Newsroom - April

League job posting: Oral Health Program Manager

Mass League of CHCs, April 13, 2018
Purpose of the Position: As the Oral Health Program Manager, you will work closely with community health center (CHC) oral health programs throughout the state of Massachusetts. Develop and coordinate activities, programs, and trainings that help our health centers engage in oral health best practices and integration. We are currently seeking enthusiastic candidates with great organizational, project management and communication skills. If you are a great presenter you will have the opportunity to utilize those skills at local and national meetings, trainings and information sessions. Use your networking abilities to work collaboratively with other organizations, such as the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, local and regional agencies, health care facilities, coalitions and foundations. This rewarding and challenging position will allow you to use your interpersonal, technical and team-building skills to make a difference in the public healthcare community. Read more »

Mass. General to partner with Maine health system

Boston Globe, April 26, 2018
Massachusetts General Hospital has signed an agreement to partner with one of Maine’s largest health care systems, the latest move by the Boston hospital and its parent company, Partners HealthCare, to expand across New England. Read more »

Editorial: Wellness Center aims to better health of residents, Greenfield

Greenfield Recorded, April 24, 2018
That about 100 local and state politicians and regional medical leaders attended the official opening of the Greenfield Center for Wellness on Main Street supports the belief the $6 million facility will be the next big thing for the city. Read more »

In the news: Michael Curry

The Bay State Banner, April 20, 2018
Attorney Michael Curry was recently promoted to Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (the Mass League), which represents over 50 community health centers and over 988,000 patients across the state. Read more »

Compromise reached on bills to expand access to dental care in Massachusetts that 'could be a model for the rest of the country'

NPR, April 25, 2018
BOSTON -- A years-long effort to create a mid-level dental practitioner in Massachusetts just gained new steam, after the Massachusetts Dental Society reached a compromise with advocates for the bill, which emerged from a key legislative committee on Tuesday. Read more »

A Sign of the Times: An increase in new HIV diagnoses in northeast Massachusetts is a likely effect – and indicator – of the nationwide opioid epidemic

US News & World Report, April 18, 2018
Massachusetts health care providers continue to question what exactly led to a surge in HIV cases in the northeast portion of the state last year, as officials try to limit the virus' spread and federal authorities arrive soon to assist in a Bay State probe. Read more »

Rep Katherine Clark visits RHS Health Center

Revere Journal, April 13, 2018
U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark came to Revere High School last Friday afternoon to learn more about the collaboration between Massachusetts General Health and Revere High School. Read more »

Community health cnters use telehealth to boost specialty consults

mHealthIntelligence, April 12, 2018
A unique partnership in Washington is using telehealth to connect physicians in 20 community health centers with volunteer doctors across the country for specialist consults. Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW), a not-for-profit plan created by the health centers 25 years ago to serve Medicare and Medicaid populations, is working with the MAVEN (Medical Alumni Volunteer Expert Network) Project, a Massachusetts-based organization that pairs volunteer physicians in a broad range of specialties with primary care providers working with underserved populations. Read more »

Beth Israel-Lahey merger scores Massachusetts approval

Modern Healthcare, April 5, 2018
The planned merger between Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Lahey Health won approval by a key Massachusetts board. Read more »

School-based health center opens at Worcester East Middle School

Worceser Telegram, April 4, 2018
WORCESTER - City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. had a tear in his eye Wednesday morning as he recalled meeting a first-grade girl at one of the city’s elementary schools. The girl had been caught stealing milk to bring home to her 4-year-old brother because her single mother worked as a prostitute, Mr. Augustus told the crowd at Worcester East Middle School. Read more »