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The role of community health centers in addressing the opioid epidemic

Kaiser Family Foundation, July 30, 2018
Community health centers play an important role in efforts to address the opioid epidemic. In many communities, they are on the front lines of the epidemic and have become an important source of treatment for those with opioid use disorder (OUD). This issue brief presents findings from a 2018 survey of community health centers on health center activities related to the prevention and treatment of OUD. Read more »

Study: Death rate for the homeless on Boston's streets is 10 times higher than average

Boston Globe, July 30, 2018
Homeless people living on the street in Boston had a death rate nearly three times higher than those living in shelters and almost 10 times higher than the general Massachusetts population, a new study has found. Read more »

Back in Season: Local Farmer's Markets

Boston 10 TV, July 11, 2018
Here's the scoop on local farmers markets where you can get fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, baked goods and more! A top priority of the farmers market is to make fresh, high-quality healthy food available and accessible to everyone. Read more »

Beacon Hill scrambles to finish packed agenda

The Daily News, July 9, 2018
BOSTON - The state Legislature is entering the homestretch of its two-year session with a long to-do list and only three weeks to finish it. House and Senate leaders remain at odds over proposals to improve data privacy and consumer credit protections, tax and regulate short-term rentals, expand veterans benefits and overhaul the state’s health care system. Read more »

VA of Central Western Massachusetts receives $1.1M research grant

WWLP, July 6, 2018
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - The VA of Central Western Massachusetts was awarded a research grant for more than a million dollars. Twenty-five percent of veterans receive their health care from outside VA healthcare providers. This $1.1 million grant will allow the VA to research the care and make there are enough providers. Read more »

New Provincetown partnership aims to continue dental services For area residents, July 6, 2018
PROVINCETOWN - Due to the difficulty of maintaining a financially sustainable dental program in Provincetown, Outer Cape Health Services has partnered with Harbor Health Services Inc. to increase patient assistance at the OCHS Health Center. :We negotiated a great understanding that… [Harbor] will provide and bring in our dental program under their umbrella, and provide direction for dental, so that the services are available to the folks who live in the outer cape town… [so] they don't have to travel to Harwich," says Pat Nadle, CEO of Outer Cape Health. Read more »