Saud Anwar

State Senator

Saud Anwar

Deputy President Pro Tempore

Working For You

November 4, 2019

Senator Anwar Tours Hartford Community Health Center Pediatrics

SOUTH WINDSOR – State Senator Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor), a leader of the Federally Qualified Healthcare Center Legislative Caucus, toured on Monday the Hartford-located pediatric center operated by Community Health Center, Inc. In his time visiting the site and speaking with officials, Sen. Anwar discussed best practices moving forward for future meetings of the FQHCLC.

“It was heartwarming to see the work that the Pediatrics office of Hartford’s Community Health Center, Inc. has been doing to take care of the underserved community, especially the most vulnerable in the community, the children,” said Sen. Anwar. “Investment in the health of children has high long-term benefits, not only for their well-being but for their future potential. I’m glad the CHC is working in pediatrics and look forward to making sure the state does its part to help them achieve their goals through my work on the Federally Qualified Healthcare Center Legislative Caucus.”

“I’d like to thank Senator Anwar for coming by and for his interest in the population we care for, the underserved and those in need, not only here in our community of Hartford and East Hartford, but all across the state,” said Mark Masselli, founder, president and CEO of Community Health Center, Inc. “We appreciate his commitment to those in need and welcome a partnership with him as he leads the FQHCLC.”

Sen. Anwar toured the Pediatric Center with Masselli and other CHC leaders before a discussion between them about the FQHCLC and what matters are most pressing to the healthcare provider, which has more than 200 locations statewide, providing for more than 145,000 patients, both adults and children, across Connecticut.

CHC’s Hartford Pediatrics location provides healthcare for children from infancy to the age of 21, and leaders discussed many of the issues impacting their health, including treatments for chronic conditions including asthma and diabetes, having regular physicals and receiving medical treatment when ill.

Sen. Anwar plans to use the tour and discussion to guide his decision-making regarding future meetings of the FQHCLC, which sees legislators work side-by-side with members of the healthcare community to achieve better outcomes.