Finding Strength in Numbers, to Meet Boston’s Health Needs
At Partners HealthCare, we understand that too many members of our community face obstacles to good health—and the key role that community organizations can play in overcoming those obstacles.
Combatting Chronic Disease, Bringing Food Security to Communities
As the holidays approach, tables across the state will overflow with celebratory meals—but far too many will lack healthy, fresh foods, as they do all year. At Partners, we recognize the links between healthy food scarcity and poor health, and we have many initiatives underway to bring better food to our communities’ most challenged neighborhoods.
Economic Impact Joins Human Costs of Opioid Epidemic
The opioid epidemic’s human costs may be incalculable—and we see that stark reality on the front lines of patient care every day. But what are the costs of the crisis to Massachusetts’ economy? A new report from the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation (MTF), supported by a grant from RIZE Massachusetts, aims to answer that question.
In Diabetes Care, Awareness Is Key to Adherence
As National Diabetes Awareness Month brings the condition to the fore, a new telemedicine program is helping physicians at North Shore Medical Center more closely manage their diabetic patient population—promoting better health and the prevention of complications.
Investigating the Root Causes of Chronic Pain
After injury or surgery, patients are often asked to rank their pain on a scale of 0-10, a way of evaluating a mostly subjective phenomenon. But what if a patient’s pain never fully dissipates? That’s the case for as many as 50 million Americans, who live with chronic pain.
An Extension of the Care Team, a Lifeline for Patients with Addictions
Chuck Tuttle doesn’t interact directly with patients very often. Yet his impact on care for patients with substance use disorders (SUDs) within Partners HealthCare is, in many instances, life-changing—even life-saving.