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Baker Polito Administration Awards $21 Million in Climate Change Funding to Cities and Towns

Mass.gov, August 31, 2021
93% of Communities Participating in Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program Read more »

New president named at Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston.com, August 30, 2021
Dr. David F. M. Brown will take over from longtime MGH President Dr. Peter Slavin on Sept. Read more »

Mass. community health centers conduct more than 1M telehealth visits

Healthcareitnews.com, August 26, 2021
one million visits demonstrates the capabilities of health centers to meet their patients needs. Read more »

Pfizer's COVID Vaccine Gets Full Approval From The FDA

Npr.org, August 23, 2021
The Food and Drug Administration has formally approved Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The widely anticipated decision replaces the emergency use authorization granted by the agency last December. Read more »

Mass. community health centers conduct more than 1M telehealth visits

Healthcareitnews.com, August 26, 2021
one million visits demonstrates the capabilities of health centers to meet their patients needs. Read more »

Acting Mayor Janey issues indoor mask mandate for Boston

Bostonglobe.com, August 20, 2021
In a decision met with both praise and pushback, Acting Mayor Kim Janey announced a mask mandate for indoor public places in Boston Read more »

Becerra makes momentous visit to Greater Lawrence Family Health Center

Eagletribune.com, August 17, 2021
Ninety-nine percent plus of those Americans who are dying due to COVID today are unvaccinated Read more »

I strongly believe in the COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness and have supported the immunization campaign.

itemlive.com, August 17, 2021
We are lucky to live in Massachusetts, with a vaccination rate high enough to prevent a devastating society-wide outbreak. It means our emergency rooms are available for other life Read more »

Massachusetts grew older, less white, more populous

boston.com, August 12, 2021
Those identifying as white alone in Massachusetts not Hispanic or Latino declined from 76.1% in 2010 to 67.6% in 2020. Read more »

EBNHC President CEO Manny Lopes to leave Health Center for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

eastietimes.com, August 11, 2021
TNeighborhood Health Center President and CEO Manny Lopes will leave the Health Center to become Executive Vice President of Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts. Read more »

How Insurers Can Advance Health Equity Under the Affordable Care Act

commonwealthfund.org, August 10, 2021
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes many requirements that advance health equity in the commercial coverage market Read more »

Over 2 million Mass. residents arent vaccinated

Bostonglobe.com, August 05, 2021
More than 70 percent of the population has received one dose an enviable rate compared to many parts of the country Read more »

Bringing The COVID-19 Vaccine To Boston Hardest-Hit Communities Is A Battle Against Hesitancy, Misinformation

wgbh.org, August 09, 2021
After a Sunday service at the Church of God Christian Life Center in Dorchester, parishioners trickled into a pop-up clinic in the back room Read more »

Map: CDC indoor mask guidance now applies to all but one Massachusetts county

bostonglobe.com, August 09, 2021
Thirteen counties in Massachusetts have substantial COVID-19 transmission rates, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, qualifying them for the agency's indoor mask guidance. Read more »

More minority patients getting vaccinated at community health centers, say federal officials

washingtonpost.com, August 09, 2021
Federally funded community health centers have administered nearly 14 million doses of coronavirus vaccines, including about 9 million doses to minority patients, the Biden administration is set to announce Monday Read more »

A Proclamation on National Health Center Week, 2021

whitehouse.gov, August 06, 2021
In 1965, our Nation launched its first community health centers to improve the lives and well-being of Americans regardless of their ability to pay. Read more »

Over 2 million Mass. residents aret vaccinated. What will it take to persuade the holdouts?

bostonglobe.com, August 05, 2021
As COVID-19 cases rise in Massachusetts, threatening the states recovery, a key question looms Read more »

DPH Guidance for the Order of the Commissioner of Public Health regarding the requirement for nursing home personnel to Be Vaccinated against COVID-19

mass.gov, August 04, 2021
DPH Guidance for the Order of the Commissioner of Public Health regarding the requirement for nursing home personnel to Be Vaccinated against COVID-19 Read more »

Attleboro health center to offer walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations

thesunchronicle.com, August 03, 2021
Manet Community Health Center, 8 North Main St is offering vaccines from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays starting this week.. Read more »