December 16, 2020 – Upham’s Corner Health Center (UCHC) has been issued a $50,000 grant from Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA) to help fund essential programming for Senior Care Option (SCO) members with significant needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The programming will help improve access to preventative care, such as retinal eye exams for the 49% of our SCO members who have Type I or Type II diabetes and breast and colon cancer screenings.
“During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s crucial that we continue to provide safe, essential, and culturally appropriate health care services to our patients and most vulnerable community members,” said Jay Trivedi, CEO of Upham’s Corner Health Center. “We are grateful for the continued partnership and generous support from the Commonwealth Care Alliance that enables us to focus on our mission to serve those in need.”
UCHC is a long-standing partner of CCA and will work closely with them throughout the duration of the initiative to provide strategic support and necessary tools to reduce gaps in care for those with chronic health needs.
CCA, a not-for-profit community-based healthcare organization that provides and coordinates care for individuals with complex medical, behavioral health and social needs, including those with disabilities, launched the Quality Initiative Program as part of their ongoing effort to improve health outcomes for the most at-risk Massachusetts residents amid the COVID-19 pandemic.