Codman Square Health Center

Groundbreaking @ Codman Square Oct. 26

On October 26, you are invited to join Mayor Menino and members of the Dorchester Community at a groundbreaking ceremony and reception to celebrate the expansion of Codman Square Health Center and Codman Academy! The event is a very exciting moment for healthcare and education in Codman Square. Please RSVP to the event! You can do so by contacting Nancy Petkunas by email or phone at 617.262.3424. The groundbreaking will take place at 637 Washington Street in Dorchester. We hope to see you there. To view the invitation for the event, click here. To read more about the expansion project, click on the image!

Pink and Black Free Workshop Oct 22

Pink isn't the only color associated with Breast Cancer. Did you know that breast cancer is the most common cancer among Black women? Pink and Black Ambassadors are breast cancer patients and survivors who wish to end this health disparity by speaking out about prevention, treatment and survivorship. Pink & Black are hosting a FREE workshop at Codman Square Health Center in Conference Room A on Saturday, October 22 from 10:00am to 12:00pm.  The First TEN participants receive a Pink & Black hat! Call 617.534.4960 or visit for more information.

Men of Boston Cook for Women’s Health, Sep. 22

Codman Square Health Center will proudly present its annual fundraising event, Men of Boston Cook for Women’s Health 2011, on Thursday evening, September 22, 2011, from 6 to 9 p.m., to raise funds and awareness to improve women’s health in our community. The Health Center is dedicated to reducing health disparities in diseases such as breast cancer, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS. Each year, more than 1,000 supporters gather under the Gala Tent at 637 Washington St. in Dorchester, to enjoy delectable samplings from Boston’s finest restaurants, served by celebrity male chefs who represent a veritable "who's who" from Boston’s business, political, entertainment and hospitality worlds.

Visit for more information. You may also contact Nancy Petkunas at Michael P. Wasserman, Inc. (617-262-3424; or Candice Gartley at Codman Square Health Center (

National Urban League Conference, Jul. 27 to Jul. 30

National Urban LeagueCodman Square Health Center is proud to be a part of the Civic Engagement Committee for this year’s National Urban League Conference in Boston (July 27-30). "During one critical and dynamic week in July, Boston will make history," said Darnell Williams, President and CEO, Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts. "For the first time in 35 years, the National Urban League Conference will provide Boston with a platform to show the country that we are a friendly and culturally diverse city that appreciates the strengths and benefits of an inclusive society. We are looking forward to maximizing that opportunity."

Please find below a sampling of opportunities that you can take part in. Check the website to see which events are complimentary and which require registration and payment. Conference FAQs are available at TO register, visit >> Read More

Garrison Awards, Jun. 25

Garrisun AwardThe 3rd Annual Garrison Awards will be held on Saturday, June 25th at Island Pride, 986 Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester, MA. Come see a huge assortment of reggae performers give a great show as community organizations and individual receive recognition for their local activities. Event begins at 9 p.m.; tickets are $15. See attached flyer for more information.

This year, the Codman Square Health Center has been nominated for the Best Community Health Center Award!   >> Read More

City approves several Dorchester-based projects

Codman Square Health CenterFrom's YourTown: Dorchester projects finally won approval from the Boston Redevelopment Authority's board on June 17. The projects include a health and education center, affordable housing and more. One of the biggest projects is a health and education center between the Codman Square Health Center and the Codman Academy Public Charter School. This project includes a 34,000 square foot addition. Last year, the project received a $7.95 million federal grant. Another big project in Quincy Heights includes 129 public housing units in Grove Hall. Nine apartment buildings will be renovated and 80 new units will be installed. On top of that, 11 new buildings will be built, adding 49 new units. The project will cost about $53.1 million and will be 156,817 square feet. Another project, the Columbia Point Master Plan, was approved after three years of public review. For more information, see YourTown Dorchester.

National HIV Testing Day, Jun. 27

National HIV Testing DayOne in five people living with HIV don't know they are infected. Know your status and "Take the Test, Take Control!" To encourage pro-active, healthy behaviors, both The Dorchester House Multi-Service Center and the Codman Square Health Center will provide testing during their regular hours on Monday, June 27 - National HIV Testing Day. Talk to your provider or come in to either health center to get tested. To learn more about National HIV Testing Day, visit With further questions, please call either health center. Read on for location and contact information. >> Read More

"Pink and White Affair" Supports Codman, Jun. 11

Codman Square Health CenterDance to great music while supporting breast cancer research and the Codman Square Health Center! Hear sets from DJ Philly Black, DJ Wade, DJ Dru Nyce and DJ Saki! Jonathan Gates in association with Touch 106.1 FM presents the second annual "Pink and White Affair"! The Affair will take place on Saturday, June 11 at 9:00 p.m., at the Russell Auditorium, 70 Talbot Ave., Dorchester, MA. All net proceeds from the event benefit the Codman Square Health Center. Tickets are only $20 and your purchase could saves lives. To make a donation email or call (617)590-8334. You may also visit

Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Community Meeting, Jun. 1

Codman Square Health CenterThe Codman Square Health and Education Center building project requires approval by the BRA. This project is a capital expansion project for the Codman Square Health Center and Codman Academy Charter School. The BRA process requires that a Community Meeting be held to discuss this project. That meeting is being held on Wednesday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. in Conference Room A, at the Codman Square Health Center, located at 637 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA.

This meeting is open to the public. We welcome the community’s support on this important part of the approval process for this project. Any questions contact Tony Stankiewicz at or by calling 978-407-2724.

Training on AIDS and LGBT Community, Jun. 3

New England AIDS Education and Training CenterThe Medical Community is invited to attend a free New England AIDS Education Training Center session on Friday, June 3rd,  from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Conference Room A of Codman Square Health Center, 637 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA. New England AIDS Education Training Center will return to present an AIDS/LGBT discussion led by Dr. Alex Gonzalez, MD, MPH. Participants will learn how to relate cultural variations that exist for LGBT patients to the potential impact on their access to primary care, create a welcoming, inclusive, clinical environment optimizing the delivery of primary care to LGBT populations and much more. You can also earn continuing education credits. Contact Emily Cohen at 617-825-8339 for more information.

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