We are deeply sorrowed by the recent murders in Atlanta targeting Asian American women. Over the past year, the Asian community across this nation has experienced discrimination and acts of violence that are deeply alarming. As a health center, we have come together to speak out against racism and xenophobia. It is our moral imperative to continue to take active steps to address racism as a public health crisis and oppose systemic racism in all its forms.
We stand with our Asian community, which includes so many of our patients and our staff. We want to acknowledge your pain, your sadness, your hurt, and your anger. Let us all work together to #StopAsianHate. It has no place in our community, in our nation, or our world.
Lowell CHC has launched a partnership with Notable Health to increase equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccines. Lowell CHC is the first independent, federally qualified community health center deploying Notable’s intelligent automation platform to mobilize a COVID-19 vaccination effort.
The Lowell Community Health Center has been included in President Joe Biden’s Community Health Center Vaccination Program, which provides additional vaccines to ensure that traditionally underserved communities are not left behind during distribution.
Looking for health insurance? Our health insurance enrollment staff can help, and there is still time! The Mass Health Connector’s open enrollment has been extended through May 23, 2021. This means that you can apply for health insurance coverage if you are eligible for a Health Connector plan without needing to meet a qualifying event first. Call us at 978-937-9700 for an appointment. No walk-ins, please.
The International Institute of New England in Lowell is relocating to Lowell Community Health Center at 101 Jackson Street, strengthening the long-standing collaboration between the two organizations as they serve Lowell’s refugee and immigrant communities.
COVID-19 has exacerbated food insecurity across our region. You can help the Greater Lowell Community Foundation address this crisis by completing or sharing this survey with anyone who knows of youth food insecurity in Greater Lowell.
We join with those in our community who reject racism and bigotry in all its forms. It must not be tolerated. Hate speech is more than just hurtful. It is damaging. It is marginalizing. And it is threatening. It has no place in our community. Hate speech and hate-induced actions can have long-lasting negative effects on the health and wellbeing of our BIPOC community. We remain committed to lifting up the voices of those who are continually confronted with racist language and behavior. This is the moment to link arms, face the truth, and stand together against the damaging speech and intolerance that we have heard this week. #racismisapublichealthcrisis
Lowell Community Health Center, which serves about half the population of Lowell in some capacity, has employed multiple strategies in the Greater Lowell area to make it easy for people to get their COVID-19 vaccines, particularly those in marginalized groups.
State Rep. Vanna Howard, backed by 34 other legislators, sent a letter to Gov. Baker urging him to “immediately implement a targeted strategy to leverage our community health care organizations’ expertise and experience,” instead of his current strategy of prioritizing the state’s six mass vaccination sites.
Now, hope has a name. It is Fernando. Yesterday, we received a dose of something we all need these days: hope. We began providing the first doses of the COVID vaccine to our patients 75+. We are excited by the realization that more and more patients will be vaccinated every day!
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