The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Dukes Named to Health Care Advisory Panel

May 10, 2018

Cheryl L. Dukes, director of health care outreach and community engagement in the College of Nursing, has been named to the advisory committee of the Massachusetts Community Health Initiative (CHI) Statewide Fund.

The advisory committee, which met for the first time May 2 in Boston, provides recommendations to the state Department of Public Health on the operations and use of the CHI fund resources in support of the Determination of Need law, which governs health care facilities.

The committee’s work follows Attorney General Maura Healey’s updated guidelines, published in February, for hospitals and HMOs to address unmet health and social needs in their community and to develop programs to reduce disparities and improve community health.

“It is a terrific opportunity for the College of Nursing to demonstrate our connectedness in community and with our campus colleagues in working to improve health outcomes in a highly engaged, community-drive, collaborative fashion,” Dukes said.


Originally published on the News & Media Relations website.

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