Newsroom - November 2022

Gov. Charlie Baker, Massachusetts leaders discuss progress made in opioid epidemic, November 29, 2022
Gov. Charlie Baker held a roundtable with state leaders, advocates and families Tuesday to discuss the progress Massachusetts has made in combating the opioid epidemic. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, Attorney General and Gov.-Elect Maura Healey and Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders also took part in the roundtable discussion in Quincy. The state leaders spoke about the Commonwealth's progress in recovery program investment and destigmatizing opioid-use disorder. Opioid overdoses, however, have still increased dramatically and remain at elevated levels, especially following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more »

Michael Curry on BPR | Nov. 28, 2022, November 28, 2022
Michael Curry discussed Gov. Charlie Baker's administration's $130 million health worker loan repayment program, and Boston schools losing approximately 15,000 Black students in the past 20 years. Read more »

Here are the Healey administration's transition policy committees, November 18, 2022
"Safe and Healthy Communities for All Ages" will examine how to build safe communities and increase access to critical community health resources, including mental health supports and substance use recovery services. The co-chairs are Michael Curry, president and CEO of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, and Aisha Miller, vice president of Related Beal. Read more »

$130 million made available for health worker loan repayment, November 17, 2022
Michael Curry discussed ways to improve equity in healthcare services as well as the latest racist comments from Senator Tommy Tuberville during a Trump rally. Read more »

Some Health Care, Human Services Workers in Mass. Could Have Loans Repaid By the State, November 17, 2022
Social workers, physicians, nurses, psychiatrists, substance use recovery coaches and others who work in community health centers will be able to apply next month to have the state repay between $12,500 and $300,000 worth of loans as part of a $130 million program the Baker administration announced Thursday. Using money from the American Rescue Plan Act and the Opioid Recovery and Remediation Trust Fund, the administration has contracted with the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers to implement the loan repayment program meant to support and retain workers in the behavioral health and primary care fields. Read more »