NATIONAL HEALTH CENTER WEEK

National Health Center Week

This week we celebrated our Community Health Centers during National Health Center Week 2018 (August 12-18). This annual celebration intends to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments America’s health centers have achieved. Health centers provide approximately 27 million patients with accessible, high quality, cost effective healthcare. As the demand for affordable primary care continues to…

Breaking Ground in Chowchilla

The groundbreaking ceremony of our newest multi-facility health center campus in Chowchilla on Prosperity Ave. was held on Thursday, May 31st. Community leaders, Camarena Health staff and supporters gathered together to celebrate this momentous event. The campus will be located at 300 Prosperity Avenue, Chowchilla CA. It is scheduled to open early 2019, bringing new healthcare services to the community. Services will include medical, dental, behavioral health, optometry and health education services. We will also be adding an Internal Medicine physician and Pediatrician to Chowchilla in the coming months to support the expansion of providing quality healthcare services to the residents of Chowchilla.

4th Annual “Health Starts Here” Youth Conference

On Friday, April 27th Camarena Health hosted the 4th Annual Health Careers Start Here-High School Youth Conference. The Conference was facilitated in partnership with Madera County COMPACT, the Madera County Superintendent of Schools and Madera Unified School District. Over 100 high school students in health career pathway programs, ROP programs, and/or students interested in pursuing a career in healthcare, attended this year’s conference at Madera Community College Center.

Women’s Health & Wellness Conference

Camarena Health celebrated National Women’s health week by hosting the third Women’s Health & Wellness Conference that took place on May 11, 2018 at the Pan American Center in Madera, CA. The goal of this conference was to empower women to make their health a priority and to help them understand what steps they can take to increase their health. Camarena Health understands that through education and empowerment, women can positively make changes that will improve their health. The conference targeted women in the underserved area of Madera County. Women in the surrounding areas were also welcomed to attend.

Patient Experience Surveys

Patient Experience Surveys As a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), soliciting patient feedback is critical, not only to our growth, but also to demonstrate our commitment to achieve the highest level of quality indicators possible. Not only does Camarena Health actively survey nearly half its patients (thousands per quarter), but these patient experience surveys serve as…

Women’s Health and Wellness Conference

Women’s Health and Wellness Conference National Women’s Health Week is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health. The week is a nationwide initiative that calls attention to the importance of women’s health. In celebration of National Women’s Health Week, Camarena Health, along with key partners, hosted…

Annual Youth Conference

Annual Youth Conference As a healthcare provider in the Central Valley, we are faced with the reality of having an extreme healthcare professional shortage in primary care. One way we began to address this issue was by collaborating with Madera County High Schools focusing on Career Technical Education (CTE) and Health Care Pathway Programs. By…

Hospital Partners

Hospital Partners Hospital Partnerships The landscape and environment of health care is constantly changing, and in order to maintain a high quality of care for our patients, we must be forward thinkers and adapt accordingly. It is this “think outside the box” mentality that lead Camarena Health to work in partnership with local hospitals to…

Focus Groups

Focus Groups Camarena Health has substantially grown in our ability to serve the various needs of the community by adding new services, expanding and improving existing services, and/or expanding locations. One of the ways we’ve been able to accomplish this is by soliciting discussions via annual focus groups in all the communities that we are…

Reach Out And Read

Program Overview The Literacy Program at Camarena Health was implemented in 2002 with funding from Reach Out and Read and Reading is Fundamental. The program promotes early literacy to children 6 months to 5 years old, by providing anticipatory guidance to parents about early literacy and the importance of engaging their child by reading aloud,…