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.

Upcoming and ongoing CHARGE activities during 2018 include:

  • Hosting Gambling Disorder Screening Day, March 13th
  • Expanding the Gambling Disorder Screening Day Toolkit
  • Educating gambling stakeholders about Gambling Disorder Screening Day during a National Center for Problem Gambling webinar
  • Presenting to DPH certified Intimate Partner Abuse Education Program (IPAEP) directors about gambling and violence, March 20th
  • Presenting to the CHA Victims of Violence program about gambling and violence (date TBD)
  • Evaluating Massachusetts Gambling Commission responsible gambling activities, including GameSense, Voluntary Self-exclusion, and PlayMyWay
  • Completing a gambling treatment gap analysis for Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Addiction Services treatment providers
  • Publishing a special BASIS series on gambling and addiction (commencing on March 2nd)
  • Hosting free webinar on evidence-based practices for treating gambling (date TBD)
  • Training CHA medical residents about Addiction Syndrome, including gambling as an addiction
  • Presenting “Educating Patrons and Employees about Responsible Gaming: What Does the Research Say?” webinar, hosted by the National Center for Responsible Gaming (May 30th)

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 2017

Looking Back: CHARGE in 2016

Looking Back: CHARGE in 2015

Looking Back: CHARGE in 2014