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About us

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.

Mission

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.

 

Vision

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.

 

Values

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.

    Accountability

    Responsibility for actions and decisions and accountability as stewards of the public trust.

    Diversity

    Respect for everyone, their cultures, and their ideas.

    Integrity

    Honesty and ethical business practice.

    Collaboration

    A commitment to meaningful partnerships with other agencies to best serve the community.

    A Message From our CEO

    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, 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.

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    CHCB to Host Dr. Siri Sat Nam Sept. 7-11
    World Renowned LA-based Mental Health Practitioner currently featured on @VICETV ‘The Therapist’ www.vicetv.com/en_us/show/the-therapist
    Author ‘Guidance and Mantras for Spiritual Awakening and Emotional Wisdom’
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    CHCB to Host Dr. Siri Sat Nam Sept. 7-11 
World Renowned LA-based Mental Health Practitioner currently featured on @VICETV  ‘The Therapist’ https://www.vicetv.com/en_us/show/the-therapist
Author  ‘Guidance and Mantras for Spiritual Awakening and Emotional Wisdom’
More Schedule Info: https://tinyurl.com/mbar792h
About Dr. Siri https://sirisatnam.com/

    CHCB MEET THE TEAM:
    Matthew Stuart, Physical Therapist

    Matthew Stuart recently joined CHCB, Inc. as a Physical Therapist reporting to Dr. Kenyani Davis, Chief Medical Officer, and working alongside Lead Physical Therapist, Dr. Darlene Volmy-Kindt.

    As a Physical Therapist on the CHCB PT Team, Matthew describes his role as follows:

    “First and foremost, as physical therapists, we are committed to participating in one aspect of the physical well-being of people in the community, and to provide them with the tools needed for a pain-free life,” said Matthew.

    “Our job is to evaluate and treat people referred to physical therapy by their physicians for a wide variety of musculoskeletal and neurological pathologies, gait and balance problems, and weight management,” he continued.

    “Treatments include manual therapy techniques, strength and balance exercises, range of motion and flexibility, gait and transfer training, education in posture and body mechanics, and modalities such as heat, ice, electrical stimulation, and ultrasound. We assess our patients regularly to determine progress and modify treatments as needed to get optimal positive results.”

    Matthew received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 2001 from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

    Prior to joining CHCB, Inc., Matthew served as Physical Therapist/Director for 11 years with Life Fitness Physical Therapy, Baltimore, MD; and most recently as a Physical Therapist with Sports Physical Therapy of NY, Tonawanda, NY.

    “I am an avid hockey and football fan. I have played ice hockey since I was 4-years-old,” Matthew shared. “I also enjoy traveling, skiing, going to the gym, reading history books, cooking/grilling, and eating!”

    CHCB’s Physical Therapy Department is located on the 4th floor of our 34 Benwood Ave. facility. To schedule a physical therapy appointment, please call 716-986-9899.

    Photo: Dr. Volmy-Kindt and Matthew Stuart in CHCB’s state-of-the-art Physical Therapy Department on the 4th floor, 34 Benwood Ave.
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    CHCB MEET THE TEAM: 
Matthew Stuart, Physical Therapist
Matthew Stuart recently joined CHCB, Inc. as a Physical Therapist reporting to Dr. Kenyani Davis, Chief Medical Officer, and working alongside Lead Physical Therapist, Dr. Darlene Volmy-Kindt.
As a Physical Therapist on the CHCB PT Team, Matthew describes his role as follows:  
“First and foremost, as physical therapists, we are committed to participating in one aspect of the physical well-being of people in the community, and to provide them with the tools needed for a pain-free life,” said Matthew. 
“Our job is to evaluate and treat people referred to physical therapy by their physicians for a wide variety of musculoskeletal and neurological pathologies, gait and balance problems, and weight management,” he continued. 
“Treatments include manual therapy techniques, strength and balance exercises, range of motion and flexibility, gait and transfer training, education in posture and body mechanics, and modalities such as heat, ice, electrical stimulation, and ultrasound. We assess our patients regularly to determine progress and modify treatments as needed to get optimal positive results.” 
Matthew received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 2001 from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Prior to joining CHCB, Inc., Matthew served as Physical Therapist/Director for 11 years with Life Fitness Physical Therapy, Baltimore, MD; and most recently as a Physical Therapist with Sports Physical Therapy of NY, Tonawanda, NY.
“I am an avid hockey and football fan. I have played ice hockey since I was 4-years-old,” Matthew shared. “I also enjoy traveling, skiing, going to the gym, reading history books, cooking/grilling, and eating!”
CHCB’s Physical Therapy Department is located on the 4th floor of our 34 Benwood Ave. facility. To schedule a physical therapy appointment, please call 716-986-9899.
Photo: Dr. Volmy-Kindt and Matthew Stuart in CHCB’s state-of-the-art Physical Therapy Department on the 4th floor, 34 Benwood Ave.

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    SEPT. 14 - 6:30PM - FREE VIRTUAL EVENT
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    10th Annual GCUFF Film Festival (Get Festival Passes Here)

    Featuring Dr. Jean Accius, Senior Vice President of Global Thought Leadership at @AARP; Dr. LaTasha Jarrett, MD, Chief Medical Officer, @TheCentersOhio; Dr. LaVonne Ansari, Chief Executive Officer, CHCB, Inc.; Dr. Kenyani Davis,MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, CHCB, Inc.
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    SEPT. 14 - 6:30PM - FREE VIRTUAL EVENT 
AARP Ohio Presents: Fight for Good - Community Screen & Conversation 
10th Annual GCUFF Film Festival (Get Festival Passes Here)
Featuring Dr. Jean Accius, Senior Vice President of Global Thought Leadership at @AARP; Dr. LaTasha Jarrett, MD, Chief Medical Officer, @TheCentersOhio; Dr. LaVonne Ansari, Chief Executive Officer, CHCB, Inc.; Dr. Kenyani Davis,MD, MPH,  Chief Medical Officer, CHCB, Inc. 
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