Center for Key Populations

Reimagining Primary Care

Our Mission

To bring together under one roof primary care, specialty care and advocacy for key populations who have traditionally experienced barriers to care, secondary to stigma and discrimination leading to health disparities.

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Our Populations

HIV population & those at-risk; HCV population & those at-risk; the homeless & those experiencing housing instability; substance-using populations; LGB population & transgender population.

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Our Services

We offer numerous services with Community Health Center, Inc. designed to address the co-morbidities that disproportionately affect these key populations.

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Resources

In addition to our services, we are a resource for our populations. Here is a list of community organizations, helpful information, and more.

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WHY WE’RE HERE

To guarantee that key populations in the communities we serve have a central and cohesive focus within Community Health Center, Inc.

We ensure access to quality specialty and primary care to all patients through CHC while recognizing the unique and interrelated needs of our five key groups.

11.8 million

MISUSE OPIOIDS

3.2 million

HAVE HEPATITIS C

1.2 million

LIVE WITH HIV

Our Programs

We bring together primary care, specialty care, and advocacy, all under one roof.

HIV Primary Care & Testing

 

Hepatitis C Management & Testing

 

Medication Assisted Treatment for Substance Abuse Disorders

 

Health Care for the Homeless

 

LBG-focused & Transgender Health Care

 

Oasis Drop-In Center

 

HIV PReP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)

 

Sexually Trasnmitted Infections (STI)

 

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About Community Health Center

Community Health Center is a Connecticut-based health care system with the mission of providing primary care & social services to all, and particularly to those who cannot gain access to such services elsewhere. CHC is committed to human rights and human dignity, and strives to be a voice and vehicle for social change.

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Leadership Team

Meet our Team

KASEY HARDING

Director

Kasey Harding-Wheeler began her career at Community Health Center, Inc. as the Director of the HRSA-funded Ryan White Program. Over the last 10 years, Ms. Harding-Wheeler has taken administrative and programmatic responsibility for Healthcare for the Homeless (WYA), Hepatitis C, and TEACH–BMT Programs. She was responsible for the development & implementation of CHC’s HIV prevention and PrEP programs, providing health care services for vulnerable populations.

MARWAN HADDAD

Medical Director

Marwan Haddad, MD, MPH, AAHIVS, joined Community Health Center in July 2006. Since January 2012, Dr. Haddad has led the CHC Project ECHO HIV, Hepatitis C, and Buprenorphine programs.  Dr. Haddad has taught & lectured at state and national conferences on HIV, HCV, buprenorphine and integrated care. He’s published research on the integration of buprenorphine in community health centers examining both substance abuse as well as primary care outcomes.