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News & Events

Below you'll find the latest news and events.

Friday May 2, 2014 Holyoke:  You Have Choices Holyoke!  This was the message from the Holyoke Adolescent Sexual Health and Pregnancy Prevention Accountability Committee's task force which hosted a kick-off event to start Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, today at Holyoke High School and Dean Technical School.  Originating from a Mayor-appointed task force, the Holyoke Adolescent Sexual Health and Pregnancy Prevention Accountability Committee (HASHPPAC) was created to address the inordinately high rates of teen births in the city.  Each year HASHPPAC holds events to raise awareness of the impact of adolescent pregnancy and to engage youth in being a part of the solution.  This year HASHPPAC worked collaboratively with the Holyoke Public Schools and the Holyoke Youth Task Force to reach more adolescents in Holyoke than in prior years.  The event this year was held during school hours in an assembly which featured Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse, Holyoke School Superintendent Dr. Sergio Paez, Guest Speaker Marv Neal, from Family Nurturing Center, and essay winners.

Friday March 31, 2014:  MA Governor Deval Patrick, EOHHS Secretary John Polanowicz and DPH Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett held a discussion on the ground breaking Prevention & Wellness Trust Fund Grant that the Holyoke collaborative was awarded.  Holyoke Health Center is the lead partner for this collaborative which includes; the City of Holyoke, the Holyoke YMCA, River Valley Counseling Center, Holyoke Medical Center and Western MA Physician Associates.  The first phase of this pioneering grant has been awarded and we are thrilled to be able to collaborate on this exciting new grant, which was made possible by the MA Department of Public Health.

On Friday March 7, 2014 the Holyoke Health Center hosted Senator Edward Markey for a discussion on the rising number of drug related deaths and heroin related arrests that have ocurred in Western Massachusetts recently.  Senator Markey was joined by Holyoke Health Center, Inc. CEO Jay Breines, Congressman Richard Neal, Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse and other state, community, and local organization officials in a meeting regarding how to combat the increasing drug abuse and heroin epidemic.

 

Holyoke:  Holyoke Health Center and a group of organizations that includes the city has received a $250,000 state grant which is part of  a larger  $40 million in grants awarded to nine community-based partnerships to help fight chronic illness and improve health outcomes while reducing health care costs. Part of the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund, this first-in-the-nation effort, is part of a $60 million grant over four years created by the Legislature and administered by the Department of Public Health (DPH).

We’re gearing up for Valley Gives on 12.12.13, this is the second annual 24-hour celebration of generosity. During Valley Gives, western Massachusetts nonprofits collaborate with the goal of getting thousands of Valley residents to support their favorite nonprofits. By participating, donors will help charities become eligible for special prizes totaling $200,000. Please visit: ValleyGivesHolyokeHealth for more info and mark your calendars.

Holyoke Health Center Celebrates the Grand Opening of New Pediatric Dental Wing (#pedidental)

For Release: Monday September 16, 3013

Holyoke, MA - Holyoke Health Center is celebrating the grand opening of its state of the art Pediatric Dental Wing on Friday September 20, 2013 11am-12pm.  Located on the fourth floor of the health center’s main location at 230 Maple Street in Holyoke, the new Pediatric Dental Wing is the result of over a year of planning and constructing a cutting edge facility to house the health center’s increasing pediatric dental patient load. Our guest speakers include Dr. Brent Martin, MassHealth Dental Director, Dr. Daniel Kane, Associate Director Lutheran Medical Center, as well as Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse.

Holyoke, MA – Join the Holyoke Health Center in celebrating the grand opening of the Holyoke Breastfeeding Resource Center on Tuesday August 27, 2013 from noon to 2pm.  Located on the second floor of the Holyoke Health Center’s 230 Maple Street building, the Holyoke Breastfeeding Resource Center welcomes visitors and potential members to visit and become familiar with the program.

Community Health Centers; All the Care You Need, Right in Your Neighborhood (#hhcinceverythingyou need)

For Release August 5, 2013

Holyoke, MA – Celebrate and learn about the Holyoke Health Center during National Health Center Week.  August 11th through the 17th 2013 is the week that recognizes the outstanding contributions of and services delivered by America’s Health Centers.  Holyoke Health Center will be showcasing its programs and Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse will be issuing a proclamation for National Health Center Week, at the Thursday Farmer’s Market on August 15, 2013 at noon.

On Thursday July 11, 2013 Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse announced that the City of Holyoke has been recognized for its great work on the City’s Let’s Move Program, which is a product of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Initiative.  Mayor Morse announced today that he is combining the city’s Let’s Move program with the Holyoke Health Center’s Collaborative for Healthy Weight 5-2-1-0 Program.  Mayor Morse made this public announcement during the Thursday Dwight Street Farmer’s Market.

On November 13, 2013 Holyoke Health’s Glorimar Irizarry was honored by the Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy and the YEAH Network by receiving their award for Exceptional Leadership and Unwavering Commitment.  The Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy has identified Ms Irizarry as a tremendous advocate for youth and honors both her work and Holyoke Health for striving to provide the highest quality of care to adolescents.