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.


Educational Programs

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

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Video of our 2020 Annual Showcase

September 17, 2020: Annual Meeting

Back to School and Work: Re-entry and Resilience

Facilitated by Jon Mattleman, M.S. 

Latest News from CHNA 15

CHNA 15 is seeking applications to fund up to SEVEN grants of up to $1,000 each for projects serving one or more communities within the CHNA 15 area.

Grants are available to:

  • attend trainings and conferences;
  • take online courses;
  • offer training to your staff OR community;
  • build capacity;
  • develop a small project to respond to a community health need; and more.

The broad definition of capacity building may include development of small projects, marketing, fund raising, consultant support – including grant writing consultation, web or print based resources, training and enhancement of office administration.

Grants will be available for projects and trainings focused on youth behavioral health or elder health.

Proposals must be emailed by FRIDAY, November 17, 2023 at 5:00 PM.

Awards will be announced in late December.

Start-up: January 1, 2024

Projects must be completed by June 30, 2024

Download FY 2024 Program Grant Application here.