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Healey-Driscoll Administration Invests Additional $16.5 Million in Student Loan Repayments for Health and Human Service Workers 

1/29/2024 Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Third Round of Repay Program Includes Early Education, Childcare, Home Health and Other Home-and Community-Based Workers for the First Time

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Middlesex County Restoration Center Advances with Selection of Clinical Provider 

1/23/2024 Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Vinfen to provide behavioral health, substance use disorder services for pilot program

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Lays out Plan for Health Equity Initiative 

1/23/2024 Executive Office of Health and Human Services

‘Advancing Health Equity in Massachusetts’ takes a new approach to reducing health disparities across the state through community-based interventions

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MassHealth Announces Coverage of Doula Services 

12/08/2023 Executive Office of Health and Human Services

New benefit available to members in spring 2024 aims to improve maternal and infant health outcomes and equity

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Holds First Regional Cabinet Meeting in Amherst 

12/05/2023 Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll

Following the meeting, Cabinet members took a tour of UMass Amherst’s Life Sciences Laboratories with Chancellor Javier Reyes

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Healey-Driscoll Administration, Reproductive Equity Now Foundation Launch Medication Abortion Toolkit for Public Colleges and Universities  

11/22/2023 Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll

Toolkit is intended to assist university administrators in developing readiness plans to provide medication abortion on college campuses

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Governor Healey Files Legislation to Change Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission’s Name to ‘MassAbility’  

11/02/2023 Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Awards $5.2 Million in Grants as Part of Medical Respite Pilot Program for People Experiencing Homelessness 

11/01/2023 Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Pilot seeks to improve the health of people experiencing homelessness and reduce the cost of care

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Opens Second Round of MA Repay Loan Repayment Program Applications 

10/17/2023 Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Administration makes an additional $25M available to support healthcare professionals in the Commonwealth

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Healey Driscoll Administration Announces Significant Improvements to Child Care Financial Assistance Program  

10/02/2023 Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll

New Regulations and Updated Policies Will Make System Easier for Parents, Better for Early Education Providers, and More Reflective of Needs of Children and Families

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Governor Healey Orders Statewide Maternal Health Review to Ensure Equitable Care in All Communities  

9/22/2023 Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll

Orders an immediate review of health services access in Northern Worcester County in wake of Leominster maternity closure

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Awards $20M to Community Health Centers for Climate-focused Capital Improvement Projects 

9/21/2023 Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Grants will enable Community Health Centers in Massachusetts to invest in technology that addresses climate effects on health

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Staverne Miller Appointed Acting Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families 

9/21/2023 Executive Office of Health and Human Services

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Office for Refugees and Immigrants to Provide Additional Legal Support for New Arrivals in the State’s Shelter System 

9/21/2023 Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Beginning September 19, new program enables refugee resettlement agencies to increase legal services for families navigating the work authorization process

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John Oliveira Appointed Commissioner of the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind  

9/14/2023 Executive Office of Health and Human Services