• January 11 2019,  Revere

    CHA, community health organizations receive grant from Mass. AG to distribute food to needy families

    Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB), Good Measures, LLC, Tufts Health Plan and the Institute for Community Health partnered and are the recipients of a $250,000 grant award from the Office of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey to distribute food to families in need. The award is part of a larger program through the Office of the Attorney General that will fund 13 community-based healthcare partnerships focused on addressing health equity. The partners are focused on addressing the social determinants of health, or the conditions in which people are born, live, learn, work, play and age that impact a wide range of health outcomes. Most of…

  • December 07 2018,  Everett

    CHA donates Chromebooks to Devens School

       Everett School Committee Member Marcony Almeida Barros made a call for help, and Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) responded in a major way. After learning that Devens School students needed computer tablets to help them prepare for the MCAS exam, Almeida Barros reached out to the CHA Foundation. And in a tremendously generous show of support, the Foundation donated $5,000 to the school to purchase Chromebooks. The technology is especially helpful now that the MCAS exam is administered electronically.

  • Everett,  October 12 2018

    Sen. DiDomenico secures $75k for opioid treatment services at CHA

    State Senator Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) recently announced that his amendment providing $75k for the CHA Everett Care Center to increase access to office-based opioid treatment services was included in the final Fiscal Year 2019 budget. As Assistant Majority Leader of the Massachusetts Senate, Senator DiDomenico was able to secure a number of amendments for his district in the Senate version of the budget, including this $75k for Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA). After filing this amendment in the Senate version of the budget, he worked to advocate for its inclusion in the final version of the budget. “Cambridge Health Alliance provides many critical health services for our community, including substance abuse…

  • Everett,  September 14 2018

    CHA physician shares communication advice for Healthy Aging Month

    CHA physician shares communication advice for Healthy Aging Month   Submitted by Jonathan Burns, MD, Medical Director, Elder Service Plan, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA)   How well you and your doctor or nurse practitioner communicate with each other is one of the most important parts of receiving good health care. But talking to your health care provider isn’t always easy. It takes time and effort on your part as well as theirs. In celebration of September as Healthy Aging month, team members of CHA’s Elder Service Plan are sharing advice for older adults. As a patient, you are not powerless when it comes to effective communication in the exam room.…

  • Everett,  September 7 2018

    Cambridge Health Alliance Physician Provides Insight on Tick-borne Diseases

    Submitted by Lou Ann Bruno-Murtha, DO, Medical Director of Infection Prevention, Cambridge Health Alliance, CHA Somerville Hospital   Summer outdoor activities provider for fun and exercise with friends and family as well as tick-borne diseases, unfortunately. The most common tick-borne illness regionally is Lyme disease. Since 2004, cases of Lyme disease have more than tripled nationwide. Massachusetts is among one of the 10 states with the highest number of cases reported in nearly every city and town. Now is a perfect moment to review the symptoms of Lyme disease and learn about prevention and treatment. Prevention When you are spending time outside, walking, hiking or riding your bike, pay attention…

  • August 17 2018,  Everett,  Malden,  Revere

    Cambridge Health Alliance Physician Provides Insight on Tick-borne Diseases

    Submitted by Lou Ann Bruno-Murtha, DO, Medical Director of Infection Prevention, Cambridge Health Alliance, CHA Somerville Hospital   Summer outdoor activities provider for fun and exercise with friends and family as well as tick-borne diseases, unfortunately. The most common tick-borne illness regionally is Lyme disease. Since 2004, cases of Lyme disease have more than tripled nationwide. Massachusetts is among one of the 10 states with the highest number of cases reported in nearly every city and town. Now is a perfect moment to review the symptoms of Lyme disease and learn about prevention and treatment. Prevention When you are spending time outside, walking, hiking or riding your bike, pay attention…

  • Malden,  May 25 2018

    Boston City FC partners with CHA to provide sports medicine for players

    Boston City Football Club (FC) has partnered with Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) to provide sports medicine for the club’s players during the 2018 National Premier Soccer League season. CHA is a vibrant, innovative health system dedicated to providing essential services to all members of the community. With more than 140,000 patients in Cambridge, Somerville and Boston’s Metro North region, CHA is a local provider of choice for primary care, specialty care, emergency services, hospital care, maternity care and behavioral health. “The welfare of our players is obviously of prime importance to Boston City, so we are delighted to partner with CHA to provide the best treatment available,” said Boston City…

  • Everett,  May 18 2018

    Cambridge Health Alliance Promotes Public Health Week

    CAMBRIDGE HEALTH ALLIANCE PROMOTES PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK  On Thursday, May 4th Mayor Carlo DeMaria was pleased to join staff from Cambridge Health Alliance, including Mary Cassesso, Chief Community Officer, and Jean Granick, Program Manager, to promote mindfulness health awareness in celebration of National Public Health Week with students at the Madeline English School. The Mayor read “Charlotte and the Quiet Place” to the children. Each child received a copy of the book, which was generously donated by the Cambridge Health Alliance Foundation.

  • Malden,  May 18 2018

    CHA and students celebrate National Public Health Week

    CHA and students celebrate National Public Health Week In celebration of this year’s National Public Health Week, the Department of Community Health Improvement at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) worked with local communities to read a health-themed book to students. This year, CHA and Mayor Gary Christenson visited with Erika Israelson’s first grade class at the Ferryway School to read “Charlotte and the Quiet Place” by Deborah Sosin, a book that focuses on mindfulness and how we all should seek quiet in our daily adventures. CHA is a vital and innovative community health system that provides essential services to Cambridge, Somerville and Boston’s metro-north communities. It includes three hospital campuses, a…