmacy: 558 Chase Avenue, Waterbury
- Brass Mill Pharmacy: 1405 East Main Street Unit 3, Waterbury
- Bridgeport Pharmacy: 978 East Main Street, Bridgeport
- Candlewood Drugs: 11 State Route 37, New Fairfield
- Community Health Pharmacy: 210 Dixwell Avenue, New Haven
- Danielson Pharmacy: 77 Westcott Road, Danielson
- Della Pietra Pharmacy: 792 Highland Avenue, Waterbury
- Evine Llc-Valuerx Pharmacy: 54 Tuttle Place, Middletown
- Grieb’s Pharmacy: 1021 Post Road, Darien
- Hancock Pharmacy:
- 1020 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport
- 306 Grand Avenue, New Haven
- 840 East Main Street, Meriden
- 95 Wakelee Avenue, Ansonia
- Health Complex Pharmacy: 55 Deforest Street, Watertown
- Higganum Pharmacy: 23 Killingworth Road, Higganum
- Main Street Pharmacy: 2117 Boston Avenue, Bridgeport
- McQuade’s Pharmacy: 10 Clara Drive, Mystic
- Medical Pharmacy: 1213 Main Street, Willimantic
- Milford Pharmacy and Home Care: 78 Broad Street, Milford
- Naugatuck Pharmacy: 153 Maple Street, Naugatuck
- New Britain Pharmacy: 46 Broad Street, New Britain
- New Canaan Pharmacy: 44 East Avenue, New Canaan
- Norwalk Pharmacy:
- 250 Westport Avenue, Norwalk
- 33 Main Street, Centerbrook
- 38 Williams F Palmer Road, Moodus
- Oxford Pharmacy: 100 Oxford Road, Oxford
- Petricones Torrington Pharmacy: 110 East Main Street, Torrington
- Pharmscript Holdco & Subsidiaries: 80 Clark Drive, East Berlin
- Price Chopper Pharmacy:
- 121 Farmington Avenue, Bristol
- 251 Kennedy Drive Suite A, Putnam
- 675 Poquonock Avenue, Windsor
- 855 Washington Street, Middletown
- Procare: 1492 Highland Avenue Suite 1C, Cheshire
- Rite Aid:
- 1030 Wolcott Street, Waterbury
- 1060 East Main Street, Bridgeport
- 1395 Middletown Avenue, Northford
- 141 Meriden Road, Waterbury
- 1619 Post Road, Fairfield
- 180 Main Street, Cheshire
- 190 East Avenue, Norwalk
- 215 Federal Road, Brookfield
- 2175 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden
- 249 Legion Avenue, New Haven
- 277 Fairfield Avenue, Waterbury
- 280 Branford Road, North Branford
- 289 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel
- 325 Ferry Street, New Haven
- 508 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe
- 56 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck
- 588 Main Street, East Haven
- 605 North Colony Road, Wallingford
- 645 Foxon Road, East Haven
- 744 Wolcott Road, Wolcott
- 85 Middletown Avenue, North Haven
- 922 South Main Street, Cheshire
- Rockville Pharmacy: 42 Windsor Avenue, Vernon
- Rotary Drug: 1030 Barnum Avenue, Stratford
- Seybridge Pharmacy Jewelry & Gifts: 37 New Haven Road, Seymour
- Shop Rite:
- 1990 West Main Street, Stamford
- 200 Shippan Avenue, Stamford
- 2100 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden
- 214 Spencer Street, Manchester
- 250 Barnum Avenue Cutoff, Stratford
- 259 Bull Hill Lane, Orange
- 266 East Main Street, Clinton
- 35 Talcottville Road, Vernon
- 360 Connecticut Avenue, Norwalk
- 45 Shunpike Road, Cromwell
- 745 Foxon Road, East Haven
- 775 Main Street South, Southbury
- 875 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton
- 935 Boston Post Road, Milford
- Slavins Hancock Pharmacy: 922 Washington Boulevard, Stamford
- Stolls Pharmacy: 185 Grove Street, Waterbury
- The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy:
- 535 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook
- 774 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford
- 79 East Street, Vernon Rockville
- The Rose City Pharmacy: 3 N 2nd Avenue, Taftville
- Visels Pharmacy: 714 Dixwell Avenue, New Haven
- Wallingford (Berlin): 8 Fairfield Boulevard, Wallingford
- Westown Pharmacy: 455 Hartford Road, Manchester
- Woodbury Drug: 682 Main Street South, Woodbury