Community Health & Environment

NEW Health Wins Health Center Bocce Tournament

On Thursday, July 19, North End Waterfront Health Center (NEW Health) won the annual statewide health center bocce tournament, hosted by the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (MLCHC). The tournament is open to all health centers from across the state. The event was well-attended and enjoyed a crowd of participants, as well as passers-by. This Read More…

Health & Environment Schools

NEW Health and NEAD Host Annual Drug Awareness Day for North End Students

North End Waterfront Health (NEW Health) recently held their annual drug awareness day for students and teachers at the Saint John and Eliot Schools. The aim of the event is to make students aware of the dangers of drugs and alcohol,  and to stress the importance of making good choices. Over 100 sixth, seventh and Read More…

Health & Environment

Celebrate ‘Don’t Fry Day’ Over Memorial Day Weekend

Don’t Fry Day has been observed in the United States for several years and is dedicated to raising awareness about protecting skin from the sun so that it can’t cause cancer and other damage. The day is held on the Friday before Memorial Day, and should be remembered as the outdoor / beach season kicks Read More…

Health & Environment

Alcohol Awareness Month Observed in April

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance used in the U.S. 15.1 million people over the age of 18 have a diagnosis of AUD (alcohol use disorder); this is a medical condition used when a patient’s drinking causes distress or harm. Alcohol use disorder is the third leading lifestyle Read More…

Health & Environment

Learn to Spot the Differences Between Cold and Flu

During winter months, many people typically experience cold and flu symptoms. It’s important to know the signs of each one to better help recover. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has created a chart to help educate people on the differences between the two. The chart below details the difference between the cold and flu Read More…

Health & Environment People

NEW Health CEO Honored by Massachusetts Community Health Center Officials

Members of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers and other community health officials across the state gathered last night at Il Molo restaurant in the North End to honor NEW Health CEO, Jim Luisi. Luisi has been elected as the board chair of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC); he’s set to Read More…