Whittier Street Health Center Earns Prestigious Recognition from American Heart Association

  • December 4, 2023


We are thrilled to announce that Whittier Street Health Center has been awarded the Target: BP Silver Certificate of Recognition; Target: Type 2 Diabetes Gold Certificate of Recognition and the Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol Gold Certificate of Recognition by the American Heart Association for our outstanding efforts to improve the overall health of our diverse patient population. The American Heart Association’s Outpace CVD™ suite of outpatient programs – Target: BP™, Target: Type 2 Diabetes? and Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol™ – provide targeted quality improvement support and recognize organization’s commitment to improving outcomes of cardiovascular disease. The AHA recognition is awarded to organizations who have demonstrated their ongoing commitment to provide better care for patients diagnosed with hypertension, high cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes, and underscores our commitment to providing comprehensive and exceptional healthcare to our community.

Our dedicated team at Whittier has worked tirelessly to implement evidence-based practices and initiatives aimed at preventing and managing these critical cardiovascular risk factors. The American Heart Association’s acknowledgment is a testament to the high standards of care we uphold and the positive impact we strive to make on the health and well-being of our patients.

Type 2 Diabetes, Cholesterol, and Blood Pressure are significant contributors to heart disease, which remains a leading cause of mortality worldwide. By focusing on proactive and patient-centered care, we aim not only to treat but also to prevent these conditions. This recognition serves as a validation of our holistic approach to healthcare and emphasizes the importance of preventive measures in promoting a heart-healthy community.

As a Joint Commission accredited and NCQA recognized PCMH, we understand the profound impact that cardiovascular health has on overall well-being. This recognition fuels our commitment to continuous improvement and encourages us to explore innovative solutions to further enhance our services. We extend our gratitude to the American Heart Association for acknowledging our efforts and supporting our mission to create a healthier future for all.

As we celebrate this achievement, we remain steadfast in our dedication to providing accessible, compassionate, and quality healthcare to the diverse communities we serve. Thank you for being part of our journey towards a heart-healthy tomorrow.


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).