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  • HMS Honors CHA Latino Mental Health Program with Diversity Award

    HMS Honors CHA Latino Mental Health Program with Diversity Award


    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Latino Mental Health Program at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), under the leadership of Silvia Halperin, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Soledad Vera, PhD, Instructor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at CHA, is a recipient of the 2019 Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award presented by Harvard Medical School (HMS). The award celebrates faculty (clinical, pre-clinical, research and administrative) of HMS who have made exceptiona...

  • CHA Names Philip Wang, MD, DrPH, Chief of Psychiatry


    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), an academic community health system serving Cambridge, Somerville and Boston's metro-north region, has named Philip Wang, MD, DrPH, as its new Chief of Psychiatry. Dr. Wang is a nationally renowned administrator, researcher and educator whose career has been dedicated to improving the lives of people with mental illnesses. Dr. Wang will manage the department's clinical operations for both inpatient and outpatient services, including efforts to strength...

  • Independent Review of CHA's Response to Death of Laura Levis


    To the Cambridge Health Alliance Community: Last fall, the Boston Globe Magazine published a moving account by Peter DeMarco about the death of his wife Laura Levis and her difficulty finding and gaining entry to the Somerville Hospital Emergency Department while suffering a severe asthma attack. Since then, the Board of Trustees, the senior leadership team and the staff at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) have made every effort to address the questions and concerns prompted by Mr. DeMarco's story. This ...

  • Cambridge Health Alliance Launches Center to Improve Health Equity Education

    Cambridge Health Alliance Launches Center to Improve Health Equity Education


    Cambridge, Mass. - Cambridge Health Alliance announces the creation of the Center for Health Equity Education and Advocacy (CHEEA), a CHA-based center that will offer educational programs on health inequities and provide training in advocacy skills to improve health care. The aim of CHEEA is to aid health care providers from all disciplines to become effective agents of change by advocating for a fair health care system for all. The center, co-directed by CHA primary care physicians Danny McCormick, MD,...

  • CHA Names Brian Herrick, MD, Chief Information Officer


    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), an academic community health system serving Cambridge, Somerville and Boston’s metro-north region, has named Brian Herrick, MD, as its new chief information officer. Dr. Herrick, who has served in various IT leadership roles at CHA since 2010, has more than 15 years of management experience in the health care delivery and IT environments. Dr. Herrick most recently served as CHA’s chief medical information officer, a position he has held since 2012. As ...

  • CHA Aims to Improve Community Well-being with Its Healthy Beverage Initiative


    Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) is focused on improving the health of the community inside and outside of its clinic and hospital walls. Part of this entails communicating and demonstrating healthy behaviors. On January 1, 2019, CHA launched its Healthy Beverage Initiative, removing sugar-sweetened beverages and drinks with artificial sweeteners from its cafeterias, gift shop and vending machines. Steven Gortmaker, PhD, professor of the practice of health sociology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public ...

  • CHA and its Partners Receive Grant from Mass. Attorney General to Distribute Food to Families in Need


    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...

  • CHA Physicians Named to Boston Magazine's Top Doctors List


    Each year, Boston magazine publishes a comprehensive list of the "Top Doctors" in the region. The list, which is compiled from a Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. physician database, features hundreds of local physicians from many specialties and disciplines. Cambridge Health Alliance is pleased to announce the 19 CHA physicians who have been named to this year's "Top Doctors" list. This honor acknowledges their tremendous commitment to our patients, and it truly reflects on the dedication of all of our prov...

  • CHA Public Charge Comments Update


    Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) and numerous providers and staff across the organization submitted robust and compelling public comment letters in response to the Federal Government's proposed change to the public charge rule recently. This proposed regulation, if adopted, would alter longstanding immigration policies that allow people to participate in essential health, nutrition, and housing programs without jeopardizing their immigration status, such as green card or visa applications. If finalized, ...

  • 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, ...

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