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Hunt Community Health and Public Service Scholarship application deadline May 18th

MA League of CHCs, March 29, 2018
The Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers is pleased to announce the availability of the Hunt Scholarship. This $2,000 cash scholarship awarded to a student at the undergraduate level who displays a genuine interest in community and public health through either academic study or volunteer service. Established in 1992, the Hunt Scholarship was named in honor of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers' long-standing Chief Executive Officer, James W. Hunt, Jr., who first joined the health center movement in 1972 through volunteer participation on a community health center board and who rose to become, and still is, the President and CEO of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers. Read more »

Fentanyl-laced cocaine becoming a deadly problem among drug users

NPR, March 25, 2018
A pipe was the only sign of drug use found near Chris Bennett's body in November. But it looked like the 32-year-old Taunton, Mass., native had stopped breathing and died of an opioid overdose. Bennett's mother, Liisa, couldn't understand what happened. Then she saw the toxicology report. Read more »

Massachusetts General Hospital taps population health tools for better chronic care

Health Tech Magazine, March 23, 2018
Providers admit that improving population health outcomes is more difficult than it sounds. Yet, it's necessary, not only because of the move toward value-based care, but also for managing the health needs of a growing and aging population. Read more »

MassHealth restructured, begins student loan repayment program for health care providers

Boston Business Journal, March 28, 2018
In order to structure MassHealth into smaller care organizations, $37 million was given to improve existing programs in primary care and behavioral health across Massachusetts. As a part of this, they will allocate a portion of their federal funding for a student loan repayment program for health professionals who are involved with this. Read more »

Highly trained and educated, some foreign-born doctors still can’t practice medicine in the US

WESA FM, March 22, 2018
Consuelo LĂłpez de Padilla fits the profile of a doctor with top-of-the-line medical training. She spent 15 years in her native Venezuela studying medicine and working as a doctor. In 2001, she left the Andean hills of her home country for the frigid flatlands of southern Minnesota to spend three years researching at one of the world’s most prestigious health centers, the Mayo Clinic. Read more »

State to pay doctors' student loans to lure them to community health centers

The Daily Free Press, March 20, 2018
MassHealth is offering to pay doctors' student loans to entice physicians to work for community health centers and community mental health centers. Read more »

MassDevelopment issues $7 million bond to East Boston Neighborhood Health Center

New England Real Estate Journal, March 2, 2018
Revere, MA MassDevelopment has issued a $7 million tax-exempt bond for East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Corp. (EBNHC), a primary care health center. EBNHC will use bond proceeds to buy and demolish the former Veterans of Foreign Wars social club in order to build, furnish, and equip a single-story, 15,000 s/f building that will house Revere Neighborhood PACE, which stands for Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. The building will include a medical clinic and spaces for physical therapy, recreational therapy, and social services. Read more »

Health care providers brace for confusion as new Mass. Medicaid rules are rolled out

Boston Globe, March 1, 2018
More than 800,000 Massachusetts Medicaid recipients enter a new era Thursday with the rollout of sweeping changes that are designed to improve care and save money - but that could cause initial confusion and disruption. Read more »

Massachusetts healthcare spending varies widely

Boston Business Journal, March 1, 2018
The highest-cost providers in Massachusetts spent nearly a third more per patient than their lowest-cost peers, mirroring the widespread cost variation found in markets throughout the country. Read more »