OUR PRIORITY AREAS

Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester aligns with the 2016 CHIP, which prioritizes collaborative work in the following areas:

Access to Care

​Aim: Create a well-coordinated, respectful, and culturally-responsive environment that encourages prevention of chronic disease, reduction of infant mortality, and access to quality comprehensive care for all.

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Access to Healthy Food

​Aim: Ensure all people have equal access to healthful foods by building and
sustaining communities that support health through investment in the growth, sale,
and preparation of healthy foods.

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Cultural Responsiveness

Aim: Enhance the capacity of health and social services agencies to provide
culturally-responsive, culturally-appropriate services to CMRPHA residents to improve health equity.

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Economic Opportunity

​Aim: Improve population health by providing all residents with opportunities to engage in meaningful work with living wages and healthy, safe, and family-friendly working conditions.

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Mental Health

​Aim: Foster a community responsive to the mental health needs of all
populations, considerate of all ages and cultures, and resilient to changing
environments and demographics.

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Physical Activity

Aim: Improve health for those who live, work, learn and play in the region through
safe, equitable access to opportunities for physical activity, with special emphasis
on youth, vulnerable, and underserved populations.

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Racism & Discrimination

​Aim: Improve population health by systematically eliminating institutional racism and the pathology of oppression and discrimination by promoting equitable access to, and use of, health promoting resources in the community, and significantly reducing the structural and environmental factors that contribute to health inequities.

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Safety

​Aim: Ensure that all residents regardless of age, race, ethnicity, class, gender
identity, sexual orientation, housing situation, family status, or religion will feel safe, secure, respected, and live a life free from violence.

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Substance Use

​Aim: Create a regional community that prevents and reduces substance use
disorder and its surrounding stigma for all populations.

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