REACH LoWELL

REACH LoWELL, led by Lowell CHC, seeks to eliminate disparities among the Southeast Asians and Hispanic/LatinX communities as it relates to diabetes. Learn more by watching a short video outlining the program’s mission, partners, strategies, focus areas, and goals. 

COVID/Flu Announcements

Breastfeeding & COVID-19

If you have decided to breastfeed your baby and have COVID-19, wear a mask while breastfeeding and whenever you are within 6 feet of your baby.

Protect Yourself & Your Baby From COVID-19

If you are pregnant or a new parent, visit CDC’s website to find answers about how to keep you and your new baby healthy from the #COVID19.

Slow the Spread

We are all tired of COVID-19, but the pandemic is not over yet. We can slow its spread. Wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet from others, avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces, wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds, and get vaccinated when it’s available to you.

Strategies for Good Health

Nutrition

A table with bowls of brightly colored sweet potatoes, avocado, nuts, whole grain bread, and other healthy foods

Focus Areas:

  • Food systems
  • Healthy nutrition standards
  • Breastfeeding

Goals:

  • Improve health outcomes as a result of systems change implemented
  • Increase availability and access to healthier food options

Physical Activity

A man and woman, viewed from behind, jogging on a sunny road. Focus is on the pavement with the white lane divider running through the center of the photo.

Focus Areas:

  • Community built environments
  • Community advisory board

Goals:

  • Increase community engagement in making improvements to the physical environment around us
  • Increase satisfaction and engagement among stakeholders and community members

Community-Clinical Linkages

A female clinician, wearing white coat and a stethiscope around her neck, sits at a desk with one hand on her keyboard and the other holding a pen. Her friendly gaze appears to be focused on a person out of the frame.

Focus Areas:

  • Exploring and implementing social needs referral systems
  • Diabetes self-management programs
  • And exploring coverage options for parts of the program

Goals:

  • Increase knowledge of health disparities, cultural competence and community resources among Southeast Asian and Hispanic/Latinx communities
  • Connect people to programs that will help manage and prevent diabetes

COVID/Flu Education, Promotion, & Vaccination

A provider's gloved hand gives a woman wearing a purple mask a vaccination. Focus is on the needle going in to her arm.

Focus Areas:

  • Community COVID/flu vaccination & education
  • And COVID/flu vaccine awareness

Goals:

  • Educate and empower “trusted voices” in the community
  • Increase vaccination opportunities
  • Enhance provider partnership
  • Share lessons learned with national sites

Observances & Announcements

Remembering 9/11

Lowell Community Health Center & REACH LoWELL honor 9/11.

Lowell Community Health Center is Hiring

Lowell Community Health Center is hiring! Available positions include:
• Community Health Worker – REACH LoWELL COVID/flu
• Cultural Advisor/Interpreter: Khmer – Part Time, 10 hours/week
REACH COVID-19/Flu Outreach Coordinator

News

  • September 03, 2021

    Lowell General Hospital Radiology Lab @ Lowell CHC Closed Week of Sept 6

    ATTENTION PATIENTS: The Lowell General Hospital (LGH) radiology lab, located within the Lowell Community Health Center will be closed the week of September 6, 2021.

    Any radiology exam should be completed at the LGH Saints or LGH main campus.

  • August 24, 2021

    Two regional health care providers to require employee vaccines

    “Two of the region’s largest health care providers will require vaccines for employees as coronavirus cases — and hospitalizations — rise amid the spread of the delta variant. Lowell General Hospital’s parent company, Wellforce, notified its employees of the vaccine requirement on Aug. 10. Last Friday, the Lowell Community Health Center issued its own vaccine mandate.”

  • August 23, 2021

    FDA grants full approval to Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine

    “The US Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted full approval to the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for people age 16 and older. This is the first coronavirus vaccine approved by the FDA, and is expected to open the door to more vaccine mandates.”

Upcoming Events

REACH LoWELL hosts frequent events to benefit our community; there are no upcoming events at the moment, but check back soon.

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