New Navegante Training Program, January 2016

The Advanced Navigante Training course at CEHC started this week! The training is taking place at Clinica Esperanza/Hope Clinic, 60 Valley Street, Olneyville 02909 between January 16th and the end of February 2016. Admission to the course is now closed. The course will include: Formal Medical Translator Training Course (NRIAHEC). For new Navegantes, this course is free of [&hellip

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Clinica Esperanza/Hope Clinic Year in Review 2015

We are Resilient. We are Resourceful. We stand shoulder-to-shoulder, neighbor to neighbor, and we have created a “place to be healthy” in Rhode Island. What is that? A “place to be healthy” is a clinic where those who have something to give, connect with those who need a little help. At Clinica Esperanza/Hope Clinic, volunteers [&hellip

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Clinica Esperanza: A Free Clinic in Providence that provides Hope and Care for those who can’t afford insurance

Richard Salit’s excellent article about the Clinica Esperanza/Hope Clinic, a free clinic for the uninsured, from the series “Race in Rhode Island” is reprinted here… PROVIDENCE — A busy weekday evening is getting underway at Clinica Esperanza as doctors and medical students welcome their first patients and as staff prepare to lead another in a series [&hellip

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Clinica Esperanza wins “Best Small Charity” in 2015

When Clinica Esperanza/Hope Clinic was established eight years ago in the basement of a church, it was with the vision that a group of dedicated volunteers could help Rhode Island residents facing economic hardships receive crucial, preventative medical care. That vision has carried the nonprofit to where it stands today: a walk-in health clinic that serves more than 2,500 patients each [&hellip

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Free, Nurse-Run Clinic Saves Millions in Future Healthcare Costs

A study conducted by Clinica Esperanza/Hope Clinic (CEHC), a free clinic in Providence, RI, shows that its nurse-run, walk-in CHEER Clinic saves an estimated $1.28 million in future healthcare costs, per year. The study, which was published in the Journal of Community Health, looked at how a clinic with non-physician providers such as nurses and student [&hellip

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URI professor conducts survey suggesting that nurse-run medical clinic saves millions in health care costs

People who don’t have health insurance are often forced to seek treatment at hospital emergency rooms for colds, body aches and other routine illnesses. Those visits cost patients,hospitals and taxpayers millions of dollars every year.  A University of Rhode Island professor who founded a free health clinic in Providence has spearheaded a study that suggests walk-in [&hellip

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URI pharmacy students improve patient awareness of HPV, cervical cancer

Results of 2-year study at Clinica Esperanza/Hope Clinic presented at health conference in Boston Jeff Chau didn’t know much about HPV when he started volunteering at a free health clinic in Providence three years ago. Now the University of Rhode Island pharmacy student is so knowledgeable about the cancer-causing virus he helped research and write [&hellip

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