Focus Area: Risks to Adolescent Health
Charles B. Wang Community Health Center
New York, NY
Matthew is a Research and Evaluation Associate for the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center. In this position, Matthew has worked on a range of projects that have contributed to the Health Center’s mission to provide high quality and affordable health care to the underserved, with a specific focus on Asian Americans. One of Matthew’s main responsibilities is to provide program evaluation support to the Health Center’s various programs. Evaluation projects that he has worked on have included: an evaluation of a Hepatitis B health education comic book; an evaluation of a parents of children with special needs skills training program; and evaluations of youth programs implemented by the Health Center’s Teen Resource Center (TRC).
The Charles B. Wang Community Health Center (“the Health Center”) was founded in 1971 as a volunteer-run free clinic that has since evolved into a Federally Qualified Health Center and Level III Patient Centered Medical Home. The Health Center provides high quality, affordable, and culturally competent health care services to the Asian American community in 5 locations in New York City – 3 sites in Manhattan’s historic Chinatown and 2 sites in Flushing, Queens. The majority of the Health Center’s patients are low-income, limited English proficient, Asian Americans with limited options for accessing affordable, culturally competent healthcare.