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Lowell CHC Awarded Grant from GLHA

The Greater Lowell Health Alliance revealed the findings of its latest Community Health Needs Assessment, emphasizing five key priorities: mental health, substance addiction, alcohol abuse, cancer and nutrition. To address these areas and more, the organization issued 12 grants totaling $185,000 to local health, housing and education organizations — including a $25k grant for Lowell CHC’s Community Health Education Center (CHEC).

Shake Up Your Holiday Season at the DLC Winter Mixer!

Are you ready to shake up your holiday season? Now in its 5th year, the Winter Mixer is an event for the young, and the young at heart! Attended by more than 100 people each December, the evening is organized by our Developing Leaders Council - a group of committed young professionals learning about nonprofit board service and serving as Health Center ambassadors in the community. Tickets on sale now for the special early bird price of $25!

Eastern Bank Supports Strong Women, Strong Families at Lowell CHC

You might recall reading about our Strong Women, Strong Families program, an innovative way Lowell CHC is addressing substance abuse disorder in new and expectant moms, with support from Women Working Wonders, a fund of the Greater Lowell Community Foundation. Now, we’re thrilled to announce the program has received an extra boost, thanks to a Targeted Grant from Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation. 

We are honored to have received a $10k grant through Eastern Bank’s Grants for Good program, which focuses on organizations making a...

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Lowell CHC Awarded Grant for Strong Women, Strong Families Program

Thanks to a $5,000 grant to Lowell Community Health Center (Lowell CHC) from the Women Working Wonders Fund of the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, more young mothers-to-be in recovery for substance use disorder (SUD) will have access to supports to improve outcomes for themselves and their child. 

The Health Center’s “Strong Women, Strong Families” project supports Women Working Wonders’ objective to assist women in transition, to encourage women to build on their strengths and increase self-worth while reducing stigma associated with substance use disorder...

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Dance 4 Peace: Teens Move to Prevent Suicide

Origianlly published in the Lowell Sun
By Jon Winkler

RECOGNIZE! CONFIDE! PREVENT SUICIDE!”

That was the mission statement of this year’s Dance 4 Peace event at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium on Friday. The 24th event, hosted by the Lowell Community Health Center’s Teen BLOCK program, showcased local youth not only dancing but also singing and reading national statistics on suicide. Dance 4 Peace focuses on violence prevention with a different theme tying into that every year, with this year’s theme...

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It's a New DEAL at Lowell Community Health Center

Thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Theodore Edson Parker Foundation Lowell Community Health Center (Lowell CHC) will soon have the tools to improve diabetes self-management among 100 of its Medicaid patients through our DEAL (Diabetes Education and Access for Life) Program.

In particular, the Parker Foundation grant will support the first phase in development of the Health Center’s Nutrition Resource Center (NRC) to educate and engagement patients in chronic disease self-management, with a focus on uncontrolled diabetes.

“This grant has a...

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City of Lowell Cooling Stations

Please be aware that due to the upcoming heat wave, the City of Lowell will be setting up a number of cooling stations available to the public.

 

For more information, and a list of sites, visit the City of Lowell’s website.

A Lowell CHC Summer

Later this month, we’ll be bidding a fond farewell to Connor Griffiths, our Communications/Marketing Summer Intern. Since joining us in June, we’ve barely let him catch his breath. Along with assisting with press releases and drafting our communications plan, he has worked on staff announcements and creating content for our TV monitors and Intranet. He has also embraced his role as as our on-call staff photographer, ready at a moment’s notice to document a range of important events, including our incredible Pride Month celebration, and visits from State Senator Edward Kennedy and a representative of the United Nations. He’s also captured staff gatherings... Read More »

Putting the Kind in "In-Kind"

We are always overwhelmed by your generosity and compassion. This month, we were honored to receive several very special gifts that will have an immediate impact on the 50,000 lives we touch every year. 

We were thrilled to host a group of young volunteers from Aaron’s Presents, a special nonprofit partner that helps young people develop and execute local service projects. These committed young people delivered more than a dozen handmade blankets and new board books for our pediatrics department. Thanks to their hard work, we will literally be able to wrap...

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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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