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From the ICH Board
ICH Board Chair Welcomes 
Executive Director Lise E. Fried

"We are collectively elated about the new energy, new ideas, and sound skills that Lise will bring, as she moves into this position.
April 2014
A Message from ICH Executive Director 
Dr. Lise E. Fried
ICH Impact

This National Public Health Week, ICH and the Cambridge Public Health Department hosted the 11th annual Real World Public Health Day---a seminar for graduate students that explores "real life"  public health challenges and opportunities, beyond classroom training. The seminar includes a career panel of local public health leaders and practitioners, three interactive workshops, and ample networking opportunities. View photos of this year's event!
What Our Partners Say
"During the short time I was at ICH, I got to see how participatory research approaches help community partners better utilize funding, time, and energy to serve the populations they work with. I saw firsthand how bridging statistics or  data analysis  with community interests and needs can improve people's lives in visible, measurable ways."
---Nicole Updegrove
Wesleyan University Psychology Student Class of 2014 
Addressing Substance Use in Our Communities
Rising Toll of Opioid Use

In 2010, about 12 million Americans reported using prescription painkillers for non-medical purposes in the past year. Today, four out of five adults who recently began using heroin had previously abused painkillers. Learn how ICH is partnering with local communities to curb this disastrous trend
Marijuana Community Impact Funding
Registered Marijuana Dispensaries are coming to many MA communities. Did you know that some municipalities are receiving or requesting funds to conduct marijuana community impact assessments?  
Contact us to learn how ICH can help your community proactively collect and use data to inform your community health planning needs.
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