CHNA 20 Spring General Meeting
May
31
9:00 AM09:00

CHNA 20 Spring General Meeting

The CHNA 20 Spring General Meeting 2018 will focus on the power of data. Come hear from coalition members using local level data to inform their work.
 
In facilitated breakout groups attendees will have an opportunity to discuss prevalent health issues in our communities and identify gaps in the data that exist. Themes generated by the groups will direct next steps for a regional assessment effort.

Agenda:

  • Lisa Braude (South Shore Mental Health, CHNA 20 Treasurer) will discuss how data can inform action
     
  • David Jones (BUSPH, CHNA 20 Steering Committee member) will describe data collection processes and provide highlights from his work on the Social Determinants of Health
     
  • Laurie Stillman (Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition) will focus on her experience conducting a needs assessment to examine behavioral health issues in Milton
     
  • We are eager to hear your ideas about the role community partners can play in collecting and sharing local level data!
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Screening of "Angst"
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Screening of "Angst"

  • Newton South High School, Seasholes Auditorium, (map)
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Minding Your Mind Presents "Angst," a new documentary film that explores anxiety - its causes, effects and what we can do about it, followed by a Q & A session. Appropriate for ages 11 and over. Thursday, May 17, 7-8:30 pm at Newton South High School.  Free and open to the public. Limited seating. Register here.

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6th State of Asian Women's Health in MA Conference: Accessing ACOs: Asians, Challenges, and Opportunities with MassHealth
May
10
8:00 AM08:00

6th State of Asian Women's Health in MA Conference: Accessing ACOs: Asians, Challenges, and Opportunities with MassHealth

Conference goals include:

  • Increase stakeholders' understanding of MassHealth Accountable Care Organizations and their impact on population health, in particular, Asian women's health
  • Highlight challenges and opportunities for ACOs delivering culturally relvant programs and services to Asian women
  • Facilitate cross-sectoral collaboration to identify solutions to bridge service gaps and reduce health disparities among Asian women

Hear from the following speakers and panelists:

  • Barrie Baker, Chief Medical Director, Tufts Health Plan
  • Niem Nay-Kret, Community Health Worker, Lowell Community Health Center
  • Anh Vu Sawyer, Executive Director, Southeast Asian Coalition
  • Eugene Welch, Executive Director, South Cove Community Health Center
  • Jean Yang, President, Tufts Health Public Plan
  • Daniel Tsai, Assistant Secretary, MassHealth
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"The Ultimate Girls Night Out" Divas Dance for DOVE Fabulous Fundraiser
May
3
6:30 PM18:30

"The Ultimate Girls Night Out" Divas Dance for DOVE Fabulous Fundraiser

Get ready to dance the night away as DOVE, Inc. celebrates their 8th annual Divas Dance! The legendary Susan Wornick will join once again as emcee. Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour, appetizers, raffle, and of course lots of dancing!

All funds raised from Divas Dance will go towards supporting DOVE's critical programs and services for victims of domestic violence in the communities we serve.

For further information please contact Dawn Hayes, Director of Development & Communications, at 617-770-4065 ext. 109 or email dawn.hayes@dovema.org.

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Racial Equity
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

Racial Equity

Achieving racial equity requires society’s systems and markets to perform equally well for different racial and ethnic groups. Unfortunately, the data for most of our systems and markets do not currently show equity or parity for our most disenfranchised racial and ethnic groups. This training will explore how institutional or customary practices, whether intentional or unintentional, are set up to further perpetuate racial health inequities. Participants will get a chance to explore how this manifests in the community context and ways in which they can work actively against perpetuating these inequitable systems.

To learn more and register, visit: http://hriainstitute.org/blog/181-2018-health-equity-series-is-now-open.

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Power and Privilege in Health Equity
Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

Power and Privilege in Health Equity

This training will provide participants with an opportunity to examine critical questions about their personal relationship with power and privilege. What is privilege? How does it manifest in relational and professional dynamics? How do we leverage power, knowingly or unknowingly, to influence conflict or negotiate situations? This training will help facilitate an exploration of self-identity and how to build on that self-awareness to help set the tone for positive professional relationships and work in the broader community. This training will also discuss how to recognize the privilege that some of us hold and use that understanding to empower others and make connections across difference.

To learn more and register, visit: http://hriainstitute.org/blog/181-2018-health-equity-series-is-now-open.

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BCNC's "We Share, We Listen" Symposium
Apr
21
9:00 AM09:00

BCNC's "We Share, We Listen" Symposium

Youth, Parents/Caregivers, and Service Providers are invited for a day of conversations on how to improve the well-being and health of Asian American youth and families. Chinese interpretation available. 

  • Hear from health, education, and social service professionals.
  • Watch the film "Looking for Luke."
  • Share with each other in small groups.

Register by April 13th at www.bcnc.net. For more information, contact grace.su@bcnc.net, 617-635-5129 x1039. 

View flyers here (Chinese and English)

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Public Safety Mental Health First Aid
Mar
12
8:30 AM08:30

Public Safety Mental Health First Aid

The course is taught to police, first responders, corrections officers, and other public safety audiences around the country. Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety provides officers with more response options to help them deescalate incidents and better understand mental illnesses so they can respond to mental health related calls appropriately without compromising safety.

Registration is full at this time. Please email astockwell@baystatecs.org to be added to the wait list. 

Co-sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Blue Hills Community Health Alliance (CHNA 20).

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Youth Mental Health First Aid
Mar
2
8:30 AM08:30

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services 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. Youth Mental Health First Aid 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.

Register Here

Co-sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Blue Hills Community Health Alliance (CHNA 20).

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P.A.R.E.N.T. Speaker Series: "Under Construction: What Every Parent Should Know about the Tween/Teen Brain and Substance Use"
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

P.A.R.E.N.T. Speaker Series: "Under Construction: What Every Parent Should Know about the Tween/Teen Brain and Substance Use"

6:00pm -- Interactive Exhibit: 'Hidden in Plain Sight'
6:30 - 8:00pm -- 
Dr. Ruth Potee presesntation “Under Construction: What Every Parent Should Know about the Tween/Teen Brain and Substance Use”

Dr. Ruth Potee is a nationally recognized pediatrician and expert on youth risk-taking behavior.  Her dynamic presentations help adults to understand the maturing adolescent brain to help safeguard our children’s well-being and promote healthy decision-making.  With teen substance use and depression being a growing community concern, this is a must-see informative presentation. 

This event is FREE to the public. Parents, teachers, and community members are welcome.

Bonus: Prior to Dr. Potee’s talk, there will be a unique interactive exhibit called, Hidden in Plain Sight, demonstrating how to spot warning signs of possible substance misuse by using a recreated typical teen bedroom.

The P.A.R.E.N.T. Speaker Series is co-sponsored by Milton Public Schools and the Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition with special funding from BID-Milton, the Joyce Piliavin Charitable Trust, the Milton PTO Association, and the Milton Times. 

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Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS)
Feb
1
5:30 PM17:30

Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS)

  • Quincy Family Resource Center (at Bay State Community Services) (map)
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Thursdays: 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 3/1 | 5:30-8:00pm

Join Linda Perry, a certified practitioner from Avalanche Advocacy Agency Inc., in understanding your child's behaviors, learning strength based approaches to effective parenting, improving parent-child relationship, reducing conflict in your home and other parenting challenges. Childcare and dinner provided free of charge. 

Registration required. Please contact Amelia for more information at 617048107227 ext. 166 or awoodley@baystatecs.org

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Nurturing Your Parenting Skills
Jan
22
6:00 PM18:00

Nurturing Your Parenting Skills

  • Quincy Family Resource Center (at Bay State Community Serivces) (map)
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Mondays  | 6:00 - 8:00pm
January 22, 2018 - March 19, 2018

Caregivers learn age appropriate expectations for your child, behavioral management, discipline techniques, and consequences. Dinner and childcare provided. 

Registration required. Please contact Amelia for more information at 617048107227 ext. 166 or awoodley@baystatecs.org

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The Chill Zone
Jan
18
4:00 PM16:00

The Chill Zone

  • Quincy Family Resource Center (at Bay State Community Services) (map)
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Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:00pm
January 24, 2018 - February 14, 2018

Come hang in our recreation room for ping pong, four square, and other fun activities for all youth ages 8-12. 

Registration required. Please contact Katie for more information at 617-48107227 ext. 103 or kconley@baystatecs.org

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Quincy Frozen 5K
Jan
8
9:00 AM09:00

Quincy Frozen 5K

Kick off the New Year with the Y at the 7th Annual Frozen 5K Road Race through Quincy!

Runners & walkers of all ages and abilities welcome. Warm up after you run with family & friends at our post-race celebration inside the Quincy Y Briggs Family Field house, featuring family activities and more! Proceeds from the Frozen 5K Road Race will benefit the YMCA's Annual Campaign, helping to fund financial assistance to ensure Y membership, programs and services remain accessible to all. Sponsorship opportunities available. 

Click here to register: https://www.active.com/quincy-ma/running/distance-running-races/frozen-5k-2018  (Online pre-registration will close on Friday, January 5th

 

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Quincy Literacy Symposium
Dec
13
9:30 AM09:30

Quincy Literacy Symposium

Brought to you by the Quincy Planning Department and the Thomas Crane Public Library.

Presenters: 

Jean C. Fahey, PhD
Director of Reading Partnership, South Shore Health System

Jean Rogers, M.S.Ed. 
Screen Time Program Manager, Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood 

Book Giveaway: Participants will receive a copy of Make Time For Reading, compliments of South Shore Health System, signed by author Jean C. Fahey. 

Resource Tables: Local agencies will host tables with information about current programming, best practices, and much more! 

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/quincy-literacy-symposium-tickets-39230170496

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CHNA 7/CHNA 20 Grant Information Session
Dec
7
10:00 AM10:00

CHNA 7/CHNA 20 Grant Information Session

Come find out more about the CHNA7/CHNA 20 multi-year grant opportunity! The grant RFA was released in November, and the full application will be due on February 1, 2018. To download the grant RFA please visit: http://www.bluehillscha.org/current-opportunities/

RSVP for the information session: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/57PBLJF

 

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Engaging Youth in Opioid Prevention
Nov
30
8:00 AM08:00

Engaging Youth in Opioid Prevention

Join Partners HealthCare in Boston for a training presented by Blake Works and Health Resources in Action (HRiA). At this highly interactive training you’ll build skills and gain knowledge needed to talk with youth about the opioid crisis. The training now includes the latest research about fentanyl and marijuana. You’ll also learn proven strategies for engaging youth in substance abuse prevention activities. Leaders from Harvard Medical School and Words Can Work will be interviewed about youth and substance abuse and answer questions about research on youth and marijuana use.

This training is for: prevention professionals, coalition members, public health professionals, program supervisors and managers, school health and support staff, youth workers, after-school personnel, counselors and educators.

Click here for more information and to register.

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MPHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo
Nov
29
8:30 AM08:30

MPHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo

Massachusetts Public Health Association’s (MPHA’s) 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo “Can Health Care Treat Inequality? Organizing for a Health System that Tackles Social Determinants” will feature a panel of leaders leading the way in shaping health care transformation by focusing specifically on the social determinants of health. With massive changes to health care delivery and financing taking place right now in Massachusetts and nationally, the event will explore how the public health community can influence our health system to meaningfully address non-medical barriers to health in Massachusetts.

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The Power of Prevention: A Summit for Adults Caring for Kids in Scituate
Nov
5
2:00 PM14:00

The Power of Prevention: A Summit for Adults Caring for Kids in Scituate

The goal of this afternoon summit is to build skills among adults that can impact specific risk and protective factors in children.  The program will begin in the Gates Dining Commons, with an overview of the risk factors and protective factors that predict substance use disorder and other behavioral health conditions. Participants will then attend two 1-hour workshops of interest to them. Workshops include:

  • Marijuana Facts
  • The Teen BrainTreating Adolescents with Substance Use Problems
  • College - The Other Talk
  • Vaping
  • Parenting - How to Avoid "The Parental Plateau" 
  • The Power of Relationship Building (for teachers/coaches/clergy/other adults)
  • Anxiety, Stress and Substance Use Risk
  • How to have a drug talk that works - Skills to guide good choices at all age
  • Absenteeism: When Your Child Avoids School
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Public Listening Sessions on Heath Care Community Benefits
Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

Public Listening Sessions on Heath Care Community Benefits

  • 1 Ashburton Place, 21st floor, Conference Rooms 1&2 Boston, MA (map)
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The Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General ("AGO") will be holding three public listening sessions across the Commonwealth to receive input on the AGO's Community Benefits Guidelines for Non-Profit Hospitals and HMOs ("Guidelines").  "Community Benefits" include charity care and community programs provided by hospitals and HMOs that address documented community health needs.  The Guidelines contain voluntary principles to direct hospitals and HMOs to collaborate with their communities to develop programs that address unmet needs and issue annual reports on their efforts. 

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Mental Health First Aid Training
Nov
2
8:00 AM08:00

Mental Health First Aid Training

  • Scituate Public Safety Complex, Emergency Operations Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour course that teaches how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps an individual to learn to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders.

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Oct
28
10:00 AM10:00

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

We hope you'll come to the Milton Police Department's prescription drug return kiosk on Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

The Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition will have a table there, with helpful information for residents of all ages.  You can also receive a pill lock box, provided for free by Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton.  It is important to safeguard your pills to keep everyone safe! 

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