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New findings we've learned about COVID-19: Part 1

Posted by Alyssa Malmquist on July 08, 2021

Now that 70 percent of Massachusetts has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, the science and data drive lifted restrictions and broadening age requirements for vaccine eligibility. Based on these new changes, we had another conversation with Infectious Disease Specialist and Medical Director at AllWays Health Partners, Dr. James Hellinger. Continue reading for part 1 of our conversation where Dr. Hellinger shares his take on lifted mask mandates and restaurant dining.

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Topics: Providers, COVID-19, Medical leadership partners

MGB reduces health inequities through robust patient data collection

Posted by Mass General Brigham on July 06, 2021

Mass General Brigham (MGB) has launched a campaign to collect more accurate and complete demographic data from its more than one million adult primary care patients. Continue reading to learn how this data drives MGB's commitment to improving access to healthcare programs and services.

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Topics: Providers, Diversity, equity & inclusion

Cover up with SPF tips your patients can take into the summer

Posted by Alyssa Malmquist on July 01, 2021

Summer is in full effect here in New England, but keep in mind the increased shine brings more sun exposure to your patients. With skin cancer on the rise in the U.S., the CDC projects 106,110 new cases of skin melanomas and 7,180 deaths in 2021. Below, you'll find valuable insights you can share with patients to defend them from these statistics.

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Topics: Providers, Physical health and wellness, Members

Learn how AllWays Health Partners used geo-targeting to increase vaccination access for at-risk populations

Posted by Alyssa Malmquist on June 29, 2021

In partnership with the Department of Public Health, AllWays Health Partners created a dashboard from geographical data to identify locations with low vaccination rates—and bring the vaccine directly to at-risk populations. Continue reading to hear from Christine Welch, Manager of Your Care Circle at AllWays Health Partners, to uncover how our team used real-time data to support our vaccination efforts.

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Topics: COVID-19

How to support patients dealing with pandemic weight gain and obesity

Posted by Alyssa Malmquist on June 24, 2021

Obesity has been headlined as a growing epidemic throughout the United States in adults and children over the last twenty years. So, when the pandemic shut down gyms and kept people confined to their homes, it made sense that undesired weight change increased for many; 61% in fact, according to a study by the American Psychological Association. Learn more about the relationship between the pandemic & weight gain and how to support patients dealing with obesity.

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Topics: COVID-19, Physical health and wellness