Blue Hills Community Health Alliance 
March 2016 Newsletter
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.

Thursday, March 17
9:00 a.m. Light Breakfast & Networking
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Training
DPH Metrowest Regional Office
1st Floor "Fishbowl"5 Randolph Street 
Canton, MA

Coming in April
2016/2017 Community Grant Release 
CHNA 20 is pleased to announce the upcoming 
April release of the Community Grant request for application (RFA). Grants of up to $5,000 each will be available to support  programs, events, and sustainable projects to serve and benefit our communities and their residents.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
3 Sessions / FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification 
Monday, March 28th, April 4th and April 11th
(You must attend all 3 sessions for certification)

Each session 6-8:30 pm
South Shore Mental Health 
500 Victory Road 
North Quincy, 02171


Youth  Mental  Health First Aid (YMHFA) is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human service workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.
YMHFA is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders. 

To register: Call Lisa Lloyd at 617.847.1955 or email:

Please click here for Youth Mental Health First Aid Flyer
Special event to help prevent skin cancer one child at a time!
Putt for Prevention
Saturday, March 19, 2016
11 am to 4 pm
South Shore Skin Center
75 Washington St. Norwell, MA 

FREE In-service Training for Oncology Professionals
On March 18 Triage Cancer and Cancer + Careers will provide FREE in-service training for oncology healthcare professionals and advocates on the practical and legal issues patients, survivors and caregivers face when it comes to cancer and work. Attendees will learn how to advise their patients, provide credible referrals and have the opportunity to connect with peers.
The Friends of Mel Foundation is proud to partner with Triage Cancer, Cancer + Careers
and the American Cancer Society to provide this opportunity to individuals who work
diligently to help those who have been touched by cancer.
Please see the attached flyer for more information. We ask you to help us get the word out to
social workers, oncology nurses and other professionals who would be interested.
CEUs available
2016 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) MA 
Advocacy Day
Friday, April 8, 2016,
10:00am - 2:00pm 
Great Hall, Massachusetts State House
Featuring Keynote Speaker Congressman Joe Kennedy III
Registration and Coffee/Tea: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Program: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Visit Your Legislators: 1:00 - 2:00 pm  


15th Annual Massachusetts Suicide Prevention Conference
Learning from Within: Inspiring Hope, Saving Lives
Suicide Prevention Across the Lifespan

2 day/all day April 27, 2016 - April 28, 2016 
The Sheraton Framingham
Hotel & Conference Center,
Framingham, MA

Youth Health Connection's (YHC) Newsletter

South Shore Hospital's Youth Health Connection is dedicated to the positive
mental health and physical well-being of youth. The program advances positive youth health 
outcomes through knowledge sharing, risk prevention, respect, and collaboration and connectedness. 

The YHC Newsletter is emailed weekly. It always contains great information about its upcoming meetings, community event announcements, links to the latest research articles, and best practices. If you are interested in receiving the Youth Health Connection Newsletter please click on the link below.

Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Reuse Program
Provides FREE refurbished Assisted Technology 
(wheelchairs, devices etc.) to children, adults, and seniors who can benefit from it. They also accept donations of gently used DME.

For more information visit:
or call: 1.866.244.6156 (toll free)

Here is a second resource similar to REquipment.
GetATstuff is a web site of The Assistive Technology Exchange in New England and New York. 

For more information visit:
Or call:1.877.508.3974 (toll free)
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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