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National Recognition

By Carolyn Driscoll, Director of Practice Innovation

We are happy to announce that Metro Community Health Centers’s newest location in Downtown Brooklyn recently joined our other 4 health centers in receiving the highest level of Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).  NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality.  This […]

Featured Presentation and Reception

Monday August 14th, 3:30pm to 4:30pm.
Reception to Follow

Integrated care models are essential when supporting individuals with disabilities, who often require specialized care from multiple providers as well as additional therapeutic and related services. Metro Community Health Centers’ clinical leaders will share their expertise on integrating care for […]

Integrated Healthcare and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Published in Autism Spectrum News, Summer 2017, Vol. 10. No. 1 
For families supporting someone diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), navigating the health care system and accessing services can be a significant challenge. In fact, a 2009-2010 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs examining the relationship between a child’s special health […]

Press Release

Alliance for Integrated Care of New York and Envolve Partner on Unique Complex Care Organization ACO
NEW YORK CITY, June 20, 2017 – The Alliance for Integrated Care of New York (AICNY) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Envolve, Inc. to provide administrative services related to its participation in the Centers for […]

Awareness Day 2017 is on Thursday, May 4.

May 4th is National Children’s Mental Health Day. Here is a brief and informative article from the Center for Healthcare Strategies on utilization of behavioral health services by children in the Medicaid program. Enabling ready access to supports and services, ensuring effective care management practices and integrating behavioral healthcare with primary care are all essential […]

Supporting Vulnerable Populations: A Model That Can Make a Difference

By Marco Damiani, CEO, Metro Community Health Centers
Behavioral Health News, Summer 2017, Vol 4. No. 4

In an increasingly complex and competitive healthcare environment,  ensuring access to integrated care for our most vulnerable populations is becoming evermore challenging.  Metro Community Health Centers (MCHC) has embraced this challenge and is providing patient-centered services designed specfically for patients […]

Healthcare reform continues to swirl around us

Marco Damiani
CEO, Metro Community Health Centers

Healthcare reform continues to swirl around us at both the New York State and National levels. Now, more than ever, we must continue to transform our systems of care to outpace the challenges that lie ahead and turn them into opportunities whenever possible. Children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD), […]

Opening the Door to Greater Well-Being

Dr. Richard Cohen
Director, Behavioral Health Metro Community Health Centers

Primary Care Settings have become a gateway for many individuals with behavioral health and primary medical care needs. To address these needs, many primary care providers are integrating behavioral health care services into their settings. Models have emerged that include the use of care managers, behavioral health […]

Embracing Our Mission


Over ten years ago, I received a phone call from my son Anthony’s school. The school called me and told me that Anthony’s wheelchair was broken and that I had to come pick him up. I took the next day off from work to try and get the wheelchair repaired. I used […]

Key FQHC Milestones Achieved

Melanie Moelis,
Chief Business Officer

As you know, Metro Community Health Centers is a new Network of Sub-recipient Federally Qualified Health Centers. We are partners of the NYU/Lutheran Family Health Center System and a community-based organiza- tion that provides comprehensive primary care and preventive care, including health, oral, and behavioral health services to persons of all […]