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October 27, 2017
The Boston Globe. The 2017 top 100 women-led businesses in Massachusetts. Announcing the 2017 Top 100 Women-Led Bussinesses in Massachusetts by the Boston Globe and the Commonwealth Foundation, including Codman Square Health Center at number 59.

October 27, 2017
The Boston Globe. Workplace wisdom from some of the most powerful businesswomen in Massachusetts. Includes insight and advice from women leaders from the 2017 Top 100 Women-Led Bussinesses including a quote from Sandra Cotterell.

October 27, 2017
Bay State Banner. The key to asthma control. Discusses the work of Codman Square Health Center's pediatric asthma nurse to help our patients learn how to manage their asthma.

July 13, 2017
Dorchester Reporter. ‘Dorchester Knows’ HIV testing campaign launched in Codman Square. Discusses the launch of the Dorchester Knows HIV testing initiative.

June 13, 2017
WGBH. A Dorchester Health Clinic Takes Lead In Fighting Opiate Addiction. Discusses the opioid crisis in Massachusetts with a focus on the work happening here at Codman Square Health Center to address it.

June 8, 2017
The Washington Post. Trump wants to kill federal arts funding. What difference would that make? In its discussion of the impact on the potetial elimination of the National Endowment of the Humanities, the Clemente Course in the Humanities, a free college course, offered at Codman Square Health Center is discussed as a successful program.

April 27, 2017
Bay State Banner. Boston Scenes: Pedi Dental Suite. Photo of City Councillor Ayanna Pressley at Codman Square Health Center's ribbion cutting for the new Pedi Dental Suite.

April 27, 2017
Dorchester Reporter. Noorani brings national book tour to Dorchester. Ali Noorani, Director of the National Immigration Forum and former Codman Square Health Center employee, and author of There Goes the Neighborhood visited Codman Square Health Center as part of his national book tour.

April 20, 2017
Boston Globe. Boston charter school educator named national teacher of the year. Announces Sydney Chaffee, a Codman Academy Charter Public School teacher, as the National Teacher of the Year. The Health Center is mentioned as part of Codman Academy's location, history and partnership.

November 29, 2016
Dorchester Reporter. Codman Square Health Center to Launch Same Day PrEP on World AIDS Day. Announces Codman's new Same Day PrEP service beginning on December 1, 2016.

November 29, 2016
The Rainbow Times. CSHC to Launch Same Day PrEP on World AIDS Day to Reduce HIV Infections. Announces Codman's new Same Day PrEP service beginning on December 1, 2016.

October 28, 2016
Boston Globe. The 2016 top 100 women-led businesses in Massachusetts. Announces the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses including Codman Square Health Center at number 39.

October 17, 2016
massnonprofit news. 6 Dorchester Nonprofits Get $600K to Address Health Issues. Discusses grant given by Tufts Medical Center to Codman Square Health Center and others to benefit substance abuse and youth violence programs in Dorchester.

October 6, 2016
WCVB. Celebrity chefs raise money for women's health. Video featuring our 19th annual Men of Boston Cook for Women's Health
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September 14, 2016
Boston Globe. 10m grant funds program to boost children’s mental health care. By Olivia Quintana. Discusses the TEAM UP for Children Initiative grant given to BMC and 3 community health centers including Codman.

September 2, 2016
Boston Public Health Commission. Kailisa’s Plan: The Importance of Clinical and Community Linkage in Managing Pediatric Asthma. Discusses the Prevention & Wellness Trust Fund​ grant and includes a story of the work happening here at Codman.

August 18, 2016
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Local students learn about public health on Harvard Chan tour. By Karen Feldscher. Story covering the field trip by the Codman Academy summer student interns to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

July 28, 2016
Dorchester Reporter. Learning goes both ways at Codman Square Health Center. By Griffin Connolly. Talks about the impact of the Codman Academy internship program at Codman Square Health Center.

June 22, 2016
Dorchester Reporter. In Codman Square, a frank look at safety through community, police eyes. By Jennifer Smith. Discusses recent community conversations about violence that took place at Codman Square Health Center.

June 19, 2016
Dorchester Reporter. Community health, cost of violence addressed at Codman Square Health Center meeting. By Jennifer Smith. Coverage of Codman Square Health Center's Public Annual Meeting featuring Attorney General Maura Healey and Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders.

May 2, 2016
Craving Boston WGBH. Dorchester's Daily Table Is More Than a Grocery Store. By Lisa Johnson. Discusses Daily Table, their benefit to the community, and the partnership between Codman Square Health Center and Daily Table.

March 29, 2016

ABC News. More doctors writing prescriptions for exercise. By Denise Dador. Discusses Codman's exercise prescription program with Healthworks Community Fitness.

 

March 15, 2016

Boston Herald. More doctors are prescribing exercise instead of medication. By Associated Press. Discusses Codman's exercise prescription program with Healthworks Community Fitness.

 

March 14, 2016

Associated Press. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt-pn_-U5kI&feature=youtu.be. By Associated Press. Video discussing Codman's exercise prescription program with Healthworks Community Fitness.

 

February 15, 2016

NECN. Money Saving Mondays: Free Boston Tax Help. News report discussing the Boston Tax Help free tax services in Boston, showcasing the site at Codman Square Health Center.

 

January 27, 2016

Boston Globe. Facebook creator, wife inspired by Dorchester school. By James Vaznis. Discusses innovative work of the partnership between Codman Academy Charter Public School and Codman Square Health Center (Codman Squared) and theinspiration it has provided to the Zuckerbergs to replicate a similar partnership in California.

 

January 21, 2016

Dorchester Reporter. Farmers Market Menu: Quality Food, a Convivial Setting. By James Hobin. Discusses the 5th year of the Dorchester Winter Farmers Market hosted and supported by Codman Square Health Center.

 

January 7, 2016

Dorchester Reporter. Codman Square Health open X-Clinic for HIV, STI. By Maddie Kilgannon. Codman Square Health Center opens its new X-Clinic, a free walk-in clinic offering testing for HIV and sexually transmitted infections.

 

October 25, 2015

Boston Globe. What Top Women Leaders in Massachusetts Have Learned. By Elizabeth Gehrman. Sandra Cotterell is interviewed about lessons she has learned as one of Massachusetts top 100 women business leaders.

 

October 23, 2015

Boston Globe. 2015 Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts. Codmas Square Health Center is recognized as one of the Top Women'Led Businesses in Massachusetts for the 2nd year in a row.

 

October 15, 2015

Dorchester Reporter. Men of Boston Team with Boston's Finest Eateries for Women's Health. By Dorchester Reporter Staff. Recaps the Men of Boston Cook for Women's Health fundraiser on October 1, 2015.

 

October 2, 2015

CBS Boston. What Makes a Great Boston Man. By Jon Keller. Jon Keller interviews chefs at Men of Boston Cook for Women's Health and asks them about what makes a Bostonian man.

 

September 29, 2015

Boston.com. Walsh and Baker Just a Few Men of Boston to Cook for Women's Health. By Kristin Toussaint. Announcing the 18th annual Men of Boston Cook for Women's Health.

 

July 17, 2015
Nonprofit Quaterly. Community Health Centers Marry Fitness Centers for the Sake of the Patients. By Ruth MacCambridge. Discusses partnerships between community health centers and fitness centers, including Codman Square Health Center's partnership with Healthworks.

 

May 21, 2015
Dorchester Reporter. Daily Table prepares to open in Codman Square. By Meggie Quackenbush. Discusses plans for the Daily Table to open in Codman Square, mentioning the partnership they have had with the health center.

 

December 23, 2014
Patch.com. Dec. 17 Fresh Truck Event Most Successful to Date. By Mike Bednarsky. Report on the success of the Fresh Truck pop-up holiday market at Codman Square Health Center.

 

December 10, 2014

Dorchester Reporter. A health center was born 40 years ago this month. By Bill Walczak. Discusses the origins of Codman Square Health Center.

 

December 4, 2014

Bay State Banner. Partners HealthCare provides hunger assistance during holidays. Discusses Partners HealthCare's food assistance grants including one given to Codman Square Health Center.

 

November 26, 2014

Dorchester Reporter. Sandra Cotterell: Embracing risk a good idea (page 11). Sandra Cotterell reflects on the lessons she has learned as a leader.

 

November 19, 2014

Bay State Banner. Codman Square Health Center Executive Director Sandra Cotterell Reflects on Leadership. Sandra Cotterell reflects on the lessons she has learned as a leader.

 

October 26, 2014
Boston Globe. 2014 Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts. Codman Square Health Center is recognized as one of the Top Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts.

 

August 18, 2014

JAMA Network. An Ethically Appropriate Strategy to Combat Obesity and Food Insecurity. By Deepak Palakshappa, MD; Genevieve Daftary, MD, MPH; Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH. Argues in favor of the positive impact of the Urban Food Initiative in Codman Square and beyond.

 

August 6, 2014

Bay State Banner. Partners HealthCare and the Kraft Center for Community Health Provide Support to Inspiring Physicians and Nurses. Discusses the work of the Kraft Center for Community Health including Dr. Genevieve Daftary's work at Codman Square Health Center and Codman Academy Charter Public School.

 

March 25, 2014
Harvard Gazette. Teaching On Campus and Off. By Sarah Sweeney. Recognizes the work of Tim McCarthy including his work with the Clemente Program at Codman Square Health Center/DotWell.


February 13, 2014
Boston Globe. When teens took on tobacco. Story by Yvonne Abraham. Discusses the initative to eliminate ciagrettes from pharmacy shelves that began in Codman Square through the BOLD Teens located at Codman Square Health Center.

 

January 28, 2014

Dorchester Report. Free Tax Clinics in Codman Square. Story about the Boston Earned Income Tax Clinics run throughout the city and specifically the impact they are having in Codman Square.

 

November 11, 2013
Bay State Banner. Camp Harbor View and Partners HealthCare - Leaders-In-Training program. Story on a Codman Square Health Center patient who with the help of Camp Harbor View and Partners HealthCare became an intern at Codman.

 

September 4, 2013

WBUR. Health Center Drives Codman Square's Transformation. By Fred Thys. Delves into the history of Codman Square over the past 3 decades and how the health center has helped to positively impact the community.

 

March 20, 2013

Dorchester Reporter. Fitting Tribute to a Codman Square hero. By Bill Forry. Celebrates Codman Square Health Center's founder Bill Walczak's contribution to the neighborhood through dedication of the new expansion.

 

Februrary 7, 2013
Boston.com. Two Dorchester health centers designated ‘Medical Homes’. Discusses the recent national recognition that Codman Square Health Center and Dorchester House Multi-Service Center received from the NCQA.

 

Februrary 6, 2013
Dorchester Reporter. Codman, Dot House win coveted ‘Medical Homes’ designation. Discusses the recent national recognition that Codman Square Health Center and Dorchester House Multi-Service Center received from the NCQA.

 

January 14, 2013
Boston Globe. Thousands line up to get flu vaccine in Boston. By Matt Rocheleau. Discusses the record number of flu shots given out across the city, with specific interviews from patients and personnel at CSHC.

Boston Herald. Flu fever may be breaking. By Christine McConville. Discusses the record number of flu shots given out across the city, with specific interviews from patients and personnel at CSHC.

January 13, 2013
Fox 25. “Boston Clinics Give More than 6,000 Flu Shots After Child with Flu Dies.” Fox News reports on Boston’s response to the flu public health emergency, interview Tricia Thomas and filming patients waiting at the CSHC flu clinic.

January 11, 2013
CBS News. Flu outbreak swamps hospitals nationwide. Michelle Miller reports. Filmed from CSHC — discussing the flu outbreak nationwide.

Januardy 9, 2013
Dorchester Reporter. Boston confronting aggressive flu bug. By Bill Forry. Discusses the breakout of flu across the city and the response of neighborhood health centers.

December 26, 2012
WBZ. Number Of Flu Cases Higher Than Average In Boston-Area. Story on the current status of the flu in Boston. Tricia Thomas, CSHC Director of Clinical Services interviewed.

December 6, 2012
Dorchester Reporter. Walczak wing adds capacity, promise at Codman Center. By Bill Forry. The William J. Walczak Health and Education Center is open for business

August 16, 2012
Dorchester Reporter. Robert Kraft Visits Codman Square Health Center. Photo and description of Robert Kraft and The Kraft Center for Community Health’s visit to Codman Square Health Center featured in the print edition of the Dorchester Reporter.

August 6, 2012
Nonprofit Finance Fund. Partnering for Whole-Community Health: Codman Square Health Center. Article by Nima Krodel.  In celebration of National Health Center Week, NFF wrote a feature blog entry on the impact of Codman Square Health Center upon its community.

July 20, 2012
Boston.com. Codman Square farmer’s market open for the season. Story by Patrick Rosso. Announcing the opening of the Codman Square Farmer’s Market and a mention of the fruit and veggie prescription program through Wholesome Wave.

April 30, 2012
Easternbank.com. Eastern Bank honors “Community Quarterbacks”. Codman Square Health Center was a recent recipient of the Eastern Bank Foundation’s Community Quarterback Award, given to organizations who are leaders in providing basic human services.

February 9, 2012
Cityofboston.gov.  Mayor Menino Presents ‘Partners with Non Profits’ Grants. Codman Square Health Center receives a $10,000 grant through the Partners with Non-Profits (PNP) award program, a City of Boston initiative that supports Boston neighborhoods through an investment in non-profit organizations.

February 8, 2012
Boston.com. “Codman Square Health Center “tops off” new building.” Story by Patrick Rosso. Coverage of the Topping Off Ceremony for our expansion, the Codman Square Health and Education Center.

February 5, 2012
NECN. CEO Corner: Key Projects. Interview with Thomas Goematt, CEO of Shawmut Design and Construction, on NECN as he discusses some of their projects including the Codman Square Health and Education Center Expansion.

January 12, 2012
Dorchester Reporter. Two years later, Codman Square continues to serve Haiti quake survivors. By Manolia Charlotin. Talks about the services that Codman Square Health Center continues to provide for those who were affected by the Haiti Earthquake 2 years ago.

January 9, 2012
Boston Globe Metro. Winter Farmers’ Market now in season in Dorchester. Story by Miriam Valverde. Discusses the successful opening day of the Dorchester Farmers’ Market hosted at Codman Square Health Center.

December 2, 2011
WickedLocal. Homeplate Catering Business Teaches Job Skills at Project Place. Article by Dave Eisenstadter. Story on Project Place, CSHC Staff’s food service, which empowers its’ employees and aims to help them move forward in their lives.

November 7, 2011
Youtube.com. Codman Square Health Center. Video of Mass Governor speaking at Codman Square Health Center Groundbreaking Ceremony on October 26, 2011.

October 26, 2011
Mass.gov. Governor Patrick Celebrate Groundbreaking of Codman Square Community Health Center and Codman Academy Expansion. Press release from the State House discussing the Groundbreaking for the Codman Square Health and Education Center.

October 11, 2011
WCVB Channel 5 Boston. Dorchester. Channel 5′s Chronicle features Codman Square Health Center in their story on the great things happening in Dorchester.

October 3, 2011
Boston.com. Personal Approach to HIV. By Karen Weintraub. PACT Director Dr. Heidi Louise Behforouz mentions the Community Health Worker collaboration with Codman’s diabetes patients.

September 15, 2011
Dorchester Reporter. “Serving the Cause.” Photo and brief announcement about Men of Boston Cook for Women’s Health. Front page.

August 2, 2011
Boston.com. “Insurers told to cover contraception in full.” By Chelsea Conaboy and Deborah Kotz. Our Chief Medical Officer, Chip Severin, recounts past issues surrounding low-income women and paying for contraception.

January 13, 2011
Boston Globe. “New leader at Carney named.” Story by Kay Lazar and Cara Bayles. Carney Hospital acquires Bill Walczak as their new president.

Dorchester Reporter. “New owner taps Walczak to run Carney Hospital.” Story by Bill Forry. Discusses Bill Walczak’s departure from Codman Square Health Center to take on a new position as the president of Carney Hospital.

November 19, 2010
The Globe and Mail. “How to save health care from the pale-green maze.”Feature by Carly Weeks. Codman Square Health Center serves as a model and inspiration for John Cole, an executive in Northern Ireland’s Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety.

November 10, 2010
NPR. “FDA Proposes Graphic Warnings For Cigarette Packs, Ads.” Story by Scott Hensley and Richard Knox. Richard Knox of NPR interviews Lisdoris Marie Cruze at the Codman Square Health Center asking about her thoughts on the new warning labels for cigarettes.

November 8, 2010
Boston Globe. “Efforts are up to push diabetes down.” Story by Kay Lazar. Discusses the growing threat of diabetes nationwide and the efforts of Codman Square Health Center to battle the disease in the vulnerable Boston neighborhood of Dorchester.

October 9, 2010
Boston.com. “Codman Square Health Center to expand with new federal funding.” Article by Cara Bayles. Discusses Codman’s plans for expansion including the first LEED Gold Certified green building in Dorchester.

October 2, 2010
Salem Gazette. “Salem chef joins local celebs in cooking for a cause.”Salem’s own Tony Bettencourt, Owner of 62 Restaurant and Wine Bar, joins other Boston area celebrities and restaurants in raising money for Codman Square Health Center at Men of Boston Cook for Women’s Health.

September 23, 2010
CNN Live. “CNN’s John King Cooking for a Cause.” Aired on CNN. John King broadcasts live from the annual Men of Boston Cook for Women’s Health gala fundraiser.

September 21, 2010
Dorchester Reporter. “CNN’s John King to serve up food, news from Codman Square.” Article by Bill Forry. John King will be at Men of Boston Cook for Women’s Health on Thursday, September 23rd broadcasting live on CNN.

September 3, 2010
Boston Business Journal. “Lifetime Achievement: Commitment to neighborhood shaped his career.” Story by Roberta Holland. Highlights achievements of CEO Bill Walczak in the Codman Square community.

August 31, 2010
WBUR. “Doctors Write ‘Prescriptions’ For Healthy Fruits and Vegetables.”Story by Bob Oakes. Mentions Codman as one of the pilot sites for the Fruit and Veggie Prescription Program.

August 19, 2010
Dorchester Reporter. “Codman Square Tech Center offers ‘gateway’ to college.” Article by Alex Owens. Discusses DotWell’s adult education programs, part of the Codman Square Health Center/Dorchester House Multi-Service Center/DotWell mission of educating it’s clients toward a better future. Doreen Treacy interviewed.

August 17, 2010
CNN. “Doctors prescribe produce discounts.” Segment hosted by Kiran Chetry. Dr. Shikha Anand mentions Codman Square Health Center as one of the three launch sites for the nation’s first ever “Fruit & Veggie Prescription Program.”

August 13, 2010
New York Times. “Eat an Apple (Doctor’s Orders).” Story by Natasha Singer. NY Times features Codman Square Health Center as site for launch of nation’s first ever “Fruit & Veggie Prescription Program.” Dr. Suki Tepperberg quoted.

Boston Globe. “Farmers’ market coupons used to push health eating.” Story by Patrick G. Lee. Talks about new “Fruit & Veggie Prescription Program” and mentions the Press Conference on August 12 celebrating the launch of this program. Dr. Suki Tepperberg quoted.

August 5, 2010
Dorchester Reporter. “Pharmacy hopes to fill void in Codman Sq.” Story by Bill Forry. Discusses benefits of new Pharmacy at Codman Square Health Center. Bill Walczak interviewed.

July 29, 2010
TEDx Boston. “What We Can Learn From Codman Square.” Video of Bill Walczak’s presentation at the 2010 TEDx Boston Conference: Revolutionary Ideas Start Here.

April 12, 2010
Boston Globe. “Prescription: education.” Elizabeth Cooney interviews Dr. H. Jack Geiger, founder of the nation’s first community health center, about the role of the community health center. Dr. Geiger mentions his visit to Codman Academy: “[H]e stoped by Codman Academy in Dorchester, the country’s only school within a federally chartered community health center, and praised its emphasis on health care careers.”

March 15, 2010
Boston Globe. “Tending to the shaken.” Story by Adrian Walker. Highlights the Codman Square Health Center Haiti Clinics and the ways the Health Center rose to meet the needs of the new Haitian immigrants. Dr. Philip Severin interviewed.

January 31, 2010
Boston Globe. “Best of the new: Hangouts.” Healthworks at Codman named one of the best new hangouts in Boston.

August 19, 2009
All Things Considered on NPR. “Officials Find Swine Flu Hits Minorities Harder”. Story by Richard Knox. NPR interviews Nurse Jan Smith and Dr. Steve Tringali about the impact of the H1N1 virus on our patients.

August 15, 2009
Boston Globe. “Controlling the costs”. Article by CEO Bill Walczak. Bill talks about the importance of medical homes and primary health care in controlling health care costs.

July 2, 2009
Dorchester Reporter. “Celebration, discussion at Codman Square”. Article by Mike Deehan. The Dorchester Reporter covered our Annual Public Meeting. The theme this year was “Codman Square: Then and Now” and our keynote speaker was U.S. Congress Representative Mike Capuano (D-MA).

New Prosperity Initiative. “A Conversation with Doreen Treacy, Director of the CivicHealth Institute at DotWell, Dorchester, MA”. Interview by Jeanne Dasaro. Doreen talks about Codman Square’s history and the importance of community development and community health.

June 25, 2009
Boston Globe. “Health agency urges routine HIV screening”. Article by Elizabeth Cooney. This article about HIV screening quotes Dr. Jonathan Pincus, one of Codman Square Health Center’s primary care physicians.

June 12, 2009
WBZ-TV. “Codman Students Get Healthcare Experience”.  Story by Dr. Mallika Marshall. This story follows some of students participating in Codman Academy’s unique health internship program at the Codman Square Health Center.

WBZ News Radio
“Codman Square Healthworks”. A story about the Healthworks gym at 450 Washington St., which already has over 1000 members.

April 16, 2009
Boston Globe. “Andrea Baptiste is a winner at fitness”. Article by Johnny Diaz. A profile of Healthwork’s fitness director, Andrea Baptiste.

April 2, 2009
Dorchester Reporter. “Codman Square pins hopes on stimulus for new center, school”. Article by Bill Forry, Managing Editor. An article about Codman Square Health Center and Codman Academy’s innovative proposal for a new joint health center and school.

February 1, 2009
Boston Globe. “A barren landscape for healthy foods.” Article by Meghan Irons. Explains how students at Codmany Academy are working toward eating healthier despite nationwide trends and pressures.

January 28, 2009
Daily Free Press at Boston University. “Nonprofit gym opens”. Article by Crystal Yu.

January 18, 2009
Boston Globe. “At fitness center, a change of pace”. Article by Emily Sweeney.

December 19, 2008
Boston Globe. “Teens study in healthy setting: Charter program exposes students to medical work”. Article by Brian Ballou.

September 17, 2008
Bay State Banner. "Healthworks Fitness gives back health and wellness to the Dorchester community." By Hannah Kempski. Discusses the opening of Healthworks at Codman and the partnership between Healthworks and Codman Square Health Center.

July 2, 2008
Dorchester Reporter. "Farmers Market vills void in Codman Square." By Cynthia Loesch. Discusses the opening of the Codman Square Farmers Market and the Health Center's involvement.

February 12, 2008
wbur. "MANDATES: NOT A HARMLESS SOLUTION". Article by Bill Walczak.

FastCompany Social Capitalists
“Codman Square Health Center: Finalist’s Statement”.

November 10, 2006
“Just Down the Street”. Letter from Bill Walczak, CEO and cofounder of Codman Square Health Center.

September 17, 2006
Boston.com. "To beat back diabetes, we're the ones." By Joel Abrams, Adela Margules, Bill Walczak, Frederica Williams, Azzie Young. Discusses the role community health centers can play to fight diabetes in Boston.

December 3, 2006
Boston.com. "A quiet epidemic." By Kathleen Burge. Discusses the alarming amount of new cases of diabetes, particualrly in Dorchester, and mentions the work Codman Square Health Center is doing to address it.

February 11, 1987
WGBH. Patient Care at the Codman Square Health Center. Report by Hope Kelly. A four-minute newsclip profiling the Health Center as it was over 20 years ago. We have grown a lot since then, but our commitment to our community remains as strong as ever.