Monthly Archives: February 2009

If “dropping out is no longer an option” then we need to meet the needs of our students

“And dropping out of high school is no longer an option. It’s not just quitting on yourself, it’s quitting on your country – and this country needs and values the talents of every American.” – President Barak Obama: February 24, … Continue reading

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Connector Meets Thursday Morning

The Connector Board will meet on Thursday, February 26th from 9:00 – 11:00 am in the 21st floor conference room of One Ashburton Place, Boston. The Board will be updated on the FY10 Commonwealth Care MMCO procurement process and presented … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Dental Society’s Call to Action

Last week, the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS), issued a Call to Action to the residents of the Commonwealth. MDS is an oral health care organization representing 5,000 dentists, and has been working to create a comprehensive plan to improve the … Continue reading

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March 5th is Community Health Worker Day at the State House

The Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers (MACHW) is hosting a Community Health Worker Advocacy Day at the State House on Thursday, March 5th from 11-3. MACHW will highlight their priority bill, An Act to Certify Community Health Workers in … Continue reading

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“Why on God’s green earth does it take all that to get help?”

Judith Warner’s piece in the New York Times has lit up the email lists of children’s health advocates. In the span of less than an hour this morning, several colleagues sent me the article independent of each other. Insight into … Continue reading

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Health Disparities Council meets Feb. 23rd

The Health Disparities Council will meet on Monday February 23rd from 2pm-4pm. (100 Cambridge Street, Conference Rooms C and D, Boston). Click here to view the Meeting Agenda (.pdf).

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A Closer Look at Health Disparities – HCFA’s Annual Conference

Please join us for HCFA’s Annual Health Care Policy Conference on Friday, June 19, 2009. This year’s theme: A Closer Look at Health Disparities. Registration is FREE online at This event is fully accessible. To request special accommodations, please … Continue reading

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