Mosaic Cultural Complex held health workshops in 2015 and through January

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Mosaic Cultural Complex conducted workshops related to the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund grant across 2015 at a city healthcare center, according to a high-ranking administrator there.

In addition, it began a planned six-week course on Jan. 20, according to someone who attended the first two sessions and confirmed by officials.

Officials at the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center confirm that Mosaic workers conducted workshops at the facility across 2015 and through the end of January.

Patrick Sargent / For Worcester Sun

Officials at the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center confirm that Mosaic workers conducted workshops at the facility across 2015 and through the end of January.

The city, amid a swirl of controversy over the grassroots organization’s involvement in and its own administration of the multi-agency health initiative — specifically reimbursements paid to Mosaic — told the Sun Jan. 29 it had asked the group in mid-December to cease operations as of Dec. 31 until a new contract was in place.

Three days later, after the Sun’s exclusive Jan. 31 report, City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. announced he would request state Attorney General Maura T. Healey’s office investigate Mosaic and the city would halt payments to the group while the inquiry is pending.

William C. McNeill, a local radio show host, blogger and preacher, told Worcester Sun over multiple interviews last week that beginning Wednesday, Jan. 20, he attended the first two weeks of a six-week chronic disease self-management course conducted by Mosaic Cultural Complex employees at the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center in Great Brook Valley.


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