CHNA 15 is a partnership between the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, hospitals, service agencies, schools, businesses, boards of health, non-profit organizations and citizens working together to improve the health of member communities.
We provide assessment planning to inform, program and fund community-based prevention and health promotion initiatives.
Bi-monthly meetings on a variety of timely health topics are open to anyone interested in working to improve the health and well-being of their communities.
Workshops are scheduled periodically and are developed based on input from CHNA 15 members. Trainings are designed to enhance and strengthen your community work.
CHNA 15 awards grants totaling over $150,000 annually to support programs, events, training and community initiatives. Grant awards range from $300 for an individual Training Scholarship to $25,000 for a Collaborative or Planning Grant, and are available on an ongoing basis.
Upcoming CHNA 15 Events
The Janice S. Hanson Award for Healthy Community Initiatives will be given to a CHNA 15 Grantee who has demonstrated a commitment to healthy community principles and has brought forward, through his or her work, opportunities for furthering the goals of the CHNA and the community health goals of MA. The award is given to continue the work for which the recipient has received CHNA funding. The award is a monetary award, to be determined by the CHNA 15 Steering Committee, to continue the work for which the recipient has been recognized. The recipient will be announced at the CHNA 15 2016 Annual Meeting.
CHNA 15, is offering financial assistance for Professional Development. Grants are available, first come, first served, and are limited in size to a maximum of $300 for an individual scholarship and $1,000 for an agency staff training or community training grant. Learn more about Professional Development grants and download an application.
Between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 six Capacity Building Grants of up to $2,000 each are offered to agencies in the twelve CHNA 15 communities. Grants are available to build capacity or to respond to a community health need. The broad definition of capacity building may include development of small projects, marketing, fund raising, consultant support, web or print based resources, and enhancement of office administration. Learn more about Capacity Building grants and download an application.
Latest News from CHNA 15
Organization: Brio Integrated Theater
Project: Lights, Camera, Action!
Brio Integrated Theatre is leading the production of “Lights, Camera, Action!” - a year-long series of workshops that will introduce disabled Burlington High School students to filmmaking, idea development, screenwriting, editing, and cinematography. Brio Integrated Theatre organizes a wide range of arts programs that provide comprehensive support to youth and adults with disabilities. These workshops will teach participants critical communication skills, promote long-lasting friendships, and create a supportive, highly-rewarding environment for all program participants.