11th Annual Juneteenth Celebration, 6/19/21 from 12:00-3:00 pm: ARISE for Social Justice is hosting their 11th Annual Juneteenth Celebration at Barrows Park in Springfield. There will be free food, music, entertainment, information, and fun! Call ARISE at 413-734-4948 for more information.
Annual Juneteenth Celebration, 6/19/21 from 12:00-2:00pm: The Brethren Community Foundation is hosting Juneteenth Celebration at the Raymond A. Jordan Senior Center & Blunt Park. There will be free COVID testing & vaccines, free food, entertainment and more.
Juneteenth Jamboree at Court Square in Springfield, 6/19/21 from 4pm-7pm: Celebrate Juneteenth in downtown Springfield. There will be a Walk-in Vaccination clinic!
Juneteenth Community Jubilee, 6/19/21 at 1:00 pm: There will be a celebration with food an entertainment on the Amherst Town Common. There are several other activities planned for the day- Learn more.
Maternal Health Virtual Listening Session, 6/22/21 at 6:30 pm: The Racial Inequities in Maternal Health Commission will be holding a listening sessions for western MA to focus on maternal health efforts and experiences in Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire Counties. The information received from the listening sessions will be used to inform a report and a series of actionable recommendations centered on improving maternal health, with a specific focus on strengthening racial equity. Commission members are especially interested in learning about best practices, and barriers to accessing care. Sign up to testify here.
Vaccine & Masks: Navigating Workplace Culture, 6/24/21 at 12:00 pm: Join us for a webinar about navigating workplace culture with regard to COVID-19 vaccines and masks. Learn how different organizations are handling returning to work and workplace culture regarding COVID-19.The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A. Register Now!
Springfield Alzheimer's Community Forum, 6/24/21 at 5:30 pm: The Community Forum will be an opportunity to share your thoughts about the impact of Alzheimer's disease or dementia on your family or the community. Learn about the early warning signs of Alzheimer's, risk factors, available resources for families, and join a discussion on how we can make our community more dementia friendly. This event is presented by the Springfield Dementia Friendly Coalition and the Alzheimer's Association. All are welcome! Register Now!
Schedule your Vaccine Today!
Anyone 12 and older can now receive the COVID-19 Vaccine. People age 12-17 can receive the Pfizer vaccine. People age 18 and older can receive any vaccine. The vaccine is FREE!
COVID-19 Vaccine Finder: Search for appointments at pharmacies, health care providers, and other community locations. Appointment availability is updated daily. Some local vaccination sites may only be open to residents of select town. Check listing to see if the site is restricted.
Homebound Vaccination Program: Any individual who has trouble getting to a vaccine site is eligible for the homebound program. Individuals can call (833) 983-0485 to register for an in-home vaccination. The registration phone line is open Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM and has representatives who speak English and Spanish, as well as translation services available in 100+ languages.
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The Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts provides skills, expertise and experience to create successful public health campaigns and sustainable system changes to improve health and well-being in Western MA. Join our team as we work to ensure that all people in our region have what they need to lead healthy lives.
We are looking to fill the following positions and we have more coming up!