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National Minority Health Month 2017: Bridging Health Equity Across Communities

Did you know that your zip code can be a predictor of your health? Along with your income and education level, where you are born, grow, live, work, play, learn, and age determines your quality of health. The choices you make each day about what to eat, when to work out and whether or not to see a doctor are important. The condition of your surroundings, or the social determinants of health, is the other part of the foundation upon which better health is built. However, many American, particularly racial and ethnic minority populations, are significantly impacted by the social determinants of health and the resulting disparities, or inequities, in health and health care.

Each April during National Minority Health Month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) raises awareness about health disparities, their causes and the impact they have on minority communities and on the nation as a whole. This year, the HHS OMH is proud to join its partners in communities throughout the country as we build bridges to help end disparities in health and health care.

Bridging health equity across communities extends beyond public health - it focuses attention on the indirect social and economic conditions in which we live. By addressing the social determinants of health and working together across sectors, we can help eliminate health disparities and advance health equity for everyone.

National Minority Health Month 2017 is focused on access to transportation that makes it possible to get to a well visit; neighborhoods where it is possible to exercise or play outdoors; and accessible grocery stores that make it possible to eat a well-balanced diet. Through collaboration with those who lead efforts to improve education, the safety of our neighborhoods, and other aspects of our communities, we can improve living conditions and help individuals live longer and healthier lives.

To learn more, visit the National Minority Health Month website and sign up for OMH email updates.

Holyoke, MA: On Thursday, April 13th Attorney General Maura Healey visited the Holyoke Health Center along with Mayor of Holyoke; Alex Morse, to discuss the current opioid epidemic affecting communities across the Commonwealth. Attorney General Healey held a brief Q and A in our pharmacy department, where staff members from our Suboxone Team and our Pharmacy Team asked and answered questions about the opioid crisis in Holyoke, and the services we provide here at Holyoke Health Center.

We would like to thank both Attorney General Healey and members of her office, along with Mayor Alex Morse, for visiting us today, and their continued support for the work we do in our community to provide addiction services and resources to our patients and community members.

 

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Holyoke Health Center and all locations will be CLOSED on Monday, February 20th in honor of President's Day.

Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, February 21st.

Holyoke Health Center and all locations are closed today, Thursday February 9th due to weather.

We would like to thank all of the local businesses who donated to benefit our Annual Employee Appreciation Event. Thank you for your continued support!

 

Italian Friendly Restaurant www.italianfriendlypizza.com
Fernandez Family Restaurant Fernandez Facebook Page
Capri Pizza www.capripizzashop.com
Brennan's Place Brennan's Facebook Page
The Cake Lady 123thecakelady@yahoo.com
Hair Changes www.hairchanges.com
Salon Jade Salon Jade Facebook Page
Mt. Joe To Go - Downtown www.mtjoe.com
Pizza D'Action www.pizzadaction.net
Bamboo House Bamboo House Facebook Page

 

The Holyoke Health Center and all locations will be closing at 3pm on Friday, January 13th
and will be CLOSED on Monday, January 16th.

Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, January 17th.

Holyoke Health Center and all locations will be CLOSED
on Monday, January 2nd for the holiday.

Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, January 3rd.

Holyoke Health Center and all locations will be CLOSED
on Monday, December 26th for the holiday.

Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, December 27th.

On December 5th, our Pharmacy Director, Lori Lewicki, and our Clinical Pharmacist, Marisa Campanale, attended the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The ASHP conference is the largest gathering of pharmacists in the world. Lori and Marisa attended the conference to represent Holyoke Health Center as they continue their recruitment for next year's PGY1 pharmacy practice resident. At the conference they set up an information booth, which provided general information about the health center, and about their specific pharmacy residency program. Lori and Marisa were successful in attracting interested potential residents, many of whom had thoroughly researched Holyoke Health Center. The Holyoke Health Center has an accredited residency program, and it is imperative that our pharmacy department attends national conference, such as the ASHP conference, in order to promote our residency program to the thousands of pharmacy students (potential residents) who attend.

Lori and Marisa loved bringing HHC to Las Vegas and they are excited to move forward in their search for next year's PGY1 pharmacy practice resident.

For more information about our pharmacy's residency program, click here.

 

You recently received a letter from Health New England that told you that they will no longer be insuring patients at Holyoke/Chicopee Health Centers. Don't worry. To make sure you continue to get the health care services you currently have, we are taking the following steps:

The state has agreed to automatically transfer your insurance coverage to MassHealth PCC Plan as of January 1, 2017.

  1. You do not have to do anything to continue to be covered under MassHealth for all of the health care benefits you currently have.
  2. Your provider at Holyoke and Chicopee Health Center will continue to care for you and coordinate any additional health care services you are eligible for, including: medical, dental, pharmacy, hospital care, eye care, behavioral health care, and referrals.
  3. We are proud you have chosen us to be your health care provider. We look forward to continuing to care for you and your family in the years to come.
  4. If you have any questions or concerns, our Managed Care Staff will be happy to help at (413) 420-2183.