Press Releases and News Articles

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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November 30, 2018

During National Diabetes Month, Family Health Centers of San Diego Supported National Effort to Raise Awareness of Prediabetes

New PSAs Emphasize Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes November 30, 2018 – SAN DIEGO, Calif., Leading health organizations partnered this World Diabetes Day to raise awareness that more than 1 in 3 American adults have prediabetes, a serious condition that increases their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart attack and stroke. Despite its prevalence,…

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March 26, 2018

FHCSD earns “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader” designation in HRC Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index

March 27, 2018 – SAN DIEGO, Calif., Family Health Centers of San Diego received their “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC). The designation was awarded in the 11th edition of the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), released today. Other awardees of the “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader” were Kaiser Permanente San…

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March 07, 2018

Family Health Centers of San Diego Announces Support for CDC’s Televised Línea de Ayuda Smoking Cessation Event

Contact: Anthony White, anthonyw@fhcsd.org Director of Community & Government Relations Family Health Centers of San Diego (619) 232-1123 SAN DIEGO, Calif., On March 8, 2018, the CDC is broadcasting Línea de Ayuda (Helpline), a telethon-style event on San Diego’s Telemundo station ONSD between 5:00 and 9:00 p.m. local time. Línea de Ayuda will feature four…

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