As Seen in the Washington Post

Community health centers offer model
for improving care even as they grow

In keeping with their focus on preventive care, an increasing number of community health clinics are emphasizing wellness services. At the Petaluma Health Center, in California’s Sonoma County, patients are receiving evidence-based care that melds Eastern and Western medicine. An eight-week chronic-pain group, for example, introduces participants to a variety of integrative approaches to managing pain, including acupuncture, meditation and Qigong, and helps show them how nutrition and sleep habits contribute to pain, says Fasih Hameed, a physician there.


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