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Health New England offers $80,000 in DEIB grants to address youth health and well-being

Health New England offers $80,000 in DEIB grants to support programs addressing youth health and well-being in Western Massachusetts, responding to alarming survey results showing high levels of sadness and hopelessness among eighth-grade studentss; photo via pexels.com. SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Health New England will award grants totaling $80,000 to eligible non-profit organizations for programs that work to…

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A young female doctor in a patterned dress is using a stethoscope to examine an elderly man wearing a blue turban and a striped shirt. They are in a medical examination room with medical equipment and a sign on the wall in the background.

Housing, transportation limit MA seniors’ access to quality health care

Economic factors often influence access to health care. In Massachusetts, adults age 65 and older with less than a high school education are more than 11 times as likely to have teeth extracted than those with a college degree, according to United Health Foundation’s 2024 Senior Report. High housing and transportation costs are preventing some…

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