Kennedy Community Health Takes Part in Day of Advocacy at State House

Kennedy Community Health was pleased to join the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers and other community health centers from across the Commonwealth in a day of advocacy at the Massachusetts State House. On Tuesday, June 4th, members of Kennedy Community Health Leadership spoke with legislators about key challenges faced by community health centers.

Catherine Hoey, Community Relations Manager and Executive Assistant to CEO and President, Steve Kerrigan, spoke with Spectrum News about access to primary care providers.

Ruby Pezanetti, Chief Operations Officer, spoke to Kinga Borondy of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, regarding the importance of addressing health insurance reimbursement rates for sustainability of community health centers. Community health centers care for one in seven Bay Staters, and play a critical role in the health care delivery system in the state.

“It is absolutely critical to health care in Massachusetts and nationally,” said Ruby Pezanetti of the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, with centers in Worcester, Framingham and Milford. “At the end of the day, vulnerable populations will be unable to access to primary care and critical care services without the funding.”

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