Community Health Programs

Cardiovascular Community Outreach Program

Thanks to the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation’s Connections for Cardiovascular Health grant program, Whittier Street Health Center designed and implemented its Cardiovascular Community Health Ambassador (CCHA) program in 2011 to provide health education, screening, and support to residents in the communities we serve. The program hires and trains patients who have demonstrated good compliance with their health to be Health Ambassadors, providing peer support and education to residents and patients. The CCHA program has improved cardiovascular health among minorities within our service area by providing comprehensive chronic care to residents who may otherwise have gone untreated.

The program continues today and is devoted to identifying new cases of hypertension, while also providing up-to-date, quality care to returning patients with cardiovascular diseases. We offer English and Spanish cardiovascular health classes onsite, health screenings in the community, and primary care for individuals diagnosed with hypertension or heart disease.

To learn more about the program, please call our Cardiovascular Clinical Case Manager at 617-989-3197.

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A note about Whittier and COVID-19

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in our area, we ask all clients and patients to call ahead before coming to any of our sites. We are working to take care of most clients/patients via phone/video encounter so we can meet your ongoing healthcare needs. This is for your safety and so we can provide the highest quality of care to you while following CDC guidance for COVID-19. Please call 617-427-1000 for any questions or concerns.

Whittier will provide COVID-19 testing from 10 am to 4 pm on Monday to Friday. Following CDC guidance, we recommend testing if you have a fever AND one of the following three symptoms: cough OR shortness of breath OR sore throat. Please bring your picture identification and your insurance card (if you have insurance).