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A Visit from Westchester County Executive George Latimer

A big thank you to Westchester County Executive George Latimer for stopping by Open Door Port Chester to help hand out free Covid-19 at-home test kits to the community. At the event, Open Door’s Covid-19 Outreach team handed out Covid-19 information and answered questions. Latimer said, “This pandemic is still very much a part of …

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Open Door Named as Winner of National Association of Community Health Centers “Workforce of the Future” Challenge

Open Door Family Medical Center is honored to be named the winner of National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) “Workforce of the Future” challenge.  We are deeply grateful to NACHC for this recognition of our efforts to engage with our community’s youth to motivate and encourage them to pursue a career in health care. …

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The Giving Garden

Open Door received a $25,000 grant through Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign, School-Based Health Center Food Access Learning Network to address food insecurity at Port Chester Middle School (PCMS). Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign is a national campaign committed to ending childhood hunger in the U.S. With this funding, families facing …

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It’s not enough to say ‘eat fruits and vegetables’

“Let thy food be thy medicine” – Hippocrates Although this quote is from quite a long time ago, its essence is as true as ever. At Open Door, Nutrition Services are integrated into our comprehensive care model, leading to improved outcomes for patients. Registered Dietician Nutritionists help patients understand how what they eat can improve medical …

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Community Partnerships for Cancer Screenings Decrease Health Disparities in Our Community

Prolonged delays in cancer screening due to the COVID-19 pandemic threaten to increase existing health disparities. Although screenings are now returning to pre-pandemic levels, health centers have seen an increase nationally in cancers due to a decrease in prevention management (Journal of Medicine, 2021). At Open Door, we know that many of our patients face …

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Exercise Program Overcomes Growing Pains In Going Virtual

For years, the wellness program at Open Door Family Medical Center featured a series of free, daily exercise classes in its Ossining and Port Chester studios to patients, many of whom were enrolled or had previously taken the center’s year-long certified National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP). At least until the pandemic hit. “We initially told …

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Health Centers are a Key Resource for National Covid-19 Outreach

The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) has turned to its local health centers to make the biggest impact on communities that have been disproportionately affected by Covid-19. Due to the significant increase in active Covid-19 cases, HRSA implemented the Covid-19 Testing Supply Program – a program that supplies health centers with free at-home self-tests …

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What is WIC?

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) and Open Door partner together to provide the most vulnerable people in our communities with access to personalized care through nutrition and lifestyle choices. WIC mothers benefit from breastfeeding education and support, nutrition counseling for prenatal and postpartum women, child health and nutrition counseling, and more. The WIC program has …

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