Author: Elizabeth Keyser
Heart Health Conference, New Research Opportunity, and Boston Meeting for VT Rally, Oh My!
| January 6, 2011 | 11:49 pm | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Hello CHAT members!

I hope you are having a fantastic break and I have some great news which is white hot off the CHAT presses!

The 5th Annual Conference for Heart Healthy Stroke Free Massachusetts will take place on January 28, 2011; this year’s conference is Weighing the Evidence: Changing Policy, Systems, and the Environment for Preventing and Managing  Heart Disease, Stroke, and Diabetes. The closing speaker will be Dave McGillivray, Boston Marathon Race Director.

Part-Time Research Assistant at Health Resources in Action in their Research and Evaluation Department. Please see the “Get Involved Now!” section for more details.

Planning Committee in Boston for a Single-Payer System in Vermont this coming Saturday, January 8th. Simeon Kimmel is the lead on this planning committee. Here is a comprehensive power point on VT having the chance to form a state wide single-payer system which was made by a Yale medical student. Please click VT Rally Planning in Boston to view it as well as more information about the planning meeting.

Dim Sum December 10th!
| November 29, 2010 | 9:11 am | Social Event | No comments

Where:
Empire Garden Restaurant
690 Washington St
(between Beach St & Lagrange St)
Boston, MA 02111
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Yelp Review

When:
Friday December 10th at 6:30pm

What:
Enjoy fantastic food and fantastic company as we discuss plans for next year!

Lunch Lecture with MPH alum Maura Allard!
| November 6, 2010 | 2:33 am | Lunch Lecture | No comments

Lecturer: Maura Allard

November 18th, 2010BostonHealthEquity2

12-1PM

Location Sackler 221

Free food!

Come see Tufts MPH Alum Maura Allard speak about the exciting work she is doing with her degree right here in Boston at the Public Health Commission (BPHC). The lecture will be especially relevant to students, Maura will speak about the Health Equity
Campaign itself as well as how her time at Tufts has contributed to her current work. More on the BPHC and Campaign below, hope to see you there!

The Center for Health Equity and Social Justice has launched a public awareness campaign designed to get Boston residents to think about the factors that shape the City’s health. Where we live, work, and play has a lot to do with how healthy we are, and the health status of residents who live just a few miles apart can vary widely. The campaign features the zip codes of 15 Boston neighborhoods and directs viewers to an interactive website, What’s Your Health Code? to better understand how where we live can affect how well – or even how long we live. The campaign can be seen on billboards, at MBTA stations, and in a TV commercial during the months of September and October. The website includes a link to resources where residents can get involved with local organizations working to achieve health equity. Together as a city, we can work towards change.

MPHA Annual Meeting
| November 5, 2010 | 5:10 pm | MPHA Events | No comments
Join us for the Massachusetts Public Health Association’s
2010 Annual Meeting and Conference

Complete Neighborhoods, Complete Commonwealth:
Joining Forces for FRESH Action

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
8:00 am- 3:30 pm

Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel
181 Boston Post Road West, Marlborough, MA

Keynote speaker Geoff Anderson, President and CEO of Smart Growth America, will address the important connections between health and planning cities and towns.

The meeting will also feature:

  • Exhibitors representing grassroots organizations and local businesses
  • A celebration of our recent legislative victories
  • An Act FRESH announcement and call to action
  • A discussion of Massachusetts’ Healthy Transportation Compact
  • Breakout sessions to help you build your policy advocacy skills, learn how to work with regional planning councils and more
  • Networking opportunities
  • And we are pleased to announce MPHA‘s 2010 Annual Awards to…
    • Representative Stephen Kulik- Legislative Leadership Award
    • Concetta DeBenedetto- Front Line Award
      Outreach Coordinator, Reading Coalition Against Substance Abuse
    • Massachusetts Farm-to-School Project- Community Leadership Award

Visit the MPHA website for more info http://www.mphaweb.org/

Welcome
| October 22, 2010 | 12:40 pm | Uncategorized | No comments

Welcome to the new site for Community Health Advocates at Tufts!