Newsroom - January

Flu severity in Massachusetts increases from moderate to high, health officials say, January 30, 2020
The severity of the flu in Massachusetts has increased from moderate to high, health officials announced this month. Read more »

Governor begins push to overhaul health care in Massachusetts

WCVB, January 28, 2020
State lawmakers have begun debating an ambitious plan to change health care in Massachusetts. The proposal submitted by Gov. Charlie Baker would significantly change how health care money is spent. Read more »

Massachusetts Department of Public Health issues coronavirus outbreak advisory to health care providers

Lowell Sun, January 23, 2020
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has issued a clinical advisory update to hospitals and other health care providers in the state on the Wuhan pneumonia outbreak linked to a novel coronavirus in Central China that has caused a number of deaths there and several hundred infections, some severe, as well as exported cases in other countries including South Korea, Thailand and Japan. Read more »

For half a century, taking care to next level (featuring Lowell CHC)

Lowell Sun, January 19, 2020
LOWELL - "My first impression of everyone I encountered was, 'We care.'" That's how Caroline Duong remembers her first experience at Lowell Community Health Center, when she sought care while pregnant with her 6-yearold son, Eliab. Read more »

Health Foundation grants deliver results across Central Mass.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette, January 18, 2020
Transportation is a public health issue. If you can't get to a job, to medical visits, to buy groceries or pick up a prescription, it affects your health. So do clean water, housing, high-quality child care and parenting support, job opportunities, education and access to healthy food. Read more »

Health care taking big bite of new income in Massachusetts

Worcester Telegram, January 14, 2020
BOSTON — For every additional dollar a Massachusetts family earned between 2016 and 2018, 39 cents of it went to health care, including copays, deductibles and both employer and employee spending on premiums. Read more »

Veterans report health as their No. 1 worry

EurekAlert!, January 2, 2020
(Boston) - Health concerns are the most important readjustment challenge facing veterans in the first year after they leave military service. Read more »