BUILDING A HEALTHY COMMUNITY TOGETHER

WHAT WE DO

 Raise Awareness and Make Connections

We hope to spread the word to our entire region about the significant work that is being done in Greater Worcester through "The Coalition Connection" newsletter and other communication channels, Coalition and community events, and other outreach initiatives. 

Develop, Implement, and Evaluate Initiatives

We encourage and facilitate collaboration and unified work toward common goals and objectives through initiatives including the 2016 Greater Worcester Community Health Improvement Plan

Mobilize the Community

The Coalition works to ensure that community voice is part of an ongoing dialogue about health issues and initiatives which address them by engaging community members across sectors, town lines, and socio-cultural differences in all that we do. 

 

 CHIP Reports

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Download the 2017 CHIP Report-Out HERE

 

Download the 2018 CHIP Report-Out HERE

 

Annual Meeting Power Point Slides

The Power Point slides during the annual meeting presentation can be accessed for 2018 HERE and 2019 HERE

 

Download the 2018 CHIP Report-Out  IN Spanish HERE

 

Seeking Change Agents for Racial and Health Equity

Are you committed to advancing health and racial equity in Greater Worcester's communities? The Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester has 2 opportunities to expand your impact and capacity to make change.

 

1. The Supporting Change Advocates cohort is a six-month intensive companion to the Worcester Trauma, Resiliency, and Racial Equity Training Institute. Please see the attached flyer for more information and instructions to apply!

 

Cohort members must be able to commit to participating in all meetings. Sessions will be held over Zoom pending current public health advisories regarding COVID-19. The project is committed to technology and other accessibility for all cohort members. If you are interested, please apply at the following link: https://forms.gle/cKTziHAQrjvbQsiC9. Project staff will reach out to applicants for a follow-up 20 minute brief interview in the coming weeks, on a rolling basis.  

 

If you have any questions or concerns about this program, please contact Samantha Calero at samwrightcalero@gmail.com or 617-516-4532. Thank you and we look forward to your application!

 

2. The CHIP Leadership Cohort is a year long commitment to the development and launch of our next Community Health Improvement Plan. The flyer is attached with more information and details on how to apply.

 

CHIP Leadership Cohort members will paired off with responsibilities to support the community convening process in each priority area for strategy development, prioritization and co-chairing the working groups. CHIP Leader Cohort members are required to commit to 1 year at approximately 6 hours per month and will be offered a $1000 stipend. We are seeking Leadership Cohort Members in each of the following areas:

 

  • Comprehensive health education in schools

  • Screening and Early Intervention

  • Integrated Care Responses

  • Shortages of Providers and Beds

  • COVID-19 Response

The project is committed to technology and other accessibility for all cohort members. If you are interested, please apply at the following link: https://forms.gle/DjUyCXCQV6vgS28T8 by September 25th. Project staff will reach out to applicants for a follow-up 20 minute brief interview in the coming weeks, on a rolling basis. If you have any questions please contact Casey Burns at casey@healthygreaterworcester.org or 508-425-0729

2016 GREATER WORCESTER

COMMUNITY HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PLAN

CHIP Partnerships

The Coalition is working in partnership with the Central Massachusetts Regional Public Health Alliance, Academic Health Collaborative of Worcester, U Mass Memorial Health Care, and nearly 100 other partner organizations and agencies toward implementation of the CHIP over the next 3-5 years.

CHIP Purpose

The plan has 1 overarching goal of healthy equity, with 3 core principles, 9 overarching aims, 31 measurable objectives, and 100 actionable strategies. The 2016 CHIP document may be downloaded here

CHIP in!

We need you! Only by working together, can we achieve the vision of becoming the healthiest region by 2020. Consider getting involved...join the movement, and CHIP in today!

CHIP In Orientation

The orientation provides background and context for all of the work being done through the CHIP. It is intended for everyone, whether you have been involved in the past or are interested in involvement going forward. View the orientation on YouTube here or email info@healthygreaterworcester.org to inquire about hosting an orientation for your group.

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Download the CHIP Strategy HERE

 

SOME RESOURCES WE LOVE!

A Glossary of Racial Equity from the Partnership for Racial and Ethnic Health Equity

Download HERE

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