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Helping Patients Breathe Easier

“When you visit someone’s home, you never know what you’re going to find,” says Carla Caraballo, one of Lowell CHC’s Lead Community Health Workers (CHWs). “Maybe they need food, or help taking their medicine. Maybe they just need someone to listen.”

At Lowell Community Health Center, one of the biggest obstacles our patients face is just getting here. Between lack of transportation, cultural barriers, work schedules, and other constraints, just making it to the exam room can be a challenge.

Plus, there’s a lot you can’t see in a 20-minute appointment. That’s because so much of what...

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Joint Commission Accreditation

Lowell Community Health Center (Lowell CHC) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its rigorous, nationally recognized standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality reflecting the health center’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

Uptick in HIV tied to Opioid Crisis

Lowell CHC was among the first to sound the alarm about a rise in HIV diagnosis, which are tied to the opioid crisis.

HIV Uptick

As two cities in Massachusetts struggle with an outbreak, the powerful synthetic fentanyl may be mostly to blame.

HIV clusters among people who inject drugs are back, this time in Massachusetts, despite its reputation as the nation’s gold standard for public health and health care access.

Ahmed returns to school. A heartwarming story.

See what happens when the entire community comes together to welcome Ahmed, a young boy battling brain cancer, back to school!

Lowell health center wins $352G for opioid care

LOWELL — Health centers in Lowell and Fitchburg scored big victories on Friday when they received grants to improve and expand substance-abuse services, especially for opioid use.

Lowell launches education effort to reduce HIV

LOWELL — Lowell Community Health Center launched its education-outreach campaign Wednesday to address the city’s HIV problem. According to a 2012 study, Lowell is ranked number 10 in the state for the highest rate of HIV infection diagnosis.

Lowell Community Health Center lands $1M grant

Exciting news for Lowell Community Health Center’s expansion project, which will certainly help us to realize the vision of our recently retired CEO, Dorcas Grigg-Saito, who led the charge!

New CEO named at Lowell Community Health Center

The search is over!

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New CEO named at Lowell Community Health Center, The Lowell Sun, April 27, 2016

Lowell health center hires Johns Hopkins administrator as new director, The Lowell Sun, April 26, 2016

How do you describe a lady like Dorcas?

LOWELL — Ask more than 600 eager guests and they say, “kind, patient, humble, quiet, strong, a leader, compassionate and effective, inspirational” — there is only one Dorcas Grigg-Saito. The list is so very long because this lady always leads quietly and with forceful dignity. Grigg-Saito, CEO of Lowell Community Health Center, was honored to celebrate her retirement, her legacy and her vision at the Building Bridges Gala on April 7 at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium.

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