Charles River Community Health website just won a Best of Category Award (Medical) from the Interactive Media Awards!
In order to win this award level, our site successfully passed through a comprehensive judging process, achieving very high marks in each of the judging criteria. We would like to thank our website design partner, Corey McPherson Nash, who did such a good job with our website!
The Student Leadership Committee of the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care hosted a seminar for their Community Health in Action series, and our Associate Director Francisca Guevara spoke eloquently about her many years of experience, working closely with vulnerable populations and the vital role of community health workers in improving the health outcomes of our community. We are glad to be invited to participate in this event, and we hope that Francisca’s sharing has inspired a new generation of doctors, nurse practitioners and other health professionals to work in community health!
Last night at William James College’s annual gala, our Director of Behavioral Health Jose Morrell accepted a Community Service & Teaching Award on behalf of the health center; honoring the 14 year partnership that CRCH has had with the College.
Through our partnership with WJC, we train students to work in an integrated healthcare setting and meet the needs of an underserved patient population. The collaboration with WJC is what has enabled a substantial growthin our Behavioral Health department, and now we can serve more patients than ever before.
Our Executive Director Liz Browne is in DC this week (and here with MA’s own Senator Warren!), joining the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) to advocate for all community health centers across the country.
As we are all aware, there have been many recent proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act, and their potential effect on community health centers like CRCH and our patients. Our Executive Director Elizabeth Browne was interviewed by local TV station WBZ-TV to talk about these potential challenges. Check out the video here.
Charles River Community Health received a grant to use patient navigators/community health workers to improve care for patients with complex care needs. Funding was made available to advance care coordination, enhance patient outcomes, and increase provider, staff, and trainee satisfaction. Projects are to help catalyze the transformation to high functioning, team-based primary care practices serving the most vulnerable patients and communities. Grantees attended a conference at Harvard Medical School yesterday to report on their progress and continue to work toward achieving their goals.
The health center thanks the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care, the Kraft Center for Community Health Leadership, and the Massachusetts League of Community Health Center for funding this project.