Blog Posts in 2020

  • Coping with Mental Health during the Holidays

    Did you know that 64% of people with mental illness report that the holidays make their conditions worse? Families and individuals that are coping with mental health challenges can feel lonely, stressed, depressed or filled with anxiety during the holiday season. Do you fall into this percentage? We’ve put together a guide to help lower stress and anxiety and maintain good mental health ...

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Update

    AUGUST 8TH UPDATE: COVID-19 DELTA VARIANT Due to rapidly increasing spread of COVID-19 in Washington state driven by the Delta variant, Region 7 public health officers are recommending a change to masking practices: All residents are advised to wear a mask in indoor public places and practice physical distancing whenever possible. Health Officers also advise that everyone: Increase hygiene ...

  • Healthy Eating During The Holidays

    The holidays are a time of celebration when we get together with our immediate family and make some of our favorite holiday foods. But all of these opportunities also present us with food temptations that are sure to expand our waistline, if we over indulge. I went ahead and put together some strategies for maintaining a balance of healthier foods, with all of our holiday favorites for you! Enjoy ...

  • What the Flu Doesn't Tell You: A Guide for Parents

    Influenza, also known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs. The Flu can be dangerous for children, so we wanted to create a guide to help parents like you, better understand this virus and how you can protect your children from it. PROTECT YOUR CHILD FROM THE FLU How can I protect my child from the flu? The best way to ...

  • CBHA Receives HRSA Certification of Compliance

    CBHA is honored to have received a Certification of Compliance from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)! We take pride in the recognition of our achievements in quality and compliance ratings. We are pleased to receive the highest rating for our recent HRSA Operational Site Visit (OSV). Because of partnerships like the one with the Bureau of Primary Health Care, we can deliver ...

  • How to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

    Did you know that 1 in 5 people don’t know that they have diabetes? There are actually two types of Diabetes. Type 1 is when the body doesn’t produce any insulin, which can happen at any age for anyone. There are no known ways to prevent this type of Diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes is when the body cannot use the insulin that it produces, properly. This can develop at any age, but most cases ...

  • Firestarter Spolight - Abril Chavez

    Congratulations to Abril Chavez for receiving the Firestarter Award! Abril is one of our Referral Coordinators. Her peers would describe her as a respectful and hardworking team player. She does a great job of holding them accountable and encouraging them to do the best job possible. Recently, she was able to manage the whole department by herself for one week and continued to keep up with her ...

  • New and Faster Check-In Process

    We are launching a new and faster check-in process! Prior to your next appointment, you will receive a text message from us asking you to complete a health screening. It’s important to complete the health screening before coming in, so that your check-in process is quicker when you arrive! The pictures below show what the process will look like. Follow the instructions to learn how to ...

  • CBHA Receives Immunize Washington Award

    CBHA is honored to have received the Immunize Washington Award and would like to thank the Department of Health for this certification! The Immunize Washington Annual Award is given to medical clinics/medical practices for reaching immunization rates of 70% or higher on childhood and adolescent vaccines. This is the sixth year of the Immunize Washington provider recognition program, hosted by the ...

  • Firestarter Spolight - Diana Gomez

    Congratulations Diana Gomez on receiving the Firestarter Award! Imagine waking up to work a shift at two different jobs, having the willingness to work on the weekends to cover for another staff member, returning home after a long work day to care for two kids, juggling time between family and work, then going to bed knowing you have to do it all over again the next day. That is what Diana Gomez, ...

  • CBHA Receives Quality Improvement Awards

    Each year, HRSA recognizes health centers across the nation on their overall quality, efficiency, and value of the health care services. These awards recognize the highest performing health centers nationwide along with health centers that have made significant quality improvement gains from the previous year. Health Center Quality Leaders Award : We were one of only two health centers to receive ...

  • Dispose Your Unwanted Medications at Our Clinics

    Do you have medications in your home that have expired, or don’t need anymore, but don’t know what to do with them? We have a place where you can safely dispose of them. A Medication Disposal Kiosk is available at all of our clinic sites (Othello, Connell, Mattawa) where you can drop off your expired or unwanted medicines. Medications that are dropped in the kiosk are secured and ...

  • The Virtual Experience

    Not even a Pandemic will stop our awesome patients, families and friends from supporting childhood wellness, even in a virtual way. Though we faced some challenges this year, we are happy that with the support of our community, event sponsors and dedicated team we were able to successfully put on our 2020 Virtual 5K Color Run: Run for a Cause. “I think the most successful thing about this ...

  • COVID-19 FAQs--Spanish

    1. ¿Debería realizarme una prueba de detección de una infección actual? Depende. No es necesario que todas las personas se realicen la prueba de detección del COVID-19. Si usted tiene síntomas del COVID-19 y quiere que le hagan la prueba, primero llame a su proveedor de atención médica. Muchas personas tendrán una enfermedad leve y ...

  • COVID-19 FAQs--English

    1. Should I be tested for a current infection? Maybe; not everyone needs to be tested for COVID-19. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and want to get tested, call your healthcare provider first. Most people will have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care and may not need to be tested. CDC has guidance for who should be tested, but decisions about testing are made by state and ...

  • Welcome Shane Schmidt, Pediatric Dentist

    We would like to welcome Shane Schmidt, Pediatric Dentist to CBHA! Shane will be joining our dedicated team of dentist at our Othello Clinic. Dr. Schmidt grew up in the Columbia Basin area. He started his education at Columbia Basin College, then received his degree in Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Toledo Medical Center. His motivation to become a dentist came ...

  • X-Ray Services Available Now in Connell

    We are excited to announce the addition of our X-Ray service now available to patients in our Connell Clinic! In the past, we’ve had to refer patients who were needing x-rays out to our Othello Clinic, which is about 30 min away. This was an inconvenience for our patients to schedule extra time to drive there, but now our patients have the convenience of having this service in-house. Our ...

  • CBHA Parents as Teachers Program Receives LOSOS Prize for Innovation

    Our Family Services Department recently received the LOSOS Prize for Innovation through the Parents as Teachers Program! We are so excited that our Parents as Teachers (PAT) program was recognized for this prize! The PAT program serves pregnant and parenting teens and families in our communities. The goal is to improve the quality of life for our families by empowering them to become better ...

  • National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

    About 1 in 5 children in the United States has obesity. This month is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, giving us all a chance to learn about this serious health condition, and the ways that we can support children with their journey to good health. Children with obesity are at a higher risk of having other chronic health conditions like asthma, sleep apnea, bone and joint problems and ...

  • Firestarter Spotlight - Cassandra Botello

    Congratulations to Cassandra Botello for receiving the Firestarter Award! Cassandra is a Phlebotomist at our Othello Clinic. She was chosen for this award because of her accountability, workplace behavior, and excellence as a phlebotomist. She is always on top of her work, helping her co-workers when they need it and being there for her patients. Our patients enjoying having her as their ...

  • A Day in the Life of a... Community Health Worker

    Think about a time when you were lost or confused on how to do something. Whether it was, going through a pregnancy for the first time, learning how to be a parent, or accessing resources to help meet your needs. How did you overcome this challenge? Did someone help you along the way? In the communities we serve, many families face different struggles like these every day. They don’t have ...

  • 5 Steps to Helping Someone with Suicidal Thoughts

    Suicide isn’t a topic that anyone wants to talk about with a loved one, but it’s an important topic that we SHOULD be talking about. Here are 5 action steps that you can take to help someone who is having suicidal thoughts, and how they work. Ask Questions If you think someone is suicidal, the first step you need to take is ask them, “Are you thinking about suicide?” This ...

  • Welcome Dental Residents!

    We are excited to welcome two new dental residents to CBHA! Our residents will be at CBHA for a one full year practicing and bettering their skills. They will be working alongside our dentists, so you might see them at your next appointment! You may be wondering what exactly a Dental Resident can do. Here are some of the procedures they can do while under the supervision of our dental providers: ...

  • Welcome Loren Knebl, ARNP

    We would like to welcome Loren Knebl, ARNP to our CBHA team! Loren will be joining our Family Practice team at our Othello Clinic. Loren is originally from Colorado. His family enjoyed traveling a lot, and Loren decided that he wanted to do the same after graduating High School. “I went to Alaska after high school and worked on a fishing boat for a few months, then I went on to sell ...

  • Welcome Tiffany Carter, ARNP

    We would like to welcome Tiffany Carter, ARNP to CBHA! Tiffany will be joining our Family Practice team at our Wahluke Clinic. Tiffany grew up in South Carolina. “I have always been considered the compassionate helper in my family and among my friends. Pursuing a career in the medical field was destined.” She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of South ...

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