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  • CHA Receives NIH Grant to Study Prostate Cancer Disparities


    CHA has been selected as a clinical site for a five-year research collaboration to investigate cancer health disparities in the African American community. The initiative is sponsored through a Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The study will focus specifically on a precision interception approach to prevent prostate cancer growth among African American men. Heidi Rayala , MD, Chair of the CHA Cancer Committee and Rebecca Osgood , MD, ...

  • CHA Physician Selected to Join the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Leadership Program


    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Gaurab Basu, MD, MPH, a Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) primary care physician and instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS), has been chosen to participate in one of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s leadership development programs, designed to equip leaders to collaborate and use their voices to make communities healthier and more equitable. Specifically, Dr. Basu was selected to join the Culture of Health Leaders initiative. Designed for individuals from all sectors...

  • Harvard Medical School Honors CHA Physician with Excelling in Teaching Award

    Harvard Medical School Honors CHA Physician with Excelling in Teaching Award


    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Gaurab Basu, MD , MPH, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) primary care physician, instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS), and co-course director of the CHA Internal Medicine Social Medicine & Research Based Health Advocacy course, was named a recipient of the 2018 Charles McCabe Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching Award from HMS. Dr. Basu was selected for his outstanding teaching in the Cambridge Integrated Clerkship (CIC) at CHA. The CIC was launched in 2004 and...

  • Cambridge Public Health Department Awarded National Accreditation


    CAMBRIDGE, MA — The Cambridge Public Health Department has achieved national accreditation through the national nonprofit Public Health Accreditation Board. The goal of this voluntary accreditation program is to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing the quality and performance of the nation’s state, Tribal, local, and territorial health departments. Currently 200 local health departments in the U.S. meet the Public Health Accreditation Board’s rigorous national standards for deliveri...

  • New Study: Immigrants Use Little Health Care, May Help Subsidize Care of Non-Immigrants


    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A study published today in the International Journal of Health Services finds that immigrants use far less health care than non-immigrants and may actually subsidize the care of citizens. The findings by researchers at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School and Tufts University School of Medicine contradict claims by President Trump and other political leaders that immigrants drive up U.S. medical costs. Researchers conducted a comprehensive, systematic review of all studies...

  • Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone and CHA Celebrate New Primary Care Assembly Square

    Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone and CHA Celebrate New Primary Care Assembly Square


    On Wednesday, July 11, Mayor Joseph Curtatone and staff from Cambridge Health Alliance came together to celebrate the opening of CHA’s newest primary care practice at Assembly Square  in Somerville. Mary Cassesso, CHA’s chief community officer and president of the CHA Foundation, served as emcee of the event and kicked-off the speaking program with anecdotes about CHA’s long-standing commitment to the health and wellness of Somerville. Mayor Curtatone shared a few personal stories about his family'...

  • Leading Medical Journal Highlights Team-Based Care at CHA


    Cambridge Health Alliance is a national and international leader in primary care redesign. The CHA Union Square Family Health center was profiled by the Harvard Business School in a case study in NEJM Catalyst , a leading health policy journal. The article expands the concept developed by HBS professor Michael Porter on Integrated Practice Units, or IPUs, to primary care. Commonly used to describe costs associated with specific events in specialist care, such as a knee replacement operation, IPUs have d...

  • Cambridge Health Alliance Honors Bon Ku, MD, with Art of Healing Award

    Cambridge Health Alliance Honors Bon Ku, MD, with Art of Healing Award


    Event raises more than $525,000 for CHA's community health mission CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), an academic community health system serving Cambridge, Somerville and Boston's metro-north region, honored Bon Ku, MD , an emergency room physician and the assistant dean for health and design at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, with its annual Art of Healing Award on Thursday, June 21, at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge. Dr. Ku, who was c...

  • CHA Cambridge Birth Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    CHA Cambridge Birth Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary


    On Sunday, June 3, the CHA Cambridge Birth Center  celebrated its 20th Anniversary with a very special family day filled with music, games and food on the lawn at CHA Cambridge Hospital. Since the center's inception in 1998, over 1,900 babies have been delivered by CHA's team of dedicated and caring midwives. CHA was delighted to have Cambridge State Representative Marjorie Decker in attendance at the event. Representative Decker delivered both of her children at the Birth Center.

  • Increasing Access for Psychiatry Services in Revere

    Increasing Access for Psychiatry Services in Revere


    Each year, one in five adults across the country experiences a mental illness and the demand for assistance is ever-increasing. Psychiatry Services have always been a key component of CHA’s mission and we are proud of our nationally recognized Psychiatry Department. Since mental health is so important to our patients, we developed a Mental Health Substance Use (MHSU) strategic plan several years ago at the request of the CHA Board of Trustees. The plan identified several critical needs, including interm...

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