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Immunization: Power to Protect

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. This month, health centers like Whittier Street Health Center will highlight the importance of immunizations to public health. Vaccines protect against serious, and sometimes deadly, diseases—such as the flu, measles, meningitis, hepatitis, and others. Here in Massachusetts, residents benefit from a universal childhood vaccine program and some of the […]


The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Mammography Suite at Whittier

The profusion of pink among all the orange, yellow, and brown serves as a reminder that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most lethal cancer for women in the US, and about 1 in 8 women will get it during their lifetime. Although rates of deaths from breast cancer have […]


The Affordable Care Act and Whittier Street Health Center

ACA and Community Health The ACA also includes a Health Center Program that awards funds to community health centers. By delivering comprehensive, high-quality preventive and primary health care to patients regardless of their ability to pay, health centers play a key role implementing the ACA. In 2013, Whittier received a grant from the Health Resources […]