Whittier Street Health Center’s blog on health and wellness in the community.
Drinking Alcohol: Not Good for Your Heart or Health By Carolyn Reynolds, Associate Director of Behavioral Health-Adult and Substance Use Services, WSHC For years having a glass of wine, a beer, or a cocktail was considered a harmless way to unwind. Recent data shows that drinking alcohol is not as harmless to our […]More
Our Mission Is To… Serve as a center of excellence that provides high quality, and accessible health care and social services that achieve health equity, social justice, and the economic well-being of our diverse patient populations. Whittier is committed to promote wellness and eliminate health and social disparities regardless of patients’ differences and their […]More
April is National Minority Health Month (NMHM) Submitted by: Christine Pajarillo, LICSW, VP of Programs and Social Services and Carolyn Reynolds, MS, Associate Director of Behavioral Health Services, Whittier Street Health Center. As April is National Minority Health Month (NMHM), a time to raise awareness about health disparities that continue to affect people from […]More
By Kate Willbur, RD,LD/N, Registered Dietitian, WSHC Whittier Street Health Center’s (WSHC) multicultural community has a bounty of many different dishes that can be incorporated into a heart-healthy eating plan. Try these tips to enjoy a world of flavors at home! Eat a variety of nutritious foods Enjoy your favorite foods, like mangu, […]More
BOSTON — The Baker-Polito Administration today announced $13.5 million to support community organizations working in the cities and towns hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the Massachusetts Vaccine Equity Initiative to increase awareness, acceptance and access to the COVID-19 vaccine. These latest grants are part of the Administration’s investment of more than $46.5 million to address […]More
Authored by Katy Wilbur, Registered Dietitian at Whittier Street Health Center Following a heart healthy eating plan and staying active are important throughout the year and usually more challenging during the winter months. Between November 25 and January 1 there are at least 4 different holidays celebrated – that’s a lot of celebrations! In addition […]More
Authored by Steven Wright, MD, Director of Medicine at Whittier Street Health Center November often conjures up thoughts of turkey, leaves changing and lots of foods, but it is also recognized as National Diabetes Month in order to raise awareness of a disease that is frighteningly common place. Over 10% of the US population […]More