Blue Hills Community Health Alliance 
January 2016 Newsletter
CHNA 20 Quarterly Meeting / Winter
Friday, March 4, 2016
Invitation to follow!

CHNA 20 is a catalyst to bring together members who are interested in improving the health of their communities. Our general meetings provide opportunities for networking, information sharing, and updates on current health issues.
CHNA 20 Grant Writing Training
Improve your grant-writing skills to give funders the information they want and increase your chances of 
receiving the money you need.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
9 AM - 12 PM
Location to Be Announced
Need Community Data? 
Visit Health Compass!
The Health Compass is a collaborative initiative among CHNAs 20, 21, and 23 covering Norfolk and Plymouth Counties. The site is intended to provide a user-friendly health data resource to guide community health planning by hospitals, CHNAs, health centers and community organizations. 
Click the link below to visit the website.


Please join the Integrated Care Learning Consortium for:

How to Address the Integrated Needs of Transition-age Youth with Behavioral Health Issues: A Mock Care Planning Discussion with a Multidisciplinary Team
Friday, January 29
9-11:30 AM
Nangeroni Education Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton
199 Reedsdale Road, Milton, MA

To RSVP, call Lisa Braude, PhD, Chart 2 Project Manager at 617.313.1362

Draft Released: 
Problem Gambling Services Strategic Plan
The MA Dept. of Public Health in collaboration with the MA Gaming Commission has released the draft Problem Gambling Services Strategic Plan for Massachusetts.  Public comment is accepted through Friday, January 22. 
Link to Draft of Strategic Plan
First Aid, CPR, AED Certification Training
Monday, February 8, 2016
8 AM - 4 PM
MIAA Franklin Office
A Workshop for: School Administrators, Wellness Coordinators, Athletic Directors, Coaches, Teachers, School Nurses, Guidance Counselors, Food Services Staff, Activity Group Leaders, and anyone interested in preventing the tragedy of sudden cardiac arrest, and becoming First Aid and CPR/AED certified.

Allies in Recovery is an on-line learning platform for families with a loved one struggling with drugs and alcohol. The site provides expert advice to give families the skill sets they need to help their loved one. At the site you can learn, blog, reach out to others, unwind and/or get help.

Unlimited membership is free for Massachusetts's residents. When registering, your zip code is your promotional code. The site is supported by the MA Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services.

Follow the link below to:
MassOptions is a free resource for 
elders looking for help, such as in-home care; Individuals with a disability seeking help to live independently; or a family member or caregiver trying to locate services for a loved one.

MassOptions  links to services that help you or a loved one live independently. It empowers individuals to make informed choices by making access to community services and supports easier.  Trained specialists from MassOptions give fast, free personalized attention. 

You can speak to a specialist at MassOptions, 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm, toll-free at 1-844-422-6277, or use the online chat feature. All you need to do is tell them about yourself or what you need to live independently. You can even stay on the line while they connect you with an appropriate community resource or organization.

To  learn more, click on the link below:
Our Funders

We believe the path to sustainable change for the health of our communities
lies in multi-sector, collaborative, interdisciplinary efforts that address the roots of health disparities. Serving the towns of Braintree, Canton, Cohasset, Hingham, Hull, Milton, Norwell, Norwood, Quincy, Randolph, Scituate, Sharon, and Weymouth.
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