Despite all of the health care advances over the last century, we are actually losing ground on important measures of population health.
A correction has been added to the commentary. THE WORCESTER Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) has solidified its place as a leader in the fare-free public transportation movement, with the WRTA Advisory Board voting unanimously on April 20 to continue operating fare-free through June 2024, thereby becoming the longest-running fare-free transit system in the state and […]
THE LOCAL NONPROFIT Atrius Health physician practice organization has been cleared for sale to national for-profit Optum Health, a subsidiary of investor-owned United Healthcare. Legally, the proceeds must be directed toward charitable purposes. We each run health conversion foundations and know that conversions can continue the health legacy of their prior organizations and be forces […]
THIS PAST ELECTION DAY, Massachusetts celebrated several historic milestones with the shattering of glass ceilings that we have long sought to break through. As we look ahead to the new administration and the new legislative session in 2023, I hope we can begin to address long-entrenched regional inequities across the Commonwealth. Until we take a […]
AMONG THE MANY progressive actions taken in Massachusetts, access to clean water was deemed a right guaranteed by Article 97 of the state Constitution in 1972, yet over half a million residents lack adequate drinking water protections. Unlike residents served by public water systems, private well owners are at risk of drinking water contaminated by […]