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  • Nowadays it is a tendency to use Sunscreens, but … are they really safe?

    Dr. Antonella Annunziato, Pharmacist and Health Blogger, talks about the safety of sunscreens, as well as the pros and cons of their use. Did you know that applying sunscreens to prevent burns reduces the risk of the Melanoma, but could it increase the incidence of......

  • PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

    Summer is here and the children are out of school. Many of you are likely planning family vacations. Keep in mind the summer is the perfect time to schedule all of your appointments without having to juggle school schedules. At Community Health of South Florida,......

  • CHI Future Depends upon Community Support

    Saving and improving lives is Community Health of South Florida’s (CHI) top priority. The organization was founded to ensure that everyone has access to high-quality healthcare. That mission should also be a top concern for Congressional leaders. Community Health Centers throughout the nation are calling......

  • New Benefits Program Provides Families With Life-Saving Resources CHI Teams Up With The Children’s Trust To Help Families Access Benefits

        As a working mother of two school-age children, Yozuhara Delgadillo found herself struggling to put food on the table. In spite of her back pain, Delgadillo managed to find work as a housekeeper, while her husband worked as a gardener.   “The job......

  • CHI Pap Test Interview with Dr. Linda Zambra By Stephanie Almeida

    Title: Doctor/MD Languages: English, Spanish Location: Naranja Health Center/Naranja Dr. Linda Zambra from CHI sat with us to give us a little insight on Pap Tests and the benefits behind them. Dr. Linda Zambra has been a provider at CHI’s Naranja Health Center since 2003......

  • CHI AIMS TO REDUCE DISPARITY OF CARE AMONG AFRICAN-AMERICANS THROUGH BLACK HISTORY MONTH HEALTHCARE SERIES

    Black History Month is a time to look back at past achievements. At Community Health of South Florida, Inc. (CHI) the late Doris Ison helped pave the way for equality among races in healthcare starting in 1971. “She convinced a group of doctors from her......

  • ACTION HERO AWARD GIVEN FOR GENEROSITY AND CARING

    Merlys Garcia and Ester Gomez, Hedis Compliance Technicians, do not typically make house calls. But recently they ventured out of their offices at the Doris Ison Health Center to bring two new pairs of shoes to a patient. Typically, Garcia and Gomez connect with Community......

  • CHI GIVES KIDS A SMILE FOR FREE

    Two hundred children received free dental cleanings, fluoride treatment and dental sealants at Community Health of South Florida Inc.’s (CHI) Give Kids A Smile Day on February 1st. The event offered dental services to children ages 3 to 16-years-old in partnership with the American Dental......

  • PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE MARCH 2019

    How’s your golf swing? It doesn’t have to be outstanding to join us at our annual Glen Rice Celebrity Golf Tournament at the Shula’s Golf Club in Miami Lakes on April 12th. In fact, some people just like to come and enjoy the food, drinks......

  • CHI WELCOMES YVETTE CASAS, DIRECTOR OF MANAGED CARE

    Yvette Casas is the new Director of Managed Care at CHI. The department oversees referrals, HEDIS (Health Effectiveness Data and Information Set), a set of managed care performance measures, Care Coordination, and Comprehensive AIDS Resources and Education Services (CARES). Yvette began the first stage of......

  • MEET OUR NEW DIRECTOR OF PATIENT SERVICES SANDRA REYES

    Sandra Reyes is the new Director of Patient Services. Reyes comes with more than 20 years of experience in the Healthcare industry which includes software and administration knowledge. She received her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University, in New Jersey and a master’s degree from Florida......

  • FASTING AWAY THE EXTRA WEIGHT

    It is that time of the year when everyone wants an easy, fast way to get rid of all the extra pounds gained during the holidays. Some turn to fasting as a way to lose the weight. Those who do it drink only water or......

  • DENTAL SEALANTS PROTECT TEETH AS YOUR CHILD GROWS

    Eight-year-old Genesis Guevara loves to smile and wants to keep her pearly whites healthy. Unlike her 4 siblings, she has never had a cavity. On her regularly scheduled dental cleaning at Community Health of South Florida’s Doris Ison Dental Department, the hygienist suggests that she......

  • PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE DECEMBER 2018

    Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all of you. Its been a tremendous year for Community Health of South Florida, Inc (CHI) and I want to thank you for your support. Our Teaching Health Center graduated its second class of residents in 2018 and......

  • LEGISLATION APPROVED TO HELP FUND COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS

    The holidays came early in Washington D.C. as legislators in the House voted 361 to 61 to approve $1.63 billion in funding for community health centers for 2019. The Senate previously passed the bill 93 to 7. The bipartisan support will be combined with $4......

  • CHI RECOGNIZED AS HEALTH CENTER QUALITY LEADER WITH HRSA AWARD

    Community Health of South Florida, Inc. (CHI) is recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA) as a “Health Center Quality Leader.” CHI received the award for placing among the top 30 percent nationwide in clinical quality measures. “This award shows our......

  • FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS REAUTHORIZED

    Intense concern and worry over funding is alleviated after Congress passed legislation to fix the health center funding cliff with a two-year extension and $600 million in additional dollars to further support health center operations and address unmet needs.  The news came as a huge......

  • Specialized Therapeutic Foster Care Program

    Specialized Therapeutic Foster Care Program We held a brunch on Saturday to honor the foster parents in our Specialized Therapeutic Foster Care Program. These parents really do some miraculous work with some of the most difficult children. They have turned lives around and been the......

  • Are Health Care Professionals Held to a Higher Personal Health Standard?

    As a health care professional, should I be held to a higher standard for personal health? As I type this blog entry, a half empty bag of red, white and blue peanut M&M’s sits on my desk and the yellow one on the cover of......

  • Welcome to CHI’s blog!

    Community Health of South Florida Inc.’s blog contains health tips, current medical news from infectious diseases to up-to-date advancements including treatments and medications, as well as columns from providers. This blog is an opportunity for CHI to share relevant and important health care information to......

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