From the Lynn Community Health Center –
Lynn Community Health Center will honor Governor Michael and Mrs. Kitty Dukakis at its annual “Wisdom to Wellness: Celebrating Visionaries in Healthcare” event on November 20, 2014. Kitty Dukakis will deliver the keynote address.
“In a culture which stigmatizes mental health and addiction, the Dukakis family’s public acknowledgement of their struggles with depression and addiction engaged our nation in a conversation about how these issues touch all of us, and do not discriminate based on class, race, education, or position,” said Lori Abrams Berry, health center Executive Director. “Their ongoing advocacy for better access to services is truly welcome to those of us who have been working for many years to ensure that everyone is able to receive care when they need it.”
Treating those with mental health and substance abuse issues has always been a priority for Lynn Community Health Center, which began as a small mental health clinic in 1971. It has since become the largest provider of primary care in Lynn, serving 40% of Lynn residents.
The health center is a recognized leader in the field of integrated care, in which behavioral health care is integrated with primary medical care. “At the health center these services are provided in one location by providers who work together as a team,” said Berry. “By moving from two separate treatment cultures to one, our patients receive innovative, patient-centered care that minimizes stigma and increases the quality of care.”
The event will take place at the Peabody Marriott at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $125 and are still available. For ticket and sponsorship information please contact Clare Hayes, firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-596-2502 x778 or visit our event website www.lchcnet.org/wisdomtowellness2014.
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