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DotHouse Health hails milestones for employees, board at annual dinner; president highlights 'power of connection'

Dorchester Reporter, June 21, 2018
DotHouse Health held its annual dinner on June 14 to honor its employees and board members. The event, now in its 26th year, brings together the governing board and staff as the Fields Corner-based institution issues its annual report. Read more »

For the underserved, primary care landscape is changing

Worcester Business Journal, June 20, 2018
This spring, when UMass Memorial Health Care announced plans to close its two-physician Plumley Village Heath Services clinic at 116 Belmont St. in Worcester, many in the city were outraged. The clinic serves nearly 2,000 patients, many of them low-income people from surrounding neighborhoods who find it convenient and attentive to their specific needs. For example, its bilingual staff is particularly valuable to Spanish-speakers in the area. Read more »

Massachusetts House passes health care bill to help community hospitals, June 20, 2018
The Massachusetts House passed a major health care bill late Tuesday night. "We recognize the complex factors that are driving the health care marketplace right now and view this legislation as a smart, stabilizing mechanism to ensure residents in each corner of the Commonwealth have access to quality care throughout the changes," said House Speaker Robert DeLeo, D-Winthrop, in a statement. Read more »

AG Healey’s office funds summer jobs

Boston Globe, June 18, 2018
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced a large grant to over 90 organizations to fund summer jobs. The Democrat says Tuesday her office is awarding nearly $327,000 to 90 organizations across the state to fund temporary jobs for low-income teenagers focused on public health. Read more »

Here's how the Massachusetts House and Senate hope to tackle health care costs, June 18, 2018
The Massachusetts House Committee on Health Care Financing released a major bill last week aimed at containing health care costs. House lawmakers are expected to vote on the bill this week. The House bill would then have to be reconciled with a health care bill passed by the state Senate. Read more »

Cummings Foundation celebrates $100K for 100 grant recipients

Eastie Times, June 13, 2018
The Cummings Foundation held a gala celebration for the recipients of the organization’s $100K for 100 grant program on Thursday, June 7. The $100K for 100 program supports nonprofits that are based in and primarily serve Middlesex, Essex and Suffolk counties. Through this place-based initiative, Cummings Foundation aims to give back in the area where it owns commercial buildings, all of which are managed, at no cost to the Foundation, by its affiliate Cummings Properties. Read more »

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s Let’s Get Movin’ program kicks off community-supported agriculture program

Eastie Times, June 12, 2018
The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center's (EBNHC) Let's Get Movin' program is teaming up with local farms again this year to bring the Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program to Eastie. At last week's Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) meeting EBNHC’s Gabrielle Witham said the Health Center is set to kick off the CSA and registering interested clients now. Read more »