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Community change and resident needs: Des...

  Mariana C.ArcayaaAlinaSchnake-MahlbAndrewBinetaShannonSimpsoncMaggie SuperChurchdVedetteGavindon behalf of the Healthy Neighborhoods Study Team investigators Highlights • Participatory Action Research helps clarify links between urban development & health. • social risk factors exhibited robust associations with health. • Resident-derived insights can help drive change in communities. Abstract The health implications of urban development, particularly in rapidly changing, low-income urban neighborhoods, are poorly understood. We describe...
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We are entering the final stages for Yea...

Building Healthy Communities One Neighborhood at a Time For a neighborhood to truly thrive, it needs healthy people, a healthy environment, and a healthy economy with opportunities for all. Improving neighborhood environments can boost health, but traditional financing sources simply aren’t capable of addressing those needs at a project level. CLF in Action Recognizing the complex challenges of building healthy and sustainable communities, CLF Ventures and the Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation partnered to create the Healthy Neighborhoods Equity Fund....
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Year 1 – Healthy Neighborhood Stud...

-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5ipsvlCU5c&feature=youtu.be   Voices for a Healthy Southcoast is proud to be the community partner with CLF in launching the first Healthy Neighborhoods Equity Fund and to make the connection between community development and health outcomes. The Healthy Neighborhoods Study had over the course of the first year in the Flint Section of Fall River and South End in New Bedford with the help of the resident researchers measured development impacts on their communities. Under the Mini Bridge Grant over the spring and summer 2017 the...
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Measuring Community Health...

Measuring Community...
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Southcoast Bike way Alliance...

Make your miles count. Join our 4th Annual Summer Bike Challenge and the National Bike Challenge. Register at https://nationalbikechallenge.org The National Bike Challenge is a nationwide event uniting thousands of current bicyclists—and encouraging countless new riders. It is a free and easy way to challenge yourself, your colleagues and your community to ride more while competing on a local, state and national level. The 2017 Challenge is organized and presented by the League of American Bicyclists, with presenting sponsorship by 3M.   To see...
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Dr Dave Weed Retires...

As of July 1, 2017, Dr. David Weed will be retiring from his position as Executive Director of Partners for a Healthier Community and Coordinator of the Healthy City Fall River Initiative. FALL RIVER — For the last decade, Dr. David S. Weed has been trying to make Fall River a healthier place. He’s succeeded in his mission and is passing the torch to the many human service organizations to continue that work. Weed will retire from his post as executive director of Greater Fall River Partners for a Healthier Community, knowing that the city is a little...
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Helping you Live Better...

Free Family Programs For Healthy Living   Sponsored By Blue Cross and Blue Sheild Of MA at the Fall River YMCA Have Fun , Be healthy Playgroup  Ahes 0-5 years w/ adult   Read Stories, play,sing.dance and Make new Friends while learning about  healthy food and activity.   Fridays 9/16- 10/29  9:00 am- 10:30 am FREE Be Healthy Together Family  Lifestyle Classes ages 6-13/ Adult An engaging family class combining cooking, nutrition , physical activity, and fun, family friendly activities. Complete the program and receive a three month YMCA family...
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The Southcoast Bikeway Alliance Challeng...

The South Coast Bikeway Alliance was the first place winner in Massachusetts, and finished 17th out of 1,871 national teams. The team’s 139 participants rode 70,270 miles and burned more than three million calories. In this challenge, over 69 cyclists have ridden over 72,517 miles since May 1 for the South Coast Bikeway Alliance Team which is part of the National Bike Challenge. Riders  gathered at the Dartmouth YMCA’s Fall Festival and was recognized for their accomplishments. Over $800 in prizes was  awarded. In the challenge people earn points for each mile...
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Bike lanes to come to RTE 88 Horseneck b...

September 21, 2016 Route 88 Phase III Plans   “MassDOT Meeting – Route 88 Phase III Design” MassDOT held a meeting at the Westport town hall annex to discuss proposed changes to the design of Route 88 from Drift Road southerly to the south side of the Bridge. Proposed changes include the addition of sidewalks and bicycle lanes. North and south bound directions will be reduced to one travel lane in each direction and minor alterations are also planned for the rotary on the south side of the bridge at the top of the Cherry & Webb ramp.  The...
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How does your state rate?...

Percentage of Overall Traffic Fatalities that are Bicyclist and Pedestrian Fatalities by State – 2013 postcard The latest federal transportation funding reauthorization, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), includes a new grant program aimed at decreasing bicyclist and pedestrian fatalities and injuries. States where the amount of bicyclist and pedestrian traffic deaths exceeds 15 percent of total annual statewide traffic deaths will be eligible for approximately $14 million in annual grant funds under Section 4005.   To see...

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