Sen. Markey to discuss health care at Codman Sq. Health Center on Aug. 8

US Senator Edward Markey will be at the Codman Square Health Center on Tuesday, August 8 to discuss the state of health care nationally as well as the work that Codman does to address needs in Dorchester. The 6 p.m. event at the Great Hall in Codman Square is open to the public.

“Codman Square Health Center has been the gold standard of community health centers for four decades,” Sen. Markey said in a statement. “It is vitally important that we continue to ensure robust funding for health centers like Codman so they may continue to fulfill their mission of providing high-quality, comprehensive, and culturally competent care to all residents of our country.”

Codman Square Health Center serves over 23,000 individuals with 81 percent of its reported patients at or below the Federal Poverty Line, and 22 percent best served in a language other than English. Twenty percent of its patients are uninsured.

The Great Hall is located at 6 Norfolk St., Dorchester, 02124.