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Worcester’s Kennedy Community Health receives $6.2 million in American Rescue Plan funding

WORCESTER — The Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center received $6.2 million in American Rescue Plan funding, U.S. Rep. James McGovern announced Thursday.  "We're proudly grateful to (the fund), President Biden and Jim McGovern for his leadership in the house to get the plan passed," said Stephen Kerrigan, president and CEO of the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health [...]

By |2021-04-05T14:53:56-05:00April 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

‘Stars in the darkness’

After a year of battling the pandemic, Central Mass. community health center workers play a leading role in the vaccination effort CHRIS VILLANI | NEWS SERVICE OF BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF MASSACHUSETTS Community health center workers, who have served many of those most vulnerable to COVID-19 over the past year, are now on the front [...]

By |2021-03-31T12:30:43-05:00March 31st, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Community Health Centers will play a major role in vaccine education and distribution

In so many ways, 2020 was a year without equal.  The COVID-19 pandemic drastically changed our daily lives, reaching every family, every community throughout Central Massachusetts, and every country across the world. Our healthcare system was tested in ways not seen in over 100 years. Now, a much-needed source of hope has arrived as [...]

By |2021-02-22T09:55:14-05:00February 22nd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Worcester community health centers served 57K people, have $149M in economic impact

PHOTO | MATT WRIGHT The Family Health Center of Worcester Worcester's two community health centers, which more often treat low-income or vulnerable populations, treated more than 57,000 patients in 2018, totaling nearly 315,000 visits, according to a new report. The Family Health Center of Worcester and the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center also [...]

By |2021-02-11T11:56:35-05:00February 11th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

National Health Center Week Campaign

  Each August, National Health Center Week is celebrated across the country. At Kennedy Community Health, this week is an opportunity to recognize the hard work, dedication, and accomplishments of our staff. This year the celebration takes on new meaning due to the sacrifices being made by each and every one of our staff [...]

By |2020-07-24T13:12:45-05:00July 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Letter to our LGBTQ+ Patient Family

To our LGBTQ Patient Family: The Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center (Kennedy Community Health) would like you to be aware of some changes the federal government is making in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as well as our response to these changes. On June 12th, the Trump Administration announced changes to its interpretation [...]

By |2020-07-07T15:29:59-05:00July 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

COVID-19 Optometry Service Update

The safety of our patients is our highest goal during the COVID-19 crisis.  To be in line with the state’s guidelines on opening health care, the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center is now offering limited access to optometry services for patients who meet specific clinical priorities.  Since in-person appointments will only be scheduled [...]

By |2020-06-25T06:55:58-05:00June 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments