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'Health-y' breakfast: Greater New Bedford Community Health Center kicks off National Health Center Week

New Bedford Standard Times, August 15, 2017
NEW BEDFORD — To kick off National Health Center Week, the Greater New Bedford Community Health Center held a breakfast Monday featuring local legislators. While GNBCHC has almost 300 employees, it had just shy of 24,000 patients and about 90,000 visits last year, said new CEO Cheryl Bartlett. Read more »

Local organizations celebrating community health center week

Cape Cod Times (features health centers on the Cape and Islands), August 15, 2017
HARWICH PORT – Community Health Center Week is underway across the nation and Barnstable County. Community health centers have provided healthcare to residents on the Cape and Islands since the 1960 and there are currently five non-profit organizations providing services on the Cape and Martha’s Vineyard. Read more »

Dorchester's Daily Table: A grocery store on a mission

WGBH Radio's Under the Radar with Callie Crossley (mentions partnership with Codman Square Health Center), August 11, 2017
According to Project Bread, more than 266,000 households in Massachusetts are living with food insecurity – a lack of reliable access to a sufficient quantity of healthful, nutritious food. Daily Table, a unique grocery store in Dorchester, is trying to lower that number by offering healthful and fresh produce, proteins, prepared meals and pantry staples to its community at radically reduced prices. Read more »

CommonWealth Kitchen helps food businesses cook up success (mentions partnership with DotHouseHealth)

WGBH Radio's Under the Radar with Callie Crossley (mentions partnership with Codman Square Health Center), August 11, 2017
Dorchester's CommonWealth Kitchen isn't just a shared-kitchen space that's home to 50 local culinary businesses, most of which are owned by women, people of color and low-income residents of Massachusetts. It's also a place where entrepreneurs can learn more about the behind-the-scenes of the food industry and a space where they can collaborate and contribute to each other's work. Read more »

Berkshire Pediatrics joins CHP

Berkshire Eagle, August 7, 2017
GREAT BARRINGTON — Berkshire Pediatrics Associates of Pittsfield has joined the Community Health Programs network, the latest private medical practice to merge with the federally qualified health center organization. The merger, which officially occurred Aug. 1, adds 12,000 new patients and 33 new employees to the CHP system. CHP will provide administrative resources and other efficiencies to the pediatric practice. Read more »

Healey praises ruling that could help preserve health care subsidies

Boston Globe, August 2, 2017
President Trump has long brandished a weapon that could undermine key aspects of the Affordable Care Act, even if Congress failed to repeal the law: A threat to withhold subsidies that cover out-of-pocket health care costs for low-income people. Read more »

Baker backs down on demand to rein in MassHealth costs

Boston Globe, August 2, 2017
Governor Charlie Baker, backing away from a showdown with Democratic lawmakers, said Tuesday that he will sign legislation that imposes $200 million in higher fees on businesses to fund health care for the poor, even though the measure omits his plans for reining in the state’s Medicaid program. Read more »

Elizabeth Warren says Senate should improve existing health care system

Boston Globe, August 1, 2017
Days after a dramatic showdown in Washington over health care ended in defeat for Republicans, Senator Elizabeth Warren returned to Massachusetts to take a victory lap. At a round table at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center on Monday, Warren called her GOP colleagues’ failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act “a triumph for democracy” — and said it is time for senators to turn their attention to enhancing the existing health care system. Read more »

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