Press Releases and News Articles

September 04, 2019

Family Health Centers of San Diego Awarded Top Honor by HHS for Quality Improvements

September 4, 2019 – SAN DIEGO, Calif., Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) recently received the largest quality award in the nation from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), for their work in providing quality care to their patients. FHCSD CEO, Fran Butler-Cohen said, “We are honored to be recognized for…

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August 19, 2019

Family Health Centers of San Diego earns “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader” designation in HRC Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index for the second year in a row

August 19, 2019 – SAN DIEGO, Calif., Family Health Centers of San Diego received their “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader” designation, the highest ranking possible, from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) reaching the maximum score of 100 for the second year in a row. FHCSD is the only community clinic in San Diego to achieve…

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August 08, 2019

San Diego Diabetes Education Service Program Merits ADA Recognition

Family Health Centers of San Diego recognized for high-quality diabetes education and patient support services SAN DIEGO, Calif., The prestigious American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition Certificate for quality diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) service was awarded to Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) in July 2019. The ADA believes that FHCSD offers…

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February 14, 2019

Resident Is Laser-focused on Helping Others

Monday, February 11, 2019 By David Mitchell, AAFP Sarah Matthews, M.D., was fascinated by her undergraduate work with lasers in a University of Delaware physics lab, but she eventually realized it wasn’t where she was meant to be. “It was missing the human element and helping people, which was important to me,” she said. “I…

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January 31, 2019

Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) lanza programa de intervención para prevenir la diabetes tipo 2 en hispanos en San Diego

El programa de cambios en estilo de vida usa asesores comunitarios y apoyo de compañeros El jueves 31 de enero de 2019 – SAN DIEGO, Calif., Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) está implementando el Programa Nacional de Prevención de Diabetes (NDPP por sus siglas en inglés), que tiene como propósito facilitar que las…

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Family Health Centers of San Diego Launches Intervention to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Among Hispanics in San Diego

Lifestyle Change Program Uses Community Coaches and Peer Support to Increase Healthy Eating and Physical Activity January 31, 2019 – SAN DIEGO, Calif., Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) is implementing the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP), which is designed to make it easier for people with prediabetes to participate in high-quality, evidence-based lifestyle change programs…

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January 24, 2019

Health Center Trains, Recruits Doctors To Serve Poor Amid Growing Shortage

Thursday, January 24, 2019 By Susan Murphy, KPBS South of downtown San Diego’s towering skyscrapers, where hundreds of homeless people have taken refuge in large tent shelters or are languishing on the streets, Dr. Harris Niazi serves on the front lines of caring for some of the region’s poorest residents. “We had a patient last week…

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January 18, 2019

FHCSD Receives Grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation

January 15, 2019 – SAN DIEGO, Calif., Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) was recently granted $70,000 by the S. Mark Taper Foundation to further their work to reduce homelessness in the San Diego community. The grant will support the organization’s work to reduce barriers and increase access to quality health care for those…

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FHCSD Works to End Hepatitis in San Diego by 2030

In December 2018, San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved  plans to reduce new hepatitis C (HCV) infections by 80% and deaths by 65% by the year 2030. Family Health Centers of San Diego’s (FHCSD) Dr. Christian Ramers is at the forefront of this effort. Dr. Ramers serves as the Assistant Medical Director for Research…

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Family Health Centers of San Diego Supports Youth Mental Health

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) offers comprehensive, age-appropriate behavioral health and early intervention services specifically tailored towards the unique needs of kids and teens at the new FamilyHealth-Youth Counseling Center (FH-YCC). In its first year, the youth behavioral health site provided integral care to more than 12,000 young patients. With…

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