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  • CHA Honors Harvard’s David Williams with Art of Healing Award

    CHA Honors Harvard’s David Williams with Art of Healing Award

    05/09/2017

    Event raises $470,000 for CHA’s community health mission CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) honored David Williams, PhD, MPH, a longtime advocate of the underserved, with its annual Art of Healing Award on Thursday, May 4, at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge. Dr. Williams was recognized for his work focused on the social determinants of health. His research explores the intricate ways race, racism, socioeconomic status, stress, health behaviors and religious involvement impact physical and...

  • Somerville Under 5 Obesity Prevention Pilot

    Somerville Under 5 Obesity Prevention Pilot

    05/02/2017

    Shape Up Under 5 is a two-year pilot obesity prevention intervention in Somerville. It is uniting the work of early childhood stakeholders and experts from across the City, who make up the Shape Up Under 5 Committee. Shape Up Under 5’s mission is to promote healthy growth of all children in Somerville from birth through five years, with consistent messaging for caregivers and families, by organizations that support the wellbeing of young children. Cambridge Health Alliance has a strong presence on the C...

  • CHA Names John O’Hara as Vice President of Primary Care Operations

    CHA Names John O’Hara as Vice President of Primary Care Operations

    04/18/2017

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), an academic community health system serving Cambridge, Somerville and Boston’s metro-north region, has named John O’Hara its new Vice President of Primary Care Operations. He comes to CHA with healthcare executive experience in physician enterprise, community hospital, ambulatory care, academic medical center, and managed care organizations. Mr. O’Hara has demonstrated an ability to align providers and staff and other stakeholders around a vision focus...

  • Resources for Supporting Immigrants in Massachusetts

    03/17/2017
  • New Research From CHA Physicians on ACA Impact

    01/24/2017

    Among chronically ill patients health coverage increased by nearly 5% in the first year that affordable insurance options were made available through the Affordable Care Act, according to a new study authored by CHA physicians.

  • CHA Nurse Named Metro Boston EMS Nurse of the Year

    CHA Nurse Named Metro Boston EMS Nurse of the Year

    12/22/2016

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) nurse Jeff Ziegler, RN, has been named the EMS Nurse of the Year by the Metropolitan Boston Emergency Medical Services Council. The award, which honors a nurse who has contributed in a significant way to the development of EMS skills, efforts and education within the greater Boston region, was recently presented at the annual EMS awards ceremony at American Legion Post 440 in Newton, Mass. Ziegler has worked as an emergency room nurse at CHA Cambridge H...

  • CHA Receives Work-site Wellness Award

    CHA Receives Work-site Wellness Award

    12/21/2016

    Cambridge Health Alliance is a 2016 WorkWell Massachusetts silver level winner for exemplary work in worksite wellness promotion. The program is sponsored by the Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts (WWCMA) - a not-for-profit member organization dedicated to the advancement of worksite wellness programs. This is CHA’s second consecutive WorkWell Massachusetts award and sixth award overall for workplace wellness. In 2014 and 2015, CHA earned a Gold Level designation from the American Heart Associat...

  • Cambridge Health Alliance recognized for excellence

    12/16/2016

    CHA recently announced that all 12 of its primary care centers received the Patient-Centered Medical Home PRIME Certification from the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission. Only 25 clinics across the state have received this certification.

  • CHA Recognized for Excellence in Patient-Centered Care

    CHA Recognized for Excellence in Patient-Centered Care

    12/13/2016

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), an academic community health system serving Cambridge, Somerville and Boston’s metro-north region, is pleased to announce that all 12 of its primary care centers recently received the Patient-Centered Medical Home PRIME Certification from the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC). Only 25 clinics across the state have received this certification.  The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a model of care in which patients are engaged with...

  • New Study Finds Mindfulness Programs on the Rise in U.S. Medical Schools

    New Study Finds Mindfulness Programs on the Rise in U.S. Medical Schools

    12/01/2016

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass . – Mindfulness has become a media buzzword this year, but with all this hype, is your doctor aware of how helpful it can be? Corporations such as Google have been incorporating mindfulness meditation into their employee wellness programs. Individuals practice it to reduce stress and increase happiness. Researchers have demonstrated effectiveness in improving outcomes in many medical and psychological disorders, including tough to treat conditions like chronic pain, fibromyalgia, depress...