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Community Health Care Van Serving the Underserved Community With New Mission

The Community Health Care Van, a mobile medical clinic created by Yale School of Medicine's Rick Altice, MD, professor of medicine (infectious diseases), recently repurposed its activities to assist with combating the COVID-19 epidemic in vulnerable neighborhoods in the New Haven community.

"The Community Health Care Van has long been committed to the local community, providing free care for people without access, with or without insurance, and for many who have a mistrust of the healthcare system," said Altice. "We are poised to help reduce community transmission by providing community support to enhance physical distancing while also providing support and care to mothers and their newborns while we are in the community."

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Published: Sunday, May 10, 2020