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 Community Action Fund Grants and Multi-Year Impact Grants .
COMMUNITY ACTION FUND GRANTS: CHNA 15 is prepared to provide grants of up to $4,000 each for short-term, time-sensitive projects serving one or more communites within the CHNA 15 area. Projects must be designed to enhance community health and well being and must be related in some way to the CHNA's current priorities of elder health and/or youth behavioral health. Grants will be awarded on a rolling, first come, first served basis until all of the designated funds have been awarded. Learn more about Community Action Fund Grants and download an application.
MULTI-YEAR IMPACT GRANTS: CHNA 15 is seeking applications for funding for Multi-Year Grants of up to $20,000 per year for up to three years. Applicants may choose to apply for an additional $15,000 for a year of planning to precede the three years of implementation funding. Projects should address one or more of these health issues:
- Elder Health, with a focus on: Depression and Isolation; Chronic Disease and Unhealthy Lifestyles; Alchohol Abuse; OR Fragmentation of Health Services
- Youth Behavioral Health, with a focus on: Depression and Anxiety; Alchohol, Prescription Drug and Opioid Use; Access to Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Services; OR Obesity and Fitness
Learn more about Multi-Year Impact Grants and 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.