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Bringing the Community to the Clinic

Earlier this month, Dr. Randi Abramson shared the story of her journey to Bread for the City and our relationship with George Washington Sch0ol of Medicine and Health Sciences when she received the Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award at the Alpha Omega Alpha banquet and induction ceremony.

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2018 Stories: “This is the best place they ever made for Washington, DC.”

From medical and legal to advocacy and housing, we’re sharing some of our most impactful stories to close out 2018. Read on to learn more about BFC Housing Access Program client Dana Croskey.

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Dr. Randi Celebrates 25 Years of Service to the District

Please join us in congratulating our fearless leader Dr. Randi Abramson on a quarter century of service as our Chief Medical Officer!

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Cue Round of Applause!

YAY! With the help of neighbors like you, Bread for the City raised $26,926 on Do More 24!

And with our match, this means we raised a total of $51,926 in just 24 hours! We now have enough funding to move ahead with our plans to hire a dental hygienist who will help us care for approximately 200 more patients each year. WOW!

Thanks to you, the lights are on, our staff is here to work, and we’re able to continue helping our patients get the vital dental care they need.

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Stop Smoking! Stay Healthy!

Smoking is the most preventable cause of death in the United States and causes more deaths than HIV, alcohol, illegal drug use, car accidents, and gun related violence combined. Here at Bread for the City we take smoking cessation seriously.

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A one-year snapshot of BFC’s Behavioral Health Program

In September 2013, the Bread for the City primary care clinic launched an integrated-care behavioral health program in order to fill gaps in access to mental health services for our patients.

The full-time behavioral health specialist collaborates with the primary care clinic’s four medical providers to recognize, manage, and treat patients’ chronic behavioral health conditions, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse, and chronic pain.

Through short, solution-focused interventions, offered in conjunction with the primary care visit, the behavioral health specialist helps patients gain insight about their mental health and socio-emotional well-being; provides psycho education, delivers Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness-based coping strategies to help patients manage their symptoms and become full participants in their own treatment and recovery.