“Exceptional in Every Way” is our motto and in this digital age we know that most patients turn to the Internet for health information, answers and support. With this in mind, and with the launch of our new website, we have created “FamilyHealth Online,” a weekly blog for our patients, community members and clients to receive informative and interactive health education and content. We hope this blog will start a two-way conversation with the community, answer your health care questions and give you an insider’s look into FHCSD. Please bookmark this site, or sign up for our RSS feed, to learn more about health topics, such as immunizations, diabetes management and the importance of STD screenings; fitness and healthy eating tips; spotlights on our services and staff; and other important information. We hope you enjoy it!
Proud to say we are at it again!
By Fran Butler-Cohen, Family Health Centers of San Diego CEO Protecting the “littles” is a cornerstone of Family Health Centers of San Diego’s (FHCSD) mission. Children are the most vulnerable and disadvantaged when it comes to health care prevention. Nationally, pediatric practices are challenged with retaining their patients after four months of age. Contributors…Read More
Healthy Habits Build Healthy Families
This past weekend, families gathered at Sherman Heights Community Center for Family Health Centers of San Diego’s (FHCSD) Healthy Heroes Wellness Fair. This second-annual fair provided kids and their families with the opportunity to learn more about the health care services available to them, along with ways to improve their health and make smart choices.…Read More
Inaugural Class Graduates Contribute to Addressing National Physician Shortage
By Fran Butler-Cohen, Family Health Centers of San Diego CEO On June 29, 2017, FHCSD will graduate our inaugural class of Family Medicine physicians, and in so doing, move one step closer to providing a solution for our organization to the national physician shortage. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, “Under every…Read More
Are You At Risk For Diabetes? Take The Test!
March 28, 2017, is American Diabetes Association Alert Day! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 86 million Americans have prediabetes – and 9 out of 10 of those affected are unaware that they have it. The CDC also projects that 15-30% of people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes…Read More
How Far Would You Go To Turn a Wrong into a Right?
By Fran Butler-Cohen, Family Health Centers of San Diego CEO If you knew that a certain segment of Americans had a suicide rate of 41% compared to the general public’s rate of 4.6% you might be shocked. It might be further horrifying to know that many represented in that high rate of suicide were…Read More
FHCSD Celebrates American Heart Month
February is American Heart Month. Whether or not you participated by having a free blood pressure screening at Family Health Centers of San Diego’s (FHCSD) Love Your Heart event, it is always important to monitor your heart health throughout the year. Did you know that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…Read More
2016 Was a Great Year for Mental Health Care….or Was It?
By Fran Butler-Cohen, Family Health Centers of San Diego CEO Last July, President Obama signed into law the much heralded, Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act or CARA. CARA was the first major federal addiction legislation in 40 years, and the most comprehensive effort undertaken to address the opioid epidemic, encompassing six identified pillars necessary…Read More
Love Your Health This February
Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) invites you to take time this month to love yourself! Select clinics will offer FREE events to ensure you’re aware of your health status. Early Detection Can Save Lives – Breast Exam and Mammograms Event February 7, 2017, 1:00 – 5:00pm Chula Vista Family Health Center 251 Landis…Read More
Guest Blog: CSHP-UCSD Educates on Poison Prevention
This guest blog entry is written by The California Society of Health System Pharmacists at UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy (CSHP-UCSD), a non-profit professional pharmacy organization. CSHP-UCSD maintains a variety of programs, including Poison Prevention, Asthma Awareness, Tobacco Cessation and other public health education events to benefit the community and promote the…Read More
A Historic Responsibility – The Care of the “Littles”
By Fran Butler-Cohen, Family Health Centers of San Diego CEO Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) has been for almost a half century, a trusted place for parents to bring their children for care. FHCSD has come a long way from when our founder, Laura Rodriguez, helped stage a sit-in at the original…Read More