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Mansi Kachalia James

Allergist/Immunologist Mansi Kachalia James, DO, joins PCHC

Dr Mansi K JamesDr. Mansi Kachalia James, a board certified Allergist/Immunologist, has joined the Providence Community Health Centers and will work from our new specialty clinic site at Randall Square, where she hopes to begin offering a wide variety of services including environmental skin testing, drug and food allergy testing and oral challenges.

Dr. James completed a two-year ACGME-accredited Allergy and Immunology Fellowship from Baylor College of Medicine, where she served as co-Chief Fellow. She completed her Pediatric residency at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass., following her graduation from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

During her fellowship, Dr. James gained in-depth clinical experience in allergic and asthmatic diseases, congenital and acquired immunodeficiency, and systemic inflammatory and immunologic disorders. She has worked on a number of research projects and has several health-related volunteer experiences to her credit from India and Ghana to Florida. Before starting medical school, Dr. James spent two years as a licensed teacher with Teach for America, working with children in low income communities to reduce the education gap.

Community Health Advocates

Community Health Advocates helping patients find housing

Community Health Advocates

Every day, the health of individuals is impacted by their social status, stress, early life, economic opportunities, safety of community and workplace, and availability of quality schooling, food and transportation.

These social determinants of health (SDOH) are the economic and social conditions that influence individual and group differences in health status.

Our Community Health Advocate (CHA) team has worked aggressively to help patients address these issues. Most recently, our CHA’s have partnered with RIHousing and ONE Neighborhood builders to place patients in long-term living situations, recently enrolling the sixth patient in permanent housing. Over the summer, the partnership enrolled its first family in housing, a mother and her three children who had been homeless for the past four years.

The CHA’s role is to support the patient in their transition from homelessness to ensure they stay housed and engaged with their primary care team. The CHA assists with the lease signing, utilities set up, finding furniture/donations, checking in on rent payments, applying for SSI and SNAP, finding employment and transportation. They do this through weekly follow-up visits with the patients. Thank you to our CHA team for partnering with others to change the lives of people in the community.

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