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Our nation is very sick. We are living through a pandemic, which is the easiest of the illnesses. We are also living with a cancer called racism and we suffer from massive crippling of income inequality. The first one can be cured with a vaccine, however the second two are much more structural and systemic. Read more

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Agencies Oppose Trump Administration Plans to Slash Refugee Resettlement and Legal Immigration to the U.S.

Ascentria Care Alliance - September 27, 2019

“In countless ways, America depends on new Americans.”
The Trump administration plans to set the new yearly refugee admissions goal at 18,000, a record low. And a new executive order would allow state and local officials to stop resettlement in their communities. They seemingly want to dismantle our nation’s resettlement programs. Read more

A Never-Ending Journey: The Life and Times of Worcester’s Undocumented Immigrants

Worcester Magazine - August 22, 2019

Henry Hernandez, who left El Salvador in November of 2009 and is now a U.S. citizen and Worcester organizer for Neighbor to Neighbor, is just one of the hundreds of thousands of migrants who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border. Read more

Why are so many Americans getting sicker?

NH Business Review - Angela Bovill - August 16, 2019

Healthcare in the U.S. should not be a sickness system, but a wellness system. 

Here’s what we face: If we’re going to get healthier as a nation, we need to think beyond medical care. We need a system not just focusing on waiting until symptoms indicate a clear diagnosis. And we must ask: Why are so many Americans getting sicker? Read more

Jeff Kinney joins Ascentria’s executive team

Ascentria Care Alliance - July 29, 2019

Boston business leader accepts a dual leadership role at the nonprofit –
Chief of Staff and External Relations Read more

Ascentria, Sheehan balancing golden mean of nursing home viability

Worcester Telegram- Lisa Eckelbecker - July 21, 2019

Since 2015, Ascentria has purchased other Sheehan Health nursing homes, starting with a $26.1 million investment in the 147-bed Quaboag Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Center in West Brookfield. In 2017, Ascentria bought 120-bed Laurel Ridge Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood for $24.5 million. In 2018, it bought 122-bed Presentation for $24 million. Read more

More Than Health Podcast - Refugee Health Project

The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities - July 8, 2019

Results and Learnings from a Refugee Health Project: 
Amy Marchildon, director of Ascentria's Services for New Americans, discusses a New Hampshire demonstration project that is leveraging the 1115 waiver. Read more

Are we getting healthier…or not?

Worcester Business Journal- Angela Bovill - June 14, 2019

Is our healthcare system healthy? Are we, as a nation, getting healthier? Consider the good, bad & ugly. Read more

Worcester Celebrates “World Refugee Day” June 21

Ascentria Care Alliance - June 12, 2019

Worcester, MA -- Ascentria Care Alliance, together with the Refugee & Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC) will celebrate World Refugee Day on Friday, June 21, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 73 Lancaster Street, Worcester MA. Free and open to the public, the event will feature cultural food, dance, music, art, and other special presentations. 
Additional participants include the Southeast Asian Coalition (SEAC), Refugee Artisans of Worcester (RAW), Worcester Refugee Assistance Project (WRAP), and African Community Education (ACE). This program is supported in part by the Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants. Read more

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