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.
On January 30, 2017, CHNA 15 will begin our first Learning Community Symposium. This Learning Community Symposoum will focus on Reducing Substance Use, and will be facilitated by Joan Whitney, M.Ed, LICSW, CPS, Director Healthy Gloucester Collaborative, North Shore Prevention Partnership. The goal of our Learning Community Symposiums is to bring together a group of 8-15 individuals who are interested in addressing this common issue within their community (ies) in order to strengthen healthy communities through facilitated leadership and continuous learning by adults and youth working together for sustainable change.
Participation in this Learning Community Symposium is free, and stipends are available for some participants. CEUs are pending. Applications are required, and are due on January 20, 2017.
For more information and to apply, download and application.
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, 2016 and June 30, 2017 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
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