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Having a well-stocked pantry can give you a sense of calm and control when the world around you feels uncertain. It will also help you create tasty comforting meals for you and your loved ones during your extended time at home. When preparing your pantry for social distancing, buy items you eat regularly. Keep these tips...

Dear Team:             Here is an update on an issue of major concern: how will Community Healthcare Network respond to workforce disruptions in the unlikely event that New York City closes the public schools.  As Senator Elizabeth Warren was saying, until recently, “We have a plan.”             This addresses how we will handle a City-wide or borough-wide...

Dear Team:                 I will keep this short, writing a day early to deliver clarity on one of the key workforce issues facing Community Healthcare Network, and employers throughout the globe: telecommuting. But first, a thank you.                 It is hard today to look very far ahead, but I am sure CHN – and most of us...

Dear Team:             It is said that social work is “the art of listening and the science of hope.” It is a profession wholly committed to improving lives. Whether it is an art, a science, or both, there is magic in the air when a social worker is around.             This is the month when the...

Are you having trouble falling asleep at night? Do you feel tired when you wake up? What you do before bedtime affects how well you sleep. Your bedtime habits also affect how much energy you have during the day. Follow these tips to improve your night’s sleep: Go to bed and wake up around the same...

Dear Team:                        The Table of Contents for today’s Friday Memo includes positive news from abroad (not easily found),  the coronavirus, a/k/a COVID-19, and  a patient shout out to several of our most beloved colleagues. Buckle up.             In the early days of Community Healthcare Network, before we were a federally qualified health center, we were...

Dear Team:                 One of the great things about Community Healthcare Network is the diversity of the communities that our health centers serve all across this great City. One of the most difficult things about CHN is the dispersion of our health centers all across this great City – each community with differing needs and varying...

By CHN Nutritionist: Karin Arias, RDN, CDN Ginger is one of the healthiest and most delicious spices around. Its flavor can be described as hot and zesty yet sweet and warm. It is packed with many nutrients that are important to our bodies. Benefits of Ginger: Ginger has gingerol. Gingerol is an oil found in ginger that...

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that’s related to the change in the seasons. Many people start to have symptoms of SAD in the late Fall when there is less sunlight and the days are shorter. Symptoms of SAD include low energy, changes in appetite (hunger), trouble sleeping, and loss of interest...