Springfield Climate Justice Initiative awarded $100,000 from Kresge Foundation
The Kresge Foundation has awarded the Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts a $100,000 grant to advance policy solutions aimed at improving climate resilience and equitably reducing health risks in low-income communities.

The Springfield Climate Justice Initiative, a new project of the Live Well Springfield Coalition, is one of 15 community-based collaborations nationwide receiving grant funding as part of the planning phase of Kresge’s Climate Change, Health and Equity initiative. Key partners on the grant are Pioneer Valley Planning Commission , Arise for Social Justice and Way Finders .

"Guess What I Did?" Role Model Campaign
Live Well Springfield kicked off their "Guess what I did?" Resident Advocate Role Model Campaign on Friday, August 23, 2019, at Duryea Park on Worthington Street. Key note speakers included Mayor Sarno, DHHS's Commissioner Helen Caulton, and City Counselors Jesse Lederman and Tracye Whitfield. Six resident advocates were awarded citations for their leadership in initiatives across the city.

For more information about this campaign or to sign up to become a Resident Advocate, please email Samantha Hamilton .
PVAC Wins EPA Environmental Merit Award
The EPA Environmental Merit Award was presented to the Pioneer Valley Asthma Coalition on September 10th at Fanueill hall in Boston. This award from EPA New England honors those who have made outstanding contributions to protect New England's environment.

The Children's Health Merit Award is awarded to an individual or group that has demonstrated significant progress, contribution, leadership toward protecting children from environmental health risks in schools, homes, childcare environments, or other places where children live, learn and play in New England including: advancement to increase awareness of children's unique vulnerabilities to pollutants and other environmental hazards through research, education, outreach or capacity-building; development of activities or programs that have produced tangible reduction in risk to children from environmental health hazards.
How do the streets and sidewalks around your home or work impact you? We want to know your personal opinion! We are looking for Springfield residents to participate in a research study using photography to tell your story. You can receive a $35 gift card or clincard for participating. This study is a collaboration between the Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts, Tufts University, and the Live Well Springfield Coalition. Interested? Call 413-794-2897.  
Go Fresh Mobile Farmer's Market
Have you been to the Mobile Market this season? The Go Fresh staff love to see new customers supporting the market, swapping recipe ideas and enjoying good company.

We accept SNAP, HIP, cash, credit or debit, WIC and farmer's market coupons!

Click here to download this year's season schedule.