CHARGE: Cambridge Health Alliance Readiness for Gambling Expansion

Cambridge Health Alliance Readiness for Gambling Expansion (CHARGE) is an initiative designed to advance healthy communities across Massachusetts and beyond through provider training, outreach activities, and research related to gambling disorder, addiction and other related mental health conditions.




2020 CHARGE activities include:

  • Dr. Heather Gray and Ms. Kira Landauer will provide an educational session about gambling and gambling-related harm to members of the St. Francis House Recovery Support Center in April
  • Dr. Sarah Nelson will present “Patterns of Daily Fantasy Sports Play: Implications for the Emerging US Sports Betting Market” at a webinar hosted by the International Center for Responsible Gaming on June 18th
  • Dr. Heather Gray presented on the Syndrome Model of Addiction to psychiatry fellows at the Causeway (Boston) VA Outpatient Center on February 24th
  • Dr. Sarah Nelson will be part of a webinar panel on self-exclusion in collaboration with the International Center for Responsible Gaming and International Association of Gaming Advisors on April 8th
  • Dr. Heather Gray will speak about gambling with members of the Salem, Mass. chapter of Learn to Cope in March
  • Kira Landauer and Vanessa Graham presented the Gambling Disorder Screening Day Toolkit during the National Council on Problem Gambling Webinar “Problem Gambling Awareness Month – Get Ready for #AwarenessPlusAction”
  • Dr. Debi LaPlante gave grand rounds, “Gambling in Your Practice: Information & Resources for Addressing Gambling Harm” at Cambridge Health Alliance on February 19th
  • Drs. Debi LaPlante and Heather Gray were sworn in as members of the State of New Hampshire Council on Responsible Gambling on January 22nd
  • The BASIS will highlight Gambling Disorder Screening Day during our March Special Series on Community Approaches to Addiction

CHARGE’s Seventh Gambling Disorder Screening Day

CHARGE’s seventh Gambling Disorder Screening Day on March 10, 2020 includes supporters from within Massachusetts and around the nation.

To learn more about CHARGE’s accomplishments, we invite you to navigate using the buttons above or click explore CHARGE’s annual updates below:

Looking Back: CHARGE in 2019

Looking Back: CHARGE in 2018

Looking Back: CHARGE in 2017

Looking Back: CHARGE in 2016

Looking Back: CHARGE in 2015

Looking Back: CHARGE in 2014