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Providing you and your family with medical, dental and family planning services
This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.
The Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc, Inc. will provide quality, culturally sensitive, preventive, and primary health care to the underserved of our community through state of the art clinical and business practices in a clinical teaching environment in order to reduce health disparities.
The Health Center envisions a model primary care integrated delivery system that promotes prevention and wellness while ensuring that all people have access to quality, comprehensive and coordinated healthcare.
The Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc cares about people and believes that all people have the right to high quality healthcare.
CHCB is guided by:
Quality – A commitment to quality and primary healthcare; the belief that high quality is achieved through openness, cooperation, partnerships and teamwork. Learning is an ongoing process, with a vow to continuously improve and innovate.
Responsibility for actions and decisions and accountability as stewards of the public trust.
Respect for everyone, their cultures, and their ideas.
Honesty and ethical business practice.
A commitment to meaningful partnerships with other agencies to best serve the community.
A Message From our CEO
LaVonne Ansari, PhD
CEO, Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc.
“I CAN’T BREATHE, BUT ONE DAY WE WILL BREATHE TOGETHER”
Community Health Centers are comprehensive primary care providers that began during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. We started at a time of unrest to help fight the war on poverty and oppression in underserved communities. Now here we are in 2020 and we’re still fighting the same fight. Our fight has gone on too long and has created decades of pent up anger, suffering, and what we’re seeing now: rage.
As the board chair of the Community Health Care Association of New York State, the CEO of the Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc. an African American woman, educator and advocate for justice living in these troubling times, I want everyone fighting today to ensure George Floyd’s death and the deaths of all who have come before him to know: WE STAND WITH YOU.
As human beings, we are the greatest creation on earth. This is a time when our human excellence has to rise up and out work beliefs, behaviors, movements and policies that are designed to oppress our natural instincts to treat each other with respect and dignity. As primary care providers, we have the responsibility to support underserved communities, we are obligated to stand up and share our voices through our work. While we are not exempt from the institutional racism that plagues our health care system, we are essential change agents at this time. We must start with ourselves as leaders in this movement. We have the Will to guide, educate and build new infrastructures based on an anti-racism framework. I feel that we stand ready to work with everyone at all levels, encouraging inclusivity within our communities to be leaders in addressing the social economic injustices in our systems. We know that after difficulty, comes ease. In this moment, we have an opportunity to envision a new reality of “justice for all” with the proper guidance, actions, language, and THE SPIRIT TO BREATHE TOGETHER.
“WE STAND WITH YOU.”
Dr. LaVonne Ansari, CEO
Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc.