Join Us for the CHNA 20
Winter General Meeting
& Grants Showcase
Featuring Highlights from
and 2017 Community Grants
Friday, January 19th, 2018
Braintree Town Hall
1 John F. Kennedy Memorial Dr.,
Braintree MA 02184
Thank You to Our
Steering Committee Members!
As CHNA 20 looks forward to 2018, we would like to express our gratitude
to our volunteer Steering Committee members. During the past year dedicated Steering Committee members have been instrumental in bringing CHNA 20 to the high level of community engagement that we provide for our 13 communities.
Current Steering Committee members:
Robert McCrystal (CHNA 20 Chair),
Melissa Horr Pond (CHNA 20 Treasurer), Quincy Planning Dept.
Kathleen Bambrick, South Shore Mental Health
Lisa Braude, BID Hospital-Milton
Gregory A. Davis, Fallon Ambulance
Tina Dwyer, South Shore Health System
David Jones, Boston University School of Public Health
Rita MacKinnon, Bay State Community Services
Sandra McGunigle, Manet Community Health Center, Inc.
Karen Peterson, South Shore YMCA
Grace Su, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center Quincy
Katelyn Szafir, South Shore YMCA
CHNA 20 would also like to thank the following individuals
who after several years of service no longer serve on the Steering Committee.
Nicholas Bulens, Town of Weymouth (former Vice Chair)
Cheryl Cates, Town of Randolph
We continue to build the capacity of our Steering Committee and welcome inquiry from interested CHNA 20 members. Please visit our website
or reach out to Ashley Stockwell
for more information.
|CHNA 20 GRANTEE HIGHLIGHTS
During the 2016/2017 CHNA 20 Community Grant cycle, 10 distinct grants were completed. Over the past three months we have featured the great work of several of the grantees. In our final month, we focus on those grantees that increased education and the utilization of resources to reduce health disparities.
ealth & Wellness Resource Manual
for the Randolph Community
Randolph Board of Health
created a health and wellness resource manual that was translated into both Vietnamese and Haitian Creole. The manual has been distributed locally and online, and serves as a resource for information and services available by over 100 providers in the Randolph area. The translation of the manual increases knowledge and reduces access barriers for some of the most vulnerable populations in Randolph. This resource manual has been distributed to over 1200 students and 300 families, and is available to all Randolph residents. This project demonstrates the importance of increasing access to resources to reduce health disparities. To access electronic versions of the manual, please visit our
page on the CHNA 20 website.
The Wellness Initiative
Youth Health Connection has expanded an evidence-based program that focuses on educating High School students about mental health, stigma and improving access to mental health resources. The program has relied heavily on student engagement and has received positive feedback from students about the importance of mental wellness and ability to identify the physical effects of stress. This initiative was highly successful in Hull, Norwell and Weymouth and other towns are interested in participating in 2018. An unexpected outcome of the project was interest to extend the project to younger grades. This initiative is an example of the strong link between education and access to resources to reduce health disparities and stigma.
BCNC Family Connector
The Family Connector program at
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
strengthened Chinese immigrant families in the City of Quincy by ensuring they have the support, knowledge and access to resources needed to adjust to life in the United States. BCNC has provided a series of workshops on social emotional health, nutrition and wellness, and wrap-around case management services. In collaboration with South Shore Stars (SSS), BCNC has served 83 participants and will continue the partnership with SSS through a system of mutual referrals. The Family Connector project is an example of educating the community, and increasing access to resources through collaborative efforts.
For more information about these and our other funded projects, please visit the
page on the CHNA 20 website.
Quincy Literacy Symposium
Brought to you by the Quincy Planning Department and the
Thomas Crane Public Library
Wednesday, December 13th |
Thomas Crane Public Library,
40 Washington St, Quincy
Jean C. Fahey, PhD
Director of Reading Partnership,
South Shore Health System
Jean Rogers, M.S.Ed.
Screen Time Program Manager,
Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood
Quincy Frozen 5K
Brought to you by the South Shore YMCA
Sunday, January 8th, 2018 | 9:00am
South Shore YMCA, Quincy Branch
70 Coddington St, Quincy MA
Kick off the New Year with the Y at the 7th Annual Frozen 5K Road Race through Quincy!
Runners & walkers of all ages and abilities welcome. Warm up after you run with family & friends at our post-race celebration inside the Quincy Y Briggs Family Field house, featuring family activities and more! Proceeds from the Frozen 5K Road Race will benefit the YMCA's Annual Campaign, helping to fund financial assistance to ensure Y membership, programs and services remain accessible to all. Sponsorship opportunities available.
Online pre-registration will close on Friday, January 5th
Guiding Good Choices
Brought to you by ScituateFACTS
Lester J. Gates Middle School, Room 2029
- Monday, January 22nd: 9:15 - 11:00am
- Monday, January 29th: 9:15 - 11:00am
- Monday, February 5th: 6:30 - 8:00pm -- Evening session with children
- Monday, February 12th: 9:15 - 11:00am
Wampatuck Elementary School Library
- Tuesday, March 6th: 6:30 - 8:00pm
- Tuesday, March 13th: 6:30 - 8:00pm
- Tuesday, March 20th: 6:30 - 7:45pm -- Pizza/refusal skills session with children
- Tuesday, March 27th: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Project Here is an innovative collaboration between the MA Attorney General's Office, the GE Foundation, The Herren Project, Epicenter Experience, and Health Resources in Action that will make substance use prevention resources available to every public middle school in Massachusetts starting in the Fall of 2017.
This first-of-its-kind initiative includes three main components:
- Registered schools will have access to an educational toolkit that educators can use to plan lessons and facilitate in-classroom discussion with students.
- Registered schools will have access to an innovative mobile app that will provide students with a fun and educational resource to learn about substance use and healthy decision-making.
- Through a grant-based application process, all public middle schools in Massachusetts will have an opportunity to apply for a multi-week, evidence-based prevention curriculum
Project Here resources are FREE and all public middle schools in Massachusetts are eligible to participate.
New Life Counseling and
Wellness Center, Inc.
Every Tuesday 2:00 - 5:00pm
400 North Main Street, Randolph, MA
For more information visit:
South Shore Peer Recovery
Director of Peer Support Services
The Director of Peer Support Services will be responsible for managing a portfolio of services that help individuals sustain recovery from substance use disorder through assertive linkage to recovery supports, as well as support services for families. The Director will also be charged with developing and evaluating a portfolio of peer support services over time, using a peer participatory process and ongoing needs assessment.
Town of Cohasset, MA
Open Position: Program Director
The full-time (40 hours/wk) Program Director will be responsible for the implementation of the federally funded Drug Free Communities grant and for the day-to-day management of the activities of a growing, community-based coalition that seeks to reduce youth substance abuse in Cohasset.
The Town of Cohasset seeks an individual with strong organizational skills to join the Safe Harbor Cohasset Coalition team.
Ideal candidates will have a background in public health, prevention, social work, or youth development. Must enjoy the fast work pace of a growing coalition,working to create change and reduce substance use disorders in the community. Intimate knowledge of project management and social media are required.
own of Stoughton
Open Position: SAPC Regional Coalition Coordinator
The Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the daily operations of the Stoughton Substance Use Prevention Collaborative (SAPC) grant, collaborating with MassTAPP and other Department of Public Health providers, and representing SAPC at regional and statewide meetings and trainings.
We believe the path to sustainable change for the health of our communities
lies in multi-sector, collaborative, interdisciplinary efforts that address the roots of health disparities. Serving the towns of Braintree, Canton, Cohasset, Hingham, Hull, Milton, Norwell, Norwood, Quincy, Randolph, Scituate, Sharon, and Weymouth.
Thank You to Our Funders!