Established in 1972, CHC (CHC, Inc.) of Middletown serves residents of the city of Middletown and surrounding towns of Middlesex County. It is the hub for an extensive network of CHC services including four comprehensive school based health services, homeless shelter clinics, domestic violence shelter, community based case management services, and family wellness and support services. The primary training site will be within the large network of 13 community health centers that provide care to underserved populations in a wide geographic area of Connecticut. CHC Inc. operates fixed dental clinics at 7 of its sites, a school-based dental program, and a mobile dental van.
CHC Inc. is a mature and well-run health center network with an interest to apply public health principles to promote the health of its patients. The Weitzman Center for Innovation in Community Health and Primary Care is a program within CHC, Inc. that promotes innovative research and development initiatives to improve the quality of patient care. These resources will be available to the DPH resident and provide a rich training environment.
Residents will spend approximately 50% of their time at the main health center site in Middletown and 50% of their time at another health center site where the resident may perform public health research or implement a project. The selection of specific community site will be determined at the start of the resident’s training program, taking into account the nature of the resident’s research project and the specific resources available at the community site.