Welcome to Voices for a Healthy Southcoast




Just a quick reminder about our monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 26 @ 3:00 PM at our new location: NB National Whaling Historical Park, 33 William Street.

Agenda items include:

  1. Complete Streets
  2. Healthy Neighborhoods Equity Fund Study
  3. Age- Friendly Communities
  4. Partner updates

Please let me know if you have any other agenda items. Thanks and here is an announcement about a Public Hearing re: Southcoast Rail Project in New Bedford on Thursday April 28th – if you can make it please attend!

flyerAnnouncing Complete Streets Funding Program

What is a Complete Street?

A Complete Street is one that provides safe and accessible options for all travel modes – walking, biking, transit and vehicles – for people of all ages and abilities.

Designing streets with these principles contributes toward the safety, health, economic viability and quality of life in a community by improving the pedestrian and vehicular environments. Providing safer, more accessible and comfortable means of travel between home, school, work, recreation and retail destinations helps promote more livable communities.

As designers, planners, public officials and advocates, we have a responsibility to promote and improve public health, reduce traffic congestion, make places safer and more livable, and reduce environmental impacts.

What is MassDOT doing to promote Complete Streets?

MassDOT is committed to the Complete Streets principles in policy and in practice. Read more on this website to learn about our efforts to promote Complete Streets throughout the Commonwealth through training, design guidance and funding.


Voices for a Healthy Southcoast seeks planning board help

Encouraging people to quit smoking, the Fall River City Council the Westport Board  and  Barnstable boardof Health passed a ban of sale of tobacco products in pharmacies.  Future plans will be to sign on other Southcoast communities. This policy received National attention for the Y USA and CDC.

 Voices for a Healthy SouthCoast awarded more than $1 million to help create healthier communities in Fall River, New Bedford, Wareham  

Southcoast Hospital CEO Keith Hovan,State Representative, Christopher Markey, Bob Colette,YMCA Southcoast Vice President of Operations Nancy Bonell, Steven A. Beauregard Executive Director of New Bedford Housing Authority, State Representative Antone Cabral, Melissa Gonzalez, Gary Schuyler – CEO YMCA Southcoast and Dr. David Weed Healthy City Fall River.   bookmarkVoicesfin Click here to download the printable guide for Places to walk and Shop for local produce

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