Community Healthlink President Tamara Lundi Named to Commonwealth 988 Commission
The commission will provide ongoing oversight and guidance in all matters regarding 988 service in the commonwealth.
[Worcester, MA, March 7, 2023] The Massachusetts Executive Office for Health and Human Services (EOHHS) has appointed UMass Memorial Health – Community Healthlink President Tamara Lundi to the commonwealth’s 988 Commission.
The commission will provide ongoing strategic oversight and guidance in all matters regarding 988 service in the commonwealth.
The commission also will review national guidelines and best practices and make recommendations for implementation of a statewide 988 suicide prevention and behavioral health crisis system, including any legislative or regulatory changes that may be necessary for 988 implementation and recommendations for funding that may include the establishment of user fees. The commission shall also advise on promoting the 988 number.
“Between the state’s new Community Behavioral Health Center model, the new Behavioral Health Help Line, and 988, we are increasing access to services for people in crisis,” said Lundi. “The EOHHS understands the need to coordinate these services so people understand how they can get care when they need it. I’m looking forward to lending my voice and expertise to this commission and am grateful for the appointment.”
About Community Healthlink
Community Healthlink is one of 25 designated Community Behavioral Health Center in Massachusetts. Community Healthlink promotes, restores, and maintains the physical health, mental health and wellbeing of more than 22,000 adults, children, and families in central Massachusetts annually. Community Healthlink is part of the UMass Memorial Health System.
UMass Memorial Health
UMass Memorial Health is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Central Massachusetts with more than 15,500 employees and2,100 physicians, many of whom are members of UMass Memorial Medical Group and Harrington Physician Services. We are the clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Our comprehensive system includes UMass Memorial Medical Center, UMass Memorial Health – Harrington, UMass Memorial Health – HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital, UMass Memorial Health – Marlborough Hospital, and UMass Memorial Health – Community Healthlink. Together, we impact every aspect of life in the region by making health and wellness services available to everyone, advocating for social equality and providing economic stability and opportunity. There are many ways to heal. We pursue them all. Relentlessly. Visit www.ummhealth.org.