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  • Ways older adults can cope with COVID-19

    Ways older adults can cope with COVID-19

    By Kerry Mello , Community Health Improvement Seniors are more at risk for COVID and are wise to stay at home as much as possible. But this can lead to isolation, boredom and feelings of depression and anxiety. Here are some tips to fill empty hours ...

    Community, Staying Healthy
  • Dear Frontline Providers

    Dear Frontline Providers

    Dear Frontline Providers, I don't presume to know your individual experiences and feelings during this time of ongoing crisis, or the impact of unremitting demands of stamina and skills or consequent emotional toll….but here are some thoughts: Experi...

    Community, Staying Healthy
  • Creative scams

    Creative scams

    One thing we’re seeing across this pandemic is a lot of creativity. Whether it’s healthcare providers finding better ways to care for patients or people acting out famous works of art using photography. Being shut in is having some positive effects. ...

    Community, Feature Story
  • CHA Celebrates Black History Month with local elected officials

    CHA Celebrates Black History Month with local elected officials

    By Avlot Quessa , Senior Director, Multicultural Affairs & Patient Services; Co-Chair, CHA Diversity Council Cambridge Health Alliance is a mission-driven institution that makes special efforts each year to celebrate Black History Month. Since it...

    Community
  • CHA partnership with a community college provides careers

    CHA partnership with a community college provides careers

    Student loan debt in the United States topped $1.5 trillion in 2019 . The ever-increasing cost of secondary education is leading to a crisis as countless people are strapped with debt before they start a family or career. The average cost of fees plu...

    Community, Innovation
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid

    Youth Mental Health First Aid

    By: Jaime Lederer , MSW, MPH, Community Health Improvement Where you sit reflects what you see . Our personal context and viewpoint define how we see the world, what actions we take each day and the way we see others. For youth growing up across the ...

    Community, Staying Healthy
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance - November 20

    Transgender Day of Remembrance - November 20

    By Ari Pehkonen , LCSW, Clinical Social Worker and Natalie , Data and Billing Coordinator Transgender Day of Remembrance is a day when the transgender and non-binary community worldwide comes together to commemorate those lost to anti-transgender vio...

    Community, Staying Healthy
  • See, Test and Treat Saves Women's Lives Again!

    See, Test and Treat Saves Women's Lives Again!

    By Sarah Primeau Community Relations Project Manager On Saturday, October 26, Cambridge Health Alliance hosted See, Test & Treat, a program that provides free health screenings for uninsured and underinsured women. CHA was selected for the second...

    Community, Staying Healthy
  • Spreading wings

    Spreading wings

    By Ingrid Gámez , CMI-Spanish, Supervisor, Multicultural Affairs and Patient Services Proposed policy changes and restrictions on immigrants are dominating headlines, sparking fear and spurring national debate. CHA welcomes all patients regardless of...

    Community, Meet our Team
  • Let's spend time together!

    Let's spend time together!

    By Maddie Freeman , MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker, CHA Elder Service Plan The research is loud and clear — socialization as an older adult improves health and lets you live longer, too. " If you stay connected, you have a better shot ," writes Va...

    Community, Staying Healthy