Feature Stories Archive

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Aug. 24, 2016:
CHCs Help Baker Administration Expand Reach of Opioid Core Competencies

Aug. 8, 2016:
Incubators of Innovation: Our Nation's Community Health Centers

June 17, 2016:
HHS awards $5.4 million to 15 MA health centers to expand oral health services

Apr. 4, 2016:
GE Commits $50m to Empower Boston's Students, Build Capabilities & Careers, And Improve Health; Pledges $15 million to Community Health Centers

Mar. 11, 2016:
HHS awards $6.8 million to 20 Massachusetts health centers to help treat prescription opioid abuse

Jan. 12, 2016:
More than Medicine: MA Community Health Centers Deliver on the Future, Today

Dec. 21, 2015:
Health Center O&E Staff Continue to Play Major Role in Health Connector's Success

Nov. 24, 2015:
Med School Grads Not Prepared for Modern Healthcare, Say One in Two Health Center Advocates

Sept. 25, 2015:
Mayor Walsh, NHP, Partners and the League Announce $6 Million in Grants to Community Health Centers

Aug. 9, 2015:
Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers Celebrates 50th Year of Health Center Movement Launched in Boston

July 24, 2015:
Redetermine Data Shows 93 Percent Still Eligible for MassHealth, Connector Subsidies

June 6, 2015:
Outstanding Health Center Employees Honored at League's 2015 Gala

Apr. 14, 2015:
Health Center Clinicians & Program Staff Recognized for Immunization Work

Apr. 8, 2015:
Report: Health Centers Save Massachusetts More Than $1 Billion Annually

Mar. 9, 2015:
Health Center O&E Staff Play Major Role in Health Connector's Success

Mar. 9, 2015:
Sold-Out League Board Symposium Focuses on History, Compliance & Health

Feb. 13, 2015:
Health Connector Pushes Deadline for Health Insurance Applications to Feb. 23

Jan. 12, 2015:
Practical Aspects of Implementing Hepatitis C Virus Screening in Community Health Centers

Jan. 8, 2015:
Community Health Center Physician-Leader Monica Bharel Chosen to Head MA DPH

Nov. 18, 2014:
Boston Health Care for the Homeless and East Boston NHC Make Globe's 2014 Top Places to Work List

Nov. 14, 2014:
Second Launch of ACA Coverage Expansions off to Strong Start

Oct. 30, 2014:
Statement on the passing of Mayor Thomas M. Menino

Oct. 16, 2014:
League Welcomes Beloved Fitzgerald Youth Sports Institute to its Family of Programs

Oct. 15, 2014:
Access is the Answer Advocacy Alert

Oct. 3, 2014:
I Vote, I Count Posters Now Available For Download

Sept. 4, 2014:
NASHP Recognizes Two High-Performing MA Health Centers

Aug. 11, 2014:
Secretary Polanowicz Kicks-Off Health Center Week; Tours Six Massachusetts Community Health Centers

Aug. 4, 2014:
9 Health Centers Awarded Behavioral Health Integration Funding

July 30, 2014:
Governor Patrick, Secretary Polanowicz Visit Brockton Neighborhood Health Center

July 3, 2014:
Health Center Outreach Workers Recognized for Heroic Efforts

July 3, 2014:
National Association of Community Health Centers Expands Outreach to Hire Veterans

June 13, 2014:
2014 Kraft Center Symposium Celebrates Next Generation of Health Center Leaders

June 5, 2014:
HRSA Releases FY 2014 Health Center Expanded Services Supplemental Funding Opportunity

June 5, 2014:
Neighborhood Health Plan, Partners HealthCare, and the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers Announce $6 Million in Grants for CHCs

Apr. 17, 2014:
Governor Patrick Announces $2 Million in Workforce Grants at Lynn CHC

Apr. 17, 2014
MA Health Centers and the League Profiled by RCHN Community Health Foundation

Feb. 26, 2014
Walsh, Coakley Join League Membership Meeting

Jan. 29, 2014
17 MA Health Centers Awarded State Funding as Leaders & Participants in Partnerships to Promote Health, Wellness

Nov. 8, 2013:
MA Receives $3.5 Million in ACA Funding to Support New Federal Health Center Sites; Funding will Create Primary Care Access for 24,500 More Residents

Oct. 1, 2013:
Ready. Set. Launch! MA Health Centers Ready for Start of ACA Enrollment

Sept. 13, 2013:
League Joins with MA DPH to Highlight Preparedness

Sept. 13, 2013:
Hunt Receives NACHC Leadership Award

Aug. 21, 2013:
National Health Center Week Spotlight: NHP, Partners and League Announce Grants to Cape Centers

Aug. 11, 2013:
Governor Patrick Marks National Health Center Week; Issues Proclamation Declaring MA Health Centers as Models for Reform

June 21, 2013:
McGovern, Johnston and 6 Health Center Heroes Honored as Marvels of Massachusetts

Apr. 30, 2013:
Sen. Moore joins Health Centers at State House; Centers promote need for state investments in proven model of care

Apr. 22, 2013:
In Face of Terror, Communities Unite in Compassion and Strength

Apr. 2, 2013:
Community Health Centers and Boston Moves For Health Promote Fitness and Better Health with Flash Mob Walk, Zumba Class on City Hall Plaza

Mar. 22, 2013:
Congress Ensures Funding in Fiscal Year 2013 for Health Centers

Feb. 28, 2013:
Health centers subject to major cuts if federal budget sequester takes effect; Could impede MA efforts to expand care to more patients in need

Feb. 6, 2013:
Health Center Leader Testifies Before Senate Panel

Jan. 16, 2013:
NHP, Partners and the League Announce $4.25 Million in First Round Grants for Health Centers

Jan. 14, 2013:
Community Health Centers vaccinate more than 6,000 people as they answer Mayor Menino's call to organize emergency flu clinics across the city

Dec. 3, 2012:
League, NHP, ADA and Boston Health Centers Team Up to Raise Diabetes Awareness

Nov. 8, 2012:
NeighborCare Media Campaign Launches

Oct. 22, 2012:
Kraft Center Recruiting Next Round of Fellows and Practitioners; Applications Due November 15th

Oct. 1, 2012:
Neighborhood Health Plan, Partners HealthCare and the League announce up to $90 million in grants for CHCs

Aug. 8, 2012:
Community health centers perform equal to or better than private practice PCPs

June 29, 2012:
Supreme Court upholds ACA

June 26, 2012:
Patrick-Murray Administration announces $3 million in awards to hospitals and community health centers to enhance innovative care efforts throughout the state

May 11, 2012:
Boston road race funds first colon cancer educational program for Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers

May 1, 2012:
Massachusetts to receive $33,716,628 in grants from the new health care law for community health centers

Apr. 10, 2012:
League Community Health Institute Program & online registration now available

Mar. 9, 2012:
Governor and other state leaders recognize health centers as innovators in patient-centered care

Feb. 2, 2012:
Community health centers roll out quality improvement results

Jan. 11, 2012:
Health Center Special Projects grant application now available online; NHSC Loan Repayment Program application cycle now open

Dec. 14, 2011:
2,000 Items in 2 Weeks: League launches food drive for CHC food pantries

Dec. 1, 2011:
World Aids Day 2011: Getting to zero

Nov. 9, 2011:
Kraft Family Center rolls out first of several health center-based initiatives

Oct. 12, 2011:
Supporters urged to join Oct. 13 national call-in effort to preserve federal funding for community health centers

Aug. 8, 2011:
Study: MA patients choose health center care

June 17, 2011:
Health plans, League make $40K contribution to Tornado Relief Fund

June 10, 2011:
League launches relief fund for Caring Health Center and other centers affected by devastating June 1st storms

June 6, 2011:
Tornadoes damage Springfield's Caring Health Center

May 25, 2011:
Victoria Reggie Kennedy to be honored at June 3 League Gala

May 11, 2011:
Community health centers provide update to legislators on patient-centered initiatives

Apr. 12, 2011:
Governor marks 5th anniversary of health reform at Dorchester House

Mar. 9, 2011:
Governor praises health centers as models for reform

Feb. 22, 2011:
MA health centers recognized as model for new approach to care delivery

Feb. 8, 2011:
Spotlight: Patricia Hao, Codman Square Health Center, Inc.

Feb. 1, 2011:
Winter Weather Alert

Jan. 18, 2011:
League launches seasonal flu vaccination campaign through social media

Jan. 12, 2011:
Kraft family makes $20 million grant to attract primary care providers to health centers

Dec. 14, 2010:
Geiger Gibson CHC marks 45 years as nation's first health center

Dec. 7, 2010:
National Influenza Vaccination Week

Nov. 30, 2010:
Nations mark World AIDS Day

Nov. 30, 2010:
Fenway Health at forefront of U.S. study demonstrating effectiveness of new HIV prevention tool

Oct. 8, 2010:
Massachusetts community health centers receive $43.5 million in federal construction grants

Sept. 9, 2010:
Massachusetts health center news roundup: Senator Brown visits Brockton Neighborhood Health Center; Hunt, Walczak, Williams, Morrison recognized by BBJ as Health Care Champions; Hafer, Abrams, Iselin and Murray receive Rx for Excellence awards

Aug. 26, 2010:
Great Brook Valley Health Center renamed in Senator Kennedy's honor

Aug. 25, 2010:
In remembrance of a champion

Aug. 17, 2010:
MA leaders help mark National Health Center Week

Aug. 8, 2010:
Massachusetts marks National Health Center Week

June 18, 2010:
Governor meets with community health centers;
Praises use, impact of stimulus funds

Apr. 22, 2010:
H. Jack Geiger, physician-activist and community health center founder, visits Boston health centers

Mar. 25, 2010:
Health centers provide update to state legislators, staff members

Mar. 25, 2010:
President signs national health reform into law

Mar. 9, 2010:
CHCs meet with MA congressional delegation;
Voice support for national health reform

Mar. 9, 2010:
Lynn Community Health Center dentist hailed as hero

Feb. 19, 2010:
Governor hears about the benefits of stimulus funding during visit to Joseph M. Smith Community Health Center

Feb. 19, 2010:
GWU study: Health centers providing robust return on stimulus investment

Jan. 20, 2010:
Community health centers working with state on Haiti relief efforts

Jan. 20, 2010:
Governor Patrick announces $1 million for H1N1 outreach to communities of color

Jan. 8, 2010:
Boston Public Health Commission honors
community health centers and the League

Dec. 22, 2009:
Community health centers mark 44-year anniversary

Dec. 9, 2009:
Massachusetts health centers receive $80 million
in federal stimulus funds

Dec. 1, 2009:
World AIDS Day marked through remembrance
of Ryan White

Nov. 13, 2009:
HealthCorps members begin another program year

Nov. 5, 2009:
League rolls out SEARCH Program

Oct. 26, 2009:
Helpful hints: H1N1 in the workplace

Oct. 12, 2009:
League partners with area medical schools for
National Primary Care Week

Oct. 8, 2009:
RWJ recognizes Lowell CHC employee's work to expand health access for Southeast Asian immigrants

Sept. 30, 2009:
League receives national recognition for loan
repayment program

Sept. 25, 2009:
Back to school: League-Suffolk Program in 9th year

Sept. 14, 2009:
Survey: Federal stimulus funds alone will not address
health center capital needs

Sept. 11, 2009:
WBUR Radio features Upham's Corner & MA League

Aug. 26, 2009:
Statement of James W. Hunt, Jr. on the passing
of Senator Edward M. Kennedy

Aug. 17, 2009:
League honors AmeriCorps HealthCorps volunteers;
efforts recognized during health center week

Aug. 10, 2009:
Massachusetts hosts National Health Center Week;
League launches new website


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