It’s All About the Numbers…
I came to San Diego in the early ‘70s. The beaches were clean and uncrowded. The freeways were “free ways” absent of grid lock, bumper to bumper traffic and the frustrations of commuting. As I think back, there was no “commuting” as we know it today. Housing was affordable and close to your work. Apartments…Read More
Pink…the Color or the Cause
We are re-running the article again from 2015 and 2016 to highlight the importance of consistent breast cancer screening. During the month of October, we continue our tradition and invite you to view upcoming mammogram events in your area. Pink, long associated with all things soft and girly, has become a man’s color each October. It…Read More
This Is Not a World Record the US Wants…
According to the Harvard School of Public Health, over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates have tripled in the United States. Today our country has some of the highest obesity rates in the world. One out of every six children is obese, and one out of every three children is overweight, or obese. In…Read More
It Should Be Abundantly Clear By Now…
Read Fran Butler-Cohen, Family Health Centers of San Diego CEO, Blog from August below. The debate over healthcare is exhausting. Not sure how many plans have been authored by House representatives and senators…safe to say, a bunch. Each has their own unique twist and all are designed to frighten the bejesus out of hardworking middle and…Read More
Why Do We Do This, Again and Again?
By Fran Butler-Cohen, Family Health Centers of San Diego CEO Every three years Family Health Centers of San Diego is subjected to an intense review of our programs, services, and most of all, our clinical safety. For over two decades, we have invited The Joint Commission, the nation’s pre-eminent accrediting body for health care organizations,…Read More
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 to…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
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
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
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 clinic…Read More