Fishing Partnership Support Services named Community Health Worker Program of the Year

fishing partnershio logoThe Fishing Partnership Support Services has been named Community Health Worker Program of the Year Award for 2016 by the Mass. Association of Community Health Workers, the statewide group announced Friday. The organization that started out as a health insurance provider in 1997 is today, since 2011, a comprehensive provider not only of health care through the Massachusetts Conductor, but a one-stop resource where highly skilled “navigators” walk fishing families, and even some who aren’t, through the often daunting and difficult task of dealing with bureaucracies of many kinds. Verna Kendall of New Bedford, office manager of the New Bedford partnership office, said that initial goal was a narrow but important one: “When we began the fishing families had no place to go for health care, so Jim (her husband) and the group started the health plan. Read the rest here 22:41

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