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COVID-19: Clinicians Ramp Up Testing, Outreach, Contact Tracing, Partnerships to Support Farmworker Health

Migrant Clinicians Network, June 24, 2020
In Immokalee, Florida, the nation's tomato capital, the coronavirus has taken hold, with almost 1,000 cases recorded since April. Read more »

Instagram Founders' Website: Mass. Has Lowest COVID-19 Transmission Rate In The Country

WBUR, June 22, 2020
Massachusetts now has the lowest COVID-19 transmission rate of any state in the country, according to a website that has been compiling state data and tracking transmission trends. Read more »

Coronavirus Disproportionately Impacting Black, Hispanic Residents in Mass., Data Shows

NBC Boston, June 21, 2020
Black and Hispanic residents of Massachusetts are more than three times more likely to become infected with the coronavirus than white residents, new data shows. Read more »

A Statement on Equitable Health Access

MA League of CHCs, June 19, 2020
A joint statement by CEO James W. Hunt Jr. and Board Chair Sue Joss. Read more »

Brockton Neighborhood Health Center keeps up testing fight in coronavirus hot spot

The Enterprise, June 16, 2020
Employees of Brockton Neighborhood Health Center have been in the trenches for the past 2 1/2 months getting people tested for the coronavirus in a community that’s been one of the hardest hit in the state. Read more »

Forced by the pandemic, health care plunges into the digital age

The Boston Globe, June 12, 2020
For the past three months, the majority of doctor visits in Massachusetts have occurred far from a doctor's office. Read more »

Close, Sell, Consolidate? Tough Prognosis For Some Massachusetts Health Care Providers

WBUR, June 11, 2020
A year ago, Dr. Kate Atkinson took a big plunge. She borrowed $2 million to open a second branch of Atkinson Family Practice. Read more »

Focus shifts to racial disparities in the health of mothers as lawmakers respond to coronavirus pandemic, calls for racial justice

MassLive, June 10, 2020
Discussions on racial disparities in maternal mortality rates are gaining traction on Beacon Hill on the heels of the coronavirus pandemic and mounting calls for racial justice during protests against police brutality. Read more »

Aiming To Address Disparities, Mass. Gov. Baker Agrees To Enhanced COVID-19 Reporting Law

NEPR, June 08, 2020
Elder care facilities in Massachusetts will have to make daily reports on their COVID-19 cases, and a new task force will be formed to recommend ways to address health disparities during the pandemic under a law Governor Charlie Baker signed Sunday night. Read more »

A Statement on Racial Injustice

MA League of CHCs, June 08, 2020
A joint statement by CEO James W. Hunt Jr. and Board Chair Sue Joss. Read more »

Shutdowns prevented 60 million coronavirus infections in the U.S., study finds

The Washington Post, June 08, 2020
Shutdown orders prevented about 60 million novel coronavirus infections in the United States and 285 million in China, according to a research study published Monday that examined how stay-at-home orders and other restrictions limited the spread of the contagion. Read more »

Amid ambitious state plan, coronavirus testing rate sinks to new levels

The Boston Globe, June 08, 2020
The number of coronavirus tests in Massachusetts stands at the lowest rate in months, even as other nearby states have stepped up their efforts to the highest levels yet. Read more »

Bluestream Health and CommonWealth Purchasing Group Partner to Bring Much-Needed Virtual Care to the Nation's Underserved Population

The Salamanca Press, June 01, 2020
NEW YORK, June 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- This past month, CommonWealth Purchasing Group and Bluestream Health announced a partnership to bring a virtual care solution scoped specifically to CPG's FQHC member base. Read more »