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 2019 include:

  • Hosting Gambling Disorder Screening Day, March 12th
  • Dr. Heather M. Gray will present The Unitary Addiction Hypothesis to the clinical staff at the VA Boston Community Based Outpatient Clinic in March 2019
  • Presenting a free webinar “Situational Preparedness in the Treatment of Gambling Disorder and Other Expressions of Addiction: A Webinar Sponsored by the  Massachusetts Department of Public Health” in March
  • Presenting the Division’s evaluation of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission PlayMyWay program (Date TBD)
  • Dr. Sarah E. Nelson presented the Division’s evaluation of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission Voluntary Self-Exclusion Program to the Public Health Trust Fund on January 23rd
  • Presenting the Division’s Massachusetts Gambling Treatment Services Gap Analysis: Part 1 – State of Services to the Public Health Trust Fund on January 23rd
  • Presenting the Division’s Massachusetts Gambling Treatment Services Gap Analysis: Part 2 – Assessing Need to the Public Health Trust Fund on January 23rd
  • Vanessa H. Graham presented the Gambling Disorder Screening Day Toolkit during the National Council on Problem Gambling webinar on February 19th
  • Publishing a special series on gambling and addiction on The BASIS, starting March 4th
  • Training Cambridge Health Alliance Outpatient Psychiatry providers and residents about Addiction Syndrome and gambling-related problems (Date TBD)
  • Evaluating the Massachusetts Department of Public Health addiction helplines

CHARGE’s Sixth Gambling Disorder Screening Day

CHARGE’s sixth Gambling Disorder Screening Day on March 12, 2019 included 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 2018

Looking Back: CHARGE in 2017

Looking Back: CHARGE in 2016

Looking Back: CHARGE in 2015

Looking Back: CHARGE in 2014