The Kraft Center for Community Health

The Kraft Center for Community Health

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The 2014 Kraft Center Symposium on June 13th will bring together members of the Kraft Center community and celebrate the work of the inaugural class of Kraft Fellows and Kraft Practitioners

The 2014 Kraft Center Symposium

"I never want to stop taking care of patients," Aisling says.  "But after this experience, I do want to sit at the table and have input into the impact we can have on our patients overall."

"I never want to stop taking care of patients," Aisling says. "But after this experience, I do want to sit at the table and have input into the impact we can have on our patients overall."

Aisling is now working on the second piece of her project, which will examine data related to the pregnancy outcomes associated with centering at Dimock. Centering has been shown to contribute to reductions in pre-term deliveries and low birth weights.

Aisling is now working on the second piece of her project, which will examine data related to the pregnancy outcomes associated with centering at Dimock. Centering has been shown to contribute to reductions in pre-term deliveries and low birth weights.

Now, some eighteen months after beginning the Kraft Practitioner Program, Aisling has five centering groups up and running, and a new one starts every other month.

Now, some eighteen months after beginning the Kraft Practitioner Program, Aisling has five centering groups up and running, and a new one starts every other month.

Part of the Kraft Practitioner Program is to develop and implement a project, based on the needs of the health center and the passion of the practitioner. Aisling's project has been to implement Centering, a group model of prenatal care, seen here.

Part of the Kraft Practitioner Program is to develop and implement a project, based on the needs of the health center and the passion of the practitioner. Aisling's project has been to implement Centering, a group model of prenatal care, seen here.

Aisling is part of the Kraft Practitioner Program, a two-year program aimed at better enabling community health centers to recruit and retain talented physicians and masters-prepared nurses by providing leadership development, mentorship, and structured learning opportunities for top-performing community health center clinicians.

Aisling is part of the Kraft Practitioner Program, a two-year program aimed at better enabling community health centers to recruit and retain talented physicians and masters-prepared nurses by providing leadership development, mentorship, and structured learning opportunities for top-performing community health center clinicians.

Aisling Lydeard, NP, is a Nurse Practitioner at the Dimock Center in Roxbury.

Aisling Lydeard, NP, is a Nurse Practitioner at the Dimock Center in Roxbury.

Stay up to date on Kraft Center news with our latest newsletter! This time we're featuring some exciting news about the Harvard Pilgrim Finish at the 50 race at Gillette Stadium in July. We also have quite a list of shout outs to some of our ever impressive (and busy!) class of 2014 Fellows and Practitioners.

Stay up to date on Kraft Center news with our latest newsletter! This time we're featuring some exciting news about the Harvard Pilgrim Finish at the 50 race at Gillette Stadium in July. We also have quite a list of shout outs to some of our ever impressive (and busy!) class of 2014 Fellows and Practitioners.

With the support of a President's Grant from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, we recently launched a new project that aims to develop and disseminate a comprehensive curriculum for facilitating the training and mentorship of new clinicians in the community health center context.

to accelerate needed reforms in health professions education to accommodate the dramatic changes occurring in medical practice and health care delivery.

We're thrilled to serve as the first-ever beneficiary of the Harvard Pilgrim Finish at the 50, a popular road race and three-day celebration that take place every July at Patriot Place in Foxborough, Massachusetts.  This year's event, scheduled for July 1-3, will feature a 5K and 10K run, a Kid's Fun Run, and free family-fun activities around Patriot Place such as a Health and Fitness Expo, bounce houses, live music, and face painting.

Harvard Pilgrim Finish at the 50 - & Races Celebrating America's Birthday at Gillette Stadium and Patriot Place

Dr. Paula Johnson is a women's health specialist at Brigham and Women's Hospital, where she is also the Executive Director of the Connors Center for Women's Health and the Center for Cardiovascular Disease in Women. Dr. Johnson has been an outspoken advocate for targeting health research for issues that disproportionately affect women, and for examining the relationships between race, gender and health.

Dr. Paula Johnson is a women's health specialist at Brigham and Women's Hospital, where she is also the Executive Director of the Connors Center for Women's Health and the Center for Cardiovascular Disease in Women. Dr. Johnson has been an outspoken advocate for targeting health research for issues that disproportionately affect women, and for examining the relationships between race, gender and health.

Dr. Christine Sinsky is an internist at the Medical Associates Clinic in Dubuque, Iowa, recognized nationally for its high-quality patient-centered care. Dr. Sinsky is an advocate of using team-based care to provide better and more effective primary care for patients.

Dr. Christine Sinsky is an internist at the Medical Associates Clinic in Dubuque, Iowa, recognized nationally for its high-quality patient-centered care. Dr. Sinsky is an advocate of using team-based care to provide better and more effective primary care for patients.

The Rev. Dr. Gloria White-Hammond is a pediatrician and a minister who worked for many years at the South End Community Health Center.

The Rev. Dr. Gloria White-Hammond is a pediatrician and a minister who worked for many years at the South End Community Health Center.

Dr. Gloria White-Hammond is an avid anti-slavery activist, and started the organization My Sister's Keeper, a "women-led, women focused humanitarian action group."

Dr. Gloria White-Hammond is an avid anti-slavery activist, and started the organization My Sister's Keeper, a "women-led, women focused humanitarian action group."

One of this year's Abundance Agents of Change innovators teams is focusing on improving primary care-specialist coordination at Codman Square Health Center, and is working with Kraft Fellow Ian Huntington. Congrats to all!

One of this year's Abundance Agents of Change innovators teams is focusing on improving primary care-specialist coordination at Codman Square Health Center, and is working with Kraft Fellow Ian Huntington. Congrats to all!