Utilizing funds recovered by the AGO through a multistate consumer protection settlement, the Office of Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley (AGO) is proud to announce the Community Health Worker Grant Program, which is designed to reduce healthcare disparities and improve the health and wellness of underserved populations through the distribution of settlement funds to Community Health Centers. 

Below is a list of grantees. Should you have questions about an individual center, please click the respective link:

Community Health Center of Cape Cod Mashpee, MA

Servicing: Cape Cod

  • Funding will help the CHC of Cape Cod to increase the number of women who receive preventive screenings for cancers, as well as provide assistance with related follow-up services.  They will also increase the number of patients with chronic disease who receive health monitoring and education services in addition to screenings for depression/anxiety. 

Edward Kennedy Community Health Center Worcester, MA

Servicing: Worcester, Clinton, Framingham

  • Funding will help to better coordinate health care services for patients who used the emergency department in order to improve health, prevent and reduce further use of the emergency department and reduce overall health care costs.

Hilltown Community Health Center Huntington, MA

Servicing: Huntington, Worthington

  • Funding will help to expand the organization’s patient self-management wellness and prevention program by providing active health education and health literacy programs, lifestyle change support individually and in groups, and mindfulness training and other programs that are measured for effectiveness on an individual patient level, disease population level and for the various programs and interventions. 

Lynn Community Health Center Lynn, MA

Servicing: Lynn

  • Funding will help to improve health outcomes while reducing inpatient hospitalizations and emergency room visits for children with Asthma, as well as providing assessments, education, home visits, follow-up, and referrals to high risk children with Asthma.