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.
Applications are now being accepted for CHNA 15's Learning Community Symposium on Suicide Prevention to be facilitated by Jon Mattleman, MS, Mental Health Consultant and former Director of Needham Youth Services.
The symposium aims to engage, educate, and empower participants to create impactful suicide prevention and intervention strategies and programming in their community or region.
The 4-part symposium will begin on October 11, 2017, and will include four 2-hour interactive meetings in which participants will:
- Revew data and assess community need and readiness;
- Complete assignments before and between sessions;
- Prepare a proposal for potential suicide prevention projects to present to peers for feedback and suggestions;
- Learn and share best practices;
- Understand and explore how funding opportunities from CHNA 15 can support programs that could be implemented in communities; and
- Earn CEU's (LICSW and LMHC).
Participation in this Learning Community Symposium will be free, and stipends will be available for part-time employees who would not otherwise be able to participate. Applications are due on September 29, 2017. Please share with your networks.
For more information, download an 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, 2017 and June 30, 2018 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.