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Upcoming Events:

MAPS Free Walk-In Health Clinic: September 1, 2015 - 5:00 pm
MAPS Free Walk-In Health Clinic: September 2, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Workers' Rights Clinic: September 2, 2015 - 4:00 pm
MAPS Free Walk-In Health Clinic: September 3, 2015 - 4:00 pm

What's New at MAPS?

MAPS to receive “Outstanding Organization Leadership Award” at 2015 PALCUS Awards

August 28, 2015


MAPS Staff members (left to right) Álvaro Santo, Milena Mello, Lucinda Morais, Anderson Pinto, Leonilde Gomes and Gabriel Roncancio

We are extremely proud and happy to announce that MAPS will be receiving the “Outstanding Organization Leadership Award” at the 2015 PALCUS (Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States) Leadership Awards Gala, taking place on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at The Riverside, Hudson Portuguese Club, in Hudson, Massachusetts. [→]

MAPS Brings Health Clinic to Brazilian Rodeo in Brockton, August 23

August 20, 2015

Gabriel Roncancio, Álvaro Santo & Anderson Pinto, MAPS Health Educators

Gabriel Roncancio, Álvaro Santo & Anderson Pinto, MAPS Health Educators

The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) will bring its mobile health clinic to the Brazilian-style rodeo Barretos na América 2015, which will take place this Sunday, August 23, starting at 10 am, at the Brockton Fair (500 Belmont Street). MAPS Health Educators will offer free and confidential testing for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), as well as educational information and free condoms. [→]

Health Departments Urge Protection Against West Nile Virus, Reported in Area Mosquitoes

August 12, 2015

mosquito resting on leafWe are now in the active annual season for West Nile Virus (WNV), and state and local health departments encourage everyone to take precautions to protect themselves and their families from risk of infection. Although no human cases have been reported yet in Massachusetts, “We have enough data to understand that it appears to be a fairly busy year for West Nile in our area,” the Cambridge Health Department said in an August 12th email.

As of Aug. 12, the state Department of Public Health said WNV-infected mosquitoes had been detected in the following Greater Boston communities: Belmont, Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Newton, Reading, Somerville, Waltham, Watertown and Winthrop. Other Massachusetts communities with reports of infected mosquitoes include Richmond and Sheffield in Berkshire County, the city of Worcester, and in the Bristol County towns of Easton, Seekonk and Swansea. [→]

MAPS Health Insurance Navigator Services End July 31

July 31, 2015

The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) stopped providing health insurance Navigator enrollment, renewal and related services in all its offices when MAPS’ contract with the Massachusetts Health Connector expired on July 31, 2015. Although MAPS helped thousands of area residents to successfully enroll in health insurance programs over the past two years, the state’s Connector agency did not provide continuing support for Fiscal Year 2016 in the latest grant application cycle. [→]

MAPS Volunteer Brings her Brazilian Art to the State House

July 15, 2015

MargaretteeOur talented, dear friend and volunteer Margarette Mattos will show her incredible artwork in a Solo Exhibit at the Massachusetts  State House! Don’t miss the opportunity to see beautiful Brazilian iron ore art on canvas from July 20 to July 31. MAPS is proud to sponsor the Opening Reception on Monday, July 20th, from 3pm-5pm, and everybody is welcome. Find out more at www.margarettemattos.com


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