CHNA 7 MetroWest may receive funding from a health care facility that improves its site. These funds originate from Determination of Need funding as decided by our Commonwealth. Through a joint agreement with the health care facility, Office of Community Health Planning and Engagement at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and CHNA 7 Steering Committee, we determine how to use DoN funding. Nearly all of the funds for CHNA 7 are designated for grants while a small portion is reserved for program evaluation and staffing.
These groups will be presenting their projects at the November 5, 2018 Program Showcase.
Facing Cancer Together - Portuguese-Speaking Cancer Support Group in Framingham
HESSCO - Effecting Change in the Mental Health of Older Adults
SMOC - Community Enrichment Activities that Celebrate Recovery
In 2018 we continued our work in funding projects to address behavioral health and chronic disease:
BayPath Elder Services - Healthy Living: Empowering Older Adults with Chronic Conditions
EMK Community Health Center - Framingham Food Security & Access to Health Foods Equity Project
HealthCare Options - Elder Dental
HESSCO - Mental Health First Aid
Hockomock Area YMCA - Diabetes Prevention for Seniors
Marlborough Community Development Corporation - ClearPath MetroWest
Screening for Mental Health - MindKare, a free and anonymous online mental health assessment
Town of Hudson, Board of Health - MetroWest Dementia Friendly Communities Initiative
In 2016 we funded projects for chronic disease and behavioral health:
Caron Student Assistance Program - Substance use prevention and education for students and their families.
HESSCO - Healthy living, empowering older adults with chronic conditions
Hockomock Area YMCA - Healthy food access; Enhance Fitness outreach for seniors
Riverside Community Care - Suicide prevention for older adults
Screening for Mental Health - Behavioral health screening for youth and adults.