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Dr. Lisi named new Medical Director...

Aug 18, 2016

 The Greater Danbury Community Health Center (GDCHC), sponsored by Connecticut Institute For Communities (CIFC), is pleased to announce that Dr. Kristine M. Lisi, M.D. has joined the Health Center as GDCHC’s new Medical Director/Chief of Internal Medicine. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Lisi has extensive experience working as a Primary Care Physician at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Community Network, as Assistant Professor at Quinnipiac University School of Medicine, and from 2012 as Medical Director of the Family Health Center at St. Vincent’s Medical Center. Dr. Lisi takes a passionate, holistic approach to healthcare. When asked to elaborate, she explained, “it means you have to understand that a patient is a person – body, mind and spirit, not just a disease. If you want your patients to become well, particularly with diseases like...

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CIFC breaks ground on Greater Danbury Community Health Center Building...

Jul 31, 2015

Danbury, CT.  Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Danbury Mayor Mark D. Boughton, James H. Maloney, JD, CIFC President and Chief Executive Officer, and Dr. Francis J. Muska, PhD, CIFC Board Chair, joined by other Project Partners recently formally commenced construction of a new building for CIFC’s Greater Danbury Community Health Center (GDCHC).  The new building is being built at 120 Main Street in downtown Danbury, diagonally across the street from St. Peter Church. The Greater Danbury Community Health Center, a federally qualified health center, serves all people regardless of income or insurance; no one is ever turned away.  The 36,000 square-foot, four-story, red-brick structure will house the following Health Center facilities: Pediatric and Adolescent Medical and Behavioral Health services; Comprehensive Women’s Health Services (OB/GYN & wellness) Patient intake, enrollment & insurance assistance; An on-site Phlebotomy (blood...

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Head Start Center Receives Mayoral Dedication & National Recognition for 50th Anniversery...

Jul 15, 2015

  Bevilacqua’s program is rated among the best in the country, in part because of how they’ve empowered families and educated kids.   — Continue Reading...

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Feds Award Perfect Scores for Second Consecutive Review...

May 13, 2014

Feds awarded perfect scores for the second consecutive ‘Federal Review’ for CIFC Early Learning Programs’ Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Head Start grantees are reviewed every 3 years on more than 150 specified performance standards.   2014 Head Start Review2011 and 2014 Federal Review Scores UnveiledStudents help to raise National Flag to Celebrate Program’s Perfect Scores Photos by Debbie Channing   Click here to read more:...

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Renovation of Danbury Armory gets funding...

Jan 14, 2014

The uneven, century-old floorboards in the Danbury Armory on West Street creak and squeak with every step. “The players all know where to dribble,” said Bill Curtis, longtime director of the Harambee Youth Center which calls the armory its home. “They know the bounces.” Read the full article...

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Hospitals among 11 to get U.S. grant...

Nov 22, 2013

The great majority of Americans don’t spend much on medical care. People with chronic illnesses, like diabetes and cardiac disease, have to if they are going to stay alive. Click here to keep...

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CIFC Opens New School-Based Health Center at Newtown Middle School...

Nov 2, 2013

The Connecticut Institute For Communities, Inc. (CIFC) recently opened the State’s newest School-Based Health Center (SBHC) at Newtown Middle School during a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by local and state officials, school administrators, board of education members, and community-based providers. First Selectwoman Pat Llodra said, “I believe in school-based health clinics. …It’s a value-added opportunity for our community and I’m very proud of that.” Funded by a grant from the Connecticut State Department of Public Health (DPH), the licensed out-patient facility joins four other local School-Based Health Centers currently sponsored by CIFC, over 90 DPH-funded health centers statewide, and over 2,000 centers nationally. The location of the new health center was determined by a local Newtown community planning group as a long term approach to addressing the need for medical and behavioral health services...

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