Shannon Lundin is the Program Manager of Addiction and Recovery Services for the Charlestown Coalition, one of the four community coalitions supported by Mass General CCHI. Here, Shannon talks about her work with the recovery community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mass General is requesting Letters of Inquiry (LOI) from interested community-based non-profits, coalitions and local governments due no later than Thursday, July 2, at 3 pm."If we are going to move the dial on eliminating vast disparities in health based on race, ethnicity and economic status, then we must get involved outside the walls of our institution and join with partners in the broader community to address these conditions," said Mass General vice president for Community Health Joan Quinlan.
Target areas for this funding arose out of the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and Implementation Plan (CHIP), a highly participatory community process which identified housing, economic stability and mobility, behavioral health and access to health and social services as top community health concerns. The Mass General Community Advisory Board (CAB), comprised of 21 members representing cross-sections from each community and residents with lived experience, selected two main strategies to focus on for this funding opportunity:
- Workforce Development Programming (WFD)—Funding for this strategy aims to support workforce development programs, with a focus on resume building, job readiness, skills training, education, ESOL and through the cultivation of relationships with employers, trades and unions
- Increasing Access to Behavioral Health Services through Community Health Workers (CHWs)—Funding for this strategy aims to increase the pool of Community Health Workers and Recovery Coaches with specialized mental health/substance use training who represent low-income, immigrant, LGBTQ, seniors and/or communities of color through coordinated, funded recruitment and training programs.
Information and Technical Assistance SessionsDetailed information about the application process, funding, eligibility and timeline can be found here.
We would encourage anyone interested to join the following sessions which will be
held via online webinar:
- Bidders' Conference/Information Session: June 19, 2020 at 12:00 - 1:30 pm. Register here
- Technical Assistance Session: June 24, 2020 at 4:00 - 5:00 pm. Register here
Questions?Applicants may also make written inquiries concerning the submission of an LOI—the initial phase of this process—until no later than June 23, 2020, at 5:00 pm. Written inquiries must be sent to MGHDON@partners.org.
Click here for more information and to submit a Letter of Inquiry
The deadline to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) for this funding opportunity is Thursday, July 2nd, at 3 pm.
- Jun | 19 | 2020
While it may not have been the graduation ceremony that many Center for Community Health Improvement youth had envisioned a few months ago, it nevertheless was one for the ages.
- Jun | 17 | 2020
One issue for which many bilingual physicians volunteered their time was to support those COVID-19 patients who were immigrants and/or did not speak fluent English, including Carlos Torres, MD, who serves an administrative role in diversity and inclusion.
- Jun | 16 | 2020
COVID-19 has had a profound impact on youths in underserved communities. While the disease is physically mild for most young people, it intensifies existing socio-economic challenges and creates new obstacles.
- Press Release
- Jun | 16 | 2020
The funding will support upstream approaches to economic stability and mobility in Chelsea and Revere.
- Jun | 15 | 2020
The pandemic has emphasized how an individual's and community's social determinants impact health care and access to care.