CHA in the Community

Alert: Most CHA primary care centers will be open this coming Monday, November 12 during the observance of Veterans Day. Please see this schedule for full details.

Community Health is a Major Focus of Our Work

CHA provides a broad array of community health programs targeting populations at risk for health care disparities. These groups include those who are low-income, immigrants, or of cultural or linguistic minorities, and those marginalized because of homelessness or behavioral health disorders. Community Health Improvement staff work to educate these groups about available services, reduce barriers to accessing care, create links to appropriate health care services and provide culturally appropriate, accessible, and engaging education about preventive care and healthy lifestyles.

  • Volunteer Health Advisor (VHA) Program

    VHA's at Mobile Farmer's Market

    The VHA Program is a volunteer-driven, multicultural education and outreach program dedicated to improving the health of under served communities. VHAs are trained by public health and medical professionals on health topics and screenings that are relevant to the communities Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) serves.

  • Some of our Health Education Programs

    Patient & Family Advisory Council. Join other volunteer patients, family members and CHA staff members. We meet monthly at Cambridge Hospital. Become a member.

    Maternity Tours. Click here for information about tours for expecting moms and their families.

    Breastfeeding Support. Call 617-665-1660 for more.

    Nutrition Counseling. For people who want to lose or maintain weight, or modify eating for other health reasons. Counseling provided by registered dietitians. Learn more.

    Tobacco Cessation. For information about tobacco use and options on how to quit, call 617-591-6922.


    CHA Community Events

    To help keep track of what our community is doing to keep you healthier, check out some upcoming events below. To view all our events, click here for our event calendar.

  • SMART Recovery®

    November 13, 2018
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    SMART Recovery® – open to the public SMART Recovery® is held every Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the CHA Everett Care Center . SMART Recovery® is a science-based progra...

  • The 15th Annual Melvin H. Chalfen, MD Lecture on Public Health

    November 14, 2018
    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

    About the Melvin Chalfen, MD, Lecture Series on Public Health The 15th annual Chalfen lecture is made possible by the Juliana Painter Revocable Trust and other donors. The goals of...

  • Somerville Food Security Coalition meeting

    November 15, 2018
    2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

    The Somerville Food Security Coalition brings people together in order to compile and raise awareness about community resources. We work to maximize the impact of existing efforts ...

  • 2018-2019 CHA Global Health and Human Rights seminar

    November 15, 2018
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    We will hold a special session of the 2018-2019 CHA Global Health and Human Rights seminar to discuss the public charge rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (D...